Our Providers

The following is a list of our providers and where they are available. Please click on a name to learn more about their specialty, medical education, and professional affiliations.


Diana L. Solis, MD

Dr. Solis has been with Winters Family Practice since 1999.  Dr. Solis was born in the near west suburbs of Chicago and earned both her bachelors and medical degrees from Loyola University of Chicago.  She has been happily married for 25 years and blessed with four wonderful sons.  Dr. Solis says that most of her time outside the office is spent with family.  However, she states her hobbies include cooking, traveling, reading and working out.  Medically, her interests include wellness, preventative medicine and cosmeceuticals.

Residency:

1996-1999
Resident Physician
La Grange Memorial Hospital
Family Practice Residency
La Grange, IL

Education:

1992-1996
Loyola University Stritch
School Of Medicine
Maywood, IL
Degree: MD

1989-1992
Loyola University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Degree: BS Biological Sciences

Experience:

1999-present
Winters Family Practice

2002-present
Partner, Winters Family Practice

Certifications:

1997
Neonatal Resuscitation
USMLE

1998
ACLS recertified

1999
Board Eligible

2006
PCA Advanced Skin Care Training, chemical peels and skin care, Chicago, Illinois

2009,2010
Integrating New Neuromoduators, Injector training, Dr. Carolyn Jacobs, affiliated with StrataMed LLC

Licensure:

1996
State of Illinois-active

Procedures:

Flexible Proctosigmoidoscopy, Colposcopy with biopsy, Botox and Juvederm Injections, Chemical Peels, Laser Hair Removal, Laser Titan and sclerotherapy

Professional Society Memberships:

American Academy of Family Physicians Since 1993

Jerry J. Myrda, D.O.

Residency:

2001-2004
Internal Medicine
Michigan State University /Metropolitan Hospital Internal Medicine Residency with Michigan State
University Statewide Campus, Grand Rapids, Michigan

July 2003-July 2004
Chief Internal Medicine Resident
Metropolitan Hospital Internal Medicine Residency with Michigan State
University Statewide Campus, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Education:

2001
DO
University of Health Sciences – College of Osteopathic Medicine
Kansas City, Missouri

1997
BS in Biology, Cum Laude
Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Experience

2004-2008
Suburban Internal Medicine, Mundelein, Illinois

2008 to present
Winters Family Practice

Certification

2004-present
Board Certified in Internal Medicine
Licensed In Illinois
Controlled Substance License in Ilinois

Volunteer:

American Cancer Society Lake County Primary Care Representative
Mundelein Senior Center Lecture Series
Rosalind Franklin University Preceptor
Grayland University Preceptor
Over 50 lecures for community on various medical topics

Interests:

Prevention of vascular disease, hypertension, cholesterol and diabetes.

Soccer, Golf, Flag Football, Downhill Skiing, Water Sports

Personal:

Married, two children

Gregory T. Winters, M.D.

Residency:

1986-1989
St. Michael Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Experience:

1989-present
Winters Family Practice

Education:

1982
Received Bachelors degree from University Of Notre Dame

1982-1986
Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine

Certifications:

1989-present
American Board Of Family Practice

Interests:

Competitive golfing, coaching and family

Personal:

Married, three children

Jessica Gavzer PA-C

Professional Experience:

2004-2006
Patient Care Technician
Central DuPage Hospital

2007-2011
Certified Physician Assistant
Physicians Immediate Care

2011-Present
Certified Physician Assistant
Winters Family Practice

Education:

2000-2004
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
College of Liberal Arts and Science
Bachelor of Science – Biology

2005-2007
Midwestern University
College of Health Services
Masters of Medical Sciences – Physician Assistant Studies
Capstone Project: Treatment Recommendations for Pediatric Asthma

Certifications:

Illinois Licensure
ACLS/BLS – American Heart Association
PCA Skin Biology and Chemical Peels

Affiliations:

Illinois Association of Physician Assistants

Interests:

Gardening, music, reading and family

Personal:

Married, one child

Cynthia L. Applehoff PA-C

Experience:

2002-Present
Winters Family Practice
2350 Royal Blvd, Suite 300. Elgin, IL

2011-2013
California Emergency Physicians (CEP America), Sherman Hospital. Elgin, Il.
Physician Assistant. Emergency Medicine.

1995-2001
Midwestern University, Downers Grove, Il.
Adjunct Faculty/Physician Assistant Educator.

1997-2002
OSF Medical Group/St.Anthony Medical Center Rockford, Il.
Physician Assistant, Family Practice.
OSF Southridge Immediate Care.
Physician Assistant, Urgent Care.

Education:

1990-1992
Illinois State University, Normal Il.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Biology, Suma Cum Laude.

1993-1995
Midwestern University Physician Assistant Program.
Downers Grove, Il. 60515. Bachelor of Medical Science in Physician Assistant
Studies degree. Cum Laude.

Certifications:

1993-Present
Certified in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

1995-Present
Certified as a Physician Assistant by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
Licensed by the State of Illinois to practice medicine as a Physician Assistant.

2006
PCA Advanced Skin Care Training, Chicago, IL.

Academic and Professional Organizations:

1995-Present
Fellow Member, Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants
Member, American Academy of Physician Assistants COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS/INVOLVEMENT

2009-Present
Ongoing shadowing/teaching for PA and DO students.
Active within the area school district and Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois.

2011-Present
Member, Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants

2012-Present
Appointed by the Elgin City Council as a member of the Elgin Board of Health.

Interests

Family, Church, Travel, Gymnastics, Baseball, Biking, Outdoor Activities.

Personal

Married, two children.

Meredith Rintz, PA-C

Meredith was born and raised in Fox River Grove, IL. She earned her bachelors in biochemistry from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and then went on to work in the laboratory at a hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.  From there, she decided to pursue a career as a Physician Assistant and completed her training at University of Dubuque in Iowa. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, spending time with her family, hiking, and riding horses.

Diana L. Solis, MD

Dr. Solis has been with Winters Family Practice since 1999.  Dr. Solis was born in the near west suburbs of Chicago and earned both her bachelors and medical degrees from Loyola University of Chicago.  She has been happily married for 25 years and blessed with four wonderful sons.  Dr. Solis says that most of her time outside the office is spent with family.  However, she states her hobbies include cooking, traveling, reading and working out.  Medically, her interests include wellness, preventative medicine and cosmeceuticals.

Residency:

1996-1999
Resident Physician
La Grange Memorial Hospital
Family Practice Residency
La Grange, IL

Education:

1992-1996
Loyola University Stritch
School Of Medicine
Maywood, IL
Degree: MD

1989-1992
Loyola University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Degree: BS Biological Sciences

Experience:

1999-present
Winters Family Practice

2002-present
Partner, Winters Family Practice

Certifications:

1997
Neonatal Resuscitation
USMLE

1998
ACLS recertified

1999
Board Eligible

2006
PCA Advanced Skin Care Training, chemical peels and skin care, Chicago, Illinois

2009,2010
Integrating New Neuromoduators, Injector training, Dr. Carolyn Jacobs, affiliated with StrataMed LLC

Licensure:

1996
State of Illinois-active

Procedures:

Flexible Proctosigmoidoscopy, Colposcopy with biopsy, Botox and Juvederm Injections, Chemical Peels, Laser Hair Removal, Laser Titan and sclerotherapy

Professional Society Memberships:

American Academy of Family Physicians Since 1993

Jerry J. Myrda, D.O.

Residency:

2001-2004
Internal Medicine
Michigan State University /Metropolitan Hospital Internal Medicine Residency with Michigan State
University Statewide Campus, Grand Rapids, Michigan

July 2003-July 2004
Chief Internal Medicine Resident
Metropolitan Hospital Internal Medicine Residency with Michigan State
University Statewide Campus, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Education:

2001
DO
University of Health Sciences – College of Osteopathic Medicine
Kansas City, Missouri

1997
BS in Biology, Cum Laude
Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Experience

2004-2008
Suburban Internal Medicine, Mundelein, Illinois

2008 to present
Winters Family Practice

Certification

2004-present
Board Certified in Internal Medicine
Licensed In Illinois
Controlled Substance License in Ilinois

Volunteer:

American Cancer Society Lake County Primary Care Representative
Mundelein Senior Center Lecture Series
Rosalind Franklin University Preceptor
Grayland University Preceptor
Over 50 lecures for community on various medical topics

Interests:

Prevention of vascular disease, hypertension, cholesterol and diabetes.

Soccer, Golf, Flag Football, Downhill Skiing, Water Sports

Personal:

Married, two children

Gregory T. Winters, M.D.

Residency:

1986-1989
St. Michael Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Experience:

1989-present
Winters Family Practice

Education:

1982
Received Bachelors degree from University Of Notre Dame

1982-1986
Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine

Certifications:

1989-present
American Board Of Family Practice

Interests:

Competitive golfing, coaching and family

Personal:

Married, three children

Jessica Gavzer PA-C

Professional Experience:

2004-2006
Patient Care Technician
Central DuPage Hospital

2007-2011
Certified Physician Assistant
Physicians Immediate Care

2011-Present
Certified Physician Assistant
Winters Family Practice

Education:

2000-2004
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
College of Liberal Arts and Science
Bachelor of Science – Biology

2005-2007
Midwestern University
College of Health Services
Masters of Medical Sciences – Physician Assistant Studies
Capstone Project: Treatment Recommendations for Pediatric Asthma

Certifications:

Illinois Licensure
ACLS/BLS – American Heart Association
PCA Skin Biology and Chemical Peels

Affiliations:

Illinois Association of Physician Assistants

Interests:

Gardening, music, reading and family

Personal:

Married, one child

Cynthia L. Applehoff PA-C

Experience:

2002-Present
Winters Family Practice
2350 Royal Blvd, Suite 300. Elgin, IL

2011-2013
California Emergency Physicians (CEP America), Sherman Hospital. Elgin, Il.
Physician Assistant. Emergency Medicine.

1995-2001
Midwestern University, Downers Grove, Il.
Adjunct Faculty/Physician Assistant Educator.

1997-2002
OSF Medical Group/St.Anthony Medical Center Rockford, Il.
Physician Assistant, Family Practice.
OSF Southridge Immediate Care.
Physician Assistant, Urgent Care.

Education:

1990-1992
Illinois State University, Normal Il.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Biology, Suma Cum Laude.

1993-1995
Midwestern University Physician Assistant Program.
Downers Grove, Il. 60515. Bachelor of Medical Science in Physician Assistant
Studies degree. Cum Laude.

Certifications:

1993-Present
Certified in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

1995-Present
Certified as a Physician Assistant by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
Licensed by the State of Illinois to practice medicine as a Physician Assistant.

2006
PCA Advanced Skin Care Training, Chicago, IL.

Academic and Professional Organizations:

1995-Present
Fellow Member, Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants
Member, American Academy of Physician Assistants COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS/INVOLVEMENT

2009-Present
Ongoing shadowing/teaching for PA and DO students.
Active within the area school district and Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois.

2011-Present
Member, Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants

2012-Present
Appointed by the Elgin City Council as a member of the Elgin Board of Health.

Interests

Family, Church, Travel, Gymnastics, Baseball, Biking, Outdoor Activities.

Personal

Married, two children.

Meredith Rintz, PA-C

Meredith was born and raised in Fox River Grove, IL. She earned her bachelors in biochemistry from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and then went on to work in the laboratory at a hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.  From there, she decided to pursue a career as a Physician Assistant and completed her training at University of Dubuque in Iowa. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, spending time with her family, hiking, and riding horses.