Family Practice

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You can’t predict the bumps and bruises, sprains and stitches or coughs and sore throats or life’s unexpected illnesses.  That’s why Morrison Community Hospital Family Care Clinic is here to help your family stay well.  The Morrison Community Hospital Family Care Clinic is one of the areas best kept secrets.  In fact, many people believed the clinic was emergency care only.  Well, the secret is out!  Patients now know they can benefit from our full service, family care clinic. Dr. Nicky and Dr. George, Family Practice Physicians are accepting new patients. 

Completely renovated in 2016, the clinic was conveniently relocated to the main level of the hospital.  Now the laboratory and radiology department are all on the same floor as the clinic so patients no longer need to navigate the elevator for those services. We offer Preventative exams and well as work, school, sports, and DOT physicals. Currently, we have over 18,000 patient visits annually with an increasing number of patients coming from outside of the Morrison community.

Hours and Contact Information

The Family Care Clinic is open 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM seven days a week. The clinic is open 361 days a year (closed Christmas Day, New Years Day, Thanksgiving, and Easter). To schedule an appointment please give us a call at 815-772-5511.

Benefits

  • Affordable family-oriented care
  • Walk-ins welcome
  • Clinic hours: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM.
  • We accept most insurance including MedicaidMedicare, and United Healthcare.
  • Minimal waiting
  • Our patients with appointments have priority over walk-ins and therefore walk-in patients may experience a longer wait time.
  • Provider staffed at all times
  • Convenient location
  • Vaccinations for Children’s program are provided Mondays and Fridays from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Compassionate and understanding staff

Family Practice Providers

“Professional care by caring professionals.”  The Morrison Community Hospital Family Care Clinic offers our patients one on one, personal care that can not be matched by any other area facility.

  • Dr. George Georgiev, Family Practice Physician, Second Internship in Dermatology
  • Dr. Nicky Eustace. Family Practice Physician- Interest in Women’s Health and Pediatrics
  • Cindy Johnson, Nurse Practitioner
  • Karen Daniels- Nurse Practitioner
  • Melissa McNamara- Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Staffed with RN’s, LPN’s, and CMA’s.

Cardiology- Dr. Faraz Manazir

A Cardiologist is a heart doctor. You make an appointment with a Cardiologist if you are feeling pain or tightness in your chest. A Cardiologist can perform EKG tests to detect abnormal heart rates, rhythms, and more. An EKG may be part of an exercise stress test. They can also perform cardiac catherizations and cardiac stress tests. Dr. Manazir has over 11 years of experience in the field.

Dermatology- Dr. George Georgiev

Dr. Georgiev offers a wide variety of skincare treatments and procedures. Here are a few of the services he provides:

Acne

Acne is often seen as a condition of adolescents. Indeed, blemishes do usually first appear during puberty, when hormone production fluctuates and oil production in the sebaceous glands goes into overdrive. Driven by genetics as well as hormones, acne is a problem typical of, but not limited to, teenagers. Adults can also experience mild to severe blemishes up into middle age, as the sebaceous glands get clogged with dirt. Mild blemishes can include whiteheads or blackheads. Both whiteheads and blackheads can enlarge the affected pore, and lead to the development of visible pitting in the skin. Blemishes may become more severe as bacteria on the skin interact with existing oil to increase irritation and inflammation, causing pustules or cysts.

Rosacea

Chronic redness and swelling of facial skin is an effect of rosacea, a condition that currently affects up to 14 million Americans, most of whom are aged 30 to 50. A progressive skin condition, rosacea first develops as an increased tendency to blush or flush easily. Gradually, the center of the face looks flushed almost constantly, with this redness spreading out over time to affect the nose, cheeks, forehead, and chin. The more severe rosacea becomes, the more persistent and visible reddening will be, to a point where what appears to be pimples or nodules may develop on the surface of the skin, or small blood vessels become visible. Rosacea responds to extreme temperatures, as well as emotional stress, sunlight, alcohol, spicy foods, hot beverages, and some skincare products.

Recognizing the Early Signs of Cancer

We do not like to think about the possibility of cancer, but early detection of skin cancer can lead to successful treatment. Actinic Keratosis, or AK, is a condition that typically comes from sun damage. Affected skin may appear as a crusty, scaly bump, red, pink, tan, or flesh-toned. AK lesions may also look flat or raised, rough in texture or solid, and may range in size from as small as one millimeter to as much as two centimeters. Lesions that feel rough, and itch periodically, or develop tenderness or a prickly sensation are a sign of AK.

Moles

Most of the time, moles are non-cancerous lesions. Dermatologists recommend getting to know your specific type of moles by examining your skin on a monthly basis. In doing so, any changes can be quickly noticed and further assessed by a professional. Changes in size unrelated to puberty or pregnancy should be evaluated, as should change in color, shape, or texture. Should a mole become itchy, painful, or bleed, a professional examination should be scheduled.

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a persistent disease of the skin that typically develops on the scalp, elbows, lower back, and knees, where patches of skin become thickened and red with inflammation, and can develop silvery scales. These scales, called plaques, may become intensely itchy and sore, to a point where they impede one’s ability to sleep, walk, or perform daily activities comfortably.

Chemical Peels

Through the application of a suitable solution, a chemical peel actually chemically exfoliates the surface layer of skin, gently encouraging the prompt regeneration of healthy new cells. Personalized to meet your specific needs for healthy skin, a chemical peel may be light to moderate, or more aggressive. Most commonly, people benefit greatly from lighter peels based on one of a few types of acid, such as alpha or beta hydroxy, or salicylic acid. Through a series of light chemical peels, which typically have very mild side effects like redness, skin becomes clearer, brighter, and smoother.

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a quick, effective treatment for the dramatic improvement of skin. During treatment, tiny particles are applied to and subsequently vacuumed from the outermost layer of skin. Used on areas including the hands, arms, chest, neck, and face, microdermabrasion gently removes this outer layer of skin with gentle, effective motion. In doing so, healthy new skin cells are revealed, and topical medications are more easily absorbed into the deeper layers of skin. Through a series of treatments, scheduled a few weeks apart, it is possible to see diminished lines, sun spots, blemishes, and discoloration.

Gastroenterology– Dr. James Olney

A gastroenterologist is a specialist in diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the digestive/gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These doctors are experts on how food moves through the digestive system and is chemically broken down, with nutrients being absorbed and waste excreted. Dr. James Olney has over 40 years of experience performing colonoscopies and EDG (endoscopies).

General Surgery– Dr. Osmaan Khawaja, Dr. James Olney

A general surgeon is a physician who has been educated and trained in the diagnosis and preoperative, operative, and postoperative management of patient care. Surgery requires knowledge of anatomy, emergency and intensive care, immunology, metabolism, nutrition, pathology, physiology, shock and resuscitation, and wound healing.

Dr. Khawaja and Dr. Olney perform the following surgical procedures:

  • Appendectomy
  • Breast biopsy
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Debridement of wound, burn, or infection 
  • Skin graft
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Hernia repair
  • Low back pain surgery
  • Mastectomy
  • Partial colectomy
  • Prostatectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Plus many others

Neurology– Dr. Waseem Ahmad

A neurologist is a medical doctor who specializes in treating diseases of the nervous system. The nervous system is made of two parts: the central and peripheral nervous system. It includes the brain and spinal cord. Illnesses, disorders, and injuries that involve the nervous system often require a neurologist’s management and treatment.

Neurologists manage and treat neurological conditions, or problems with the nervous system. Symptoms that commonly require a neurologist include:

Podiatry– Dr. David Yeager- Podiatric Surgeon

Here at Morrison Community Hospital, Podiatry means much more than just your feet and ankles.  It means a team approach to your overall health and well-being.  We strive to treat you with as family; going the extra mile to keep you on your feet and to treat you with superior care.  Our experienced staff will treat everything from managing your diabetic foot care to your advanced pathology requiring extensive treatment.  There is no reason to travel out of the area to receive current expert care from a local physician.  Our podiatrist, Dr. David Yeager, with over 20 years of experience, specializes in all foot and ankle pathology including wound care.  At Morrison Community Hospital, patients will receive exceptional care without traveling to larger institutions and this home town care approach is not matched by many larger institutions.  From the time you enter the doors, you are greeted with a smile and a listening ear to work together to find the best treatments for your condition.  Morrison Hospital truly exemplifies community-centered care.

Here is a partial list of procedures performed by Dr. Yeager:

  • Repair Ankle Fractures
  • Perform Total Ankle Implants
  • Relieve pain from Arthritis
  • Relieve heel pain and pain caused from flat feet
  • Remove Bunions with minimally invasive surgery
  • Hammertoe repair
  • Repair ligament damage
  • Repair pediatric deformities
  • Wound care and advanced wound care techniques

Psychiatry– Dr. David Lopez

Telepsychiatry is the use of telemedicine in the field of psychiatry. Typically, this is the delivery of psychiatric evaluations through telecommunication devices, such as video conferencing. Dr. David Lopez offers Telepsychiatry here at Morrison Community Hospital

Urology– Dr. Mathew Mathew

A Urologist is best described as a surgical specialist who treats people for problems and diseases of the urinary tract and male reproductive system. Some of the organs they treat include the kidney, prostate, bladder, urethra, testes, penis and associated glands.

If you are having any issues related to the above areas then a urologist can help by discussing the problem, examining you, investigating and reaching an accurate diagnosis. Although there is a common misconception that we only treat men, urologists actually treat men, women and children.

A Urologist’s main responsibilities include planning and undertaking surgery, using various methodologies to treat problems, and prescribing medications.

Dr. Mathew Mathew treats and specializes in the following areas:

  • Male infertility/Vasectomies – focusing on problems that prevent a man from conceiving children.
  • Female urology – focusing on conditions of a woman’s reproductive and urinary tract.
  • Neurology – focusing on urinary problems caused by conditions of the nervous system.
  • Urologic oncology – focusing on cancers of the urinary tract, including kidneys, bladder, prostate, and testicles.
  • Pediatric urology – focusing on urinary problems in children.

Immunizations

Immunizations will be offered Monday and Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Please call to schedule an appointment.

For more information regarding recommended Immunizations for children from birth through 6 years old please click here.