Physicians Dr. Melissa Hill, Dr. Hassnain Syed†, Dr. Jeffrey Tanzi and Family Nurse Practitioners Ashley Blough and 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.
Monday: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 6 a.m. – 12 p.m.*
Weekends: Visit our Urgent Care Centers
*Laboratory is only service available Saturdays.
As a board-certified 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. She is board certified in pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics, and she is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Having grown up in Yorkville, 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.
Dr. Hill also sees patients at the Morris Healthcare Center of Morris Hospital at 151 W. High St. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Hill, please call 815.433.9200 (Ottawa) or 815.705.3300 (Morris).
DR. HILL’S HOURS:
Monday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Ottawa)
Wednesday: 8 a.m. -4 p.m. (Ottawa)
Thursday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Morris)
Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Ottawa)
A 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).
DR. SYED’S HOURS:
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Ottawa)
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (Minooka)
Thursday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Ottawa)
Friday: 7 a.m.-12 p.m. (Minooka)
As a family medicine physician, Dr. Jeffrey Tanzi provides primary care for patients of all ages. In addition to diagnosing and treating illness, he 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. He has a specific interest in preventive medicine, diabetes and travel health.
Born in Naperville, Ill., Dr. Tanzi completed a three-year family medicine residency at Mercy Medical Center in Mason City, Iowa. He received his Doctor of Osteopathy degree from Midwestern University – Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Downers Grove, Ill. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.
Dr. Tanzi sees patients at the Morris Hospital Ottawa Campus. To schedule an appointment, call 815-433-9200.
DR. TANZI’S HOURS:
Monday: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. -6 p.m.
Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
As a family nurse practitioner, Ashley Blough is qualified to serve as the primary health care provider for patients of all ages and is an excellent resource for routine check-ups, physicals, immunizations, preventive medicine, illness and injuries, and acute and chronic conditions. Her family nurse practitioner certificate allows her to order and interpret diagnostic tests, diagnose disease, provide appropriate treatments, and prescribe medications. She has particular interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes and heart failure.
Born in Harvey, Ill., Ashley received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of St. Francis in Joliet and worked for six years as a registered nurse before obtaining her master’s degree in nursing from Governors State University in University Park, Ill. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
A family nurse practitioner since 2016, Ashley says her goal is to build strong relationships with patients through compassion, understanding and trust.
Along with the Morris Hospital Ottawa Campus, Ashley also sees patients at the Marseilles Healthcare Center of Morris Hospital. To schedule an appointment, call 815.433.9200 (Ottawa) or 815.795.2122 (Marseilles).
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).
Tuesday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Minooka)
Wednesday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Ottawa)
Thursday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Minooka)
Friday: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Ottawa)
† – Dr. Hassnain Syed is an independent contracted physician.
The Morris Hospital Ottawa Campus is a site for blood tests and other specimen collections. Specimens will be processed in the Morris Hospital Laboratory with timely results sent to your physician. You can bring your order here even if your provider is at a different location.
After your provider orders a lab test for you, you can WALK IN to our Ottawa Campus or one of our other outpatient Laboratory locations. You do NOT need to wait for a call from Scheduling. Be sure to bring your photo ID and health plan ID card with you. To assure accurate results, please follow fasting instructions if applicable. If you have questions about your lab test instructions, please contact your provider’s office.
Peak lab hours are early morning for fasting patients. If your lab work does NOT require fasting, you may reduce your wait time by coming after 10 a.m.
Monday-Friday: 6:15 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday: 6:15 a.m.-12 p.m.
The Laboratory is closed on major holidays and may have modified hours on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
Dr. Syed Ahmed, Dr. Mary Menz, 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. Menz and Dr. Saeed specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, high blood pressure, heart failure, circulatory problems of the lower extremity and abnormal cholesterol.
For more information, visit the Morris Hospital Cardiovascular Specialists’ webpage or call 815.705.1000.
Dr. Victoria Ochoa, Dr. Douglas Toussaint and Heidi Miller, N.P.-B.C., 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.
For more information, visit the Morris Hospital Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists’ webpage or call 815.324.9700.
Morris Hospital Orthopedics & Sports Medicine (formerly Rezin Orthopedics and Sports Medicine) is a leading provider of orthopedic care for patients in Grundy, Will and La Salle counties. Our orthopedic doctors provide comprehensive, high quality orthopedic care close to home, with convenient office locations in Morris, Diamond, Joliet and Ottawa.
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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)
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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.
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