Meet Quad City ORA orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Jonathan Winston.
While by day, Dr. Winston treats patients with hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder conditions, his favorite jobs are “Husband and Father.” In our ongoing feature “What Moves Me,” Dr. Winston talks about what he enjoys most during this special and magical time of year…
Years in Practice: 3
Specialty: Upper Extremity
Hometown: Nanuet, NY
What is your favorite holiday memory growing up?
I always enjoyed admiring the lights around the neighborhood. My family and I would drive around neighborhoods that were known for their outdoor decorations leading up to the holidays.
Favorite Holiday Movie and/or scene:
“Home alone.” I particularly enjoy the scenes following the quote, “This is my house, I have to defend it.” Macaulay Culkin sets innovative traps to make his home secure and burglar-proof.
Favorite Holiday Food:
That’s a tough one for me since I like all food. My grandmother on my father’s side made amazing Kasha which was always a holiday hit. I also enjoy a good turkey and, of course, any dessert my wife makes.
What is your favorite family holiday memory?
Seeing how excited the kids get on Christmas morning, and watching them enjoy new games and experiences
Describe what your holidays are like now as the boys have grown!
We get to sleep in until 5:30am, and at that point the kids are too excited to stay in bed. They run downstairs to see what Santa brought. We then have a cinnamon rolls that my wife makes as tradition. We then spend the day with family and enjoy a meal together.
Is the Winston house full of excitement in these days leading up the big day?
We like to drive and look at Christmas lights, they have their own Christmas tree to decorate with homemade ornaments, and enjoy a lit fire. JP is hoping to get a magic kit from Santa, and Bennett is hoping for a battery powered (child safe) chainsaw.
As your family has grown what are you looking forward to as they get older?
I’m excited to see what interests the kids develop as they get older. My wife and I can’t wait for a day when we can see friends and family safely, enjoy a date night out, and take the kids on new adventures and experiences.
What do you like best about practicing medicine?
I enjoy the patient interactions and being around people. It’s amazing to be able to meet someone and have an impact on their life in a positive way. That’s the best part about my job.
What inspires you most about your patients?
It’s amazing the trust someone has to have in me to properly take care of their musculoskeletal health. That trust motivates me to continue learning and providing the best possible care I can deliver.
What are your hopes for your sons’ futures?
The simple answer is that they are happy in whatever they do. My wife and I will support them in any way that we can.