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Seneca Healthcare Center

Family Medicine Physician Dr. Colin Kao and Family Nurse Practitioner Nina Seplak provide quality, compassionate care at Seneca Healthcare Center of Morris Hospital, 271 N. Main Street. Services include primary care for the entire family, same-day appointments, on-site blood draws, blood pressure screenings, immunizations, physicals, ePrescribing, and more. For more information or to make an appointment with Dr. Kao or Nina, call 815.357.8511.

 

LOCATION:

Seneca Healthcare Center of Morris Hospital
271 N. Main Street, Seneca, IL 61360

 

OFFICE HOURS:

Mondays: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesdays: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesdays: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursdays: 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Fridays: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Weekends: Visit our Urgent Care Centers

PROVIDERS:

COLIN KAO, D.O., FAMILY MEDICINE

Dr. Colin Kao, Seneca Healthcare Center of Morris HospitalAs a board-certified family medicine physician, Dr. Colin Kao provides primary care for patients of all ages. In addition to diagnosing and treating illness, Dr. Kao provides a wide range of care, including preventive care, routine check-ups, health risk assessments, immunizations, screening tests, and personalized counseling on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. He has a specific interest in sports medicine, preventive medicine and immunizations.

Dr. Kao received his medical degree from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa, and completed a residency in family medicine at the University of Wyoming Family Practice Program in Cheyenne, Wy. He also completed a fellowship in sports medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and an internship at Des Moines General Hospital.

He is board-certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine. When he’s not taking care of patients, he enjoys hiking and biking with his family.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kao, call 815.357.8511.

 

DR. KAO’S HOURS:

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

NINA SEPLAK, F.N.P.-B.C., FAMILY MEDICINE

Nina Seplak, FNP, Seneca Healthcare Center of Morris HospitalAs a family nurse practitioner, Nina Seplak is qualified to serve as the primary care health care provider for patients of all ages. She holds a Family Nurse Practitioner certificate, allowing her to order and interpret diagnostic tests, diagnose disease, provide appropriate treatments and prescribe medications.

Nina has worked for more than 14 years as a nurse and has worked as a nurse practitioner since 2017. She completed her master’s degree in nursing at Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, Ky. and had previously acquired her associate’s degree in nursing at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute in Hudson, N.C.

Nina is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

To schedule an appointment with Nina, call 815.357.8511.

 

NINA SEPLAK’S HOURS:

Monday: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

PATIENT RESOURCES:

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

To schedule an appointment or for more information about the Seneca Healthcare Center, call 815.357.8511.

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