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OSF Medical Group-Gastroenterology office to open in Ottawa

OSF HealthCare is pleased to announce that the new OSF Medical Group – Gastroenterology office will open on Monday, July 17, at 1304 Gemini Circle in Ottawa.

The clinic’s specialty providers include Geetha Dodda, MD, Jenny Gaworski, APRN, and Julie Flanagan, APRN, ensuring continued access for patients needing gastroenterology services.

New or existing patient appointments can be made by calling (815) 431-3079 beginning Thursday, July 13. Any patients with appointments scheduled under St. Margaret’s Health must call and reschedule. OSF HealthCare does not have access to those scheduled appointment records.

Former St. Margaret’s patients should request a copy of their medical records from St. Margaret’s Health (SMH), which has partnered with a vendor to assist with this process. Visit and complete the Authorization for Use and Disclosure of Health Information form. When filling out the form, please be sure to list the reason for the request and where to send the records. Fax to (815) 664-1169 or mail to:  SMH - Medical Records Requests, 600 E. First St., Spring Valley, IL 61362

SMH will no longer accept requests over the phone or by message, but if you have a question about your records, call (815) 664-1583. Due to volume, please expect at least 30 days to receive your records. Record requests are subject to fees that may be charged by SMH or their vendor in accordance with State and Federal Laws. For Radiology images performed at Peru or Spring Valley hospitals, call the Imaging Department at (815) 664-1469.

Illinois Valley residents seeking information regarding their care can call OSF at (844) 673-2778. This line is available 24/7 and will offer individuals a direct connection to the information they need during this time. Additionally, patients may seek care at OSF OnCall Urgent Care in Ottawa and OSF PromptCare locations in Princeton, Streator, Mendota and Ottawa. Individuals can also get 24/7 virtual visits through OSF OnCall. Learn more here.             


OSF HealthCare is an integrated health system owned and operated by The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, headquartered in Peoria, Illinois. OSF HealthCare has 15 hospitals – 10 acute care, five critical access - with 2,084 licensed beds throughout Illinois and Michigan. OSF employs nearly 24,000 Mission Partners throughout 150+ locations; has two colleges of nursing; operates OSF Home Care Services, an extensive network of home health and hospice services; owns Pointcore, Inc., comprised of health care-related businesses; OSF HealthCare Foundation, the philanthropic arm for the organization; and OSF Ventures, which provides investment capital for promising health care innovation startups. In 2020, OSF OnCall was established, a digital health operating unit, including a hospital-at-home, which delivers care and services when, where and how patients prefer to receive them. OSF HealthCare has been recognized by Fortune as one of the most innovative companies in the country. More at