Morris Healthcare Center – Dresden Drive

COVID-19 RESPONSE: For your safety and the safety of others, we are proactively screening everyone who enters our clinics for symptoms of COVID-19 through temperature checks and screening questions. Masks/face coverings are required for the safety of others. A support person is only permitted for patients who are 17 and younger, as well as patients who are incapacitated or in need of continual assistance. Anyone experiencing fever, sore throat, shortness of breath, cough or flu-like symptoms should call for instructions.

Morris Healthcare Center of Morris Hospital provides quality, compassionate care for you and your family. At the Dresden Drive office, we offer family medicine, internal medicine and general surgery services through the expertise of Dr. James R. Allen, Dr. Bradley Lawton, Dr. Peter Roumeliotis and Adult Nurse Practitioner Cari Pierard and Family Nurse Practitioner Diane Zuelke. Please continue reading for detailed information about this location. Or, give us a call at 815.942.5200.


1300 W. Dresden Drive
Morris, IL 60450


To schedule an appointment, call 815.942.5200


Mondays: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesdays: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursdays: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fridays: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Weekends: Visit our Walk-In Care Centers


James R. Allen, M.D., General Surgery

A board-certified general surgeon, Dr. James Allen has served on the Morris Hospital Medical Staff since 1991.

Dr. Allen is specially trained to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions that may require surgical treatment, including preoperative, operative and postoperative management of care. He has a specific interest in gastrointestinal endoscopy and surgery, laparoscopic surgery and breast cancer surgery.

A graduate of Southern Illinois University at Springfield, Dr. Allen completed a three-year residency at St. Luke’s Hospital and the University of Missouri at Kansas City. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the Illinois Medical Society and the Society of General Surgeons.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Allen, call 815.942.5200.

Monday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tuesday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wednesday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thursday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Friday: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Bradley Lawton, M.D., Family Medicine

As a board-certified family medicine physician, Dr. Bradley Lawton provides primary care for children ages 2 and older, adolescents, adults and seniors.

In addition to diagnosing and treating illness, Dr. Lawton provides a wide range of care, including preventive care, routine checkups, health risk assessments, immunizations, screening tests and personalized counseling on maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Dr. Lawton completed a three-year residency in family medicine at LaGrange Family Practice Residency Program in LaGrange, Ill. He received his medical degree from the University of Illinois at Rockford. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Lawton, call 815.942.5200.

Monday: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tuesday: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Friday: 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Peter Roumeliotis, M.D., Internal Medicine

As an internal medicine physician, Dr. Peter Roumeliotis provides primary care services for adult patients.

He is a graduate of University of Patras in Greece and completed an internship and residency at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Roumeliotis has served on the Morris Hospital Medical Staff since 1991 and currently serves on the Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers’ Board of Directors.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Roumeliotis, call 815.942.5200.


Monday: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wednesday: 11 a.m.-4 p.m./8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday: 11 a.m.-4 p.m./8 p.m.-5 p.m; Friday: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cari Pierard, D.N.P., A.N.P.-B.C., Internal Medicine

As an adult nurse practitioner, Cari Pierard is qualified to serve as the primary healthcare provider for adult patients. She is able to order and interpret diagnostic tests, diagnose disease, provide appropriate treatments, and prescribe medications.

To schedule an appointment with Cari, please call 815.942.5200.


Monday: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Tuesday: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Wednesday: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m./8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Diane Zuelke, F.N.P.-B.C., Family Medicine

As a family nurse practitioner, Diane Zuelke is qualified to serve as the primary healthcare provider for patients of all ages.

She is board certified as a family nurse practitioner, allowing her to order and interpret diagnostic tests, diagnose disease, provide appropriate treatments, and prescribe medications.

She acquired her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL. She is a member of the Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing.

Diane strives to make sure every patient is involved in their own health care. She is committed to caring for and assisting all patients to achieve their health care goals.

To schedule an appointment with Diane, please call 815.942.5200.


Tuesday: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.;  Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


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


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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