James A. Hill, MD

James A. Hill, MD

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Northwestern Medical Group

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

Board Certifications

  • American Board of 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 
373 Ratings
  • Friendly & Courteous
    5.0
  • Will Recommend to Others
    5.0
  • Clear Explanations
    5.0
  • Shows Concern
    5.0
  • Includes You In Decisions
    5.0
  • Explains Medications
    4.9
  • Follow-Up Instructions
    4.9
  • Easy to Understand
    5.0
  • Time Spent With Patient
    4.9
  • Confidence in Doctor
    5.0

Reviews from Patients

92 Reviews
October 29, 2019

Dr. Hill is just great. I use him for all my orthopaedic problems.

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October 26, 2019

he's very compassionate and he speaks so that the patient understands, he also takes his time and does not rush. excellent doctor and staff.

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October 19, 2019

Dr. Hill is an amazing doctor with a wonderful sense of humor and bedside manner. I feel blessed that my PCP reccomended him. He has been so kind and understanding about my condition.

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October 17, 2019

I am overall very pleased with Dr James Hill. I have recommended one relative to him.

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October 11, 2019

Dr. Hill is an amazing doctor. I'm very thankful for his skills and wisdom.

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October 11, 2019

dr hill has been effectively treating me for years now. his treatments and recommendations are very effective. he is compassionate and caring.

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October 04, 2019

The care was excellent

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September 20, 2019

*Dr. Hill is an excellent doctor. He listens well, informative and patient.

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September 20, 2019

Dr Hill is phenomenal! He is always optimistic and encouraging..

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September 19, 2019

Dr Hill listened well, ask relevant questions, and understood my concerns. excellent recommendations.

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September 05, 2019

Dr. Hill is incredible! Genuinely interested in my needs and concerns.

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August 31, 2019

I have recommended Dr. Hill to several people all of which were very pleased with him and his care/treatment.

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August 24, 2019

Depending on the need, Dr. Hill is always able to see me within a reasonable amount of time.

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August 14, 2019

Very thorough and clear and transparent. Dr Hill always follows up on n great detail. I am very confident that Dr Hill's intent is for my optimal health.

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August 11, 2019

dr. Hill was empathetic concerned and listened very well to my problems. He gave me a clear diagnosis and showed and explained to me the why what and where of my problem. My biggest compliment goes out to Doc on his ability to listen and show that he cared and listened .He was present and sincere.

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August 01, 2019

I am very pleased with *Dr. Hill's services as an ortho doctor. He is personable and knowledgeable. My knee condition had improved since he has been treating me.

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July 28, 2019

i would advise all to go to dr hill

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July 28, 2019

Dr. Hill is the consummate professional, caring, supportive, and one of the all around nicest doctors I have ever been around. We cannot say enough about his demeanor and how he has helped us, I would not see anyone else.

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July 20, 2019

I consider Dr. Hill a friend as well as a good doctor. I don't see anyone else without his consultation.

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July 11, 2019

Dr. Hill provided explanations and suggested care that was understandable. His posture was one of caring and concern, and much appreciated.

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June 23, 2019

Dr. Hill cleaned and bandaged the abrasions on my left knee in addition to treating me for my appointment.

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June 16, 2019

Dr. Hill is the best physician in the hospital

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June 08, 2019

Dr Hill is an excellent physician!

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May 16, 2019

*Dr. Hill is competent, professional & has very good interaction with me - he is also a kind and friendly person. This is a great combination.

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May 05, 2019

Both, the physician & the nurse relate to me perfectly

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May 02, 2019

Dr. Hill does a wonderful job.

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May 01, 2019

Likelihood to recommend is high.

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April 23, 2019

I was pleased.

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April 05, 2019

dr hill is the best

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March 31, 2019

Doctor was very informative about my condition -

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March 31, 2019

Kind, sincere, excellent demeanor, excellent surgeon. Never diminishes the patient dialog about the problem.

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March 09, 2019

I will always be thankful Dr. James Hill. He helped saved my legs. His skills and kindness has been a blessing down the years.

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March 08, 2019

It has been 4-5 years since I last saw busy Dr Hill, yet he remembered me. He is attuned and compassionate, and I hope he has been able to train some NEW doctors, PAs, nurses! The same day he received my MRI results, he called me (it was after 5pm) to discuss the care he thought I should have going forward.

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March 07, 2019

Dr. Hill is a very thorough doctor who discusses my condition and gives ease to possible remedies.

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March 04, 2019

Excellent warm and friendly experience.

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February 24, 2019

I ALWAYS tell anyone who needs any surgery for bones to see Dr. Hill. for 27 years I never knew walking without pain. He gave me a new start I'm forever grateful

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February 15, 2019

I am a man whose never had to have hospital and/or doctor's visit. By the grace of God I am healthy. Dr.Hill and his nurse, the nurses that worked with him on the day or surgery made this a very, very, easy situation for me

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January 24, 2019

*Dr. Hill is the best dr. in the world! He does a fantastic job at making sure you understand everything he has said. He is a wonderful dr.

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January 18, 2019

Dr. Hill has magic!

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January 13, 2019

Doctor was pleasant and personable. I felt that he listened intently to my story and concerns. He patiently explained my presenting problem. He respected my ideas, thoughts, wishes and concerns. He eased my worried-ness.

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January 11, 2019

I've been seeing Dr Hill since 1986 and wouldn't see another Dr. He has been amazing and I've recommended him to several friends and family members which he has treated.

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January 01, 2019

My doctor is the best!

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December 29, 2018

never met anybody like doctor Hill,he is very professional and caring like no other doctor in the world

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December 18, 2018

My family referred me to *Dr. Hill. They are very happy with his dx and service.

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December 17, 2018

*Dr. Hill is very patient. Took the time to answer my questions and explain my condition.

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December 09, 2018

Dr. Hill is an outstanding physician who cares deeply about his patients. His concern for me is heard at every visit. He does an excellent job of explaining the problem and all the solutions available and also explains which he thinks is best for you and why. He listens carefully and looks you in the eye directly when speaking to you. He always checks for your understanding. I appreciated his telling him how I can reach him quickly if I need to. His gentle and quiet manner made me feel comfortable.

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December 08, 2018

THE DOCTOR EXPLAIN EVERYTHING IN A WAY THAT I UNDERSTOOD

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December 07, 2018

Dr. Hill has been a great advocate for me, and his caution and courtesy as 100% in favor of the patient in my experience.

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November 24, 2018

James hill is the best.

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October 26, 2018

Very informative DOCTOR.

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October 23, 2018

*Dr. Hill is the most outstanding physician that I have met at NW. He has read my history prior to seeing me and starts with a conservative approach first. I am most grateful to him for being that way because surgery scares me so _____ his way is working.

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October 22, 2018

Doctor Hill has helped to save my life. I will always be thankful for his gift in medicine.

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October 17, 2018

Dr. Hill is and has been one of my favorite doctors. He cares, he listens, he is brilliant. THE BEST.

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October 15, 2018

I've been a patient of Dr. Hill for over 20 years. He is an excellent surgeon, I have had three surgeries performed by him. The time he takes with you to explain your situation and evaluate your problem is beyond compare. He takes the time to get to know you as a person in order to determine your best medical course of care.

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October 13, 2018

Dr.Hill is very kind and friendly doctor. He spent sufficient time with the patient.

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October 13, 2018

Dr. Hill is both very competent and empathetic

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October 05, 2018

Dr. Hill was wonderful about trying to get me better for my upcoming vacation. He had his nurse recommend a place I could get an expedited MRI (I got an MRI from Northwestern before but had to wait 2 weeks for an appointment-I didn't have 2 weeks.). Dr Hill had his nurse give me her direct phone number to call when I had the MRI. He said he would call me with the results and determine the care plan prior to vacation. Which he did! Just fantastic the care he took. I've been telling everyone what a great experience I had.

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September 21, 2018

the very best

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September 16, 2018

Dr. Hill is kind, courteous and very professional. I had a list of questions for him about potential arthroscopic surgery and he answered all questions, sometimes offering information ahead of my questions. He was very knowledgeable about my medical history and completely prepared for my visit.

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September 14, 2018

*Dr. James A Hill is a very good doctor. He can diagnose your problem quickly and tell you what you need to do to remedy it or help it. I like a doctor like that, that shows an interest in you health.

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September 12, 2018

Dr Hill is wonderful

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September 09, 2018

Jimmie Hill is the best ever

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September 02, 2018

Dr. Hill is excellent!!!!

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August 28, 2018

*Dr. Hill was very professional. He also showed a genuine concern for my problem and made me feel at ease and confident in his ability to diagnose. He took a very restraint approach to my problem and gave me a path to follow, if my pain persists.

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August 08, 2018

Dr. Hill is very caring and thorough. He wants me to get better, so he is concerned about all aspects of my life because he knows everything works together. So, when I leave his office, I feel better physically and I feel refreshed and uplifted.

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August 05, 2018

I ALWAYS tell others about the exceptional care I receive at ALL of Northwestern's facilities---doctors, nursing staff, techs, etc. I am extremely confident with the quality of healthcare I receive there.

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July 26, 2018

Wonderful Doctor just wonderful

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July 20, 2018

Dr Hill consistently proves exceptional care and concern for my knee issues. He explains treatment options and ways for me to care and provide relief from my pain issues. I am extremely satisfied and pleased with him and recommend him often to associates and friends.

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July 14, 2018

Have had Dr. James Hill for over 20 years and he is consistently great!

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June 24, 2018

Always have a professional yet personal experience with Dr. Hill

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June 09, 2018

Dr Hill is AWESOME!! I felt listened too, cared for and his expertise for the whole person is exceptional.

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June 03, 2018

I always tell everyone what a wonderful & knowledgeable doctor he is

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May 25, 2018

Dr. Hill is the best.

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May 24, 2018

Terrific doctor

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May 18, 2018

truly appreciated the professionalism shown throughout my visit. Dr. Hill quiet confident demeanor reassured me of his diagnosis and recommended treatment. The nurse, X-ray tech were all ist rate. NM investment in patient care technology was also apparent. Great job!

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May 16, 2018

very good experience

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April 11, 2018

Dr Hill is an excellent doctor, very kind and thorough with his patients.

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April 06, 2018

DR James Hill is a true professional! He is one of the only surgeons I trust my life with. He truly cares about my well being . He is so respectful , genuine, compassionate & a true healer! I cannot Thank Dr Hill enough. he had been my doctor for 30 years & I am so grateful to him for yet again mending my knees so I can walk & be mobile! I have never had a better doctor in my life. He is an exceptional human being !! Dr Hill my whole family also thank you , for your exceptional care of me. it is an honor to know you. Thank you for the huge difference you make . Your dedication is rare . You are a GIFT!

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April 04, 2018

I have an outstanding doctor!

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March 23, 2018

Dr. Hill is an amazing doctor. I have been coming back every since. He takes the time to listen to what I have to say and then he gives his suggestions.

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March 20, 2018

All my problems & questions were answered in language easy to understand.

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March 17, 2018

Dr. Hill is professional, compassionate and thorough! exceptional medical provider!

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March 16, 2018

Dr. Hill is remarkably personable and a good listener.

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March 08, 2018

*Dr. James Hill is an outstanding physician.

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March 03, 2018

Dr Hill is excellent. A consummate professional and very kind.

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March 01, 2018

Outstanding in every way. I will definitely return and recommend Dr. Hill to friends and family.

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February 15, 2018

Dr. Hill is an excellent physician with an outstanding bedside manner. NWMH is lucky to have him.

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January 31, 2018

Dr James Hill spent ample time with me to discuss my health issues. I never feel rushed. He always throughly explains treatment options and proved a high level of care and concern. I highly recommend him to my associates and friend who have knee problems.

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January 27, 2018

good

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January 26, 2018

I have recommended Dr Hill to others and they have become his patients.I recommend NWM to my family and friends as well. it's wonderful to go for care at a place where everyone is friendly, especially if I'm not feeling well....thank you!

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January 13, 2018

Dr.Hill is intelligent, knowledgeable and caring. He has excellent judgement.

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January 06, 2018

Dr. Hill has been my doctor for over 30 years and he is outstanding!

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