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Carle Foundation Hospital

Based in Urbana, Ill., the Carle Foundation Hospital is a 413-bed regional care hospital that has achieved Magnet® designation. It is the area's only Level 1 Trauma Center.

611 W. Park Street, Urbana, IL 61802   |   (217) 383-3311

Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center

Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center is comprised of a 24-bed critical access hospital and medical clinic based in Hoopeston, Illinois.

701 E. Orange Street, Hoopeston, IL 60942   |   (217) 283-5531

Carle Richland Memorial Hospital

Located in Olney, Ill., Carle Richland Memorial Hospital is a 134-bed hospital with nearly 600 employees serving portions of eight counties in southeastern Illinois.

800 East Locust St, Olney, IL 62459   |   (618) 395-2131

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James J Harms, MD

Spine Surgery, Spine Institute, Neurosciences

4.8 out of 5 (87 Ratings, 9 Comments)

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Joined Carle: 1980


Neuroscience Institute (primary)

610 N. Lincoln Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 383-6555

Medical Interests

  • Cervical, thoracic and lumbar problems of the spine
  • Degenerative spinal conditions
  • Infections of the spine
  • Spinal fractures
  • Tumors of the spine

Medical Training


  • Spine Surgery, Presbyterian-St. Luke's Hospital, Shriner's Hospital, University of Illinois Hospital, Chicago, Ill., 1980


  • Orthopedic Surgery, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, Ill.,


  • University of Illinois Hospital, Chicago, Ill., 1975



  • BS, University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill., 1970
  • MD, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, Ill., 1974

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Central Illinois Orthopaedic Society
  • Illinois Orthopaedic Society
  • North American Spine Society


Very friendly.


He was excellent and very involved.


Love *Dr. Harms- ...

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.


Very friendly.


He was excellent and very involved.


Love *Dr. Harms- ...


Very happy *Dr. Harms is not retired.


Seen **Dr. Harms, one of the best for me. ....


Everyone was caring and courteous.




I have always excellent care ...


Excellent physician - Would highly recommend.