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Ottawa Campus

Dr. Melissa Hill, Morris Hospital Ottawa Campus Physicians Dr. Paulo Aranas, Dr. Melissa Hill, Dr. Hassnain Syed † and Family Nurse Practitioner Angela Todd practice at the Morris Hospital Ottawa Campus at 1306 Gemini Circle, Suite 1, in Ottawa. Services include primary care for all ages, behavioral health, same-day appointments, on-site blood draws, blood pressure screenings, immunizations, physicals, ePrescribing, and more. Please continue reading for detailed information regarding each of our providers. Or, give us a call at 815.433.9200.



Morris Hospital Ottawa Campus
1306 Gemini Circle, Suite 1, Ottawa, IL 61350



Monday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 6 a.m. – 12 p.m.*
Weekends: Visit our Urgent Care Centers

*Laboratory is only service available Saturdays.



Dr. Paulo Aranas, Morris Hospital Ottawa CampusAs a board-certified family medicine physician, Dr. Paulo A. Aranas provides care for patients ages 5 and up at the Morris Hospital Ottawa Campus. His range of care includes preventive medicine, routine checkups and physicals, well-child and sick pediatric care, acute and chronic disease management, sports medicine, women’s health care, immunizations, and diagnosis and treatment of various health concerns. He has a specific interest in obesity management, diabetes, hypertension, sports medicine and preventive care. He is board certified in obesity management and family medicine, and he is an ImPACT certified provider who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of concussion.

Dr. Aranas received his medical degree from the University of the Philippines – College of Medicine and completed a family medicine residency at North Shore – LIJ Health System at Glen Cove Hospital in Glen Cove, N.Y. Prior to joining Morris Hospital, Dr. Aranas practiced for four years as a family medicine physician in the Herscher-Kankakee area.

Dr. Aranas has been surrounded by medical professionals his whole life, including his father who was a dentist, his maternal grandfather who was a radiologist, and now his wife who is also a doctor. Dr. Aranas is committed to being caring, sincere and empathetic to all of his patients at all times. His goal is to instill trust and work toward making sure every patient has a satisfying experience.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Aranas, call 815.433.9200.



Monday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Dr. Melissa Hill, Morris Hospital Ottawa CampusAs a pediatrician, Dr. Melissa Hill cares for patients ages newborn through 17 at the Morris Hospital Ottawa Campus. Her focus is preventive care and management of health in infants, children and teens, including illness management, nutritional counseling, immunizations, and physical fitness. Dr. Hill has a special interest in growth and development, breastfeeding, illness and accident prevention, and foster care.

Dr. Hill received her medical degree from Ross University’s School of Medicine, Dominica, West Indies. She completed a pediatrics residency at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria, Ill. Dr. Hill is certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Neonatal Resuscitation. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is board certified in pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Having grown up in Yorkville, Ill., Dr. Hill is an area native who enjoys investing in her community. She has always loved children and her desire to become a physician started as early as the age of 12. Dr. Hill believes in the power of family to nurture healthy children. She is dedicated to working with the parents of her patients to provide optimal and compassionate care.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Hill, please call 815.433.9200.



Monday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. (In Morris)
Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Dr. Hassnain Syed, Family MedicineA family medicine physician, Dr. Hassnain Syed has served on the Morris Hospital Medical Staff since 2010. He provides care for patients of all ages, newborn through adult. He is trained to provide preventive care, routine checkups, health risk assessments, immunizations, screenings and school/sports physicals. He has a specific interest in diabetes, hypertension, behavioral health, addiction medicine, female health, pediatrics and wound care.

Dr. Syed received his medical degree from the Allama Iqbal Medical College in Pakistan. He completed an internship at Jinnah Hospital in Pakistan and a family medicine residency at Jackson Park Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Syed is a member of the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Syed also sees patients at the Minooka Healthcare Center of Morris Hospital on Mondamin Street. To schedule an appointment, call 815.433.9200 (Ottawa) or 815.521.1010 (Minooka).


Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.


As a family nurse practitioner, Angela Todd is qualified to serve as the primary healthcare provider for patients ranging in age from newborn to seniors. She holds a Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate, allowing her to diagnose and treat both acute and chronic health conditions. She is also able to order and interpret diagnostic tests and prescribe medications. Angela has a passion for working with pediatric patients, women’s health and behavioral health.

Angela received her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in nursing from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. She has more than 13 years of experience as a registered nurse in the Morris Hospital Emergency Department. She is certified in advanced cardiac life support, pediatric advanced life support and basic life support.

Angela believes in encompassing the holistic needs of every patient with an individualized plan of care. She is dedicated to instilling trust and compassion while striving to provide optimal outcomes and culturally sensitive care.

Along with the Morris Hospital Ottawa Campus, Angela also sees patients at the Minooka Healthcare Center of Morris Hospital on Mondamin Street. To schedule an appointment, call 815.433.9200 (Ottawa) or 815.521.1010 (Minooka).


Monday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

† – Dr. Hassnain Syed is an independent contracted physician.



The Morris Hospital Ottawa Campus includes a laboratory draw site, which is a convenient option for blood work. We accept orders from any physician. Specimens collected in the Ottawa laboratory are processed in the Morris Hospital Laboratory with timely results sent to your physician. The Laboratory at Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers is accredited by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP). Being CAP accredited is like a gold seal of approval that indicates the Laboratory has achieved the highest standards of excellence and is committed to positively impacting patient care.



To obtain laboratory services, please bring:

  1. Your physician’s order for lab testing
  2. Your health plan identification card
  3. A photo ID



To pre-register for laboratory testing, call 815-942-4105.



Monday – Friday: 6 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 6 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Closed on Sundays. Walk-ins are welcome during laboratory hours.

Laboratory testing is closed on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Laboratory testing is open until 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Holiday hours are subject to change.



Dr. Syed Ahmed, Dr. Mary Gordon, and Dr. Athar Saeed with Morris Hospital Cardiovascular Specialists are excellent health care resources in the Ottawa area for individuals seeking consultation with a cardiologist. As board-certified cardiologists, Dr. Ahmed, Dr. Gordon and Dr. Saeed and specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, high blood pressure, heart failure, circulatory problems of the lower extremity and abnormal cholesterol.



1300 Starfire Drive, Ottawa, IL 61350



For more information, visit the Morris Hospital Cardiovascular Specialists’ webpage or call 815.705.1000.


Dr. Victoria Ochoa and Dr. Douglas Toussaint from Morris Hospital Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists are excellent health care resources for women at all stages of life. They specialize in pregnancy, labor and postpartum care; normal and high-risk pregnancies; family planning counseling; all birth control options; diagnosis and treatment of female reproductive system disorders; minimally invasive female surgeries; hysteroscopy and endometrial ablation outpatient treatments for heavy menses; and treatment for stress urinary incontinence or urge incontinence.



1300 Starfire Drive, Ottawa, IL 61350



For more information, visit the Morris Hospital Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists’ webpage or call 815.324.9700.



To schedule an appointment or for more information about the Morris Hospital Ottawa Campus, call 815.433.9200.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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