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Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Morris Hospital Orthopedics & Sports Medicine  is a leading provider of orthopedic care in Grundy, Will and La Salle counties. Our orthopedic doctors, Mir Ali, M.D., Ahmed Eldib, M.D., Raymond Meyer, M.D., Kyle Pearson, D.P.M., Paul Perona, M.D., Keith Rezin, M.D., Stephen Treacy, M.D., and Robert Williams, M.D.,  provide comprehensive, high quality orthopedic care close to home, with convenient office locations in Morris, Diamond, Joliet and Ottawa.

The physicians with Morris Hospital Orthopedics & Sports Medicine are excellent resources for orthopedic, foot and ankle, spine care and osteoporosis, always considering conservative treatment methods first. This includes problems associated with the:

 

    • Elbow – elbow pain, cubital tunnel syndrome, bursitis, fracture, hyperextension injury, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, throwing injuries, triceps tendonitis, bicep tendon tear, dislocation, trauma
    • Foot and Ankle – foot and ankle fractures, ankle instability, Achilles tendon rupture, diabetic foot conditions, plantar fasciitis, heel pain, hammertoe, bunion, foot and ankle trauma, arthritic conditions, total ankle replacement
    • Hand & Wrist – fracture, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Gamekeeper’s thumb, Ganglion cyst, mallet finger
    • Hip – pain, osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthritis, fracture, injury, bursitis, avascular necrosis
    • Knee – fracture, pain, osteoarthritis, ligament injuries, patellar instability, ACL tears, meniscal tears, shin splints
    • Shoulder – pain, arthritis, fractures, dislocation, rotator cuff tear, shoulder labral tear, bicep tendon rupture, impingement, trauma, SLAP tears
    • Spine (neck and back) – pain, degenerative disk disease, disk herniation, lumbar stenosis, sciatica, scoliosis, spine deformities, compression fractures, kyphosis, hydrocephalus, trauma
OFFICE LOCATIONS:

MORRIS

Address:
Morris Hospital Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
1051 W. U.S. Route 6, Suite 100
Morris, IL 60450
Phone: 815.942.4875
Fax: 815.942.5046
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Physicians: Dr. Mir Ali, Dr. Ahmed Eldib, Dr. Raymond Meyer, Dr. Kyle Pearson, Dr. Keith Rezin, Dr. Stephen Treacy, Dr. Robert Williams

OTTAWA

Address:
Morris Hospital Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
1306 Gemini Circle, Suite 2
Ottawa, IL 61350
Phone: 815.433.0850
Fax: 815.433.3655
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Physicians: Dr. Mir Ali, Dr. Kyle Pearson, Dr. Paul Perona, Dr. Robert Williams

JOLIET

Address:
Morris Hospital Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
1310 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431
Phone: 815.741.4000
Fax: 815.741.4222
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Physicians: Dr. Mir Ali, Dr. Ahmed Eldib, Dr. Raymond Meyer, Dr. Kyle Pearson, Dr. Stephen Treacy, Dr. Robert Williams

DIAMOND

Address:
Morris Hospital Diamond-Coal City Campus
1450 E. Division St., Diamond, IL 60416
Phone: 815.942.4875
Fax: 815.942.5046
Physicians: Dr. Ahmed Eldib, Dr. Raymond Meyer, Dr. Stephen Treacy

MEET OUR PHYSICIANS:

MIR H. ALI, M.D., PH.D., ORTHOPEDIC SPINE SURGEON

Dr. Mir AliDr. Mir Ali, orthopedic spine surgeon is a board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon who specializes in conservative, non-surgical and surgical treatment of neck and back disorders. His primary focus and expertise is on the treatment of spine disorders, including neck, mid and low back problems.

Dr. Ali completed his Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Pathology in 2002, and then graduated from medical school with highest honors in 2004. He completed his residency training in orthopedic surgery at the world renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. in 2009 and fellowship training in spine surgery at Rush University Medical Center in 2010. Dr. Ali joined the Morris Hospital Medical Staff in 2013.

Dr. Ali is known in the medical community for his precise examination skills, attentive ears, and his vigorous belief in patient education. He is also known as a conservative surgeon who believes in surgery as the very last option and only believes in as little surgery as necessary to address the patient’s condition.

Dr. Ali’s philosophy is spending adequate time with each patient, explaining his/her condition in terms he/she can understand, discussing treatment options together in a team-oriented manner and recommending surgery only when all other options have failed.

In his free time, Dr. Ali enjoys spending time with his wife and six children, reading and bicycling.

Dr. Ali sees patients at the Morris Hospital Orthopedics & Sports Medicine offices in Morris, Ottawa and Joliet.

Specialty: Fellowship Trained in Spine Surgery & General Orthopedic Surgery

Special Interests:
Minimally invasive spine surgery, microscopic surgery, lumbar fusion, cervical fusion, epidural injections and kyphoplasties

AHMED ELDIB, M.D. ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

Dr. Ahmed Eldib is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon in adult reconstruction, specializing in hip and knee conditions and lower extremity related orthopedic trauma. His surgical expertise includes total knee replacement, total hip replacement, partial knee replacement, total hip and knee revision, and patient specific total knee replacement. Dr. Eldib is trained in Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery.

A native of New York, Dr. Eldib completed his medical degree at SUNY Downstate Medical School in Brooklyn. He continued his medical training at SUNY with an orthopedic surgery residency, followed by a move to the midwest for an adult reconstruction fellowship at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Skokie, IL.

In his interactions with patients, Dr. Eldib focuses on patient-specific care. He believes in having an open line of communication with his patients in order to best understand their needs and make patients active partners in their treatment.

Patients experiencing hip or knee pain can see Dr. Eldib at the Morris Hospital Orthopedics & Sports Medicine offices in Morris, Joliet and Diamond-Coal City.

Specialty: Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Surgeon in Adult Reconstruction

Special Interests: Orthopedic Trauma, Robotic Assisted Surgery

RAYMOND J. MEYER, M.D., ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

Dr. Raymond Meyer, orthopedics

A board certified general orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Raymond Meyer focuses on arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine related injuries with an emphasis in shoulder and knee reconstruction.

As the team physician for Joliet Catholic Academy, he has the opportunity to work with athletes on a regular basis.

Dr. Meyer graduated from Loyola University – Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago in 1991, and completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. He then went on to complete a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Minneapolis Sports Medicine Center in Minneapolis, Minn. He joined the Morris Hospital Medical Staff in 1997.

In his free time, Dr. Meyer enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.

Dr. Meyer sees patients at the Morris Hospital Orthopedics & Sports Medicine offices in Morris, Joliet and Diamond-Coal City.

Specialty: Board Certified in General Orthopedic Surgery and Fellowship Trained in Sports Medicine

Special Interests: Shoulder, Knee, Upper Extremity, and Hip

KYLE T. PEARSON, D.P.M., FOOT & ANKLE SURGEON

Dr. Kyle Pearson, podiatrist, foot and ankle surgeon

A board-certified reconstructive foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Kyle Pearson treats adults and children with common to advanced foot and ankle problems using both non-surgical and surgical treatment procedures. His goal is to get patients back on their feet as safely and as soon as possible.

Dr. Pearson’s special interests include foot and ankle injuries, fractures, arthritic joint conditions, bunions, hammertoe deformities, heel pain, plantar fasciitis, diabetic foot and ankle conditions, wound care, ganglion and soft tissue tumors, and custom inserts. His advanced training in foot and ankle surgery includes, but is not limited to: foot and ankle reconstruction, mid-foot and hind-foot fusion, ankle arthroscopy, total ankle replacement, tendon transfers and repair, wound healing, external fixation, and diabetic limb salvage.

Dr. Pearson received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from Des Moines University, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, in 2011 and completed his residency in foot and ankle surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2014. He joined the Morris Hospital Medical Staff in 2014.

Dr. Pearson is also part of the teaching faculty for the KSB Foot and Ankle Residency Program. He lectures both locally and nationally at scientific conferences, is a peer reviewer for multiple foot and ankle journals, and sits on multiple boards including the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association Board of Directors.

In his free time, Dr. Pearson enjoys spending time with his wife and their three young children. For fun and relaxation, he likes to run, golf, ski, travel, hunt and spend time outdoors.

Dr. Pearson sees patients at the Morris Hospital Orthopedics & Sports Medicine offices in the Morris, Joliet, and Ottawa.

Specialty: Board Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery

Special Interests: Foot and ankle injuries, Fractures, Arthritic Joint Conditions, Bunions, Hammertoe Deformities, Heel Pain, Plantar Fasciitis, Diabetic Foot and Ankle Conditions, Wound Care, Ganglion and Soft Tissue Tumors, and Custom Inserts

PAUL PERONA, M.D., ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

Dr. Paul Perona is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in adult joint reconstructive surgery. He specializes in hip, knee and shoulder replacements. Dr. Perona has performed over 1,000 joint replacement surgeries using Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery and has trained and certified physicians across the Midwest on the technique.

A graduate of Loyola University-Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, Dr. Perona completed an orthopedic and general surgery residency and general surgery internship at Loyola University.

In his free time, Dr. Perona enjoys spending time with his family. He enjoys fishing, biking and collecting Native American artifacts.

Dr. Perona sees patients at the Morris Hospital Orthopedics & Sports Medicine office in Ottawa.

Specialty: Fellowship Trained in Adult Joint Reconstructive Surgery

Special Interests: Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Sports Medicine, Total Joint Replacement

KEITH M. REZIN, M.D., ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

Dr. Keith Rezin, orthopedics

A board-certified general orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Keith Rezin treats patients with general orthopedic concerns, including knee, shoulder, hip, elbow, hand/wrist, foot/ankle and neck/back conditions.

Dr. Rezin sub-specializes in total joint replacement and sports medicine, using the latest minimally invasive procedures. He performs total knee replacements using the revolutionary Signature™ Knee Replacement System, which is known for having a quicker, less painful recovery than a traditional knee replacement. As the team physician for various local high schools, he has the opportunity to work with athletes on a regular basis.

Dr. Rezin graduated with honors from Rush Medical College, Chicago in 1986 and completed an orthopedic residency at Rush University in 1991. He had many choices of where to begin his practice but chose Morris because it reminded him of his hometown. In 1991, he moved to Morris and founded Rezin Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, which affiliated with Morris Hospital in 2021.

In his free time, Dr. Rezin enjoys golfing, hunting and spending time with his wife and four children.

Dr. Rezin sees patients at the Morris Hospital Orthopedics & Sports Medicine office in Morris.

Specialty: Board Certified in General Orthopedic Surgery

Special Interests: Knee, Hip, Shoulder and Sports Medicine

STEPHEN TREACY, M.D., ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

Dr. Stephen Treacy, orthopedicsBoard certified in both orthopedic surgery and sports medicine, Dr. Stephen Treacy treats patients with injuries, fractures and conditions of the upper and lower extremities, including the knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. He specializes in minimally invasive arthroscopic shoulder and knee surgery.

Dr. Treacy received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Illinois School of Medicine in Chicago. He completed an orthopedic surgery residency and general surgery internship at Tulane University School of Medicine and Affiliated Hospitals in New Orleans and is fellowship trained, having studied sports medicine at the Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center in Jackson, Mississippi. He first joined the Medical Staff at Morris Hospital in 1996.

In his free time, Dr. Treacy enjoys spending time with his family. He is married with three children.

Dr. Treacy sees patients at the Morris Hospital Orthopedics & Sports Medicine offices in Morris, Diamond-Coal City and Joliet.

Specialty: Board Certified in General Orthopedic Surgery and Board Certified in Sports Medicine

Special Interests: Knee, Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand

ROBERT C. WILLIAMS, M.D., M.B.A., ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

Dr. Robert Williams, orthopedicsA fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Robert Williams specializes in upper extremity conditions including shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, with a sub-specialization in total shoulder replacements and elbow surgery.

Dr. Williams has spent many years studying and training at prestigious medical centers around the country. He most recently completed a Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Prior to his fellowship, he completed a residency at the University of Texas in Galveston. He received his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Science, College of Medicine. Dr. Williams joined the Medical Staff at Morris Hospital in 2020. He is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

Dr. Williams is highly trained in shoulder replacement surgery, shoulder and elbow arthroscopy, elbow replacement surgery, rotator cuff injuries, shoulder instability, elbow instability, and sports and overuse injuries of the upper extremity. He offers the latest techniques in shoulder replacement surgery including computer-aided planning, stemless shoulder replacements, and even custom implants in patients that need a more tailored approach to their surgery.

Additionally, he has worked with one of the nation’s elbow experts to learn techniques in complex elbow surgery. He treats and performs surgery for all types of elbow issues, including Tommy John Surgery.

In his free time Dr. Williams enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, traveling and golfing.

Dr. Williams sees patients in the Morris, Joliet, and Ottawa offices.

Specialty: Fellowship Trained Shoulder And Elbow Surgery

Special Interests: Shoulder Replacement Surgery, Shoulder and Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Replacement Surgery, Rotator Cuff Injuries, Shoulder Instability, Elbow Instability. and Sports and Overuse Injuries of the Upper Extremity

WHAT SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE ON-SITE?

DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING

X-ray and MRI testing are available at the Morris Hospital Orthopedics & Sports Medicine location at 1051 W. U.S. Route 6, Suite 100 in Morris.

Having an MRI scanner on site gives the physicians and patients convenient access to high quality imaging and results. We strive to provide all of our patients with a comfortable and convenient MRI experience.

  • X-Ray Hours: Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • MRI Hours: Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Scheduling:

X-Ray appointments will be coordinated during your visit.

If you have an order for an MRI that needs to be scheduled, please call 815.942.1477.

DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT (DME)

Through our Durable Medical Equipment department located in our Morris office, we are able to provide medical equipment that patients may need after having surgery performed by a physician with Morris Hospital Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. While patients are not required to receive medical equipment from our DME department, keep in mind that all of our equipment is approved by the provider who wrote your script and will be sized and fit by a certified professional. Our products are chosen for their ease of use, function, durability and comfort. All of our DME is sized and fit by medical professionals, and all patients are instructed in the wear and care of their equipment. We are accredited for Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies through the Accreditation Commission for Health Care.

 

DME Products and Services:

    • Cervical Collars
    • Back Braces
    • Arm Slings with or without Pillow
    • Wrist and Hand Braces
    • Knee Braces
    • Ankle Braces
    • Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO)
    • Walking Boots
    • Postop and Cast Shoes
    • Foot Orthotics
    • Crutches, Canes, and Walkers
    • Adjustments and Custom Fit as needed

 

PAYING FOR DME

Morris Hospital is a participating provider in many commercial, government, and veterans/active service health plans. Be sure to check with your insurance provider to make sure Morris Hospital is an in-network provider. Most of our DME is billed to insurance prior to the patient receiving a bill. Costs not covered by insurance are the patient’s responsibility. Please note that we do NOT accept returns on any medical equipment that we dispense. Self-pay patients may be able to make payment arrangements. In addition, Morris Hospital offers a financial assistance program for patients who meet certain criteria.

 

DME OFFICE HOURS & LOCATIONS

Our DME office is located in the Morris Hospital Orthopedics & Sports Medicine facility at 1051 W. U.S. Route 6, Morris. Hours are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. To reach us by phone, call 815-318-5703, or send an email to DME@morrishospital.org.

PHYSICAL & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Individuals who are experiencing the physical effects of an injury or medical condition or are recovering from surgery may benefit from our therapy program, which is available at our Morris Hospital Orthopedics & Sports Medicine locations in Morris, Ottawa and Joliet. We treat a wide variety of conditions, including all musculoskeletal conditions (neck, back, shoulder, hip, knee, foot/ankle, wrist/hand, etc.), orthopedic injuries, athletic injuries, work related injuries, concussions, prehab and post-surgical therapy, ergonomic issues and more.

 

Services include:

    • Physical Therapy
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Hand Therapy
    • Lymphedema Therapy
    • Sports Medicine
    • Worker’s Comp
    • Wellness/Prevention

 

THERAPY LOCATIONS

MORRIS

Address: 1051 W. U.S. Route 6, Suite 400, Morris, IL
Phone: 815-942-8301; Fax: 815-942-8449
Services: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Hand Therapy, Lymphedema Therapy, Work Conditioning, Functional Capacity Evaluation


OTTAWA

Address: 1306 Gemini Circle, Suite 3, Ottawa, IL
Phone: 815-431-9980; Fax: 815-431-9981
Services: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Hand Therapy


JOLIET

Address: 1312 Houbolt Road, Joliet, IL
Phone: 815-553-2860; Fax: 815-725-8520
Services: Physical Therapy

Please visit our Rehabilitation Services page for more information on Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers’ comprehensive rehabilitation services.

FOOT AND ANKLE INSTITUTE

The Foot and Ankle Institute was developed by Dr. Kyle Pearson in 2014 to provide patients with a local center of excellence for foot and ankle care. The Foot and Ankle Institute offers comprehensive, individualized patient focused care with the goal of getting patients back on their feet as safe and soon as possible.  Comprehensive options offered through the Foot and Ankle Institute include: Physical Therapy, MRI, Durable Medical Equipment, and, when required, surgery.

SPINE INSTITUTE

The Spine Institute was developed in 2013 under the direction of Dr. Mir H. Ali to provide patients with a local center of excellence for spine care. The Spine Institute offers comprehensive, individualized, patient-focused care with the goal of relieving patients of neck and back pain as safely and as soon as possible.

One of the goals of the Spine Institute is to help patients understand their spine condition and exhaust all reasonable non-operative treatment problems prior to considering surgery. Occasionally, surgery may be suggested to help treat a spine problem.

Patients and their families are encouraged to get all their questions answered to their satisfaction so they can make an informed decision based on their understanding of the problem and risks, benefits, and alternatives to surgical intervention.

OSTEOPOROSIS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

The Morris Hospital Osteoporosis Management Program was designed to reduce osteoporosis related bone breaks and fractures through earlier diagnosis and improved management of the condition.

Patients start the program by meeting one-on-one with Nurse Practitioner Taelor Stuedemann at the Orthopedics & Sports Medicine office in Morris where they discuss their medical history.

Individuals who have risk factors or a family history of osteoporosis are encouraged to talk to their primary care provider or call Morris Hospital Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at 815-942-4875 and ask for an appointment with the Osteoporosis Management Program.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

HOW DO I SCHEDULE/REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT?

To schedule an appointment, please call 815-942-4875 (Morris) or 815-433-0850 (Ottawa) or 815-741-4000 (Joliet).

You can also request an appointment by completing the form below and pressing the “Submit” button. Appointment requests are received on weekdays during business hours. A patient service representative will call you within 24 hours to schedule your appointment. Return calls for work-related or auto-related injuries may take longer due to insurance authorizations that are needed prior to scheduling. Please do not use this form to submit any medical questions.

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HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY APPOINTMENT?

Before your appointment, please go to our Forms Center and download and complete the Healthcare Centers-General Patient Registration Form.

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.

HOW DO I 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.

HOW DO I ACCESS THE PATIENT PORTAL?

We are pleased to offer a patient portal that gives you access to your health information. Please follow this link to our Patient Portal page.

WHERE CAN I GET HELP WITH QUESTIONS ABOUT BILLING?

Please visit our Pay My Bill page for information about ways to pay your bill, who to contact for billing questions, and financial assistance.

IS THERE ANYTHING SPECIAL I SHOULD KNOW AS A MEDICARE BENEFICIARY?

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

WHERE WILL I HAVE SURGERY?

Physicians with Morris Hospital Orthopedics & Sports Medicine perform surgery at Morris Hospital and Deerpath Ambulatory Surgical Center, an outpatient surgical center accredited and inspected by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. It is located in the same building as Orthopedic & Sports Medicine – Morris office, 1051 W. U.S. Route 6.

ADVANCED PRACTICE PROFESSIONALS:

LACEY CARLS, P.A.-C., PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Lacey Carls  is a certified physician assistant who teams with Dr. Perona in the care of his patients. Lacey assists Dr. Perona in surgery as well as doing injections and follow up appointments.

Lacey completed her medical training at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois.

Teaming with Dr. Perona, Lacey sees patients in the Ottawa Orthopedics & Sports Medicine office.

In her free time, Lacey enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, reading and baking.

 

RACHEL COLBY, P.A.-C., PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Rachel Colby  is a certified physician assistant who teams with Dr. Pearson in the care of his patients.

Rachel completed her medical training at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois.

Teaming with Dr. Pearson, Rachel sees patients in the Morris, Ottawa and Joliet offices.

LUKAS JAKUBONIS, P.A.-C., PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Lukas JakubonisLukas Jakubonis is a certified physician assistant who teams with Dr. Ali in the care of his patients.

Providing a broad range of medical services, Lukas helps to diagnosis and treat patients in clinic and assists Dr. Ali in surgery. Patients may see Lukas in clinic for routine appointments, follow ups, after surgery while they are in the hospital, and post-operative visits.

Lukas completed his master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Ohio Dominican University in 2018 and began working with Dr. Ali shortly after.

In his free time, he enjoys basketball, snowboarding and horticulture.

Teaming with Dr. Ali, Lukas sees patients in the Morris, Ottawa and Joliet offices.

CARRIE LOPEZ, P.A.-C., PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Carrie Lopez is a certified physician assistant who teams with Dr. Perona in the care of his patients.

Providing a broad range of medical services, Carrie sees patients for post operation appointments, administers injections, and provides general orthopedic care. She also make rounds on in-patients.

Carrie completed her medical training at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois.

In her free time, Carrie loves spending time with her two daughters.

AUSTIN SPOON, N.P., NURSE PRACTITIONER

Austin Spoon Austin Spoon, orthopedicsis a nurse practitioner who teams with Dr. Meyer in the care of his patients.

Providing a broad range of medical services, Austin helps to diagnose and treat patients in clinic, and assists Dr. Meyer in surgery. Patients may see Austin in clinic for routine appointments, injections, pre-operative history and physicals, after surgery while they are in the hospital, and for post-operative visits.

Austin acquired his master’s degree from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais in 2021, and received his bachelor’s degree in nursing from Northern Illinois University in 2016. He has been working with Dr. Meyer since 2021.

Austin also worked as a certified advanced firefighter with the Momence Fire Department.

Teaming with Dr. Meyer, Austin sees patients at the Morris, Joliet and Diamond-Coal City offices.

TAELOR STUEDEMANN, D.N.P.-C., NURSE PRACTITIONER

Taelor StuedemannTaelor Stuedemann, Orthopedics is a certified nurse practitioner who teams with Dr. Rezin in the care of his patients.

Providing a broad range of medical services, she helps to diagnose and treat patients in clinic, and assists Dr. Rezin in surgery. Patients may see Taelor in clinic for routine appointments, injections, pre-operative history and physicals, after surgery while they are in the hospital, and for post-operative visits. She also offers a presentation on total joint replacement for patients and their families scheduled for surgery with Dr. Rezin.

Taelor also leads the Morris Hospital Osteoporosis Management Program. The program is designed to to reduce osteoporosis related bone breaks and fractures through earlier diagnosis and improved management of the condition.

Taelor received her Doctorate of Nursing degree from Bradley University and became a nurse practitioner in 2019. She has been working with Dr. Rezin since 2020.

Teaming with Dr. Rezin, Taelor sees patients in the Morris office.

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