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Infectious Disease

The Morris Hospital Infectious Disease Specialists specialize in treating conditions caused by pathogenic agents, such as bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites, which may or may not be contagious.

Dr. John Bolden is an excellent local resource for individuals seeking consultation and treatment for the following conditions:

  • Influenza
  • COVID-19
  • Antibiotic Resistance
  • Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Clostridium Difficile Colitis
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  • Tick-borne infections (Lyme disease)
  • Mosquito-borne infections (West Nile virus)
  • Tuberculosis
  • Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
LOCATION:

425 E. Route 6, Suite B,
Morris, IL 60450
Phone: 815-513-3074
Provider: John R. Bolden, M.D.

SPECIALIST:

JOHN R. BOLDEN, M.D., INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Dr. John Bolden, infectious diseaseAs an infectious disease physician, Dr. John R. Bolden Jr. specializes in conditions caused by pathogenic agents, such as bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites, which may or may not be contagious. He has specific interest in antibiotic resistance, skin and soft tissue infections, HIV infectious, Clostridium Difficile Colitis and MRSA.

Dr. Bolden attended the University of Illinois-Chicago, where he acquired his medical degree and his master’s degree in cell biology.  He completed his residency at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center in Chicago and a fellowship in infectious disease at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine in North Chicago.

He is the chairman of infection control at Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers. In 2011, Dr. Bolden was recognized as one of the Top 25 African American Physicians in the Chicago area in Black Health Magazine.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Bolden, please call 815.513.3074.

 

DR. BOLDEN’S HOURS:

Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday: 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

PATIENT RESOURCES:

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

To schedule an appointment or request more information about our services, please call 815.513.3074.

PREPARING FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT

For your convenience, we suggest that you download and complete our Healthcare Centers – General 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