James Burks, MD, Sc Elgin

Patient Reviews

  • 51 patient ratings

The Overall Average Patient Rating of James Burks, MD, Sc Elgin when asked is excellent. James Burks, MD, Sc Elgin has been reviewed by 51 patients. The rating is 4.4 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at James Burks, MD, Sc Elgin as provided by patient reviews is 15 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.



  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease


  • Ross University School Of Medicine


  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • First Health
  • United Healthcare
  • HealthLink
  • Health Alliance
  • Cigna


  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Sherman Hospital Elgin, IL
  • Presence St Joseph Hospital Elgin, IL
  • Kishwaukee Hospital Dekalb, IL
  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital Downers Grove, IL
  • Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Barrington, IL
  • Advocate Hope Childrens Hospital Oak Lawn, IL
  • Centegra Hospital - McHenry McHenry, IL
  • Memorial Medical Center-Woodstock Woodstock, IL
  • Provena Saint Joseph Hospital Elgin, IL
  • Provena St Joseph Medical Center Joliet, IL
  • Sherman Hospital Elgin, IL
  • St Joseph Hospital-Elgin Elgin, IL

Information about group practices

What is a Group Practice?

According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment.

Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine.

Why Group Practice?

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.

Benefits of Group Practice

  • Access to doctors from various disciplines for referrals and advice
  • Better coverage on weekends and off-hours
  • One-stop clinics for comprehensive care and testing