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James R. Seeds, MD,FAAOS

About Dr. Seeds

Dr. Seeds is an accomplished and compassionate surgeon who is board certified in both Orthopedic Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine, a certification earned by less than 10% of Orthopedic Surgeons in the United States. He completed a Fellowship in Sports Medicine at the highly acclaimed American Sports Medicine Institute headed by Dr. Lawrence Lemak and Dr. James Andrews. Extensive training enables Dr. Seeds to handle every aspect of orthopedic surgery and sports medicine including the conservative treatment of conditions of the shoulder, knee, ankle, elbow, and wrist using an arthroscope. These minimally invasive procedures allow Dr. Seeds to repair and reconstruct cartilage and ligaments through tiny incisions. For patients, this means minimal time under anesthesia, no hospital stay, reduced pain, and faster recovery.

During his career, Dr. Seeds has served as a Team Physician for sports organizations at all levels. His experience includes covering a multitude of high school, college and professional sports teams including Boston College football, Auburn University football, Erie Otters hockey, NFL Europe, Schaumburg Flyers baseball, Chicago Outlaws lacrosse and Chicago Soul soccer.

A lifelong athlete, Dr. Seeds understands the active lifestyle and a patient’s desire to get back to participating in sports. His first approach is always the most appropriate conservative (non-operative) option. He believes the best results are obtained when the surgeon and patient work together to formulate a recovery plan. He takes the time to explain every option in detail and provides patients with comprehensive information to ensure they understand and feel comfortable with their treatment plan. Most importantly, Dr. Seeds believes the learning process never ends for a surgeon. Therefore, he continues to attend orthopedic conferences and stays involved in academic orthopedics to offer patients the best and most current treatment options.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Team Physician

  • Lake Zurich High School
Education
  • College
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry Miami University
    Oxford, OH
  • Medical School
  • Doctor of Medicine University of Chicago
    Chicago, IL
  • Residency
  • General Surgery Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center/Cook County Hospital
    Chicago, IL
  • Orthopedic Surgery UPMC Hamot Medical Center
    Erie, PA
  • Fellowship
  • Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic American Sports Medicine Institute
    Birmingham, AL
  • Clinical Orthopedics St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
    Boston, MA
  • Board Certification
  • Orthopedic Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Insurances Accepted:
  • AARP MEDICARE HMO/PPO 
  • ADVOCATE GOOD SAMARITAN & SHEPHERD 
  • ADVOCATE SHERMAN 
  • AETNA PPO 
  • AETNA HMO 
  • AETNA EPO 
  • AETNA POS 
  • AETNA MEDICARE PPO 
  • AETNA SELECT 
  • AETNA WALMART HRA 
  • BEECHSTREET PPO 
  • BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD PPO 
  • BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD Comm. MMAI 
  • BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD Medicare Adv 
  • CATERPILLAR PPO 
  • CHAMPUS 
  • CIGNA HMO/PPO 
  • CIGNA Connect 
  • CIGNA CONNECT IFP HMO 
  • CIGNA HEALTHSPRING 
  • CIGNA ONE HEALTH 
  • CORESOURCE 
  • COVENTRY HMO/PPO 
  • COVENTRY SELECT 
  • FIRST HEALTH NETWORK 
  • FOX VALLEY MEDICINE 
  • GALAXY HEALTH NETWORK 
  • GREAT WEST HMO/PPO 
  • HEALTH ALLIANCE PPO 
  • HEALTHLINK PPO 
  • HEALTHPARTNERS 
  • HFN PPO/EPO 
  • HUMANA HMO/PPO 
  • HUMANA Medicare Adv 
  • HUMANA GOLD PLUS & INTEGRATED HMO 
  • HUMANA MEDICAID INTEGRATED CARE PLAN OF ILLINOIS 
  • HUMANA MEDICARE REPLACEMENT PLANS 
  • IDPA 
  • IMAGINE HEALTH 
  • LIFE SHIELD INSURANCE 
  • MEDISHARE PPO 
  • MERIDIAN MEDICAID HMO 
  • MERITAIN PPO 
  • MULTIPLAN PPO 
  • PHCS PPO 
  • PREFERRED PLAN 
  • PRESENCE HEALTH HMO 
  • TRICARE PPO 
  • UHC PPO 
  • UHC HMO 
  • UHC Choice 
  • UHC Select 
  • UHC Care Imp + 
  • UHC All Savors