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About Dr. James J Curran

Dr. James J Curran, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Chicago, IL. He has 42 years of experience. His specialties include Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Curran has received 7 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

25 Ratings with 10 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. James J Curran is Excellent. Dr. James J Curran has been rated by 25 patients. From those 25 patients 10 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. James J Curran is 4.6 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

University Of Chicago Medicine

5841 S Maryland Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
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Specialties

Dr. James J Curran has the following 2 specialties

  • Rheumatology

    A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
    Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Expertise

    14 Expertise

  • Gout
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Polymyositis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Lupus
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Tendinitis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Rheumatology
  • Vasculitis
  • Sjogren's Syndrome

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high hopes dashed

I can't even get Dr. Curran to refill my prescription. My last several appointment times have been consumed by him complaining about how tough life is: he can't figure out the new computer system, he asked for help and you know what they said? They said No." I'm sorry but at least you can work and aren't in constant pain with a rheumatologist who doesn't make the time to send a pain medication prescription in the mail. It only takes a minute to address an envelope.

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Five Stars

I have been with Dr. Curran for 15 years and my life is meaningful because of him.

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Four Stars

I too am a patient with Dr. Curran. If you get him on a good day he's great and will spend time with you and try to figure out what is wrong with you. If you get him on a bad day watch out. He does not listen, he's in a hurry, does not spend time with you and you have to wait for the next appointment which is usually 3-6 months. So, I have mixed feeling towards him.

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Auto Immune Disease (Sjogrens)

I too been a patient with Dr. Curran yes, he is very up to date with auto immune diseases. I cannot find any information about Dr. Curran knowing about Sjogrens. At first Dr.Curran was very interested in me and now I feel that I'm a pain in *** he cannot give me an answer on certain things. His response is "I think" thru his nurse. If a nurse is going to work with a Specialist than she should have knowledge about that disease. I know for a fact that Mayo, Cleveland, and Rush have nurses that have knowledge of the diseases that the doctor specialized in. Don't get me wrong I like the University of Chicago and the staff and nurses. I just wish the Hospital would have more Doctors that specialize in Sjogrens and other womens diseases. Why not have a Sjogrens Center. There are many women not being diagnose with Sjogrens or misdiagnose. This is a very scary disease. Many women are being diagnose with Fibro when they actual have Sjogrens. I was diagnose with Fibro about 24 years ago and along I had Sjogrens. Yes, the University of Chicago diagnose me with Sjogrens. Thank you Dr.***

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Two Stars

I've been seeing Dr. Curran for 4-5 years. He diagnosed my disease after I had seen multiple doctors who could not decide on a diagnosis. For that I am thankful, but after his diagnosis and getting me to a stable condition, I feel like I am not on his radar anymore. I am one of his younger patients, and majority of the time my condition stays the same, but recently it was discovered that I had to have a major surgery due to arthritis...something I felt was a major red flat, but when I informed him it seemed to register no response. I feel like our appointments are very routine and rushed. Often when I have questions for him he answers quickly and then seems to rush out the door. I have left feeling frustrated on more than one occasion. He is a highly ranked rheumatologist, so I understand his knowledge is extensive, but I feel like he does not listen and does not understand what I want out of my visits with him. One of my biggest issues was that I had been on a steroid for 7-8 years and when I asked him about this and getting off of it or finding an alternative his response was that he doesn't have patients on this steroid long-term...what is long-term? For this drug, 7-8 years is a long time. I tapered off of this drug on my own and found alternatives on my own. Disappointing.

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  • Awards

    7 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2011, 2015, 2013, 2014, 2016)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2015, 2016, 2014)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2011, 2015, 2013)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2015, 2016)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • America's Top Doctors (2017)

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise. Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • Education

    42 Years Experience

  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1976

  • University Of Chicago Medicine

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. James J Curran accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
    • BCBS IL PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry Health and Life IL PPO
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
    • Coventry IL PPO
    • Coventry MO HMO POS
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • HealthLink
    • HealthLink PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • PriorityHealth
    • PriorityHealth Priority PPO
  • SIHO Insurance Services
    • SIHO Network
  • Sagamore Health
    • Sagamore Plus
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

University Of Chicago Medicine, 5841 S Maryland Ave, Chicago, IL

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