Nicholas McKeown, PA-C

Nicholas McKeown, PA-C

The “healthcare seed” was planted early in me, during a few beautiful moments in an otherwise hard part of my life. When my family member was in the hospital, in serious condition, all the nurses, aids, providers, and even the custodian went out of their way to make me smile. Years later, I remember that feeling and try to pay it forward. If there’s one thing my patients remember about me, I hope it’s that, “he cared for me.”

I started my medical career right here in Rockford as a CNA. There I learned the importance of a strong team and that there are no “small parts” in healthcare–every team member matters, and their work is important.

When it comes to healthcare, It’s all about the people. There’s nothing better than doing all you can to make someone’s life better, more livable, or even just a little happier.


  • John Bottros, MD, Hip and Knee Replacement


  • Kishwaukee Community College – Associate of Science
  • Northern Illinois University – Bachelor of Science
  • Barry University – Master of Community Health Science