Dr. James Valek, MD

Family MedicineMaleAge 57

Dr. James Valek, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Chicago, IL and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine medical school in 1988. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Advocate Trinity Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Valek to book an appointment.

Dr. Valek

Chicago Family Health Center

9119 S Exchange Ave Chicago, IL 60617
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Valek's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • ACTH (Cosyntropin) Stimulation Test
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Administrative Physical
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Back Pain
  • Bacteriuria Screening
  • Balanitis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Biopsy
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Bronchitis
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Chlamydia Infection Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Common Cold
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Detoxification Evaluation
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Evaluation
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Dipstick Urinalysis
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Dyslexia Assessment
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Fetal Cardiac Screening
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Health Screening
  • Heart Disease
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • Hidradenitis
  • High Cholesterol
  • HIV Screening
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impairment Rating Evaluation
  • Impetigo
  • Independent Educational Evaluation
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Injuries
  • Insomnia
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease Evaluation
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mammography
  • McMurray's Test
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Menopause
  • Menopause Evaluation and Treatment
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Ovarian Cancer Screening
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patch Testing
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Pediatric Overweight
  • Pharyngitis
  • Physical Examination
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Pre-Operative Evaluation
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostate Cancer Screening Exam (DRE)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Evaluation - Child and Adolescent
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Lesion Removal
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Testing and Screening
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • STD Screening
  • Strep Test
  • Strep Throat
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tremor
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Tuberculosis Screening
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urine Pregnancy Test
  • Vaccination
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vaginosis Screening
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Well Baby Care
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheelchair Evaluation
  • Wheezing
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations

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(773) 768-5000

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Dr. Valek's Reviews

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4.3

Based on 16 ratings

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About Me

Biography

Dr. James Valek, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Chicago, IL and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Northwestern...Read more

Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
  • Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine

Education

1991
University Of Colorado
Residency Hospital
1989
University of Colorado
Internship Hospital
1988
Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. James Valek, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Valek frequently treats Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome, Rapid Flu Test, and Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Valek treats.

Where is Dr. James Valek, MD's office located?

Dr. Valek's office is located at 9119 S Exchange Ave, Chicago, IL 60617. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. James Valek, MD speak?

Dr. Valek speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Chicago Family Health Center

Chicago Office9119 S Exchange Ave Chicago, IL 60617
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Valek is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Advocate Trinity Hospital

Chicago, IL

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Mount Sinai Hospital

Chicago, IL

49% Patient Experience Rating, 20% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Osf Little Company Of Mary Medical Center

Evergreen Park, IL

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average