Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Morris Hospital Orthopedics & Sports Medicine (formerly Rezin Orthopedics and Sports Medicine) is a leading provider of orthopedic care for patients in Grundy, Will and La Salle counties. Mir Ali, M.D., Raymond Meyer, M.D., Kyle Pearson, D.P.M., Keith Rezin, M.D., and Robert Williams, M.D., provide comprehensive, high quality orthopedic care close to home, with convenient office locations in Morris, Ottawa, and Joliet.

The physicians with Morris Hospital Orthopedics & Sports Medicine are excellent resources for orthopedic, foot and ankle, and spine care, including problems associated with the:

  • 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 – fractures, ankle instability, Achilles tendon rupture, diabetic foot conditions, plantar fasciitis, heel pain, hammertoe, bunion, trauma
  • 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

They can also help with:

  • Sports Medicine
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Orthobiologics

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.

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-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

JOLIET

Address:
Morris Hospital Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
1310 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431
Phone: 815.741.4000
Fax: 815.741.4222
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

PHYSICIANS:

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

Dr. Mir Ali 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 renown Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN 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, Ottawa and Joliet offices.

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

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

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, Joliet and Ottawa offices.

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

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 in the Morris, Joliet, and Ottawa offices.

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

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

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 and Ottawa offices.

Specialty: Board Certified in General Orthopedic Surgery

Special Interests: Knee, Hip, Shoulder and Sports Medicine

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

A fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Robert Williams treats patients with a wide range of general orthopedic concerns, including knee, shoulder, hip, elbow, hand/wrist, foot/ankle and neck/back conditions. He has a sub-specialization in shoulder 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 fellowship, he completed his 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.

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

ADVANCED PRACTICE PROFESSIONALS:

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

Lukas 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.

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

Taelor Stuedemann is a certified nurse practitioner teaming with Dr. Rezin in the care of his patients.

Providing a broad range of medical services, she helps to diagnosis and treats 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 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 and Ottawa offices.

ON-SITE SERVICES:

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.

PHYSICAL & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY AND ATHLETIC TRAINING

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, concussions, prehab and post-surgical therapy, ergonomic issues and more.

Services include:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Athletic Training
  • Worker’s Comp
  • Industrial Rehab
  • Sports Medicine
  • Wellness/Prevention

Some of the specialized treatments offered include:

  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
  • Manual Therapy
  • Modalities (Ultrasound, Electrical Stimulation and Vasopenumatic Compression.)

Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes (FOTO):

  • Therapy Outcome and Patient Satisfaction tool – CMS gold standard!
  • FOTO provides risk- adjusted, benchmarked outcome reporting and quality management.
  • Used as a patient engagement tool – understand functional goals and preview patient’s therapy treatment.
  • FOTO measures patient functional status using Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT).
  • FOTO utilizes strong risk adjustment algorithms to predict outcomes.
  • FOTO provides a measurement tool that adjusts functional questions specific to each patient and captures change in function consistently and accurately.
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, Athletic Training

OTTAWA

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

JOLIET

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

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, non-surgical treatment 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.

Spine problems can be very difficult to understand and hard to treat. There can be many different symptoms present and many possible treatments may be available.

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.

SURGERY LOCATIONS

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.

PATIENT RESOURCES:

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 when you are through. Please do not use this form to submit any medical questions.

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PREPARING FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT

For your convenience, please download and complete the Orthopedics & Sports Medicine – Patient Registration Form before coming in for your office visit.

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.

TO 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.

PATIENT PORTAL

We are pleased to offer a patient portal that gives you access to your health information. Please follow this link to the Patient Portals page, and then choose Physician Office Portal to learn more. To set up your Physician Office Portal for the first time, please contact your physician’s office.

ONLINE PAYMENT

If you have set up your account, you can pay your bill online through the Healthcare Centers’ Patient Portal. To set up your portal account, please contact your physician office. If you have questions about your Morris Hospital Physician Office bill, please call 815-941-9124.

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

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