James Wren, MD

James Wren, MD

4.9 
665 ratings  Read Reviews
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Primary Specialty

Urology

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland School of Medicine - 2009
Internship:
Indiana University School of Medicine - 2013
Residency:
Indiana University School of Medicine - 2017
Fellowships:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2018

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Urology - Urology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Assistant 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 Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

665 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

August 30, 2021

5.0

Really took care of things, and actually cared to investigate / begin to treat / follow up. Seemed very on top of it all.

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August 28, 2021

5.0

He’s great

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August 26, 2021

5.0

His ability to communicate his knowledge to his patient is above average. Therefore giving more confidence in his practice to his patient

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August 23, 2021

5.0

Listened carefully and gave concrete recommendations to resolve problems.

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August 22, 2021

5.0

explain everything and answered all questions

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August 18, 2021

5.0

He is terrific

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August 12, 2021

5.0

He saw me promptly and responded clear to my questions.

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August 12, 2021

5.0

Efficient. Knowledgeable. ExplAined treatment. Answered questions. Kind.

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August 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Wren was fantastic during the consult and procedure. My questions were all answered and the procedure was quick and relatively mild in terms of pain.

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August 07, 2021

5.0

The attentiveness and care Dr Wren showed

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August 03, 2021

5.0

explained procedure thoroughly and risks/benefits

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August 02, 2021

5.0

He explained what he was looking for and let me watch on the monitor.

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August 02, 2021

5.0

Very caring and knowledgeable

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August 02, 2021

5.0

Dr. Wren was informative and easy to work with.

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July 31, 2021

5.0

Came across as thorough and took the time to walk me thru the process and next steps.

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July 30, 2021

5.0

Quality care provided

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July 30, 2021

5.0

Professional. Great bedside manner during my vasectomy.

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July 27, 2021

5.0

He is very knowledgeable

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July 26, 2021

5.0

1. Very convincing 2. Very knowledgeable 3. Very professional 4. Very believable 5. Good bedside manner

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July 24, 2021

5.0

Dr. Wren took his time to explain everything. He cares and understands his patients' needs.

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July 21, 2021

5.0

Efficient thorough

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July 21, 2021

5.0

Our appointment was on time, he was fast efficient and understanding

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July 20, 2021

5.0

Very happy with the overall experience.

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July 20, 2021

5.0

He is very bright and caring

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July 20, 2021

5.0

Awesome person who answered all my questions and concerns. And he was gentle when needed ;)

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July 16, 2021

5.0

Kind and knowledgable

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July 14, 2021

5.0

Clear, concise and helpful!

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July 14, 2021

5.0

VERY Patient and knowledgeable. Explained everything to great detail. Gave me his cell phone number so I can call or text anytime. Followed up everyday with a concern for my pain.. I felt very taken care of.

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July 13, 2021

5.0

So professional, so involved in trying to understand what’s causing the problem. He’s friendly, but not the fake-annoying kind.. and just listened to my problems I’ve been going through and connected so many dots that other doctors have just blown off/not even paid attention too.. I left feeling so hopeful yesterday. The difference between the two doctors was astonishing.. I would absolutely recommend anyone to see him. However, I wouldn’t feel comfortable to just send anyone to the facility I was in, due to the stark difference in how these two appointments went.

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July 12, 2021

5.0

Great doctor

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July 12, 2021

5.0

Great doctor, takes time to explain diagnosis and treatment. He gives me confidence in the course of treatment

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July 11, 2021

5.0

I am grateful for his expertise to address my problems. I feel very confident in his ability to handle my situation.

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July 09, 2021

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable and willing to share information. While there was a lot of technical information, he was able to then shift and explain it at a level that was important for me to understand. Provided a clear path moving forward and suggested options regarding results. While at times the process has been extremely difficult, he provided some clear medical approaches and that provided hope! Extremely professional and direct and it was appreciated.

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July 07, 2021

5.0

Dr Wren is great and very knowledgeable.

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July 06, 2021

5.0

Very engaging and helpful. Listens to the patient and very thorough with answers

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July 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Wren is the best and always keeps up with my progress and growth and holds me accountable in a great way!!!

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June 23, 2021

5.0

Dr. Wren is very attentive. You can see that he enjoys learning about issues I have as a patient and trying to solve them. He is laying out options for me and a plan. My primary originally referred me to somebody else, but when I had a kidney stone the ER referred me to Dr. Wren. I am glad they did.

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June 23, 2021

5.0

Great knowledge, friendly demeanor and a quick relatively painless procedure.

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June 23, 2021

5.0

He is direct, thorough and answers all your questions

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June 22, 2021

5.0

Doctor was polite and knowledgeable

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June 22, 2021

5.0

Very much concerned regarding patient’s overall health

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June 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Wren is an excellent provider. He explains every procedure or process in depth.

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June 15, 2021

5.0

Explaining my problem very well and directing me in the right way for my next step

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June 14, 2021

5.0

Straight forward.

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June 10, 2021

5.0

Very professional, thorough and informed.

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June 08, 2021

5.0

Very, very Professional and knowiedgable.

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May 28, 2021

5.0

Great physician.

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May 27, 2021

5.0

The Doctor is astute in knowledge of his field and I feel confident in his approach to any treatment.

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May 27, 2021

5.0

He was very honest and upfront with the conversation that I had with him

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May 27, 2021

5.0

He was able to explain my medical condition and answers well my questions. Short wait time.

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May 26, 2021

5.0

Dr Wren is genuine and understanding

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May 22, 2021

5.0

Knowledge and compassion showed by Dr

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May 21, 2021

5.0

Accurate and effective diagnosis and effective

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May 19, 2021

5.0

Great doctor

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May 17, 2021

5.0

Very honest respectful n knowledgeable Dr

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May 17, 2021

5.0

Excellent Dr. Thorough and extremely knowledgeable.

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May 13, 2021

5.0

Good mannered

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May 04, 2021

5.0

Good doctor

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May 04, 2021

5.0

For me, the outcomes turned out very well. Confident and competent

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May 03, 2021

5.0

I've had a great experience working with Dr. Wren. He saw my case differently than other doctors and saw symptom relief and surgery in a way that other Urologists missed.

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April 30, 2021

5.0

Competence and reassurance

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April 30, 2021

5.0

Awesome person, and doctor. Made me feel totally comfortable and answered all my questions.

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April 27, 2021

5.0

Very thorough and good at listening

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April 27, 2021

5.0

Dr Wren is a great listener. His goal is to get me back to full health and it shows with his treatment plan & outlook. He's inspired me to be my best version of me and live a full life.

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April 23, 2021

5.0

He listens, approaches things the right way and is focused on long term success. He’s accessible and quick to respond. I have really enjoyed working with him

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April 23, 2021

5.0

Very personable and knowledgeable . Great nurses and comfortable environment.

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April 21, 2021

5.0

Thorough, caring, knowledgeable.

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April 19, 2021

5.0

Quality of care. Dr. Wren explains everything in detail.

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April 13, 2021

5.0

Very kind and explained everything

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April 12, 2021

5.0

He explain everything so that you can relax, and know you in good hands.

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April 12, 2021

5.0

Professional, knowledgeable and takes time to explain options for care

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April 12, 2021

5.0

Dr. Wren is professional and friendly, plus interested in explaining care options and receiving input.

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April 10, 2021

5.0

Dr. Wren is a great doctor. He is very knowledgeable and very easy to talk to. I highly recommend.

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April 09, 2021

5.0

Dr. Wren is kind, caring & takes time with his patients.

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April 09, 2021

5.0

He details the diagnosis and explains everything throughly

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April 09, 2021

5.0

Knowledge

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April 06, 2021

5.0

He has calming bedside manner.

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April 05, 2021

5.0

He was prompt and knowledgeable

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April 05, 2021

5.0

Dr Wren is intuitive. Interested and enthusiastic about his profession. I trust his advice and judgment.

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April 02, 2021

5.0

Dr. Wren et al. are attentive, professional and caring.

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April 01, 2021

5.0

He's focus on the total health of his patients. He's extremely knowledgable.

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April 01, 2021

5.0

told me what he was doing and what was going on during the procedure

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March 30, 2021

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable

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March 29, 2021

5.0

good doctor

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March 29, 2021

5.0

His quick acting action in getting me all the required diagnostics all headed to a program to cure prostate cancer.

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March 26, 2021

5.0

Professional, understanding my problem and providing best options

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March 26, 2021

5.0

Dr Wren has excellent bedside manner. I have never experienced the level of care by any doctor. His willingness to spend as as much time as needed to answer any and all questions was exemplary. Follow up was quicker than any expectations I had. He also went above and beyond to straighten out an insurance issue. Thank you so much for the excellent care Dr Wren!

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March 25, 2021

5.0

Engaging, listened to what I had to say . Informative and eager to figure out what was causing my problems

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March 25, 2021

5.0

The Doctor goes into details and shows high attention and care.

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March 23, 2021

5.0

Dr Wren treated my symptoms easily and successfully because he is a subject matter expert in his area.

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March 22, 2021

5.0

Dr Wren was awesome! Very knowledgeable, direct, gave me a lot of information about my problem and solutions moving forward. Great patient care.

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March 19, 2021

5.0

Amazing. Grateful to have assisting me through this journey.

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March 17, 2021

5.0

Available, knowledgeable and responsive

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March 16, 2021

5.0

Thorough

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March 16, 2021

4.0

Extremely knowledgeable and good at his job.

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March 13, 2021

5.0

Dr Wren listened to the complexities of the issues I was having, then suggested both causes and solutions to try. I was surprised that our entire conversation, examination, diagnosis, and his explanations of things I should try (including a prescription) took only 11 minutes - and at no point did I feel rushed or did he seem hurried. And when I had one more question later that night, I found an answer from him in my inbox the next morning!

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March 12, 2021

5.0

Very good and knowledgeable

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November 13, 2020

5.0

Excellent care

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November 13, 2020

5.0

Great doc

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November 13, 2020

5.0

James Wren, MD he was so nice with me, and he know what he do, thank you so much, James wren

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Disclosures

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

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