Because of their diverse backgrounds in orthopedic medicine, our providers can treat a wide variety of orthopedic concerns to get you back to your life safely and quickly.
- Orthopedic trauma and fractures
- Sports medicine and sports injuries
- Operative and non-operative fracture care
- Total joint replacement – hip, knee, ankle
- Shoulder, knee, hip and ankle arthroscopy
- Sprains and strains
- Knee, shoulder and back pain
- General orthopedic care such as minor elective elbow, hand and foot surgery
OSF Medical Group – Mendota Orthopedics
OSF Medical Group – Ottawa Orthopedics
Meet the Doctors
Dr. Mohammed Awad
Dr. Awad provides general orthopedic care and specializes in sports medicine. He completed his residency at Midwestern University/ Franciscan St. James Health and his fellowship at Detroit Medical Center Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.
During his fellowship, he also provided orthopedic coverage for the Detroit Pistons, Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers.
Dr. Holly Brockman
A graduate of Seneca High School in Seneca, Illinois, Dr. Brockman returned to the Ottawa area to practice orthopedic medicine. She provides general orthopedic care and specializes in trauma and fractures.
She completed her residency in orthopedic surgery at Akron General Medical Center and her fellowship in orthopedic trauma surgery at the University of Missouri – Columbia.
Dr. Emmy Ho
With more than 17 years of experience, Dr. Ho provides general orthopedic care and specializes in total joint replacement as well as knee and shoulder scopes.
She completed her residency in orthopedic surgery at the Mayo Clinic.
Want to know more about the doctors?
We sat down with them for a question and answer session.
Discover what they had to say.
I enjoy photography and bike riding.
I belong to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Osteopathic Association, Academy of Orthopedics, American Osteopathic Association, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, International Society for Hip Arthroscopy and Arthroscopy Association of North America.
The family environment that everyone brings to work each day.
My first introduction to orthopedics was after an injury in high school football and seeing an orthopedic surgeon for it. It was only appropriate that this would end up being my life career.
Something where I could help others while still having fun.
I enjoy skiing, being outdoors and spending time with family.
I belong to the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
I really enjoy being back home and providing orthopedic care to the area I grew up in.
I enjoyed working with the resident physicians.
I enjoy the outdoors, especially gardening and hiking.
I belong to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Illinois Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Medical Association.
I have met many gifted orthopedic providers working within OSF HealthCare, and I enjoy networking with them. I feel we all are working towards the same goal – to give our patients back their quality of life after experiencing an orthopedic issue.
The Mission has helped my practice become focused on caring for all individuals. It is rewarding to know we can help all of God’s children as a community of caregivers.
Yes, my role was similar. But with OSF, we know we are to serve with the OSF Mission guiding us – serving with the greatest care and love.