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With locations in Channahon, Dwight, Morris and Ottawa, the Morris Hospital Cardiovascular Specialists put their hearts into making sure you have a healthy one. From routine concerns to complex heart conditions, board-certified cardiologists Syed Ahmed, M.D., Mary Gordon, D.O., and Athar Saeed, M.D. are experienced local resources who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of:
- Heart disease
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Heart failure
- Acute venous disease
- Circulation problems of the lower extremity
- Hyperlipidemia (abnormal cholesterol)
- Irregular heart beats and arrhythmia
SCHEDULING AN APPOINTMENT:
To schedule an appointment or request more information about our services, please call either 815.705.1000.
LOCATIONS & HOURS:
Morris Hospital Cardiovascular Specialists
151 West High St. (Lower Level),
Morris, IL 60450
Hours: Monday, 8 a.m.-11 a.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cardiologists: Syed Ahmed, M.D., Mary Gordon, D.O., Athar Saeed, M.D.
Joining Morris Hospital in the fall of 2013, Dr. Syed Ahmed comes from Mercy Hospital in Des Moines where he was a practicing cardiologist for 10 years. His specialized training as an interventional cardiologist makes him qualified to perform advanced testing and procedures in the Morris Hospital Cath Lab, including angiography, angioplasty and stenting of the coronary and vascular arteries. He is board certified in internal medicine, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology.
Every patient is important to Dr. Ahmed, whether he is seeing the patient for a routine follow-up or a complex heart condition. Dr. Ahmed is committed to listening to his patients and spending time with them. This enables him to gain a better understanding of their condition and build trusting patient-physician relationships. Dr. Ahmed believes that it is a privilege to serve as a cardiologist because it gives him the opportunity to positively influence the lives of his patients.
Dr. Ahmed sees patients at the Morris and Ottawa offices. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Ahmed, call 815.705.1000.
DR. AHMED’S HOURS:
Monday: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Ottawa)
Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Morris)
Thursday: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Morris)
Friday: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. (Morris)
Having previously practiced for 13 years in Aurora and Joliet, Dr. Mary Gordon joined the Morris Hospital Cardiovascular Specialists in 2018.
As a cardiologist, Dr. Gordon has expertise in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, blood pressure management, heart failure, circulation problems of the lower extremity and cholesterol management. Her specialized training in general cardiology makes her qualified in using non-invasive tests like stress tests, echocardiograms and electrocardiograms to evaluate and diagnose cardiac disorders. She has a special interest in women’s cardiovascular health and cardio-oncology.
Dr. Gordon strongly believes the patient comes first. She puts special emphasis on patient satisfaction and the importance of not only listening to the patient, but hearing what they are trying to say.
Dr. Gordon sees patients at the Channahon, Morris and Ottawa offices. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Gordon, call 815.705.1000.
DR. GORDON’S HOURS:
Monday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m (Channahon)
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Channahon)
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. (Ottawa)
Thursday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Channahon)
Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Morris)
Having joined the Morris Hospital Cardiovascular Specialists in 2015, Dr. Athar Saeed comes to Morris Hospital following four years of fellowship training in cardiology and interventional cardiology. His specialized training as an interventional cardiologist makes him qualified to perform advanced testing and procedures in the Morris Hospital Cath Lab, including angiography, angioplasty and stenting of the coronary and vascular arteries. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology.
Dr. Saeed believes that education is a cornerstone to the prevention and management of heart disease. That is why he takes time to help patients understand how to manage their condition. Through the use of an evidence-based, quality-directed approach to care, along with effective patient education, Dr. Saeed is committed to partnering with his patients to achieve the common goal of better health, well-being and an improved quality of life.
Dr. Saeed sees patients at the Channahon, Dwight, Morris and Ottawa offices. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Saeed, call 815.705.1000.
DR. SAEED’S HOURS:
Monday: 8 a.m.-11 a.m. (Morris)
Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Ottawa)
Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Morris)
Thursday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Dwight)
What does it mean to be an Interventional Cardiologist?
What does it mean to be a General Cardiologist?
As a general cardiologist, Dr. Gordon has specialized training in using non-invasive tests like stress tests, echocardiograms and electrocardiograms – rather than instruments inserted into the body – to evaluate and diagnose cardiac disorders.
PREPARING FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT:
For your convenience, we suggest that you download and complete our Cardiovascular Specialists – Patient Registration Form before coming in for your office visit.
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.