Dr. James Mok, MD

Dr. James Mok, MD

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Dr. James Mok, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons in 2002 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic spine surgery.

5758 S Maryland Ave

Chicago, IL 60637

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Mok performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Coccygeal Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
Scoliosis
very high
more than 95% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Mok's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Mok "My mission is to provide ethical, compassionate, and expert spine care to you, my patient. I believe in an approach that educates patients about their condition and empowers them to decide on the treatment that is right for them. I am honored to serve as your trusted advisor through this process. For patients who choose operative treatment, I pledge the highest level of technical expertise delivered with the deepest sense of care."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

89  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • 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 Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
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29  Procedures

  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive and Navigational Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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

Education

  • Dartmouth College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • University of California-San Francisco
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • University of California-San Francisco
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Cedars-Sinai MC
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Mok has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Mok's Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Mok to family and friends
30 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (30)

  • 5
    (27)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Mok's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

I don’t know how anyone could give Dr. Mok a bad review. Maybe he didn’t tell them what they wanted to hear. He will not do surgery unless you need surgery. He is compassionate, kind and extremely knowledgeable. I would recommend anyone who has spine issues to make an appointment with Dr. Mok!
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Amazing! He was the third Neurosurgeon I went to for my chronic headache pain. He looked at my x-rays and MRI and discussed my pain. After examination he diagnosed chronic bilateral occipital neuralgia. Even though x-rays showed problems at c-3, c-4 and c-5 he said where I was telling him my pain...more
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very arrogrant made me feel like i was wasting his time
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Dr. Mok seems to be extremely knowledgeable but at times it can be difficult to communicate with him. His bedside manner is pretty dismissive and rude in my opinion.
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I have seen Dr. Mok at the pain clinic, in Merrillville, IN. He is empathetic & thorough, with his diagnosis. I would recommend Dr. Mok to friends & family. Matter of fact, I already have. Waiting now, for MRI results, but I believe, I will get an honest opinion of a possible prognosis. I've had 6...more
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