Maria J Hoertz, DO, MPH is a board-certified Physician, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Physician and newly hired at CenterWell. She attended the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor for her two bachelors degrees in Biology and Education, Temple University for her Masters in Public Health and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency at Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center and specializes in Family Medicine. A successful academic career gave Dr. Hoertz entrée to the Alpha Chi Honor Society and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and she was recognized as Intern of the Year and later, Teacher of the Year. Dr. Hoertz has been working in healthcare for 22 years, during which time her roles have included Medical Director and Physician for Hospice, Assisted Living Facilities, and Skilled Nursing Facilities. She has also been an Outpatient Primary Care Physician and Hospitalist. Since I have worked in all areas of health care, I am able to assist with care at all levels of need, she reports. Dr. Hoertz recipe for patient satisfaction is listening. Everyone has their story, and they want to make sure that they have someone who has the time to listen, she adds. Dr. Hoertz loves being part of a trusted triad made up of the patient, family and caregivers. As part of a professional medical team, she believes in delivering up-to-date, quality medical care that will enhance the patients overall health and well-being. The late Mother Teresa provided the words Dr. Hoertz lives by: Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. Dr. Hoertz has two sons at home, and in her free time does homework with her youngest son, knits and cooks with her family. She loves taking classes at Mesa Community College and goes to the Dunes with her family in their camper.