Morris Healthcare Center – Dresden Drive

Morris Healthcare Center of Morris Hospital provides quality, compassionate care for you and your family. At the Dresden Drive office, we offer family medicine and general surgery services through the expertise of Dr. Bradley Lawton and Dr. James R. Allen. 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: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesdays: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Thursdays: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fridays: 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Weekends: Visit our Immediate 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.-3:30 p.m.; Friday: 8:30 a.m.-12 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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