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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

Convenient Care vs. ED

Carle Convenient Care offers same-day treatment for minor illnesses and injuries through walk-in appointments.

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Philanthropy

Philanthropy gives hope to patients and helps take health care in our community to a whole new level.

James J Harms, MD

Spine Surgery, Spine, Neurosciences

4.7 out of 5 (41 Ratings, 21 Comments)

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Profile

Joined Carle: 1980

Contact

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

Fellowship

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

Residency

  • Orthopedic Surgery, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL

Internship

  • University of Illinois Hospital, Chicago, IL, 1975

Qualifications

Education

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

Professional Societies

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

07/31/2018

*Dr. Harms is THE BEST.

07/14/2018

*Dr. Harms was kind, very professional, very thorough.

06/08/2018

*Dr. Harms was very thorough and knowledgeable. His suggestions for treatment were do able and, hopefully, bring about results that I desire without having surgery.


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.

07/31/2018

*Dr. Harms is THE BEST.

07/14/2018

*Dr. Harms was kind, very professional, very thorough.

06/08/2018

*Dr. Harms was very thorough and knowledgeable. His suggestions for treatment were do able and, hopefully, bring about results that I desire without having surgery.

06/02/2018

*Dr. Harms listened to everything I had to say and then disregarded what I had said and proceeded to babble verbatim information that is readily available by simple research. I need in depth RECENT information regarding my condition. I can read textbook information from 20 to 30 years ago myself. [...] I was truly hoping this one would have more current information and be able to tell me more than I already know. I honestly think I could educate him regarding my diagnosis. I'm very disappointed.

05/24/2018

The good was *Dr. Harms told it truthfully with no hesitation and put the cards on the table what to expect and what my options were, and what his job is, not to prescribe more narcotics!

05/05/2018

very personable, very polite, very knowledgeable, excellent verbal communication - made everything easy to understand

04/26/2018

i learned nothing more than i already knew [...] didnt really help any

04/23/2018

Excellent experience.

03/27/2018

All very good -

03/18/2018

*Dr. Harms is great!

02/27/2018

Very good at making sure I knew when asked questions.

02/20/2018

Excellent knowledge and concern of my issue.

02/20/2018

I would tell anybody who asks about the spine clinic and *Dr. Harms to call and talk to the clinic.

02/16/2018

This was a consultation appointment and *Dr. Harms answered my questions as well as he could [...].

02/14/2018

*Dr. Harms is extremely knowledgeable, and I appreciate his expertise and awareness of what my son needs.

01/10/2018

*Dr. Harms very outgoing and professional.

12/22/2017

Not first choice of surgeon.

11/20/2017

Referral to *Dr. Harms for consult of "old" injury/condition. He ordered [diagnostic test] and explained the results w/clarity & offered options for care. He made me feel better about a bad situation.

11/16/2017

Very friendly.

11/14/2017

He was excellent and very involved.

09/20/2017

Love *Dr. Harms- ...