Physician With Colombian Heritage Enjoys Working in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Premier Pulse     February 2018

1689684474Juan C. Reina, MD, sees patients at Hilltop Obstetrics & Gynecology in Franklin, specializing in robotic surgery.

What is your clinical specialty?
Obstetrics and Gynecology, which has a superb mix of my passions ... connecting with patients during their pregnancy and helping them bring new life to the world, but also using mind-boggling surgical skills to heal ailments of the female organs.

Where did you go to school?
Graduated from Tulane University in 2004, and yes, I bit the bullet of the Katrina hurricane that hit New Orleans the following year.

What brought you to Premier Health?
My private practice, Hilltop Obstetrics & Gynecology, has a great relationship with Premier Health, specifically with Atrium Medical Center.

Why did you choose medicine as a career?
Medicine is a vocation to help others that I believe I inherited from both my parents (my dad is a pediatrician, and my mom is a pediatric nurse).

Who are the people who influenced and/or mentored you?
A key influence in my life that steered my career choices and work ethic was to witness the hard work and genuine care for their patients that I saw in my parents every day.

What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
How about two things ... I'm a good cook, and a lifelong metal head.

Where is your hometown?
I was raised in Cali, Colombia, in South America.

What, if any, sports team(s) do you cheer for?
I love soccer above any other sport, so obviously, FC Cincinnati and the Colombia national soccer team. Also I enjoy baseball, with the Cincy Reds on top.

What is the last book you read?
“Exocet” by Jack Higgins ... A thriller that mixes a love story and a spy game during the Falklands War.

What is your favorite song in your playlist?
"Master of Puppets" by Metallica

What is your favorite food?
Latin food, of course! And my absolute favorite is a Colombian beef and potato stew called picado de papa that my grandmother used to make for me to celebrate my birthday every year until she passed away.

What is your favorite hobby?
I'm a "gamer" since I was a little kid ... so you could say video games are my hobby, as it relaxes me and entertains me. I have had and played almost every single game console that existed, and if you like details, I do prefer the Sony PlayStation brand.

What is your favorite animal?
I'm a dog person ... as I identify myself through their unconditional love and loyalty.

Where is your favorite vacation spot?
The Caribbean Islands in general ... no specific spot ... that is our destination every year for family vacations ... as I get disconnected from the mundane world, relaxing 100 percent, no decision-making environment, plus the paradise landscape and the ocean are the cherry on top.

Describe something for which you are especially thankful:
I am very thankful for God placing an angel on earth in my path. Let me explain ... one random day at the University Hospital, where I did my medical school rotations, I saw the girl of my dreams walking up the main staircase (yes, back then elevators took forever, and it was faster to take the stairs). That girl that stole my heart is now my lovely wife and the mother of my beautiful twin girls.

Pick a Side

iPhone or Android?
iPhone of course.

Early bird or night owl?
Not a morning person, so I make my effort every day.

Beach bum or mountain hiker?
We already established ... beach bum.

Dress shoes or tennis shoes?
Italian dress shoes, one of my weaknesses.

Paperback or e-reader?
I'm old school, so anything paperback is preferred.

Coffee or tea?
I grew up drinking tea, so I enjoy a relaxing cup of tea anytime.

Cooking or baking?
I love cooking ... have not ventured in baking yet.

Sweet or salty?
I prefer salty ... I don't have a sweet tooth, which is a good thing. 

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