Dr. James Hill, MD


Sports Medicine | Male

Dr. James Hill, MD
Dr. James Hill, MD is a sports medicine doctor who practices in Lake Zurich, IL. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 28 years. Dr. Hill is affiliated with Northwest Community Hospital.

Learn about this doctor

Dr. Hill's Experience

Experience Match

See how Dr. Hill's experience matches your preferences.


For the best healthcare for your needs, choose a doctor who specializes in your medical condition.

Board Certifications

Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which they practice.

Conditions Treated

Check to see that this provider treats your medical condition.

Procedures Performed

Check to see that this provider performs the procedure that you need.

Background Check

Check to see if your provider has any malpractices, board actions, or sanctions.


Learn more about where this provider went to medical school, residency, and more.

Awards & Recognition

View information about special awards and recognition for this provider.

Languages Spoken

Check to see what languages this provider and/or staff speak.

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

View memberships and affiliations associated with this provider.

Visiting Dr. Hill

Dr. Hill accepts 8 insurance carriers

Dr. Hill is not currently accepting new patients

Affiliated Hospitals

Hospital Quality
Check out the quality of care at the 1 hospitals where Dr. Hill has admitting privileges.

Dr. Hill's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hill to family and friends
based on 45 total reviews (18 with comments)
Dr. Hill's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (18)
in Hoffman Estates, IL |
Dr Hill Is an excellent professional. I have sought his services for surgeries including knees and shoulders. In all cases I have been completely satisfied.
in Mount Prospect, IL |
Very thorough and to the point. Told me I needed surgery the first time I saw him. Since I was apprehensive, I waited 4 months. I wish I would have done it when he 1st recommended it. Scheduling was quick, surgery was quick,and recovery was quick. Will definitely go back if I need any orthopedic medical assistance again.
in Morton Grove, IL |
Doctor Hill performed shoulder replacement surgery on my severely arthritic right shoulder in August of 2016. I could not be happier with the level of care received or the outcome. His quiet confidence and bedside manor was very reassuring and the surgery has been a complete success. I recommend Dr. Hill to anyone who is seeking excellent orthopedic care.
in Arlington Heights |
Very competent, kind and thoughtful practitioner and I am very happy with the great work he and his PA have done on my shoulder.
Palatine, IL |
Dr. Hill is a great surgeon. He repaired my shoulder and was back to normal in no time. He's always willing to listen and explains things very well. I feel completely comfortable in his hands.
Des Plaines, IL |
Had full replacement hip surgery three months ago & now I have zero pain! Dr. Hill explained everything thoroughly, & was always very upbeat & positive. It's great to be able to do normal things now without any pain. Also, the ladies in the office are always very nice which is a plus.
in Arlington Heights, IL |
After putting off my shoulder surgery for a long time I finally couldn't take the pain anymore. I was very nervous about having surgery. Dr. Hill was wonderful. He explained the procedure for my complete shoulder replacement and answered every question I had in detail. I am thrilled with the outcome and pain was gone almost immediately. I will have the other shoulder done soon since it is just as bad. I can't say enough about this excellent, caring doctor.
in Gurnee, IL |
Dr. Hill is not a compassionate doctor. His answer for a few of my questions was "My crystal ball is not working". Wait time for usually in excess of one hour.
in Arlington Heights, IL |
Dr Hill has repaired both torn rotator cuffs for me. He is an excellent surgeon who has always answered my questions, explained the procedures and made me feel like I mattered to him before,during and after the surgery. I have been satisfied with the entire office staff and would highly recommend him to anyone in need of shoulder surgery
in Congerville |
I recently had full shoulder replacement due to severe arthritis pain. Dr. Hill fully explained the procedure, as well as, the recovery. My experience has been phenomenal! Very little post surgical pain, a great experience with PT rehab and close to 100% flexibility recovery. I would, without hesitation, recommend Dr. Hill for this procedure.
in Huntley, IL |
Gail B, I had rotator cuff surgery on May 1, 2016. Dr. Hill operated on my should for three hours and I was in P.T. two days later. I had very little pain and continued my P.T.till mid July. I was ahead of my P.T. and now have full motion of my right arm. Dr. Hill explained every step of the procedure along with answering all my questions. I saw him on a regular bases. I would highly recommend him to family and friends. He is a very caring person who wants to see a full recovery for his pat
in Palatine, IL |
The Absolute BEST!!! I had shoulder replacement surgery in April and rehab was a pleasant surprise. All went well and I have full range of motion and all pain is erased. It's an absolute pleasure to move about without pain. I will be scheduling another shoulder replacement in January and look forward to yet another successful experience. Dr. Hill is 'THE SHOULDER DOCTOR!" to consider.
in Arlington Heights, IL |
While you may have a waiting time to your visit that day but, you are ensured by his caring and excellent care that he was the right decision for your surgery. He takes his time with you and clearly explains the process of a knee replacement. The surgery itself was excellent and I was very pleased by the outcome and followup care. I will definitely use him again when the time comes for the other knee replacement!
in Schaumburg, IL |
Had my rotater cuff fixed by Dr. Hill. Procedure was done Sept 21, 15. Had almost no pain afterwords and was in physical therapy 2 days after surgery. Had follow up visits several times before leaving for Florida to play golf for 8 weeks on Jan1 2016. Never any pain and I would highly reccommend Dr. Hill and the Illinois bone and Joint institute to anyone. I played golf 35 times with no restrictions and as good as I played before I tore my rotator cuff.
in Mt. Prospect, IL |
I was referred to Dr. Hill for arthroscopic elbow surgery by my chiropractor who said he was one of the best elbow doctors around. He sent several patients before me, all were happy with the results. I think my results have been very good. Post surgery pain and recovery was better than anticipated. Very good surgeon, helpful staff, all good.
in Roselle, IL |
Dr. Hill is very conscientious, thorough and caring. He took the time to thoroughly explain exactly what my right knee replacement surgery would involve and everything went exactly as he had explained. Because of the excellent job he did on my surgery, my recovery period exceeded my expectations. I was driving my car after only three weeks and now, after only three months, I feel as though I am completely back to normal, with no more pain!
Palatine |
Dr. James Hill Illinois Bone & Joint Institute Dear Mr. Hill, I am recovering from my recent right hip replacement two months ago. I do not want to neglect to tell you how well I?m doing. I?ve been driving for weeks, finished two weeks of in home rehab after five days in a rehab facility, and four weeks outside rehab. I feel great. You and your staff made this surgery more than bearable. Thank you all for taking such good care of me. Sincerely, Beatrice N
in Mount Prospect, IL |
Excellent experience, if you can say that about rotator surgery. Everything Dr Hill said came true except my recovery. It went twice as fast as expected. Thank you Dr Hill and Kate.
Have you seen Dr. James Hill, MD?
Are you Dr. Hill?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!

Compare Dr. Hill

Compare this Doctor
View other doctors with similar experience to find the right doctor for you.
View all 10 matches

Dr. Hill's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Sports Medicine
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    What is a recognized doctor
  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Hill has no media or publications listed.

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Illinois.

    What is medical malpractice
  • 0

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What are board actions

Board Certifications

Why It Matters: Dr. Hill's Board Certifications

Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • 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
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


  • Medical School
    Creighton University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1989

  • Internship Hospital
    Creighton University Health Foundation Omaha Neb
  • Residency Hospital
    Creighton University Health Foundation Omaha Neb
  • Fellowship Hospital
    California Pacific Med Cntr San Fran Ca

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

Dr. Hill does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Hill and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your free profile.


  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • 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
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate