Dr. Gregory Primus, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 49
  
Dr. Primus
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Chicago Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery

1301 E 47th St Chicago, IL 60653

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Dr. Gregory Primus, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Chicago, IL and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Primus has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs and Shoulder/Upper Arm than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of Chicago medical school in 2001. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and Advocate South Suburban Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Primus to book an appointment.


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I had been suffering for 9 months with severe knee pain and swelling. I am a referee and am very active so it was important for me to get back to work. Dr. Primus and his staff are very professional and accommodating. I had a severe meniscus tear flap which was causing me great distress. My surgery was so successful that I was walking on my on after 1 day and not once did I have to take any pain meditation. I highly recommend him to anyone having joint issues.
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Jun 26, 2020
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Dr. Primus has been my doctor for several years (2012) and he treats patients like family, you will never leave his office without knowing what is going on with your care. Before surgery he makes sure you understand what is going on and after surgery comes and checks on you to see how you recover. He is always pleasant! I truly thank him for his Service!
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Carolyn Washington – Mar 24, 2020
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Follow-up: Been over a year since the 2nd rotator cuff surgery. All seems well as I've been able to return to full strength and significant performance in gym setting. Thanks again Primus and the CSO team. P.S. Great new CSO Facility in Hyde Park.
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Keith McLemore – Mar 05, 2020
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Dr. Primus is an amazing physician. He is honest and takes his time explaining exactly what the problem is. He will not sugar coat your issue, but instead give you straight facts. He truly cares about his patients. I trust him over most other orthopedic surgeons.
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Yafah – Feb 28, 2019
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Dr Primus is honest and gives the details as to what the issue is and can it be fixed. He takes the time needed to make sure the patient understands everything going on. Knows that surgery can make one nervous spends the time before surgery calmly and patiently making sure all details are ciovered.
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Apr 28, 2018
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Not only one of the most respected and talented surgeons in Chicago but someone who truly cares for his patients.
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Jan 19, 2018
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My daughter goes to Dr. Primus. We love him. He's very professional, very nice with patients. His staff are very friendly and helpful. Physical therapy is amazing. The therapists are amazing, very nice and really work with you with therapy. I recommend Dr. Primus and the physical therapy
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Martha Waszkiewicz in Chicago, IL – Nov 29, 2017
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Dr Primus answers your questions with good detail. His billing services have proven to be inadequate. THe billing personnel are very tardy in submitting medical claims AND very unorganized. His billing service continually submit and resubmit claims for the same services.
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Michelle Richardson in Chicago, IL – Jan 07, 2017
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Recently had knee surgery with Dr primus his staff is awesome a week after surgery my leg was swollen and I was in a lot of pain I called and spoke to one of his staff members who informed me to go straight to the ER I was diagnosed with DVT I feel she saved my life my therapist Katie is awesome and everyone is very nice to me
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Michelle in Country club hills – Jan 02, 2017
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I would not choose Dr. Primus if I had a choice. The reason is because anytime I schedule a appointment we're always waiting at least 2 HOURS PAST our scheduled time.
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About Me

My philosophy of care is centered around patient information and patient understanding. I embody this team concept, which means treatment decisions are made by the collective understanding of the patient and family, primary care physician, and the surgeon. When everyone is on the same page, the patient is empowered and allows for a speedy and more effective recovery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Physical Therapy
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2007
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2006
University Of Chicago Hospitals
Residency Hospital
2002
University Of Chicago Hospitals
Internship Hospital
2001
University Of Chicago
Medical School
1993
Colorado State University
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Practice Areas

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 62% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Runner's Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Primus treats Runner's Knee more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Primus treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Knee Sprain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Primus treats Knee Sprain more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Primus treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Primus treats Knee Disorders more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Primus treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Typically treats 52% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Primus performs Shoulder Dislocation Treatment more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Primus performs this procedure more than 95% of their peers

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Primus treats Shoulder Impingement Syndrome more than 77% of their peers

Dr. Primus treats this condition more than 77% of their peers

Rotator Cuff Tear
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Primus treats Rotator Cuff Tear more than 75% of their peers

Dr. Primus treats this condition more than 75% of their peers

Check Dr. Primus' experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Primus' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Contusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Joint Disease in the Shoulder
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Industrial Injury
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Prosthetic Joint Infections
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture

Locations

Chicago Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery

Hyde Park1301 E 47th St Chicago, IL 60653
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Chicago Sports Orthopedics18660 Graphic Dr Ste 100 Tinley Park, IL 60477
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Chicago, IL

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

Advocate South Suburban Hospital

Hazel Crest, IL

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Advocate Trinity Hospital

Chicago, IL

62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Franciscan Health Olympia Fields

Olympia Fields, IL

55% Patient experience rating, 14% lower than the national average

Metrosouth Medical Center

Blue Island, IL

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average