Dr. Jack R. Pines was in the homestretch to launching his baseball career when fate had a different plan. His love for the game began at the age of four and through high school, he was always thankful for physicians’ care whenever he needed it. After a career-ending injury in college, Dr. Pines turned his focus toward his love for medicine and orthopedics. Now, he dedicates his career at Resurgens Orthopaedics to using interventional procedures to help reduce or eliminate a patient’s pain and get them back to doing what they love.
As a physician specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and non-operative spine care, what would you say is the most satisfying part of your job?
The most satisfying and rewarding part of my job is helping people return to a normal life, doing the things they love. Whether that is spending time with their kids or grandkids, playing a sport or providing for their family—it is all equally rewarding.
How do you implement innovations into your field?
I always try to stay current with the newest procedures for my patients’ benefit, but it is not something I take lightly. Bringing new procedures into my practice is not always easy either. I spend a lot of time reading and learning about new procedures in order to understand the risks and potential efficacy before I decide to bring them into my practice.
Outside of work, what are you passionate about?
I love spending time with my family and friends as well as my golden retriever, Ellie. I love cars and I have been involved in some type of racing since I was 10 years old—currently I spend a lot of my free time drag racing.