James H. Griffin

James H. Griffin, M.D.

745 Fletcher Drive

Elgin, Illinois 60123

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James H. Griffin, M.D.


Prostate Cancer

745 Fletcher Drive

Suite 301

Elgin, Illinois 60123


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My philosophy of care is to provide compassionate, personalized care utilizing the most current evidence based research and medicine.

About Me



  • Residency: Loyola University Medical Center
  • Medical School: Chicago Medical School

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Sherman Hospital

Ratings and Comments

James H. Griffin, M.D.

4.7 out of 5

135 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

4.7 out of 5

106 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

4.8 out of 5

134 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

4.6 out of 5

135 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.6 out of 5

132 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

4.8 out of 5

133 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

4.5 out of 5

134 Patient Ratings


Very good.

Reviewed on November 26, 2019 7:36 PM

Advocate Central scheduling did not get insurance pre-approval completed prior to CT - scan - Dr. Griffins office was helpful to complete the pre-approval.

Reviewed on November 22, 2019 8:48 AM

Dr. Griiffin is simply the BEST, caring, compassionate, and always easy to talk to and discuss concerns. He and his staff do an excellent job.

Reviewed on November 18, 2019 4:47 PM

Doc is friendly and knowledgable. it seems like we're taking the long route to get to the root of the problem but I do rely on the advice of the Doc

Reviewed on November 10, 2019 7:53 PM

Bad on the reception desk. was told to be there 15min prior to appointment upon arrival, doors were closed with no sign or indication as to why. Down the hall in another office, I was told office closes 30min for Lunch. 1 point don't ask me to be there 15 min to doors closing for lunch. 2nd point, if you do close for lunch, why not post a sign on the door indicating why doors are locked and when they will reopen. I waited 45 min in a hallway with no seats. my first time to this office. Horrible first impression and when I mentioned to the staff, there was no concern and could care less of my frustration. I thought I was at the wrong office due to doors being closed. I would not recommend you to anyone I know simply because of this weak and poor display of customer service

Reviewed on November 10, 2019 7:53 PM

As usual Dr. Griffin and X, his NP saw me after a very short wait. They asked how I was feeling, gave me time to ask questions and we chatted briefly. Excellent Doctor and NP.

Reviewed on October 30, 2019 7:00 PM

Waited over an hour and 20 minutes to see the provider for 5 minutes, and was given no additional information that hadn't already been given to me in the hospital.

Reviewed on October 20, 2019 7:00 PM

I would recommend Dr. Griffin to anyone who needs help w/their liver, kidneys, etc. The receptionists were fantastic. The attending nurses prior to Dr. Griffin coming in and discussing my treatment were wonderful as well as after Dr. Griffin's and I's conversation. Dr. Griffin has a great bedside manner!

Reviewed on October 17, 2019 7:00 PM

on a scale of 1-10 I give Doctor Griffin and his team a 12!

Reviewed on October 11, 2019 7:00 PM

Good visit!

Reviewed on October 3, 2019 7:00 PM

(Dr. Griffin is a quality doctor).

Reviewed on October 1, 2019 7:00 PM

I met with the provider for a specific reason and He did his best to try to remedy the problem.

Reviewed on September 21, 2019 7:00 PM

I am satisfied with Dr. Griffin's treatment.

Reviewed on August 30, 2019 7:00 PM

Every visit is always handled very properly! Dr. Griffin is a GREAT doctor & performs very well!

Reviewed on August 27, 2019 7:00 PM

I am very grateful for the excellent attention they gave me thank you for their help. Note: We are imperfect human beings and it should fit in some prudence both with the patient like in the medical staff greetings.

Reviewed on August 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Griffin is a great doctor and I have seen him as needed for over 15 years.

Reviewed on July 22, 2019 7:00 PM

felt very positive about my visit & the staff was great & very encouraging

Reviewed on July 21, 2019 7:00 PM


Reviewed on July 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Always very professional and smiling and joking, makes you feel at ease and calm, always asks if I have questions or concerns.

Reviewed on June 26, 2019 7:00 PM

I have found Dr. Griffin to have a professional knowledgeable and comforting disposition in an area which can be uncomfortable.

Reviewed on June 19, 2019 7:00 PM

He and his staff appear to be very professional.

Reviewed on June 11, 2019 7:00 PM

He asked me about how things were going, both health wise and personally. He always makes me feel comfortable, and never demeans me for not knowing about certain health issues.

Reviewed on June 3, 2019 7:00 PM

Went to this provider for a yearly check-up on surgery 8 years ago. It doesn't take long to draw blood, check it and give me the result. All went well and I am satisfied.

Reviewed on May 27, 2019 7:00 PM

Doctor seems hurried & business-like.

Reviewed on May 22, 2019 7:00 PM

staff here is wonderful! insurance lady has helped me setup up payment plan always keeps me informed

Reviewed on May 10, 2019 7:00 PM

I got there early and got right in. The nurse took good care of me and the dr. was in to see me as soon as he could.

Reviewed on April 26, 2019 7:00 PM

Problem solved

Reviewed on April 25, 2019 7:00 PM

I was pleased with my doctors visit.

Reviewed on April 20, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Griffin & his staff have been excellent to both my wife & I -

Reviewed on April 14, 2019 7:00 PM

DR Griffin is an excellent Urologist, and have recommended him to others.

Reviewed on April 7, 2019 7:00 PM

I have been seeing Dr Griffin for many years and have had very good experiences with everyone in the office

Reviewed on February 22, 2019 6:00 PM

very good,thanks for you concern!

Reviewed on February 17, 2019 6:00 PM

Good visit

Reviewed on February 4, 2019 6:00 PM

The PA X is a total waste of time and I would rather change Doctors than to be treated by him . I lack any faith in what he boasts as his skills. My opinion is Dr Griffin is a wonderful and thoughtful physician. Dr Griffin's support staff are very thoughtful and thorough.

Reviewed on January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

my experience in this office is always comfortable time.

Reviewed on January 28, 2019 6:00 PM

Overall I am pleased with my overall care. Because I am Trangender it is difficult to find doctors who will see me. Sometimes I feel that my symptoms are not taken seriously.and that they are holding back on my treatment

Reviewed on January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

2 very good visits with this Provider. Very happy I was recommended by a friend to try them.

Reviewed on January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Very professional, nice people.

Reviewed on January 20, 2019 6:00 PM


Reviewed on January 2, 2019 6:00 PM

The visit was great...no complaints...my only complaint is On the day of my visit (which was over ten days ago), the Dr. said he would write a subscription for the injectable for treatment of ED and he said the drug company would contact me with soon thereeafter. To this day they have not contacted me. Earlier this week, i contacted Dr.Griffins office and informed them of the issue and they said they would remind the Dr. i have not heard back from anyone. no followup from the Dr., the office, or prescription source. its been over 10 days since my visit. Im very frustrated and am going to see another Urologist. To me, this service and followup is very poor.

Reviewed on November 30, 2018 6:00 PM

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Medical Areas of Expertise

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Clinical Interests

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Botox
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Green Light Laser Prostate Procedure
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Stones
  • Low Testosterone
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Prostate Enlargement
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Sling Procedure For Stress Incontinence
  • Stress Incontinence
  • UPJ Stricture
  • Urinary Tract Infection


  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP MedicareComplete Plus HMO - POS
  • Aetna Better Health Premier Plan MMAI
  • Aetna Choice POS
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Access POS
  • Aetna Open Choice POS
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Select Choice EPO
  • Aetna Select POS
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna US Healthcare Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO - POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross PPO
  • Blue Cross PPO - Advocate Associate Medical Plan
  • Blue Precision Bronze HMO
  • Blue Precision Gold HMO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • Blue Precision Platinum HMO
  • Blue Precision Silver HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna C - 5 POS
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Health Partners PPO
  • Cigna Open Access Plus POS
  • Cigna Open Access Plus State of Illinois POS
  • CIGNA Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry HMO
  • Coventry One Select PPO
  • Coventry PPO
  • Coventry Workers Comp PPO
  • First Health Network EPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna Open Access Plus HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • Harken Health Choice Plus
  • Harken Health Compass Plus
  • Health Alliance HMO
  • Health Alliance PPO
  • Healthlink PPO
  • HealthSpring Medicaid ICP
  • HealthSpring Medicare HMO
  • HealthSpring MMAI
  • HFN Platinum EPO
  • HFN Total Care PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Choice PPO
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Gold Plus Integrated-Medicare-Medicaid Plan
  • Humana HMO Select
  • Humana Illinois Platinum HMO
  • Humana Integrated Care Program of Illinois
  • Humana Medicaid Managed Care Plan
  • Humana National EPO
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana National PPO
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • LLH Adventist Silver PPO 3000
  • LLH Family Health Network Silver PPO 3100
  • LLH Swedish Covenant Silver PPO
  • Meridian
  • Meritain Health PPO
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • NALC (Natl Assn of Letter Carriers) Health Benefit
  • PHCS Savility PPO
  • Preferred Network Access PPO
  • Three Rivers Provider Network PPO
  • Tricare POS
  • Tricare PPO
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete (Secure Horizons) HMO
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete Focus HMO
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Healthcare Charter
  • United Healthcare Choice HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare Compass HMO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Medicare Solutions PPO
  • United Healthcare MedicareComplete Plan 1 HMO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare Navigate POS
  • United Healthcare Nexus
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Select EPO
  • United Healthcare Select HMO
  • United Healthcare Select Plus POS


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