Dr. James Hill, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 59
  
Dr. Hill
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Illionis Bone and Joint Institute

1253 S Rand Rd Lake Zurich, IL 60047

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Dr. James Hill, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Lake Zurich, IL and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Hill has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm and Elbow than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Creighton University School Of Medicine medical school in 1989. He is affiliated with Northwest Community Hospital. He is not accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Hill to book an appointment.


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My shoulder was very painful so a friend recommended I see Dr. Hill. I had my left shoulder replaced in March. Dr. Hill explained all about the procedure and recovery. He is a very kind person and expert surgeon. I feel great now and will definitely recommend Dr. Hill to others.
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Margo Snoad – Jun 25, 2020
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I am completely satisfied with my recent shoulder surgery. In a few weeks I was able to get back to most home activities and started hitting the golf course after 5 weeks. I had a cleanup that so far has exceeded my expectations for flexibility and elimination of discomfort. In fact, I did not need ANY pain medication starting day 2. Dr. Hill was very responsive to my questions before and after the surgery. He is very personable and professional. I would definitely recommend Dr. Hill.
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Shoulder is Fixed! – Jun 21, 2020
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The surgery went better than anticipated. The should is 100%. I can now throw and shoot baskets.
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Apr 30, 2020
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I have been a long-time patient of Dr. James Hill who has treated me over the years for knee and shoulder issues as a result of sports wear and tear. I have always been treated with respect and caring from reception to nursing to x-ray to administration and by Dr. Hill. He is a popular, skilled surgeon and I have always enjoyed my conversations with him as we charted my treatment options. In October of 2018, we both agreed that I was a candidate for bilateral total knee replacement using his skills and the Mako robotic assist system. In the world of total knee replacement, I am considered young, but this also allowed me to work hard pre-surgery strengthening my legs using Dr. Hills recommendations. One year after the surgery, I have nearly the strength and full range of natural knees. It is a challenging process and I did a lot of work pre and post-surgery to get the results. I am very glad I did the replacements and very happy to work with Dr. Hill and staff at IBJI Arlington Hts
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Dec 19, 2019
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Dr. Hill was able to replace my hip and get me back to work in just over a month when other Dr's time frame was much longer. He is very passionate about his work and cares for his patients. I have had no issues and I am 3 months post op. Highly recommend him.
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Michael Marinier – Nov 13, 2019
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Very good orthopedist. I am completely satisfied with my recent shoulder surgery and highly recommend Dr Hill. He is very approachable, congenial, and very professional.
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Diane S. – Aug 21, 2019
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In July 2018, I had knee replacement surgery at the IBJI based on my experience with Dr. James Hill’s care for my wife’s shoulder injury. This week I had my one-year follow-up with Dr. Hill and he reports the knee is very stable and the straightening and bending results are very good. My interest in having surgery was based on the significant pain I was experiencing in walking and running. Dr. Hill and the entire IBJI staff was excellent. Because of the successful results of the first surgery, I decided to have a second surgery on the other knee in December 2018 with the results being similarly successful. The success of these surgery’s required significant Physical Therapy for about 8-10 weeks. This hard work was difficult at times but worth the successful outcomes. Based on my experience, I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Hill to anyone who was experiencing the same level of pain I was previously experiencing.
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Mike S., Des Plaines, Ill – Aug 08, 2019
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Dr Hill replaced my right shoulder six months ago. He was very informative on the procedure beforehand. He was very patient and listened to all my questions. I have full mobility in my shoulder with no pain. Am able to swim and bike with no more issues. I would highly recommend him for any future problems. Great personality.
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Charles in Skokie – Jul 31, 2019
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My family and I have been seeing Dr. Hill for almost 20 years. He is by far, the absolute greatest orthopedic doctor/surgeon we have ever known and will probably ever know. His knowledge is immeasurable, his skill is unbelievable, and he also has a great sense of humor. He has performed 1 surgery (so far) on me, 2 on my dad, and one on my mom. I tell everyone that will listen about Dr. Hill. It will be a devastatingly sad day when he retires.
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The Stergios Family in Mount Prospect, IL – Jun 23, 2019
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Dr. Hill did a total shoulder replacement on me in July 2018. He answered all my questions before and after surgery and has released me after my 6th month check up as I have fully recovered. I would and have recommended him to others.
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Jayne Wellman in Arlington Heights, IL – Jan 22, 2019
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I highly recommend Dr. James Hill. He performed surgery on my shoulder in 2007 and in 2018 he performed an elbow replacement. I can do things with my shoulder and my elbow that I was never able to do before. I trust him. Dr. Hill is knowledgeable, kind and I like the way he explains everything thoroughly. I had high pain and now I don't. Dr. James Hill is one of my heroes.
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Toni Downes in Huntley – Sep 29, 2018
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Dr. Hill is always so kind. Always a smile on his face. Everyone is amazed at my quick recovery from shoulder replacement surgery in December 2017. Dr. Hill is very easy to talk to, listens intently to any concerns, and really cares about his patients.
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Diane in Schaumburg, IL – Jun 13, 2018
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Dr. Hill replaced my hip a year ago. He was very thorough prior to the surgery, and in any follow-ups needed. He is always ready to answer questions, and takes whatever time is needed to do so. The surgery itself was just as he explained; no surprises. I would highly recommend him for any orthopedic surgery.
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Jack in Wauconda, IL – Nov 20, 2017
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Dr Hill was attentive to my needs and answered all my questions. He gave me different options on solving my shoulder problem. He operated on my shoulder,rotator cuff. I had no problems and he was there for me when I had questions after my surgery and through the healing process. I would recommend him to my family and friends.
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Louis in Arlington Hts,IL – Nov 10, 2017
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I had a complete shoulder replacement one year ago by Doctor James M. Hill. Dr. Hill explained the procedure very well before hand. It was the easiest ,very little pain, Ive had. I would highly recommend Doctor Hill
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Palatine, IL – Oct 29, 2017
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Dr. Hill has performed surgery on both of my shoulders and I am now pain free with full range of motion. I would definitely recommend him.
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John Hixson in Prospect Hts., Illinois – Aug 30, 2017
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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.
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Richard Latz in Hoffman Estates, IL – Jul 26, 2017
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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.
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Liz Tsambarlis in Mount Prospect, IL – Jul 11, 2017
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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.
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T Gaynes in Morton Grove, IL – Jul 06, 2017
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Very competent, kind and thoughtful practitioner and I am very happy with the great work he and his PA have done on my shoulder.
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Ray in Arlington Heights – May 22, 2017
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Biography

Dr. James Hill, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Lake Zurich, IL and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Hill has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm and Elbow than other specialists in his area. He graduated from ...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

California Pacific Med Cntr San Fran Ca
Fellowship Hospital
Creighton University Health Foundation Omaha Neb
Residency Hospital
Creighton University Health Foundation Omaha Neb
Internship Hospital
1989
Creighton University School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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(847) 438-3041

Dr. Hill accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
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National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Preferred PPO
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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

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.

Typically treats 60% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shoulder Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hill treats Shoulder Disorders more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Hill treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hill treats Shoulder Impingement Syndrome more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Hill treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Adhesive Capsulitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hill treats Adhesive Capsulitis more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Hill treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.

Typically treats 78% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Elbow Injuries
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hill treats Elbow Injuries more than 95% of their peers

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

Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hill treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 61% of their peers

Dr. Hill treats this condition more than 61% of their peers

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Dr. Hill's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • 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
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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
  • Herniated Disc
  • 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 Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • 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 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 Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • 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
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Locations

Illionis Bone and Joint Institute

Illionis Bone and Joint Institute1253 S Rand Rd Lake Zurich, IL 60047
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Northwest Community Hospital

Arlington Heights, IL

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

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)