James A. Hill, MD

James A. Hill, MD

5.0 
1067 ratings  Read Reviews
Northwestern Medicine logoNorthwestern Medical Group

Primary Specialty

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Secondary Specialty

  • Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Insurance

Insurance plans are subject to change. View insurance plans accepted at each hospital and by each NMHC physician group.
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

Media

Board Certifications

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

Faculty Profile

Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

View Faculty Profile

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

At Northwestern Medicine, our patient’s feedback is important to us. While different care providers have their own unique strengths, we strive to be as transparent as possible with our quality of care.

Read Ratings FAQs

Overall Rating

5.0
5.0 

1067 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 31, 2022

5.0

Dr James Hill always show great skill and compassion for my health issues

Was this helpful? Yes (2) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

March 31, 2022

5.0

Great doctor that shows understanding and truly cares for his patients

Was this helpful? Yes (2) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

March 31, 2022

5.0

Expert in his field! He is also a kind humanitarian, understanding patients and their needs.

Was this helpful? Yes (2) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

March 30, 2022

5.0

Unique wisdom, expertise, diagnostics and care. Total trust and confidence.

Was this helpful? Yes (1) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

March 29, 2022

5.0

He was extremely thorough and explained details in a way that made sense for a lay person.

Was this helpful? Yes (1) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

March 26, 2022

5.0

Got to give the best credit where it's due

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

March 21, 2022

5.0

Dr.Hill is a old fashion Dr. . His care for his patient first and after .

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

March 18, 2022

5.0

He is caring, compassionate and conservative in his approach.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

March 17, 2022

5.0

Hey really does listen to me and if he can't help he has recommended options outside of Northwestern hospital

Was this helpful? Yes (1) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

March 16, 2022

5.0

Dr. James Hill is THE BEST! So patient, kind, and understanding. Listens, schedules test and explains everything to me. NEVER RUDE. I know without a doubt when I see him. It's all going to be alright. Marie his assistant is calming & professional. Always so pleasant from start to finish.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

March 16, 2022

5.0

Very pleasant and courteous. Felt comfortable with his decision about my health care needs. Listened patiently to my feedback on what I am experiencing with medical condition and how I am trying to improve. Discussed my therapy experience that I am currently involved in to strengthen my medical condition. A follow up appointment was scheduled. Overall I felt comfortable and confident that Dr. Hill is treating me appropriately!

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

March 15, 2022

5.0

Patient kind Patient considerate and cares for his patients

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

March 14, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, conservative, balanced and wholistic approach to care. Attentive to patient and offers meaningful, practical feedback and guidance.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

March 14, 2022

5.0

Great doctor. Listen to you and answers your questions. Explains everything.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

March 13, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, friendly and gives great advice.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

March 13, 2022

5.0

Great bed side manner. Easy to talk to. Very understanding.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

March 12, 2022

5.0

Additional kindness and listens and explains

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

March 11, 2022

5.0

Dr Hill was caring, a great listener and showed he cared about me a person.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

March 10, 2022

5.0

He immediately diagnosed an issue that others had missed with the same images. He will do his final recommendations after seeing the results of an MRI. He took so much time. He didn’t hurt me during examination and he was a true gentleman.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

March 08, 2022

5.0

Listens to the patient. Understands the needs of older patients.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

March 04, 2022

5.0

Dr Hill is amazing. Really kind personality and lots of experience.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

February 26, 2022

5.0

No nonsense On time Great doctor and wonderful bedside manner

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

February 26, 2022

5.0

Dr Hill is an excellent diagnostician, surgeon and compassionate physician. I trust him and highly recommend him. He found the solution to a problem that has bothered me for years and surgically corrected it. I am grateful

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

February 24, 2022

5.0

Dr. Hill is the BEST. He is always very attentive to my concerns and always has a smile! A+ winner!

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

February 24, 2022

5.0

Dr Hill is very knowledgeable and professional.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

February 22, 2022

5.0

He's been my orthopedic doctor for over 20 years.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

February 19, 2022

5.0

very professional environment. Dr Hill provides very personal and comfortable environment

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

February 18, 2022

5.0

Dr. Hill is very thorough, extremely knowledgeable and patient. His bedside manner is unmatched. I'm so happy I was referring to him.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

February 17, 2022

5.0

Dr. Hill has been my doctor for over 20 years and has taken care of my medical needs perfectly when I have walked out of his office I know I’m going to get better

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

February 16, 2022

5.0

Dr. Hill, Was extremely thorough. He showed compassion, concern and listened. Well done!

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

February 16, 2022

5.0

Excellent doctor.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

February 16, 2022

5.0

He is a wonderful doctor he is caring concerned about his patients well-being just an excellent doctor

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

February 15, 2022

5.0

Very understanding!

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

February 14, 2022

5.0

Excellent attention to all details and my concerns.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

February 12, 2022

5.0

He's a great doctor.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

February 12, 2022

5.0

He's knowledgeable, explains things well, points things out on the Xray, really seems to care. His recommendations make sense, he doesn't go for the most aggressive treatment first. I've seen him for several issues and really appreciate his approach

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

February 11, 2022

5.0

Because he cares about his patients

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

February 10, 2022

5.0

Dr Hill was diligent and he reviewed my prior exams to make sure he knew about my medical condition.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

February 10, 2022

5.0

Did a great job with care did not push surgery for a profit guided me for what was best for me as an individual patient.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

February 09, 2022

5.0

Wonderful doctor. He made me feel very confident about the situation moving forward.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

February 09, 2022

5.0

Dr. Hill is caring, practical, knowledgeable, and helpful.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

February 09, 2022

5.0

Dr. Hill is caring, professional, and he has been my ortho doctor for more than 30 years and I always recommend him to my family and friends.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

February 08, 2022

5.0

Explained everything. Was professional showed concern. Answered all my questions.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

February 02, 2022

5.0

Best doctor on earth.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

February 02, 2022

5.0

Dr. Hill and his assistant are very competent and helpful. I trust Dr. Hill's judgement and that's important to me.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

February 01, 2022

5.0

Complete and thorough care. He seemed to really care about me and my well-being.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

January 31, 2022

5.0

He check everything the right way

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

January 31, 2022

5.0

He has knowledge and experience

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

January 30, 2022

5.0

Efficient, professional, knowledgeable, thorough, and friendly!

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

January 30, 2022

5.0

Dr. Hill is always polite, knowledgeable and professional. He discussed the reasons for my pain and his recommendations for treatment. I find him to be an an excellent doctor.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

January 28, 2022

5.0

Timely, attentive and knowledgeable care!

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

January 25, 2022

5.0

He is personable and professional

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

January 25, 2022

5.0

Dr. Hill explains all of my issues thoroughly. We can discuss all avenues fir helping with my issues, plus he is pleasant and just easy to talk to.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

January 24, 2022

5.0

He has been caring for me and my family for years and we don’t trust anyone else for our orthopedic needs.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

January 24, 2022

5.0

Welcoming and engaging throughout consultation, Dr. Hill exudes trust and confidence.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

January 20, 2022

5.0

Extremely good dr

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

January 18, 2022

5.0

Extremely caring doctor who knows his profession. I am a professional athlete and wouldn't trust anyone but Dr. Hill for care.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

January 17, 2022

5.0

A doctor who at all levels of an exam ,examines and carefully explains his findings to the patient. He then offers a series of options to address the problem or problems under consideration. Leaving the appointment you feel well taken care of.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

January 17, 2022

5.0

Several years of care: experienced/thoughtful/kind/available.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

January 17, 2022

5.0

Friendly, gives you all the info, spends as much time as you need. Informative, someone you can trust. Very, very satisfied.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

January 14, 2022

5.0

Dr Hill is extremely professional and knowledgeable.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

January 13, 2022

5.0

Professional, his knowledge, patience and willingness to explain where and what the issues were. Dr. Hill was was very through and welcomed my questions. He answered my questions to my satisfaction. Dr Hill instilled confidence in me of his care!

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

January 13, 2022

5.0

He listens, asked me questions. And gave great advice

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

January 12, 2022

5.0

All the reviews about him are spot on. Listens, doesn’t rush, is thorough. Plus not arrogant at all. Very refreshing.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

January 12, 2022

5.0

He is very knowledgeable and informative and caring and personable. Dr. Hill, is very patient and answers all your questions.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

January 10, 2022

5.0

Dr Hill is not quick to recommend surgery which is good. He is engaging and interested in his patients.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

January 09, 2022

5.0

He’s the best I have ever seen and have been to 4 different Doctors about this problem.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

January 09, 2022

5.0

Dr Hill as shown so much concern about my issues and as a special quality of knowing his patients on a personal level that is so appreciated.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

January 08, 2022

5.0

He listens and is practical

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

January 07, 2022

5.0

I believe that he will give them the same care that he has given me in the past.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

January 05, 2022

4.0

Explain everything very well

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

January 05, 2022

5.0

Friendly, put me At ease, very knowledgeable, and very helpful.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

January 04, 2022

5.0

Great doctor.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

January 04, 2022

5.0

Dr Hill is top notch. Very professional also he is a great listener. In my opinion Dr Hill is one of the best person I ever met. What he has done with my left knee is unbelievable. After all the surgery’s. I was able to go back to work. Hats off Dr James Hill

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

January 01, 2022

5.0

Caring, compassionate, instructive.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

December 31, 2021

4.0

So far happy with care provided surgery went well

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

December 31, 2021

5.0

Skilled, experienced and patient focused

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

December 31, 2021

5.0

Dr. Hill has excellent bedside manner and was very informative and thorough while going over the patient care plan.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

December 30, 2021

5.0

Genuine care and educates me

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

December 30, 2021

5.0

if I didn't feel he's the best I would have gone somewhere else in that time U think

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

December 30, 2021

5.0

Dr. Hill was the best surgeon I have ever had. He really knows how to explain what is going on.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

December 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. Hill is simply the best!

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

December 27, 2021

5.0

Personable, patient, knowledgeable, caring!

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

December 26, 2021

5.0

Talks in term in understand . Gives me options .

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

December 22, 2021

5.0

Dr Hill was very patient and caring. He explained everything very clearly and answered all my questions. I have great confidence he can help me.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

December 21, 2021

5.0

He’s very good at what he does

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

December 21, 2021

5.0

He’s the best in the business.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

December 20, 2021

5.0

Great bedside manner, very skilled surgeon. I have had 5 surgeries on my shoulder with Dr. Hill and have had excellent results.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

December 18, 2021

5.0

Very personable and informative…felt he was interested in working with me…made time for me in his schedule due to severe pain in knee pain even though his schedule was full…

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

December 16, 2021

5.0

He listens, a rare commodity these days.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

December 15, 2021

5.0

He has done 3 shoulder surgeries on me. Enough said!!

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

December 15, 2021

5.0

Outstanding care

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

December 14, 2021

5.0

Nicest man I ever met. Took the time with me and listened to my concern about my shoulder. Took an X-ray right away and now sending me for MRI so he'll know exactly how to treat the problem

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

December 14, 2021

5.0

Dr Hill is an excellent doctor. He explanations are thorough & easy to understand.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

December 14, 2021

5.0

Good doc explained what’s going on ok

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

December 13, 2021

5.0

Dr hill is a competent caring physician!!

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

December 09, 2021

5.0

He is a caring and special person.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

December 09, 2021

5.0

Dr Hill cares for his patients. It’s a very wise and how we intelligent Dr.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

December 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. Hill is such a caring and patient individual. After explaining to him that I had bumped my head, hard,on the refrigerator while cleaning it and had been suffering with a dull headache for the past four days, he wrote a Referral for an MRI. It was scheduled the same day. How caring is that!

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

December 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. Hill is thorough, friendly, and explains everything.

Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0)

Thanks for your feedback!

Disclosures

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

External Professional Relationships

Pharmaceutical, device, and biotechnology companies frequently collaborate with basic scientists and physicians within an academic medical center to help advance science and improve patient care. These relationships are important in achieving scientific breakthroughs and in establishing the effectiveness and safety of promising new therapies. In order to assure objectivity in clinical research and patient care, the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Feinberg), Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, Children's Hospital of Chicago Medical Center, and the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab have adopted integrity policies that require research and clinical faculty (in full-time, part-time, and unpaid/voluntary categories) to report compensated and uncompensated external industry relationships. Patients are encouraged to discuss these disclosures with their physician as well as to inquire as to how these relationships are overseen by Feinberg. To learn more about our Disclosure and Professional Integrity Policy, and the conflict of interest policies of our joint affiliate survey partners, please go to our Office for Regulatory Affairs Policies page.