Jerrel Howard Boyer

Jerrel Howard Boyer, D.O.

4025 North Western Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60618

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Jerrel Howard Boyer, D.O.


4025 North Western Avenue

Building E

Chicago, Illinois 60618



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My philosophy of care is patient centric, and involves fully evaluating each patient’s individual needs and concerns. I educate the patient about their disease process and engage them in making decisions about their care. By presenting and discussing evidenced based treatment options, we determine the best care for each patients unique situation, whether this is surgery or conservative treatment. I prefer to offer patients minimally invasive options when surgery is necessary.

About Me



  • Internship: Geisinger Lewistown Hospital
  • Residency: Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine; Neurological Surgery
  • Medical School: University Of New England College Of Osteopathic Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Christ Medical Center
  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • Advocate Trinity Hospital

Ratings and Comments

Jerrel Howard Boyer, D.O.

4.7 out of 5

78 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

4.8 out of 5

78 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

4.7 out of 5

74 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

4.8 out of 5

78 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

4.7 out of 5

78 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.5 out of 5

78 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

4.8 out of 5

77 Patient Ratings


This was my first visit to Dr. Boyer and I was very pleased about it, I know I have to go for a second visit before I decided on the next step, ( Surgery ) I'm sure he will do the best for my health.

Reviewed on February 11, 2019 6:00 PM

efficient compassionate and thoughtful

Reviewed on February 8, 2019 6:00 PM

we travel 7 hours to see Dr Boyer. he's an excellent dr.

Reviewed on January 13, 2019 6:00 PM

I don't know who this doctor is but may God bless him & I recommend all the doc of this hospital to anyone who asks.

Reviewed on November 29, 2018 6:00 PM

My visit with Dr. Boyer was excellent. He made me feel very comfortable and took the time out to explain all different scenarios with my ailments. It gave me piece of mind and I feel so much better after his visit.

Reviewed on October 24, 2018 7:00 PM

First visit, to discuss sciatic pain from stenosis & _____ cyst. His advice on the options - including surgery - exuded competence. When I expressed uneasiness about surgery, he remarked, "I'd be worried about anyone who WASN'T uneasy about surgery." This from a surgeon, was reassuring. His staff assistant was cheerful and compassionate as we continued the discussion with her.

Reviewed on October 15, 2018 7:00 PM

This provider eased my anxiety regarding my problem. I think this provider is an asset to your facility.

Reviewed on October 14, 2018 7:00 PM

It was excellent because he is a great professional.

Reviewed on September 14, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Boyer is phenomenal. I will send patients and colleague to him.

Reviewed on August 12, 2018 7:00 PM


Reviewed on July 28, 2018 7:00 PM

I had an excellent experience.

Reviewed on June 19, 2018 7:00 PM

And Dr. Boyer was clear and gave good interpretation of the MRI he had reviewed. He listened carefully to what I had to say. He has multiple optional ways that we could decide to move forward and explained the pros and cons of each of those. He took as much time as needed with me and did not make me feel rushed at all. Overall it was an excellent experience and I certainly respect him.

Reviewed on May 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Boyer was very professional yet personable. he gave honest feedback and answered my questions.I REALLY appreciated X (nurse) She was very nice the day of visit and has been VERY helpful with getting all the pre operative appointments done.

Reviewed on May 13, 2018 7:00 PM

Boyer, MD Jerel needs to work on listening to his patience's and not just assuming that you're just like his last patient he saw or even the one before that. Not one person is the same nor are their situations nor is the pain they must endure. Thank you

Reviewed on May 6, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Boyer is very nice & professional. He explained my CT results, listened & answers my questions.

Reviewed on April 12, 2018 7:00 PM

He is a God sent, God bless him and his family.

Reviewed on April 10, 2018 7:00 PM


Reviewed on April 5, 2018 7:00 PM

Very well.

Reviewed on March 7, 2018 6:00 PM

This was a specialist consultation referred by my primary physician. I am grateful for Dr. Boyer's expertise & compassion.

Reviewed on March 1, 2018 6:00 PM

very informative.

Reviewed on February 18, 2018 6:00 PM

An excellent discussion of surgical options available to me. More tests were ordered and taken and soon I will have a follow up appointment.

Reviewed on February 13, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Boyer is one of the most fantastic doctors I have ever seen. And since I have been seeing drs. all my life I know drs. He is a 10 for sure!

Reviewed on February 6, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr Boyer is an outstanding Doctor with huge knowledge and experience!It was my absolute pleasure to meet him!

Reviewed on February 4, 2018 6:00 PM


Reviewed on January 31, 2018 6:00 PM

Very good.

Reviewed on December 11, 2017 6:00 PM

It is a gift from God that Dr. Jerrel Boyer is working in your hospital for his great knowledge in his field -

Reviewed on December 6, 2017 6:00 PM

excellent Doctor very helpful

Reviewed on November 24, 2017 6:00 PM

I know Dr. Boyer is the best there is, he did 2 surgeries on me, and they all were great.

Reviewed on October 30, 2017 7:00 PM

I had to wait 30 minutes for my appointment.

Reviewed on October 10, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr Boyer is a excellent physician who has helped me tremendously.

Reviewed on September 18, 2017 7:00 PM

I am very pleased with them

Reviewed on September 2, 2017 7:00 PM

The Doctor went beyond his time and came to office to talk to my family about surgery & explain benefit & risk.

Reviewed on June 19, 2017 7:00 PM

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Medical Areas of Expertise

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Clinical Interests

  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Back & Neck
  • Back and Neck Disorders
  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Back and Neck Surgery
  • Back Pain
  • Cervical Disc Disease
  • Chiari Decompression
  • Lumbar Disc Disease
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Sacroliac Joint Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery


  • 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 Advocate Health Care PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana DuPage Medical Group HMO
  • Humana DuPage Medical Group HMO - HMO Select
  • Humana EPO - Advocate Associate Medical Plan
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Choice PPO
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Gold Plus Integrated-Medicare-Medicaid Plan
  • Humana HMO - Advocate Associate Medical 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
  • Humana PPO - Advocate Associate Medical Plan
  • 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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