Keith Rezin, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon
Keith Rezin, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Rezin completed his undergraduate studies at Augustana College in the Quad Cities, followed by medical school at Rush Medical College in Chicago (1986). He graduated with honors.
Dr. Rezin completed an internship and orthopedic residency at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago (1991) where he was named Surgical Intern of the Year.
Services Provided by Dr. Rezin:
As a board certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Rezin treats conditions and injuries related to the arms, legs or spine, including the muscles, tendons, bones and ligaments in any of these areas. He has performed the most Signature? Knee Replacement surgeries in Illinois and Iowa. This particular surgery is known for being a quicker, less painful recovery knee replacement.
1051 W. US Route 6, Morris IL; 815.942.4875
1122 Houbolt Rd., Joliet, IL; 815.741.4000
We gave Dr. Rezin a selection of questions. Here are the ones he chose, along with his answers:
Why did you decide to become a physician?
Dr. Rezin: I believe my decision to become a physician had to do with our family doctor when I was growing up. He was a great guy whom I respected. From the time I was in 6th grade, I told my parents I was going to be a doctor. Nobody in my family is a physician, and in fact, no one in family has completed four years of college. I do believe it was our family practitioner who influenced me the most.
What pets do you have?
Dr. Rezin: I have two dogs, a chocolate Lab and a yellow Lab.
Were you ever on a sports team?
Dr. Rezin: I have played numerous sports in high school including golf, basketball, baseball and tennis. I did go on to play Division III golf at Augustana College and was fortunate enough to go to the NCAA tournament four years in a row, three years with the team and one year as in individual.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
Dr. Rezin: I would become more fluent in Spanish, and I would learn how to play the piano. While I have never been musically gifted, I have always thought that playing the piano would be a wonderful thing to do.
If you could witness any event, past, present or future, what would it be?
Dr. Rezin: Two come to mind. D-day, or following President Lincoln during the Civil War. D-day was an amazing exercise of military strength, and the amount of risk that this entailed is tremendous. There were so many things that could have gone wrong. It would have been wonderful to have been there with Eisenhower and his generals while they went through the process. With regards to the Civil War, I think Lincoln probably had one of the most difficult tasks of any president in trying to unite the country. I believe he did save the union. I think both of these would have been amazing times in history to have witnessed.
Where do you want to retire?
Dr. Rezin: When I am ready to retire, I would like to head toward the Carolinas ? preferably South Carolina. While I enjoy the change of seasons, long winters in Illinois are difficult.
What would you do if you won the lottery?
Dr. Rezin: I would continue being an orthopedic surgeon because I enjoy what I do so much. However, I would spend much more time doing orthopedic missions in underdeveloped countries where these services are greatly needed. I would also do more charitable work in the medical field.
What's the most important advice you have for patients?
Dr. Rezin: I encourage my patients to take care of themselves. Don't wait too long to think about eating healthy, watching your weight and how much you drink, because if you wait too long, it can be very difficult to change your habits. I also tell my patients that exercise is important for their joints, and that once they reach age 50, it is especially important to see a primary care physician for a good checkup at least every couple of years.