James H. Griffin, MD

Specialty: Urology

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Advocate Medical Group

745 Fletcher Drive

Suite 301

Elgin, IL 60123

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Office: 847-741-0398

Fax: 847-741-0549

Meet James H. Griffin, MD

About me

  • Prostate Cancer
  • Bladder CancerBotoxErectile DysfunctionGreen Light Laser Prostate ProcedureKidney CancerKidney StonesLow TestosteroneOveractive BladderPeyronie's DiseaseProstate EnlargementRobotic SurgerySling Procedure For Stress IncontinenceStress IncontinenceUPJ StrictureUrinary Tract Infection
  • https://www.advocatehealth.com



  • Loyola University Medical Center
  • Chicago Medical School

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Sherman Hospital

Insurance accepted

  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP Medicare Advantage Access HMO
  • Aetna Better Health Premier Plan MMAI
  • Aetna Coventry (Aetna Medicare) HMO
  • Aetna EPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna Medicare HMO
  • Aetna Medicare POS
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna Medicare Value Plan PPO
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna Premier Care Network
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna State of Illinois HMO
  • Aetna State of Illinois Open Access Plus
  • Aetna State of Illinois PPO
  • Aetna Value Performance Network
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Benefit Plan Administrators (BPA)
  • Benefits Services and Systems, Inc
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Community FHP
  • Blue Cross Community ICP
  • Blue Cross Community MMAI
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Med Select PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO-POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Supplement PPO
  • Blue Medicare Advocate Health HMO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna APWU Health Plan Open Access Plus
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Healthspring True Choice PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna NALC Health Benefits Plan
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Cigna Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry / FirstHealth
  • Coventry Health Care HMO
  • Coventry Health Care Open Access POS
  • Coventry Health Care POS
  • Coventry Health Care PPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • FirstHealth / Coventry Personal Care
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna EPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred PPO
  • HST Care Connect EPO
  • HST Care Connect PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana Community Select HMO
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Illinois CCN HMO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Humana Medicare Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Medicare Supplement Plan
  • Humana MMAI
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • Medicare
  • Meridian
  • Meridian MMAI
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • SEIU – Local 4 HMO
  • SEIU – Local 4 PPO
  • Tricare Prime
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Advantage Value HMO - POS
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 1 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 2 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Supplement
  • UHC National Railway Carriers & United Transportation Union Health and Welfare
  • UHC Railroad Employees National Health & Welfare Plan
  • UHC/ AARP Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • Union Health Services, Inc.
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Health One Golden Rule
  • United Healthcare Charter HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus PPO
  • United Healthcare Choice PPO
  • United Healthcare Core PPO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Medica
  • United Healthcare Medicare Complete Assure PPO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare NexusACO OA
  • United Healthcare NexusACO R
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Oxford
  • Wellcare Health Plans HMO

Ratings and reviews

Overall rating

based on 212 patient ratings.


July 31, 2020 12:00 AM

Thank you for your medical care!!

July 20, 2020 6:36 AM

Provider is valued for his expertise & skill!!! Provider available for a call "at home" after the procedure. Spent time necessary.

July 20, 2020 6:36 AM

Nice visit. Just a follow up.

July 6, 2020 6:19 AM

Very good.

July 4, 2020 8:40 AM

This provider has a PA.... I dislike this individual to an extreme level. I do not feel he has patients well being in mind when seeing patients.... I believe his sole concerns are not the patients well being, but rather his following office policy to a T .... disregarding the patient.

July 3, 2020 2:47 PM

very good experience

June 23, 2020 4:30 PM

Dr. Griffin is awesome.

June 23, 2020 4:30 PM

Great overall experience.

May 27, 2020 8:21 AM

excellent service provided by Dr. Griffin and his staff. I was treated poorly by Advocate staff when I arrived for my scheduled, mandatory Covid-19 screening at Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin. I would be happy to discuss this experience with someone of authoring the Advocate system.

May 21, 2020 12:13 PM

Dr. Griffin and his staff are always very efficient and friendly. I feel lucky to have Dr. Griffin as my Urologist.

May 18, 2020 10:32 PM

Good Covid19 screening at door and precautions thru out visit. Everyone was friendly and compassionate. Dr. Explained well and showed an anatomical model to make it more understandable. All questions answered thoroughly.

May 18, 2020 1:55 PM

thanks for being able to diagnose and explain my problem with clarity and with a good sense of humor

May 17, 2020 11:07 AM

the dr and his staff are all very friendly and accommodating, quick to serve, and helpful

May 16, 2020 11:02 AM

Was there to get results from blood draw for PSA. All went well and efficiently handled.

May 9, 2020 7:18 PM

very good

April 23, 2020 7:47 AM

Thank you!!!

April 16, 2020 8:46 AM


April 16, 2020 8:46 AM

Great experience.

March 28, 2020 11:12 AM

It was Dr. Griffins insistence on my taking a urine test to check for hematuria, although I felt I did not have it and it was unnecessary, that disclosed the need for a cystoscopy and they discovery of a very early stage bladder cancer. Treatment prescribed by Dr. Griffin was successful in producing two years of clean 3 month cystoscopic examinations and now I am on a six months cystoscopy schedule. My most recent procedure was the last of the 8 consecutive clean 3 month check ups

March 28, 2020 11:12 AM

Dr. Griffin gives me information and answers that let me make informed choices about my health care. The decisions that we make concerning my treatment are collaborative decisions with the doctor giving consideration to my wishes, concerns and goals, And him advising me of what is possible and what would be effective.

March 25, 2020 9:19 AM


March 23, 2020 7:47 AM

Excellent provider and facility instills trust.

March 21, 2020 11:47 AM

very precise

March 21, 2020 11:47 AM

Too impersonal

March 21, 2020 5:34 AM

Thank You

March 18, 2020 12:05 PM

I have been seeing Dr. James Griffin for about 7 years.

March 11, 2020 10:26 AM

Is a good experience to go to the doctor very kind & a good doctor.

February 25, 2020 12:30 PM

Since I have been going to this office I have felt very comfortable. All but one of the office staff, assistants, doctors, and NURSE PRACTITIONER have treated me very well.

February 25, 2020 12:30 PM

Dr. James Griffin was wonderful! I asked questions and he explained my, health issues so I understood.

February 25, 2020 12:30 PM


February 22, 2020 7:45 PM

satisfied with provider

February 21, 2020 7:30 AM

This provider is thorough and punctual efficient.

February 21, 2020 7:30 AM

I answered for my 94 year old father. Everyone in this office were exceptionally helpful and courteous. Dad is wearing hearing aides everyone spoke up for him to hear. Very grateful to them.

January 30, 2020 8:45 AM

My urologist is very professional, compassionate & knowledgeable.

January 28, 2020 1:49 PM

It was good the doctor was kind and he listen. He put me on a med call Sildenafil 100 mg.

January 28, 2020 1:49 PM

Like I said it was all good, they made me feel welcome.

January 13, 2020 8:39 PM

Appointment was all good, thank you.

January 11, 2020 12:58 PM

Top notch

January 11, 2020 12:58 PM

All was good

December 27, 2019 6:42 PM

I am suppose to seen by a doctor not here his assistance. examination was done by the assistance. The Doctor spent less than 3 minutes and dismiss me without fully understand my concern. I called my insurance to let them know not to pay you a socialist cost.

December 25, 2019 1:51 PM

they are always polite and treat me with respect and answer all my questions

December 24, 2019 10:05 AM

Doctor always allows as much time as I feel I need for questions and concerns. The exam room is very clean and private and his staff is professional and caring.

December 17, 2019 6:36 AM

Excellent care.

December 2, 2019 1:22 PM

I do not care for .... nor will I see the Nurse Practitioner in this office.

December 2, 2019 1:22 PM

Could not ask for BETTER SUPPORT STAFF

November 26, 2019 7:36 PM

Very good.

November 22, 2019 8:48 AM

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

November 18, 2019 4:47 PM

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.

November 10, 2019 7:53 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

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

October 30, 2019 7:00 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.

October 20, 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.

October 17, 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!

October 11, 2019 7:00 PM

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

October 3, 2019 7:00 PM

Good visit!

October 1, 2019 7:00 PM

(Dr. Griffin is a quality doctor).

September 21, 2019 7:00 PM

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

August 30, 2019 7:00 PM

I am satisfied with Dr. Griffin's treatment.

August 27, 2019 7:00 PM

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

August 25, 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.

July 22, 2019 7:00 PM

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

July 21, 2019 7:00 PM

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

July 14, 2019 7:00 PM


June 26, 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.

June 19, 2019 7:00 PM

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

June 11, 2019 7:00 PM

He and his staff appear to be very professional.

June 3, 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.

May 27, 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.

May 22, 2019 7:00 PM

Doctor seems hurried & business-like.

May 10, 2019 7:00 PM

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

April 26, 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.

April 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Problem solved

April 20, 2019 7:00 PM

I was pleased with my doctors visit.

April 14, 2019 7:00 PM

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

April 7, 2019 7:00 PM

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

February 22, 2019 6:00 PM

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

February 17, 2019 6:00 PM

very good,thanks for you concern!

February 4, 2019 6:00 PM

Good visit

January 29, 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.

January 28, 2019 6:00 PM

my experience in this office is always comfortable time.

January 25, 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

January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

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

January 20, 2019 6:00 PM

Very professional, nice people.

January 2, 2019 6:00 PM


November 30, 2018 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.

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