Family Health West opens arthritis center

Dr. Sandy Horvath-Dori

Dr. Sandy Horvath-Dori has joined Family Health West to treat patients at a new arthritis center in Fruita.

The Arthritis Center of Western Colorado is located at 576 Kokopelli Blvd. The center will offer evaluation, consultation and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis as well as such conditions as ankylosing spondylitis, mixed connective tissue disease, myositis, polyarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, scherloderma, Sjogren’s syndrome, systemic lupus-erythematosis and vasculitis.

The center is scheduled to open on a fully operational basis on  Feb. 11. Horvath-Dori expects to start seeing new patients in March. For more information, call 858-2590.

“For many people, these diseases have a significant impact on daily functioning. We are proud to have Dr. Sandy here to provide her expertise in helping these people improve their quality of life and achieve disease control,” said Mark Francis, president and chief executive officer of Family Health West.

Horvath-Dori attended the University Medical School of Pecs in Hungary and completed her residency at the Hospital of St. Raphael at the Yale University School of Medicine. She completed a fellowship at the Medical College of Georgia.

A board-certified rheumatologist, Horvath-Dori is a member of the American College of Rheumatology and a fellow in the American College of Physicians. She also belongs to the Mesa County Medical Society.

“I am happy to be back in Western Colorado, where I have enjoyed living, and I am looking forward to treating patients with rheumatologic problems again,” she said.

A nonprofit health care organization, Family Health West operates a hospital and outpatient procedure center; arthritis, imaging, plastic surgery and rehabilitation centers; and assisted living and skilled care facilities in Fruita. For additional information, call 858-2104 or visit the website located at