James A. Hill, MD

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Primary Specialty

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Secondary Specialty

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Practice Focus Areas

Education

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

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
Alignment 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 

1208 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

94 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

94 Reviews

August 30, 2023

5.0

Dr Hill is able to explain everything so clearly. He answers all questions thoroughly, and makes you part of any decisions that need to be made regarding your care.

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August 30, 2023

5.0

He listens & explains.

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August 30, 2023

5.0

He listens well, and then explains what he thinks needs to be done.

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August 29, 2023

5.0

As I have said many times before I like the way that Dr. Hill and Maria take care of their patients

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August 28, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hill was recommended to me by a prior patient. She was also very pleased with his professional care.

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August 27, 2023

5.0

He took the time, he listened to me, he watched me walk, the best care I have had in a long time.

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August 25, 2023

5.0

Same as above Very good physician takes the time to listen and then explains solutions to my problems.excellent followup

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August 25, 2023

5.0

Very caring and thorough

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August 24, 2023

5.0

Dr. James Hill is welcoming and guides a patient to define their health concerns. His process of diagnosis is supplemented with a request of additional patient feedback. Once a clinical strategy is formulated and all questions are addressed, he is energized by the opportunity to help his patient.

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August 24, 2023

5.0

He’s very nice and very gentle with everything that he does. Thank you.

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August 24, 2023

5.0

Very good Dr.

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August 23, 2023

5.0

He was very kind, and patient.

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August 23, 2023

5.0

Dr Hill is always pleasure to see and talk to about your condition. He’s so approachable.

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August 22, 2023

5.0

He is very personable,knowledgeable and listens to patients

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August 22, 2023

5.0

One of the best doctor's I've ever had.

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August 21, 2023

5.0

He explained in detail my treatment options and he explained step by step what he was what I could expect

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August 20, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hill is the best! He is so smart and cares so much about his patients.

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August 17, 2023

5.0

Efficient, Listens,. Caring

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August 17, 2023

5.0

Like said Dr James Hill is the best!!

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August 17, 2023

5.0

Best doc ever! Gives of his time. He listens - really listens to understand and responds to questions with dignity, honoring a person rather than dismissing.

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August 16, 2023

5.0

All over all he is outstanding physician.

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August 16, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hill has years of experience but also listens to his patients. Your care is planned in a partnership.

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August 13, 2023

5.0

I've been with Dr. Hill since [year]. He is one of the best.

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August 12, 2023

5.0

Very care for patient and listens to they need and answers or suggest what to do for they complain

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August 10, 2023

5.0

Excellent doctor

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August 09, 2023

5.0

Very caring, knowledgeable, and courteous professional

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August 08, 2023

5.0

He is truly a caring, compassionate physician. Besides he really knows his stuff!

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August 04, 2023

5.0

I enjoyed my appointment with Dr Hill today. He listened to what I had to say and understand my knee pain. Dr Hill is a very caring person and I would recommend him to anyone.

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August 01, 2023

5.0

He listens,and remembers everything you say to him from previous visits,,Also very caring.I dont know how I would have gotten through my injury without having him as my Dr.....For real.Thank You Dr Hill

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July 31, 2023

5.0

I've been seeing orthopedic surgeons for over 30 years, he's the best one I ever had.

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July 30, 2023

5.0

goes beyond expected care. Great listener.

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July 28, 2023

5.0

Thoughtful, caring and willing to listen and involve the patient in decision making.

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July 28, 2023

5.0

I liked the way Dr. Hill and his team took the time to answer the questions I had. Dr Hill asked me a lot of questions pertaining to any injuries I may had. He was very attentive to my concerns and I had plenty of questions. He explained things clearly to me and took his time to make sure I understood. I did not feel rushed. Thank you Dr Hill and your team

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July 27, 2023

5.0

First time meeting Dr. Hill. Felt comfortable with him. He approached my issues in an open, friendly manner. Asked questions in various ways to ascertain level of discomfort and precedence for various procedures.

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July 27, 2023

5.0

He asks questions about my pain and does not assume every patient is alike

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July 26, 2023

5.0

Spends the time to understand the issues and works to resolve the problem/pain.

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July 26, 2023

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable and professional orthopedic surgeon who cares deeply for his patients.

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July 26, 2023

5.0

Great Dr nicer man.

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July 25, 2023

5.0

Great Doctor, very personable, great person, nices person in the world.

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July 25, 2023

5.0

Wonderful doctor, kind, good listener, takes time to e plain procedures

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July 25, 2023

5.0

He’s interested in addressing the underlying issue, which is not a knee problem, rather than doing procedures just because he can

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July 24, 2023

5.0

Superb doctor. Considers all information before making decisions. Explains and demonstrates care to be done at home.

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July 24, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hill and his team went above and beyond to get me schedule for an appointment. He was able to squeeze me in last minute to help diagnose my issue. Additionally, he was friendly and very knowledgeable about the reason for my visit.

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July 21, 2023

5.0

His knowledge of orthopedics and his attention to your needs!

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July 20, 2023

5.0

Very patient and attentive; kind and caring

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July 20, 2023

5.0

Caring, compassionate, conservative in his treatment approach, listens to lifestyle issues and treatment options

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July 18, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hill took his time to thoroughly examined me and explained my symptoms so that I can understand I didn’t feel rushed at all. He was so kind and efficiently. He also took measurements of each leg and explained why there was a huge difference due to my knee pain. And offered a resolution. Once again Dr. Hill is Awesome 👏🏻

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July 17, 2023

5.0

Great Dr.

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July 13, 2023

5.0

Very professional and careful evaluation.

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July 13, 2023

5.0

Very smart and concerned for his patients.

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July 12, 2023

5.0

Looks you in the eye, obviously cares

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July 12, 2023

5.0

See above! Dr James Hill is Excellent!

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July 11, 2023

5.0

Very professional and attentive. Concerned about reliving my pain.

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July 10, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hill was very knowledgeable and understood my problems. I trust him completely.

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July 09, 2023

5.0

He knows what he’s doing.

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July 08, 2023

5.0

Dr Hill is thoughtful and compassionate… so easy to talk to.

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June 30, 2023

5.0

Best Doc ever! Great listener and responds to help person feel heard & understood.

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June 29, 2023

5.0

Empathetic, listened, kind.

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June 29, 2023

5.0

I trust him and his experience. Very knowledgable. The best Ortho in the US.

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June 29, 2023

5.0

Great listener. Great at problem solving.

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June 29, 2023

5.0

He listens. Provides excellent direction.

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June 28, 2023

5.0

My understanding is that the finest athletes see the best

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June 28, 2023

5.0

Intelligent, considerate and finely tuned communicator regarding ones ailments.

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June 26, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hill has worked with me on my orthopedic issues and is very helpful and keeps me informed as to potential upcoming treatments.

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June 26, 2023

5.0

personal care

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June 25, 2023

5.0

Dr Hill is extremely Knowledgeable and experienced. He takes time to explain results of imaging in detail, goes over therapeutic options and alternatives.

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June 22, 2023

5.0

He is a doctor who explains Very good bedside manners

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June 22, 2023

5.0

I really like the way Dr. Hill provides me with information on the procedures he is performing. He has an amazing bedside manner that lets me know he cares about me as a patient.

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June 21, 2023

5.0

Professional

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June 21, 2023

5.0

Every time I see the doctor I have to give you all the same compliments on the doctor. I think you should do it every other visit it’s time consuming. Dr. Hill is a fantastic doctor. He gives you his full attention. He talks with you on the level that you understand and he is just a great great doctor. I have four doctors from Northwestern who I think are the greatest doctors to have on staff and Dr. Hill is number two. I was referred to Dr. Hill some years back by my therapist and I swear I would not go to anyone else. He has helped me with all the problems. Recommended other doctors when no one else was concerned he’s the best in the world.

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June 21, 2023

5.0

Each visit I’ve had with him has been extremely satisfying. He truly cares and is committed to doing what is best for his patients. Using a conservative approach to treatment first. Extremely caring. I’m very pleased and grateful.

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June 20, 2023

5.0

Excellent service

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June 20, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hill is personable, skilled and sees his patients directly rather than patients seeing PAs. Have had 4 scopes with him- 3 for shoulders, 1 for knee, all have been successful

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June 12, 2023

5.0

Outstanding service and very competent.

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June 07, 2023

5.0

Caring, knowledgeable and, conscientious professional

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June 07, 2023

5.0

The best doctor you could meet

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June 07, 2023

5.0

For all the reasons listed above.

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June 06, 2023

5.0

The reason is he is a very wonderful Dr. I am so bless to have him as my knee Dr. Thank to my mother inlaw [name] who told me about him I will alway tell people about James Hill.

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June 06, 2023

5.0

Brilliant. Kind. Thorough. On time always. Extraordinary bed-side manor. Did I say brilliant. Depth of experience and knowledge is unmatched.

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June 05, 2023

5.0

Because he is a Doctor that cares

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June 03, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and caring..

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June 01, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable.

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May 30, 2023

5.0

Excellent Care

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May 30, 2023

5.0

Concerned about your complaint. Ready to try and do what he can to fix your conplaint. Friendly and compassionate.

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May 30, 2023

5.0

He is not a surgery pusher. He is knowledgeable and personable.

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May 25, 2023

5.0

He's very thorough in his explanation of my issues and he is very pleasant.

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May 25, 2023

5.0

Thorough and focused. Reinforces need for me to get back on track..have to work on core muscle. Find and focus on rebuilding my joy, positive energy.

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May 23, 2023

5.0

He is my doctor for 40 years and I would not change him for anything, I recommend him Hal one hundred percent, he is very understanding with his patients, for me he is my spiritual angel because he takes care of me and treats me the best

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May 21, 2023

5.0

Patient, knowledgeable, thorough

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May 19, 2023

5.0

Thorough and experienced

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May 19, 2023

5.0

I would give him a 20 if I could,,The Best!He also teaches at Northwestern!!He listens ,explains,and doesn’t rush you or have a big ego…He is the top Ortho Surgeon as far as I am concerned

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May 18, 2023

5.0

Because of his bedside manners.

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May 18, 2023

5.0

Explains well. Kind. I have confidence in him.

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May 18, 2023

5.0

Clear and.concise explanation of my condition and treatment…

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Disclosures

James A. Hill, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

External Professional Relationships

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