James D. Thomas, MD

James D. Thomas, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Cardiology

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Echocardiography

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Harvard Medical School - 1981
Residency:
Massachusetts General Hospital - 1984
Fellowships:
University of Vermont Medical Center - 1986
Massachusetts General Hospital - 1988

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease (Certified)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine (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

4.9
4.9 

113 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

77 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

77 Reviews

March 23, 2022

5.0

Very thorough very caring listens to patient

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Attentive, informative, answered all questions

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Followed up on something unrelated to my heart. Thoughtful.

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March 09, 2022

5.0

He knows what he’s doing.

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March 09, 2022

5.0

He is knowledgeable , professional & caring

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February 23, 2022

5.0

He has covered my care for many years, explored options for me in a clear, understandable way, snd keeps current with my condition.

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February 19, 2022

5.0

Intelligence and manner

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February 16, 2022

5.0

I like Dr. Thomas very much he’s very easy to understand if not he explains things to me

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February 13, 2022

5.0

Listens well, knows all.

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February 09, 2022

5.0

He’s very thorough and he is I have every confidence in the world with him and that I will if anybody needs a cardiologist I will recommend to

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January 30, 2022

5.0

Doctor Thomas is very thorough in his care for you, listens well to your concerns and addresses them.

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December 19, 2021

5.0

I felt that Dr. Thomas really cared about my condition and wanted the most accurate diagnosis possible. He felt I needed a test which had not been scheduled. Because I live so far away and coming back would have been very difficult, he worked me in so my son and I could stay overnight and take the test in following morning. Even though this is a large instirution, I felt the care was very personalized.

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November 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Thomas’ ability to communicate to me the diagnosis and care. He immediately secured an appointment with the surgeon for consultation

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November 17, 2021

5.0

All question were answer.

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November 07, 2021

5.0

He is friendly and professional, and communicates very well, including delivering a copy of fresh chart entries during the appointment.

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October 28, 2021

5.0

Professional and knowledgeable

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October 14, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and took time to answer all my questions. Did not feel rushed.

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October 06, 2021

5.0

He’s very through!

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October 04, 2021

5.0

Always well informed regarding my condition, meds, fitness routine and tuned in to my concerns regarding surgery and anesthesia. I never feel rushed and am always confident Dr. Thomas is fully aware of all the cardiac issues I may face.

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September 19, 2021

5.0

I have a valve problem, and Dr. Thomas is as fine an expert on my problem as any cardiologist I will find anywhere. I feel fortunate to be under his care.

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September 15, 2021

5.0

Hes a great Dr.

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August 29, 2021

5.0

Thorough & complete in his work. Takes the appropriate time to inform & assist in my care.

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August 29, 2021

5.0

I trust Dr. Thomas and his staff with my life. I always leave my appointment with renewed confidence … I am in good hands. He is also very conscious of my personal concerns and takes time to cover all details.

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July 28, 2021

5.0

The best

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July 28, 2021

5.0

Spent time explaining results and answering questions

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July 18, 2021

5.0

All around good.

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July 14, 2021

5.0

I am impressed with such a highly qualified and knowledgeable who still has time to relate to his patient and answer every question and concern.

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June 30, 2021

5.0

He took the time to listen and to explain what was happening.

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June 16, 2021

5.0

Dr. Thomas was extremely knowledgeable and very polite. He spent as much time needed answering questions from his patient!

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June 09, 2021

5.0

He is very diligent in the evaluation of my condition.

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June 09, 2021

5.0

Explained everything thoroughly, addressed all my concerns.

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May 19, 2021

4.0

He is knowledgeable and takes the time to answer questions..

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May 05, 2021

5.0

Highly knowledgeable and personable.

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April 21, 2021

5.0

Very professional and caring

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April 18, 2021

5.0

Dr Thomas very thorough explaining results of tests

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April 07, 2021

5.0

Top man

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April 03, 2021

5.0

Because of his professionalism and expertise in this area.

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March 31, 2021

4.0

Answers all your questions and doesn’t rush you. Listens to the patients concerns

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March 25, 2021

5.0

Good outcome

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March 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Thomas is obviously well informed regarding the latest research and provides a plan of care consistent with the patient's concerns and physical condition.

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March 14, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable Good communicator Friendly

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March 03, 2021

5.0

Because they take the time out and tell you and explain to you about your condition

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March 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Thomas spends time with you and lets you ask questions.

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February 24, 2021

5.0

He is genuinely interested in my questions. Answers them in a manner I can understand.

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February 04, 2021

5.0

excellent bedside manner. knowledgeable

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January 20, 2021

5.0

Doctor Thomas takes time to listen and answer questions, very thorough.

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January 17, 2021

5.0

He is very knowledgeable

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January 13, 2021

5.0

He is knowledgeable and anticipates what might be happening to my heart.

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November 25, 2020

5.0

Outstanding doctor who answers questions and gives exceptional care.

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November 17, 2020

5.0

Dr. Thomas is brilliant , yet humble

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November 08, 2020

5.0

knowledgeable

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November 08, 2020

5.0

I have a deep respect for the work they do

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November 01, 2020

5.0

He really listens when we talk. I feel like I'm getting his full attention, and he is generous with his time.

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November 01, 2020

5.0

From the greeting at the front desk to the health screening and the discussion with Dr. Thomas, I am very happy with Northwestern.

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October 25, 2020

4.0

I had a mitral valve repeated a year ago and was extremely impressed with my quality of care

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October 21, 2020

5.0

Excellent Doctor !

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October 14, 2020

5.0

Very upbeat, positive, thorough and professional

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October 14, 2020

5.0

Knowledgeable people and timely visits.

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October 04, 2020

5.0

On top of my medical condition.

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September 23, 2020

5.0

Dr Thomas is very knowledgeable, shows caring and sets future plans based on my conditions ... I would overwhelmingly recommend DrThomas.

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September 13, 2020

5.0

His vast knowledge and reputation in the field of heart care. He's very approachable and thorough.

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September 02, 2020

5.0

He's a great cardiologist !!

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September 02, 2020

5.0

Best Drs in the world

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August 12, 2020

5.0

Dr. Thomas is always very informative extremely professional and always shows that he cares

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August 12, 2020

5.0

Knowledgeable, honest, efficient

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July 29, 2020

5.0

Very knowlegeable and good personality

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July 29, 2020

5.0

Very attentive and very good at what is being done

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July 22, 2020

5.0

Engagement.Reputation- confidence in skills

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July 19, 2020

5.0

Attention to detail.

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July 19, 2020

5.0

Great. Care.

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July 14, 2020

5.0

Dr. Thomas takes time to explain information and answer questions. He is patient, understanding, and helpful. I feel confident that he understands my health needs and will work with me to find the best treatment.

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July 12, 2020

5.0

Dr. Thomas has proven to me he is an excellent cardiologist and all other team members that I have had to deal with are excellent in their specialty fields as well.

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July 08, 2020

5.0

He answered my questions, explained everything, was super kind.

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July 01, 2020

5.0

I met Dr Thomas for the first time today, and I was happy with his suggestions for my future health,

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June 24, 2020

5.0

Well experienced, knowledgeable, concerned, and patient

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June 14, 2020

5.0

He explains in detail exactly what the test results indicate, and I am always amazed how.much time he spends with the patient.

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June 03, 2020

5.0

Listens to what you have to say. And gives you the truth.

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Disclosures

Industry Relationships

Consulting / Related Activities

Faculty member engaged in activities such as speaking, advising, consulting, or providing educational programs for the following companies or other entities

  • Abbott Laboratories, Inc.
  • Caption Health, Inc.
  • egnite, Inc.
  • GE Healthcare

External Professional Relationships

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