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Cardiology

With locations in Channahon, Dwight, Morris and Ottawa, the Morris Hospital Cardiovascular Specialists put their hearts into making sure you have a healthy one. From routine concerns to complex heart conditions, board-certified cardiologists Syed Ahmed, M.D., Alexander Green, M.D.†, Mary Menz, D.O., Dr. Sterling “Scott” Reese†Dr. Sukit Ringwala†, Athar Saeed, M.D.Hershel Wix, M.D.† and nurse practitioner Sherese Pruss, N.P.-B.C. are experienced local resources who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of:

LOCATIONS:

MORRIS

Address:
Morris Hospital Cardiovascular Specialists
151 West High St. (Lower Level),
Morris, IL 60450
Phone: 815.705.1000
Hours: Monday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cardiologists: Syed Ahmed, M.D., Alexander Green, M.D., Mary Menz, D.O., Sukit Ringwala, M.D., Athar Saeed, M.D., Hershel Wix, M.D., Sherese Pruss, N.P.-B.C.

CHANNAHON

Address:
Morris Hospital Ridge Road Campus,
27240 W. Saxony Dr. (Suite 203)
Channahon, IL 60410
Phone: 815.705.1000
Hours: Monday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tuesday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thursday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Cardiologists: Mary Menz, D.O., Sherese Pruss, N.P.-B.C.

DWIGHT

Address:
Dwight Healthcare Center of Morris Hospital,
101 S. Prairie Ave.,
Dwight, IL 60420
Phone: 815.705.1000
Hours: Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cardiologist: Athar Saeed, M.D.

OTTAWA

Address:
Morris Hospital Cardiovascular Specialists
1300 Starfire Dr.
Ottawa, IL 61350
Phone: 815.705.1000
Hours: Monday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Cardiologists: Syed Ahmed, M.D., Mary Menz, D.O., Athar Saeed, M.D., Sherese Pruss, N.P.-B.C.

OUR TEAM:

SYED AHMED, M.D., CARDIOLOGY

Dr. Syed Ahmed, Morris Hospital Cardiovascular SpecialistsJoining Morris Hospital in the fall of 2013, Dr. Syed Ahmed comes from Mercy Hospital in Des Moines where he was a practicing cardiologist for 10 years. His specialized training as an interventional cardiologist makes him qualified to perform advanced testing and procedures in the Morris Hospital Cath Lab, including angiography, angioplasty and stenting of the coronary and vascular arteries. He is board certified in internal medicine, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology.

Every patient is important to Dr. Ahmed, whether he is seeing the patient for a routine follow-up or a complex heart condition. Dr. Ahmed is committed to listening to his patients and spending time with them. This enables him to gain a better understanding of their condition and build trusting patient-physician relationships. Dr. Ahmed believes that it is a privilege to serve as a cardiologist because it gives him the opportunity to positively influence the lives of his patients.

Dr. Ahmed sees patients at the Morris and Ottawa offices. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Ahmed, call 815.705.1000.

 

DR. AHMED’S HOURS:

Monday: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Ottawa)
Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Morris)
Thursday: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Morris)
Friday: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. (Morris)

ALEXANDER GREEN, M.D., ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY†

Electrophysiologist Dr. Alexander GreenDr. Alexander Green is a board-certified electrophysiologist who has partnered with the Morris Hospital Cardiovascular Specialists.

As an electrophysiologist, Dr. Green has special expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm conditions that may require complex arrhythmia ablations or implantable cardiovascular electronic devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators. Dr. Green performs procedures in the Morris Hospital Cath Lab and sees patients at our Morris office.

Along with his work as an electrophysiologist, Dr. Green is an associate professor of medicine at Loyola University’s Stritch School of Medicine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology.

To schedule an appointment with the Morris Hospital Cardiovascular Specialists, call 815.705.1000.

MARY MENZ, D.O., CARDIOLOGY

Cardiologist Dr. Mary Menz, Morris Hospital Cardiovascular SpecialistsHaving previously practiced for 13 years in Aurora and Joliet, Dr. Mary Menz joined the Morris Hospital Cardiovascular Specialists in 2018.

As a cardiologist, Dr. Menz has expertise in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, blood pressure management, heart failure, circulation problems of the lower extremity and cholesterol management. Her specialized training in general cardiology makes her qualified in using non-invasive tests like stress tests, echocardiograms and electrocardiograms to evaluate and diagnose cardiac disorders. She has a special interest in women’s cardiovascular health and cardio-oncology.

Dr. Menz strongly believes the patient comes first. She puts special emphasis on patient satisfaction and the importance of not only listening to the patient, but hearing what they are trying to say.

Dr. Menz sees patients at the Channahon, Morris and Ottawa offices. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Menz, call 815.705.1000.

 

DR. MENZ’S HOURS:

Monday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m (Channahon)
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. (Channahon)
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. (Ottawa)
Thursday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Channahon)
Friday: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. (Morris)

SHERESE PRUSS, N.P.-B.C.

Nurse Practitioner Sherese Pruss, Morris Hospital Cardiovascular SpecialistsSherese Pruss, N.P.-B.C., is a nurse practitioner specializing in cardiology with the Morris Hospital Cardiovascular Specialists. She assists providers by seeing patients at the Morris and Channahon locations.

Sherese brings more than 21 years of nursing experience to the practice, including 16 years as a nurse practitioner focusing on cardiovascular conditions. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of St. Francis in Joliet and a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Pruss is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

To schedule an appointment with the Morris Hospital Cardiovascular Specialists, call 815.705.1000.

STERLING 'SCOTT' REESE, M.D., CARDIOLOGY†

Dr. Sterling “Scott” ReeseCardiologist Dr. Sterling "Scott" Reese is an interventional cardiologist who joined the Morris Hospital Cardiovascular Specialists in 2020. He has more than 30 years of experience in cardiology.

As an interventional cardiologist, Dr. Reese assists the Morris Hospital Cardiovascular Specialists exclusively at Morris Hospital. He helps with STEMI and general cardiology cases, along with overseeing consults, stress tests, echocardiograms and procedures in the Cath Lab. He does not see outpatients in the clinics. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology and Echocardiography.

To schedule an appointment with the Morris Hospital Cardiovascular Specialists, call 815.705.1000.

SUKIT RINGWALA, M.D.,ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY†

Dr. Sukit RingwalaElectrophysiologist Dr. Sukit Ringwala is a board-certified electrophysiologist from Loyola University Medical Center who partnered with the Morris Hospital Cardiovascular Specialists.

As an electrophysiologist, Dr. Ringwala has special expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm conditions that may require complex arrhythmia ablations or implantable cardiovascular electronic devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators. Dr. Ringwala performs procedures in the Morris Hospital Cath Lab and sees patients at our Morris office.

Along with his work as an electrophysiologist, Dr. Ringwala is an assistant professor of medicine at Loyola University’s Stritch School of Medicine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Cardiac Electrophysiology.

To schedule an appointment with the Morris Hospital Cardiovascular Specialists, call 815.705.1000.

ATHAR SAEED, M.D., CARDIOLOGY

Cardiologist Dr. Athar Saeed, Morris Hospital Cardiovascular SpecialistsHaving joined the Morris Hospital Cardiovascular Specialists in 2015, Dr. Athar Saeed comes to Morris Hospital following four years of fellowship training in cardiology and interventional cardiology. His specialized training as an interventional cardiologist makes him qualified to perform advanced testing and procedures in the Morris Hospital Cath Lab, including angiography, angioplasty and stenting of the coronary and vascular arteries. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology.

Dr. Saeed believes that education is a cornerstone to the prevention and management of heart disease. That is why he takes time to help patients understand how to manage their condition. Through the use of an evidence-based, quality-directed approach to care, along with effective patient education, Dr. Saeed is committed to partnering with his patients to achieve the common goal of better health, well-being and an improved quality of life.

Dr. Saeed sees patients at the Dwight, Morris and Ottawa offices. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Saeed, call 815.705.1000.

 

DR. SAEED’S HOURS:

Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Ottawa)
Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Morris)
Thursday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Dwight)

HERSHEL WIX, M.D., CARDIOLOGY†

Cardiologist Dr. Hershel WixDr. Hershel Wix is a board-certified cardiologist who joined the Morris Hospital Cardiovascular Specialists in 2022. He has more than 42 years of experience in cardiology.

As a cardiologist, Dr. Wix has expertise in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, blood pressure management, heart failure, circulation problems of the lower extremity and cholesterol management. His specialized training in makes him qualified in using non-invasive tests like stress tests, echocardiograms and electrocardiograms to evaluate and diagnose cardiac disorders.

Dr. Wix sees patients at the Morris office, To schedule an appointment with Dr. Wix, call 815.705.1000.

 

DR. WIX’S HOURS:

Tuesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (Morris)
Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (Morris)

† – Dr. Alexander Green, Dr. Sterling “Scott” Reese, Dr. Sukit Ringwala and Dr. Hershel Wix are independent contracted physicians.

OUR ROLES:

WHAT IS AN INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGIST?

As interventional cardiologists, Dr. Ahmed, Dr. Reese and Dr. Saeed have specialized training that allows them to perform advanced testing and procedures in the Morris Hospital Cath Lab, including angiography, angioplasty and stenting of the coronary and vascular arteries.

WHAT IS A GENERAL CARDIOLOGIST

As a general cardiologist, Dr. Menz has specialized training in using non-invasive tests like stress tests, echocardiograms and electrocardiograms – rather than instruments inserted into the body – to evaluate and diagnose cardiac disorders.

WHAT IS AN ELECTROPHYSIOLOGIST

As an electrophysiologist, Dr. Alexander Green and Dr. Sukit Ringwala have specialized training in the diagnosis and management of heart rhythm conditions including atrial fibrillation ablations and implantation/extraction of cardiac devices such as pacemakers, defibrillators and implantable cardiac monitors.

CARDIOVASCULAR SERVICES:

The physicians and staff at Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers are committed to providing advanced cardiovascular care locally. Our comprehensive services include diagnostic testing and advanced treatment in our catheterization lab, along with three phases of rehabilitation to assure patients stay on the road to recovery.

For more information about all the Cardiovascular Services available through Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers, visit www.morrishospital.org/cardiology.

PATIENT RESOURCES:

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

To schedule an appointment with the Morris Hospital Cardiovascular Specialists at any one of our locations in Morris, Channahon, Dwight or Ottawa., please call 815-705-1000

PREPARING FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT

For your convenience, we suggest that you download and complete our Cardiovascular Specialists – Patient Registration Form before coming in for your office visit.

Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your appointment time to complete registration and a health questionnaire.

When you come for your appointments, please remember to bring the following:

  • Driver’s License or a valid ID
  • Insurance information
  • Referral Letter (if required)
  • Reports, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, etc. and any other relevant information
  • List of medications (if any)

We recognize that your time is valuable, and we make every effort to stay on schedule. Occasionally emergencies or patients require a little more time and may cause delays beyond our control. We apologize if we keep you waiting.

TO CANCEL AN APPOINTMENT

If you need to cancel an appointment, please call the office during business hours at least 1 day prior to your scheduled appointment so that we can offer your appointment time to patients on our waiting list.

PATIENT PORTAL

We are pleased to offer a patient portal that gives you access to your health information. Please follow this link to the Patient Portals page, and then choose Physician Office Portal to learn more. To set up your Physician Office Portal for the first time, please contact your physician’s office.

ONLINE PAYMENT

If you have set up your account, you can pay your bill online through the Healthcare Centers’ Patient Portal. To set up your portal account, please contact your physician office. If you have questions about your Morris Hospital Physician Office bill, please call 815-941-9124.

FOR MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES

Your provider is committed to delivering the best possible coordination of your care by participating in an Accountable Care Organization (ACO).  A care coordinator may get involved in your care to help improve communication between your healthcare providers. Please visit our Accountable Care Organization (ACO) webpage to learn more

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