James A. Hill, MD

James A. Hill, MD

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Primary Specialty

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Secondary Specialty

  • Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Insurance

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

  • Arthroscopic Surgery - Knee
  • Arthroscopic Surgery - Shoulder
  • Athletic Knee Problems
  • Shoulder Problems
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Upper Extremity Surgery

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - 1974
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 1979

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

5.0
5.0 

890 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

August 30, 2021

5.0

He spends time with me and listens to my concerns.

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August 30, 2021

5.0

Dr Hill is thorough, personable, direct and addressed all my concerns.

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August 29, 2021

5.0

Honest, helpful, provided good advice

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August 26, 2021

5.0

He's a great Doctor period!

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August 25, 2021

5.0

Dr. Hill is kind, caring and thorough. He listens and evaluates without rushing you out for another patient.

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August 24, 2021

5.0

He's always concerned with my comfort.

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August 21, 2021

5.0

It is important and comforting to have compassionate people in on your care team. Explains everything, teaches you as your looking at your X-rays and MIR's. Exceptional physician. Looks at your chart and all your overall care. I am extremely pleased with his manner.

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August 21, 2021

5.0

I have been going to NWMH since 1976 and been a patient of Dr. Hill for quite a few years. (Dr. Hill. Was referred by my PhD Patrick Sullivan). Each time I've been seen by Dr. Hill I have been so satisfied with him. His bedside manners are outstanding; always so kind and caring; always takes time explaining the problem and how he is going to go about solving it in language that I understand being the patient.

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August 19, 2021

5.0

Excellent physician with excellent personal communication skills.

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August 19, 2021

5.0

Very efficient and friendly and he asked the right questions immediately.

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August 18, 2021

5.0

He was wonderful. He listened. He was knowledgeable. He took his time. He was friendly and caring.

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August 12, 2021

5.0

He treats me as an individual

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August 12, 2021

5.0

Listened. Took time to explain all of my options.

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August 11, 2021

5.0

Very Professional, Caring

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August 09, 2021

5.0

Excellent Doctor who is very attentive to you overall health and well being. Dr Hill listens and truly cares about his patients. He's knowledgeable and I never feel rushed. He is an exemplary health care professional.

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August 08, 2021

5.0

Experience. Success

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August 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. Hill is the best doctor

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August 05, 2021

5.0

Dr Hill is an outstanding doctor

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August 04, 2021

5.0

He took his time. Explained things in a way that I was able to understand. He was so kind.

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August 02, 2021

5.0

Professional

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August 01, 2021

5.0

Knowledge, bedside manner, great communicator for patient understanding. Great patient care.

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August 01, 2021

5.0

Great doctor! Listens with care.

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July 30, 2021

5.0

Friendly, informative

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July 30, 2021

5.0

Thorough, attentive, provides explanations that is easily understood and pauses to allow any questions I may have.

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July 29, 2021

5.0

He is so upbeat. Loved his enthusiasm for his work

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July 27, 2021

5.0

Dr Hill listens to the patient and thoroughly answers all questions and concerns. He ensures all avenues of therapy are explored and risks are discussed before recommending surgery.

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July 27, 2021

5.0

Dr. Hill communicates the diagnosis, process, care & treatment.. He is kind & compassionate. He is trustworthy!

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July 17, 2021

5.0

Pleasant and knowledgeable.

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July 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Hill and Maria are to well oiled machines they work well together and have excellent compassion knowledge and bed side manner.

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July 13, 2021

5.0

Excellent service

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July 12, 2021

5.0

Only person I would ever go to is Dr. Hill. I am a professional athlete.

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July 12, 2021

5.0

You just have to meet him and you will see why

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July 12, 2021

5.0

I have been a long time Orthopaedic patient at Northwestern Medicine, and a satisfied patient of Dr. James Hill. I wouldn't have any other physician treating my Orthopaedic care.

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July 10, 2021

5.0

Friendly, experienced Knowledgeable

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July 10, 2021

5.0

HE'S THE BEST.

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July 08, 2021

5.0

Liked his bedside manner. Easy to talk to and he listened

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July 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Hill is one of the if not the nicest doctor I have ever met. He took time and showed compassion and understanding and gave great advice and a plan

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July 06, 2021

5.0

Dr. Hill is the most exceptional physician I have ever known. Not only is he a top surgeon in his field but he has a wonderful gift of listening and talking to his patients. I wish all doctors had Dr. Hill's skill set.

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July 05, 2021

5.0

His medical expertise, his caring at a personal level and his bed-side manner. He always devotes ample time to each visit. You never feel like he's rushing you, which is very unusual in medicine today.

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July 01, 2021

5.0

Brilliant , thorough and explains everything.

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June 30, 2021

5.0

In these very politically progressive and culturally sensitive times in our country's development, it is a wise choice of NM to have superior, professional, experienced representation of BIPOC on staff.

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June 30, 2021

5.0

Takes the time to discuss patient's issues and discusses their options.

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June 30, 2021

5.0

He is a Wonderful, Caring and Excellent Surgeon!

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June 29, 2021

5.0

I've known Dr hill for many years and I think he is a very compassionate wonderful man and doctor. Also very competent.

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June 26, 2021

5.0

Excellent care. Compassionate, knowledgeable & skilled doctor. Dr. Hill is exceptional!

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June 26, 2021

5.0

attentive not rushed and informative

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June 25, 2021

5.0

Dr Hill- A GREAT DOCTOR!

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June 25, 2021

5.0

Great with his patiences

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June 23, 2021

5.0

Very good and knowledgable of his work. He carnes about his patients.

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June 23, 2021

5.0

Patient and compassion

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June 22, 2021

5.0

Professionalism, courtesy, caring & knowledge.

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June 22, 2021

5.0

Dr Hill is my doctor for many years I wish I could see him in and office close to me. Now I'm 85 years old and it's harder for me to drive to downtown but I don't change him for any other doctor.

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June 17, 2021

5.0

Very professional and communicates well with his patients.

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June 17, 2021

5.0

He knows what he is doing and takes the time to explain things to a patient.

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June 16, 2021

5.0

I've known Dr. Hill for over 30 years. He's a stand up guy. Professional, clearly understandable and has a calming presence.

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June 16, 2021

5.0

If he can't fix it it can't be fixed

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June 15, 2021

5.0

He is absolutely The Best. Amazing bedside manners.

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June 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. James Hill was professional and courteous. Dr. Hill listened to my concerns and provided positive and helpful feedback that was patient centered. I did not feel rushed during my visit with Dr. Hill. I felt comfortable, heard and at ease during my entire visit. Because of my positive interaction with Dr. James Hill, I will definitely be recommending him to my friends and family.

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June 04, 2021

5.0

Great listener, thoughtful responses, reassuring, and kind.

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June 03, 2021

5.0

Very personable and clearly explains issue and discusses all options for treatment. Cares about the patient and listens to what you have to say

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May 27, 2021

5.0

Excellent professionalism and knowledgable expertise.

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May 27, 2021

5.0

The way him and is nurse treated me during this whole Ordeal was amazing really help me

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May 26, 2021

5.0

Dr Hill is an exceptional doctor that gets to the issue quickly and resolves your problem quickly

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May 26, 2021

5.0

Dr. Hill is an excellent and compassionate doctor. He is the best!

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May 26, 2021

5.0

Dr Hill is an exceptional physician. He is kind and caring.

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May 24, 2021

5.0

Outstanding personal attention. Highly professional and deep understanding of my physical condition of my knee problem. I was recommended to see Dr Hill and I'm totally satisfied and will recommend anyone who will need a real professional help. Thank you Dr J. Hill

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May 23, 2021

5.0

He took his time and answered all of my questions. Very kind, caring and professional. Made sure I understood everything and was very thoughtful. I would highly recommend him. Thank you!

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May 20, 2021

5.0

Too many reasons to listen but more Drs should be like Dr Hill

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May 20, 2021

5.0

Dr James Hill listens to my issues and continues to provide relief for my knee pain for years now

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May 19, 2021

5.0

He took the time to listen to my story and then offer comments/ suggestions. I never felt rushed. And he examined my knees!

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May 17, 2021

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable, informative, kind.

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May 17, 2021

5.0

Outstanding Customer Service

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May 14, 2021

5.0

Caring and competent.

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May 13, 2021

5.0

He's awesome!!!

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May 11, 2021

5.0

Dr Hill always takes time to answer all my questions and truly shows he is interested in my symptoms. He is good about giving me answers to what the options are and helping me determine what the next steps will be. I always come away feeling positive and that he gave me time to understand his explanation.

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May 11, 2021

5.0

Dr Hill is First Rate!

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May 10, 2021

5.0

Very good at what he does. Cares about my well-being.

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May 10, 2021

5.0

Awesome doctor

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May 09, 2021

5.0

Dr. Hill is the model for a concerned and caring medical professional. He listens and addresses questions clearly.

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May 06, 2021

5.0

Dr. Hill gets right to the point. Excellent history taker. Evaluates clearly, tells reasons for his judgments.

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May 05, 2021

5.0

He's superior at what he does and very friendly. He explains things and suggested options.

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May 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Hill is awesome. He is focused as he listens and pays close attention. He does great work

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May 05, 2021

5.0

He Took care of my knee and did a great job

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May 04, 2021

5.0

Doctor is extremely knowledgeable, competent, compassionate and kind. I have complete confidence under his care

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May 04, 2021

5.0

Dr. Hill listens and recommends the best course of action for his patients.

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May 02, 2021

5.0

Dr. Hill is the BEST!!! Knowledgeable - compassionate & thorough. Listens to the patient with genuine care & his medical experience / skill is unmatched!

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April 29, 2021

5.0

He is the Best!

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April 29, 2021

5.0

Dr. Hill is extremely professional

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April 28, 2021

5.0

First of all I went in afraid of surgery after talking to doctor Hill he explained my situation and showed me a x/ray Dr.Hill than said that surgery was not need he explained. very well I was a happy person

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April 28, 2021

5.0

He performed great surgery on me once Accommodated me promptly for clinic visit

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April 27, 2021

5.0

Dr Hill has been my doctor for a number of years and i am pleased with his care and his staff

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April 27, 2021

5.0

He takes the time to explain the options of treatment available and how it may affect me. Very personable and likeable.

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April 26, 2021

5.0

Have already recommended him to a few friends.

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April 26, 2021

5.0

Talent and bedside manner.

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April 26, 2021

5.0

Dr Hills is very attentive to me with every questions I have to asked & get a reply with understanding.

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April 25, 2021

5.0

Dr. James Hill is the best. Very thorough and takes an exceptional approach to help to treat the patient

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April 23, 2021

5.0

Dr. Hill cares about his patients. He always treats them with respect.

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April 23, 2021

5.0

One of best physicians I've seen at Northwestern in my 35 years

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April 23, 2021

5.0

Exceptional knowledge and great care.

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April 22, 2021

5.0

Dt. Hill treats his patients with his many skills : not only is he knowledgeable and experienced, he listens to questions and explains in great detail the diagnosis, the treatment, and the probable prognosis. He inspires my trust and admiration . He is a wonderful human being and a doctor .

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