James P. Chandler, MD

4.7 
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Northwestern Medical Group

Primary Specialty

Neurosurgical Oncology

Secondary Specialty

  • Neurological Surgery
  • Skull Base Surgery

Insurance Accepted

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

  • Benign Brain Tumor
  • Glioma
  • Malignant Brain Tumor
  • Pituitary Disorders
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

Education

Medical Education:
University of Maryland School of Medicine - 1990
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 1996
Fellowships:
Chicago Institute for Neurosurgery and Neuro Research - 1996
George Washington University - 1997
Institute of Neurological Sciences São Paulo - 1996

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological 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:
Central DuPage Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

4.7
4.7 
122 Ratings
  • Friendly & Courteous
    4.7
  • Will Recommend to Others
    4.7
  • Clear Explanations
    4.7
  • Shows Concern
    4.6
  • Includes You In Decisions
    4.7
  • Explains Medications
    4.7
  • Follow-Up Instructions
    4.8
  • Easy to Understand
    4.8
  • Time Spent With Patient
    4.5
  • Confidence in Doctor
    4.8

Reviews from Patients

25 Reviews
June 20, 2019

*Dr. Chandler was very professional while still being very kind and caring in his approach-

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May 25, 2019

Dr. Chandler took an appropriate amount of time with me and showed patience and interest in my concerns. He was very professional and confident.

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May 17, 2019

excellent

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April 25, 2019

I was very impressed with Dr Chandler. And so was my wife. He was very warm and friendly took his time and spoke to us not down to us.

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April 24, 2019

Great experience!

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March 08, 2019

Dr. Chandler was great!

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February 23, 2019

Time after visit for follow up phone calls excellent.

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January 21, 2019

I brought in a CD with images from five different MRIs which I know the doctor had reviewed before he came into the examination room and he was able to exactly tell me the measurable changes, over time, shown by the images and the amount of future measurable changes that would justify intervention. This was very much appreciated.

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January 18, 2019

*Dr. James Chandler is extremely patient & knowledgeable. His calm demeanor put my tears at rest & for that I'm very grateful. I highly recommend him!

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January 07, 2019

I absolutely loved Dr. James Chandler. He was referred by my neurologist whom I trust, but clearly exceeded my expectations. I am thrilled to return to see Dr. Chandler at my next appointment later this year.

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November 13, 2018

Great doctor, man of few words

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September 16, 2018

Dr seemed slightly upset/distracted compared to my first visit with him.

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August 14, 2018

excelent

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August 06, 2018

I have never received such a warm reception and care by another Doctor. If I was to choose to go somewhere else it would only be for financial reasons. Dr. Chandler was amazing. I can see why he is so highly recommended. His confidence on the treatment and surgery was very reassuring at a time when I felt very overwhelmed.

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July 18, 2018

My main concerns were with *Dr. Chandler himself. He was dismissive, condescending, put-out by even having to be there and I will follow-up with another MD instead of him. He may be a good clinician but his patient care skills are awful!!

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June 26, 2018

Dr. Chandler and staff were all amazing and very kind throughout.

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May 27, 2018

I have had all excellent surgergies (2) and excellent recoveries. Thank you again.

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March 18, 2018

I will recommend to Dr Chandler everyone ... He's an excellent Doctor ...Savior after God ....

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March 12, 2018

Dr. Chandler exceeded my expectations!!

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February 26, 2018

no problems

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February 14, 2018

*Dr. Chandler is an exceptional surgeon. I am so thankful to have had him perform my craniotomy & that he is doing my follow-up. My experiences as an inpatient were great! I love Northwestern! Best hospital ever! *Dr. Chandler is the absolute best doctor/surgeon. Could not be better!

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January 29, 2018

Dr. Chandler came highly recomended. He had reached a conclusion after review of my MRI and a brief medical examination. His staff followed up today to ensure that I was in compliance with the prescription. Assuming that the diagnosis is correct -- I am very satisfied.

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January 10, 2018

Dr. Chandler was unwilling to discuss his concerns with our family member's treating provider. He described our family member's scan as "ominous".

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December 30, 2017

Exellent, I would send anyone there

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December 08, 2017

Very caring staff and drs.

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