James D. Flaherty, MD

James D. Flaherty, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Interventional Cardiology

Secondary Specialty

  • Critical Care Medicine

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Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences - 1999
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2002
Fellowships:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2005
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2006

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology (Certified)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease (Certified)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Interventional Cardiology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Associate 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

4.9
4.9 

250 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

August 31, 2021

5.0

He explains very good and give alternatives.

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August 31, 2021

5.0

He has outstanding credentials. Although I saw him previously it was over two years ago he was up to date on my chart. I was satisfied he addressed all my issues.

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August 24, 2021

5.0

He was very nice. He did not seemed rushed. He explained my condition and answered my questions. I am especially happy about the plan of action for monitoring my condition.

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August 23, 2021

5.0

I've only had one a tele visit and one office with Doctor Flaherty. Doctor was easy to speak with very knowledgeable. .He was pleasant to speak with.

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August 17, 2021

5.0

Very personable and clearly very knowledgeable with many years of experience.

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August 07, 2021

5.0

Superb doctor expertise, empathy, communication, patience.

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August 03, 2021

5.0

He is the best. He is the consummate professional. He gives a complete and thorough exam, which provides confidence in his patients.

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July 28, 2021

5.0

He was very personable and helpful. He made me feel that he was concerned with my condition. He said he would contact my PCP to give recommendations on continued Care.

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July 27, 2021

5.0

Complete explanation

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July 21, 2021

5.0

Skilled but easy to talk to.

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July 20, 2021

5.0

Very personable and made me feel comfortable

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July 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Flaherty exemplifies all the sterling qualities I mentioned above. Moreover, he asked numerous good questions and LISTENED to the answers -- as opposed to my first cardiologist (1990s) in Indiana, whom I had to fire. Dr. F listened very carefully to my heart, and offered a reasonable hypothesis as to why my CAD symptoms have manifested much worse recently than they did in 2020. He also (TENTATIVELY) recommended skipping costly unnecessary stress-testing and progressing straight to angiography. And he chose angiography over open-heart surgery -- which I do not want to endure a second time.

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July 20, 2021

5.0

He was knowledgeable and easy to talk to.

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July 13, 2021

5.0

Was very knowledgeable answered all questions

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June 15, 2021

5.0

Very well trained, very personable, very competent and extremely professional.

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June 01, 2021

5.0

thorough and caring

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May 25, 2021

5.0

I have a good rapport with him, and I see him every year.

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May 25, 2021

5.0

Great knowledgeable doctor and nice person

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May 18, 2021

5.0

Competent

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May 11, 2021

5.0

He listens

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May 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Flaherty is and excellent Dr. He took care of my husband for many years and now he will be taking care of me.

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May 08, 2021

5.0

I believe that basically all doctors all intelligent, but I ranks my Doctor among the best because because of him l can testify of his experience. I feel like i have a new lease on life and I'm grateful.

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May 04, 2021

5.0

He is a good cardiologist

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May 04, 2021

5.0

Dr. Flaherty worked me into his schedule when I had troubling symptoms.

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May 01, 2021

5.0

Professional care

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April 29, 2021

5.0

He was very professional. He explained everything in a manner that was easily understandable

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April 27, 2021

5.0

He is very understanding, pleasant, and knowledgeable

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April 27, 2021

5.0

Very likeable with a great sense of humor. Asked a lot of questions and a very good listener.

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April 13, 2021

5.0

He seems like a knowledgeable doctor. He is friendly. Not stuffy. Felt he was honest about my situation.

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April 11, 2021

5.0

He listened to me and ordered many tests and thinks that I could be included in a study.

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April 08, 2021

5.0

dr. flaherty is the best.

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April 02, 2021

5.0

His Knowledge, professionalism and the fact he looked up my health history. I was impressed.

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April 02, 2021

5.0

I would highly recommend Dr. James Flaherty. He was highly recommended to me by my GP from Northwesrern Memorial Hospital. I have nothing to say but he has been fantastic.

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March 24, 2021

5.0

He knows his stuff....

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March 20, 2021

5.0

Friendly and well informed appointment. Also he listened to my concerns with compassion and provided good advice and direction.

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March 16, 2021

5.0

Still getting to know him but had a positive interaction so far

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March 16, 2021

4.0

Very easy to talk to.Listened to my concerns

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March 13, 2021

5.0

Dr Flaherty is very straightforward with his feedback on what needs to happen to keep my health good. He answers all my questions and I feel well communicated to and reassured after my visits with him.

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March 09, 2021

5.0

I have great confidence in his medical abilities.

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March 03, 2021

5.0

He is focused on the right care for me

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March 02, 2021

5.0

I met Dr Flaherty 10 years ago after an ER visit resulting in stenting my RCA. At the time he was also shepherding a team of residents and educating a new generation of cardiologists. I was one of their specimens. Since then I've received straightforward, no-nonsense, knowledgeable and most effective care from Dr Flaherty. This includes annual check ups, an additional stent to my LCX and effective referrals to a colleague to evaluate and suppress irregular rhythm issues.

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March 01, 2021

5.0

very qualified doctor and great personal attention

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February 20, 2021

5.0

He's the BEST!!!!!

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February 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Flaherty has been my cardiologist since 2013. He directed me to Dr. McCarthy for my mitral valve repair and Dr. Chicos for my ICD implant. He has a nice style and I enjoy seeing him. He is honest and open with me. Very smart and professional.

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February 20, 2021

5.0

He is an excellent care giver.

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February 19, 2021

5.0

The best

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February 19, 2021

5.0

He responds quickly and is easy to talk to.

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February 19, 2021

5.0

Excellent Doctor. Treats patients very well and answers all questions to their satisfaction and very responsive.

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February 13, 2021

3.0

He is the only cardiologist I have dealt with so there is no one else to compare him to.

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February 09, 2021

5.0

Clear and articulate diagnosis and follow up process.

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February 06, 2021

5.0

I know that he must be incredibly busy, yet he is very patient when discussing my issues

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February 02, 2021

5.0

Great doctor!

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February 02, 2021

5.0

Expertise, professionalism, responsiveness, great follow-thru, empathy, holistic approach.

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January 23, 2021

5.0

I feel very confident in his care and he makes you feel at ease. He explains everything asks me how I have been feeling. Answers all my questions and he is easy to talk to and a nice guy.

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January 19, 2021

5.0

His willingness to think out of the box.

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January 19, 2021

5.0

Competency, skill, communication and much more good

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January 13, 2021

5.0

Extremely well qualified cardiac doctor. Prompt. Was able to view results of my test 30 minutes prior to my appt. and explained the results in an easy to understand way. He said he would contact my local doctor to give update results of my tests.

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January 12, 2021

5.0

Very high quality care

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December 29, 2020

5.0

He is very competent and cares about his patients.

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December 22, 2020

5.0

Dr. Flaherty was wonderful. He took us in early, answered all of our questions, gave me confidence about covid about the condition, and was really easy going about handing the echocardiogram. It was so reassuring.

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December 22, 2020

5.0

He is extremely knowledgeable based on my past experiences, and interactions.

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December 20, 2020

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable and really good at explaining complicated things! He takes his time and gets to know you and your issue.

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December 15, 2020

5.0

Brilliant compassionate listens engages

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December 15, 2020

5.0

Very compassionate and professional

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December 09, 2020

5.0

Provided pertinent information to help me understand the treatment for my condition. Very helpful and professional. Listened to my concerns and did not "rush" our conversation. Showed kindness and carring.

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December 06, 2020

5.0

Precise and thorough

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December 01, 2020

5.0

Professional and also personal which put me very much at ease as this was my first visit to Northwestern Cardiology.

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December 01, 2020

5.0

Brilliant. Compassionate. Great teacher.

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November 28, 2020

5.0

Dr. Flaherty and his team of nurses were very knowledgeable and attentive to details of my condition. The communication between the team members and myself was excellent and prompt.!!

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November 24, 2020

5.0

He provided excellent care from the time of my heart attack and at every follow up visit since. I trust his skill and years of experience.

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November 24, 2020

5.0

He was very personable, certainly appears very competent and listens!

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November 21, 2020

5.0

Professional, knowledgeable and caring.

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November 07, 2020

5.0

Years in the profession, professionalism and his approach and attitude.

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November 07, 2020

5.0

Ease of making appointment and short wait for examination

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November 07, 2020

5.0

Dr Flaherty was prepared. He knew my medical history. Was compassionate and concerned. Thorough with excellent follow through.

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November 07, 2020

5.0

Compassionate and warm, professional. attention to detail, organized, limited wait time.

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November 03, 2020

5.0

Congenial, knowledgeable and caring.

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November 03, 2020

5.0

Excellent care. Good relationships (bedside manor?).

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October 24, 2020

5.0

Knowledgeable , caring and spents time.

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October 24, 2020

5.0

Very professional and well care service.

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October 22, 2020

5.0

He was very clear and he answered all questions that I had regarding to my care

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October 22, 2020

5.0

Dr was very helpful very clear on exactly what I needed to do and how he would be treating me everyone else was very good there and very helpful

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October 20, 2020

5.0

I think Dr. Flaherty is an excellent cardiologist.

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October 20, 2020

5.0

It has a very good reputation.

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October 19, 2020

5.0

Honest, trustworthy, good bedside manner with the patient and family

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October 19, 2020

5.0

Attentive to my health needs and keeps me informed as to next steps for improving overall heart health

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October 16, 2020

5.0

The doctors care his experience and care for patient he's the best of the best I'm glad I ever met him thanks to him and my life

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October 16, 2020

5.0

The best care the doctor have the best knowledge of cardiology I have complete trust in my doctor Dr. Flannery I believe he saved my life thanks to the doctor and and northwestern hospital recommending all the way the best I am recommending all the way

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October 13, 2020

5.0

Knowledgeable and a good listener

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October 13, 2020

5.0

Great care

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October 06, 2020

5.0

Dr Flaherty has been my Mother's dr. for years. He is one of the most compassionate medical professionals I've ever met! He has taken extraordinary care of her!He has always gone above and beyond. Greatly appreciated!

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October 06, 2020

5.0

Because of Dr Flaherty's care and expertise! Also, the reputation of Northwestern.

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October 06, 2020

5.0

Two Successful stent ImplantsVery warm friendly doctor who is very knowledgeable about all aspects of cardiology.

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October 06, 2020

5.0

They are efficient with appointments.They are very knowledgeable about all aspects of cardiologyThey have warm friendly doctorsThey have a successful record Treating my cardiovascular disease.

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October 06, 2020

5.0

He literally saved me from having a CABG - major surgery!

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October 06, 2020

5.0

Appreciated seeing Dr. Flaherty!

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October 06, 2020

5.0

He checks body and history thoroughly, provides understandable analysis, spends plenty of time with patient, and is most interested in and friendly to patient. Plus a high level of competence.

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October 06, 2020

5.0

Appointments quickly made, check-ins super, appointment On Time, and Doctor Flaherty is superb, checking well, providing great feedback on health of heart, and super friendly.

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October 03, 2020

5.0

After meeting with us he felt like we needed to also speak to a heart surgeon who could answer some questions and advise us. He located the surgeon and arranged a meeting within an hour so we did not have to come back another day. All of our needs were met that day!!

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October 03, 2020

5.0

All doctors and staff were willing to spend plenty of time with us. The staff is very professional, welcoming and interested in making us feel confident in their treatment options.

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