Christopher Hicks, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Sports Medicine

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Arthritis
  • Joint Injections
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Nonsurgical Orthopaedics
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Running Injuries
  • Sports Medicine

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine - 2014
Residency:
Rush University Medical Center - 2018
Fellowships:
University of Virginia Medical Center - 2019

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Certified)
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Sports Medicine (Certified)

Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Huntley Hospital
McHenry Hospital
Woodstock Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

270 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

94 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

94 Reviews

August 30, 2023

5.0

See above. Dr Hicks is an excellent doctor. I loved that he wasn’t typing into a pad or computer while talking to me.

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August 30, 2023

5.0

Incredible interaction and super nice. Very knowledgeable and helped me right away!

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August 30, 2023

5.0

This doctor Is just great Took his time with me and explained everything I haven’t felt this comfortable with a doctors visit in a while Dr Hick will be the one I see in the future if I have any issues

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August 28, 2023

4.0

Nice Dr and was open to my feedback

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August 28, 2023

5.0

Dr Hicks is a personable doctor who takes his time to do a thorough exam and understand symptoms, as well as explain his findings and diagnoses.

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August 26, 2023

5.0

Very pleasant and friendly. He has an excellent bedside manner. He thoroughly explained what he was going to doo; showed me my X-rays; answered all my questions and even kept me informed during the procedure. I would highly recommend him to anyone e I know.

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August 25, 2023

5.0

Dr Hicks is very knowledgeable, professional, and eager to help!

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August 24, 2023

5.0

Great personable skills. Well thought out course of care. Showed a true interest in finding the cause of my pain and developing a solid treatment strategy. Excellent communication skills.

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August 23, 2023

5.0

He’s very informative and caring for my condition. He’s very helpful, kind and caring Doctor.

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August 22, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hicks explained the procedure and preformed it very well.

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August 22, 2023

5.0

Great Doctor, very personable, asks a lot of relevant questions.

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August 17, 2023

5.0

Dr Hicks was very polite, respectful and gentle. He kept telling me when the shots would hurt but I hardly felt a thing! And my hip feels much better!

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August 15, 2023

5.0

I think I already said that. He was personable. He was easy to talk to. He offered good answers and explanations to my questions.

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August 14, 2023

5.0

seemed knowledgeable and experienced

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August 13, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hicks showed concern for my injury and wants to get me back on my feet with a treatment plan and therapy.

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August 10, 2023

5.0

Dr Hicks explained all details in terms I can understand. He listened to my concerns and was able to provide me with an appropriate treatment plan.

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August 09, 2023

5.0

Good patient care

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August 09, 2023

5.0

He take the time and explains everything to you.

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August 08, 2023

5.0

Dr Hicks Answers any questions you may have and explains the diagnosis clearly. He is concerned and a very caring physician.

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August 03, 2023

5.0

He was very good

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August 03, 2023

5.0

Friendly and professional

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August 03, 2023

5.0

Best doctor I've seen in a long time. Great bedside manner. Extremely personable, I felt heard. He is an Excellent doctor.

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August 02, 2023

5.0

Caring, excellent listener, genuine concern for my health.

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August 02, 2023

5.0

Very friendly and attentive

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July 27, 2023

5.0

Very easy to talk to, he listens to your concerns and knows exactly how to help you!

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July 27, 2023

5.0

knowledgeable, friendly, professional, above board with information

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July 25, 2023

5.0

He explained everything to me and answered my questions. He was very personable and professional. I felt that I truly had choices in my care.

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July 20, 2023

5.0

He is very knowledgeable

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July 18, 2023

5.0

I just said he’s very thorough

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July 15, 2023

5.0

Dr Hicks is awesome and so chill. Made me feel very comfortable for my procedure.

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July 15, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hick truly a great MD

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July 13, 2023

5.0

Professional explains everything and he put up with me. His assistant was great as well

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July 08, 2023

5.0

Great service!!!

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July 06, 2023

5.0

Caring professional and very nice.

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July 05, 2023

5.0

Informative and friendly service

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July 03, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hicks is outstanding! He always listens and discusses what treatments he recommends and why and he’s very good at what he does. I always leave feeling that I’ve been given the best care.

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July 02, 2023

5.0

Took time to explain everything to 16 year old. Performed diagnostic test and results right then and there

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June 29, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hicks is very friendly and personable. He listened yo my concerns and promptly addressed them.

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June 27, 2023

5.0

Very personable and professional. Took really good care of me!

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June 27, 2023

5.0

One of my favorite doctors ever. He was super relatable, knew about basketball and really connected with me. He also outlined a plan for me based on my goals and made it clear what I would have to do in order to prepare my body for physical activity.

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June 27, 2023

5.0

Same as above , Dr Hicks is an excellent Doctor. He really shows that he cares about his patients.

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June 27, 2023

5.0

He's very thorough yet extremely personable

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June 24, 2023

5.0

Listened to our concerns and used nonmedical jargon when explaining the diagnosis/treatment plan.

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June 24, 2023

5.0

Listens, doesn’t seem like he’s in a rush, and seems very knowledgeable

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June 24, 2023

5.0

Prompt, focused, friendly and very professional.

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June 23, 2023

5.0

He was willing to listen to me. He was very easy to relate to. I knew he care about getting my knee pain better. He explained everything and and gave me choices. I will refer him to all of my friends and family. So happy and lucky to have him as my Dr.

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June 23, 2023

5.0

Very personable. Takes his time and listens to the patient.

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June 21, 2023

5.0

Great Dr! Listens, takes time w patient and explains things thoroughly

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June 17, 2023

5.0

Dr Hicks was very thorough. Explained everything very well. Did not rush through

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June 17, 2023

5.0

Very professional.

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June 17, 2023

5.0

Good experienced doctor

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June 13, 2023

5.0

Very professional and competent. Explained everything to me and listened to my questions.

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June 10, 2023

5.0

Very professional and knowledgeable. I felt confident and at ease throughout the appointment.

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June 07, 2023

5.0

As I mentioned above, he was very thorough in his examination of my ankle and he was also very personable.

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June 07, 2023

3.0

I believe he is mostly responsible for the incorrect treatment and incorrect record keeping.

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June 07, 2023

5.0

Read above. He's very good.

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June 07, 2023

5.0

He is very thoughtful and does well with my shots

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June 05, 2023

5.0

I believe in him and have been very happy with all the care received.

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June 04, 2023

2.0

Dr. Hicks has been kind and caring.

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June 03, 2023

5.0

He’s the best and funny

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June 02, 2023

5.0

Dr.Hicks is wonderful. Explain every step he is doing.

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June 01, 2023

5.0

He was very personable and made me feel like I was special and sincerely wanted to help me find the problem. He listened to everything very carefully which helped get to the cause of my pain.

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June 01, 2023

5.0

He was fabulous

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June 01, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hicks is very kind and took his time explaining my injury.

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May 28, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hicks listened to my concerns and need for a quick recovery.

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May 27, 2023

5.0

He is very knowledgeable

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May 26, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hicks was very thorough. Took his time and listened to me.

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May 25, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hicks is truly a professional caring physician who listens to his patients and shows he goes the extra mile in helping heal his patients.

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May 23, 2023

5.0

We love Dr Hicks, he takes his time, thorough and makes sure everything is addressed and handled.

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May 23, 2023

5.0

Explained the procedure in detail. I felt very comfortable and felt I was in good hands.

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May 19, 2023

5.0

Very personable and professional. Explained the X-rays to me…made sure I was pain free

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May 19, 2023

5.0

He is very professional and personable. He was concerned about my comfort during the exam. Answered all of my questions.

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May 18, 2023

5.0

I liked him and felt he was attentive to my issue.

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May 18, 2023

5.0

He is very good at explaining each every step he will be performing.

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May 18, 2023

5.0

Kind, personable, knowledgeable and patient.

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May 18, 2023

5.0

He’s the best , he was very calming to my procedure.

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May 16, 2023

5.0

He is pleasant and competent. He also did a very good job of explaining the treatment and after care.

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May 16, 2023

5.0

I already have to my sister and a friend!

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May 16, 2023

5.0

Love Dr. Hicks! I followed him from University of Chicago to Northwestern! He understands my knee issues, takes the time to figure out what is needed to stop the pains & other issues! He knows I’m nervous about getting knee injections, so he makes me laugh, talk about my life to get my mind off of him giving me the injections!

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May 10, 2023

5.0

Dr Hicks was so kind and patient with my daughter. He was funny too which helped her relax and not be scared.

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May 10, 2023

5.0

He listens and explains everything clearly

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May 09, 2023

5.0

Dr Hicks is caring and very straight forward of procedures and instruction. His care is exceptional. I would trust him fully to do any procedure necessary.

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May 08, 2023

5.0

He listened to you as a patient

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May 08, 2023

5.0

Great doctor care

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May 06, 2023

5.0

He was professional,. He explained everything and asked if I had any questions. He explained the entire procedure as it happened, and has a very good bedside manner.

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May 05, 2023

5.0

Takes his time listening and and answering all questions. Sincerely empathetic. I was very nervous and he and his assistant helped me relax through procedure. Gentle doctor.

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May 03, 2023

5.0

Cant say enough about skills personal and professional bedside manner

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May 01, 2023

5.0

He explained what he was doing

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April 28, 2023

5.0

Again, Dr Hicks was great. The team was nice too!

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April 27, 2023

5.0

He was awesome! The kind of doctor you want today! ❤️❤️❤️

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April 26, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hicks explained everything, asked questions and made me feel at ease the whole procedure, which was virtually pain free.

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April 25, 2023

5.0

Great bed side manner

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April 25, 2023

5.0

Very sweet, nice, gentle, can hold a conversation. He is just an amazing person! Thank you Dr. Hicks!!!!!

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April 25, 2023

5.0

Was very kind to me. Took his time to go over every option with me.

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