Physicians Assistant to Dr. Joseph Hecht
John received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois in 1990 and his master’s in science and physician assistant studies from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois in 2011. In between, he had a variety of careers including computer animation, computer game producer, bicycle tour guide and ski patroller.
John worked in emergency medicine in the emergency departments of St. James hospitals in Chicago Heights, Illinois and Olympia Fields, Illinois for 3 years before joining Dr. Hecht here at OSNI.
John sees patients for follow-up in our OSNI clinic and in the hospital inpatient setting along with Dr. Hecht. He also assists Dr. Hecht in all of his surgeries. John also performs the majority of our in office joint injections and aspirations.
Like Dr. Hecht, John feels the patient communication is of paramount importance and he very much enjoys spending time getting to know patients and educating them regarding the orthopedic issues they are having as well as their treatment options.