James Nikolakakis, DO

Specialty: Internal Medicine

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Advocate Medical Group

77 Rand Road

Des Plaines, IL 60016

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Meet James Nikolakakis, DO

About me



  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Lutheran General Hospital, Internal Medicine
  • Olympia Fields Hospital And Medical Center
  • Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Board certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Lutheran General 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 632 patient ratings.


July 27, 2020 2:42 PM

Good experience.

July 27, 2020 1:56 PM

Dr. Nick is the best physician that I have been seeing in my life. He is professional, yet easy going. He has always taken time to answer every qestion.

July 27, 2020 1:56 PM

Dr. Nick is the best General Practice individual that I have seen.

July 27, 2020 10:41 AM

Not enough time spent with doctor.

July 25, 2020 7:42 PM

Dr Nikolakakis is a very nice person amd exelant doctor.

July 25, 2020 7:42 PM


July 21, 2020 9:51 AM

Dr nick is a good doctor

July 15, 2020 4:01 PM

Great Doctor to work with.

July 15, 2020 4:01 PM

Great experience.

July 15, 2020 11:32 AM

Very good

July 14, 2020 3:31 PM


July 13, 2020 5:27 PM

always satisfied with Doctor Nikolakakis, advice and seeing to my health needs.

July 13, 2020 4:37 PM

love dr nikolakakis wouldn't go to any one else. your on call drs love Dr Nik

July 13, 2020 1:27 PM

Dr. Nikolakakis always takes the time to answer my questions.

July 6, 2020 6:19 AM

My visits with this provider and staff have always been professional and courteous.

July 4, 2020 10:37 AM

he is a resourceful doctor and very understanding of our problem

July 4, 2020 8:17 AM

good visit

July 4, 2020 8:17 AM

Dr.Nik is very knowledgeable in what he tells me and is respectful to our needs.

June 29, 2020 2:04 PM

Excellent in all ways

June 29, 2020 2:04 PM

Always excellent

June 13, 2020 7:03 AM

great staff

June 12, 2020 8:52 AM

Overall the communication system with all provider, need to get much better.

June 8, 2020 9:08 PM

Dr. Nikolakakis is great and so our other Advocate Drs. as well.

June 6, 2020 7:44 AM

excellent advice always.

June 6, 2020 7:44 AM

Always good.

May 23, 2020 6:40 AM


May 16, 2020 12:17 AM

My PMD listens to me, he is very approachable, goals are set and follow ups happen.

May 16, 2020 12:17 AM

Im very happy to have him as my PMD.

May 11, 2020 2:50 PM

i walked out with a smile

May 11, 2020 2:50 PM

I wish I had Dr Nick as my primary long ago. Best Dr. ever!

May 4, 2020 9:25 AM

I love Dr. Nick.

April 21, 2020 9:11 AM

Experience w/call center to set up appt was terrible. Agent did not take into account I would need to fast & set up appt at 3:30 in afternoon. She talked way too much -

March 27, 2020 12:00 AM

My experience with this provider has been excellent until now.

March 19, 2020 6:03 AM

Again, I would recommend either Dr. X or Dr. Nik to EVERYONE, they both deserve a badge, truly care and are not just for the money and great docs are hard to find nowadays. Never let them leave. If they ever leave so will I.

March 16, 2020 3:14 PM

Always informative. Always answers all questions.

March 16, 2020 3:14 PM

Puts the patient at ease and spends enough time to answer all questions.

March 15, 2020 8:18 AM

Dr Nik is consummate professional. I would see no one else for my health and wellbeing.

March 15, 2020 8:18 AM

Dr Nik and his crew are the absolute best

March 10, 2020 9:35 PM


March 10, 2020 9:35 PM

very hard to get referrals. no one calls you when referrals are ready. my husband has had very bad experience. not happy

March 10, 2020 7:30 AM

Dr Nick listens closely to my questions and while I know he has a full schedule never made me feel rushed. I appreciate him getting back with me asap with my test results. I became eligible for Medicare this year allowing me to go anywhere I wanted but chose to continue using him as my primary family doctor.

March 10, 2020 6:00 AM

good he is very help full

March 10, 2020 6:00 AM

dr I like he is very good

March 9, 2020 5:31 PM

Dr. Nikolakakis listens to what you are saying and doesn't rush you while you are talking or have questions. He is flexible on your treatments and also mentions alternatives. I feel 100% confident with his knowledge on medical care and treatment.

March 9, 2020 3:05 PM

as nice as a visit to a doctor can be

March 5, 2020 9:16 PM

too short of time spent for first visit

March 2, 2020 6:47 AM

Dr. Nik is my doctor for close to 20 years. He trusts me & I trust him - he is aware of my personal problems w/my son & have ______. I can get as well as my allergic asthmatic problem & Rx I need (there but the doctor). He respects me for the 78 yr. old I am & I was just here for good advice, he shares & his trust in me, too.

February 26, 2020 6:45 AM

This visit and for all visits with Dr. Nikolakakis over many years he covers all bases. He is professional and caring, and I have 100% confidence in him.

February 21, 2020 4:52 AM

Excellent care & a great exam, CMA's were awesome and I feel that I received the best quality of care from the entire staff at this clinic.

February 17, 2020 7:13 PM

Dr. Nik always takes time with me. He is great!

February 17, 2020 4:35 PM

Yes. Excellent in all ways

February 17, 2020 1:27 PM

I really like him.

February 10, 2020 4:59 PM

Dr Nick was very good and courteous...addressed issues and questions with good answers... very happy with his care

February 10, 2020 4:59 PM


February 9, 2020 11:23 AM

After every appointment with Dr. Nikolakakis I feel lucky and thankful that I have access to such skilled and compassionate Physician.

February 3, 2020 8:41 PM

Dr. Nikolakakis is an excellent doctor. He listens to all my concerns and he calls as soon as he gets the labs back.

February 3, 2020 8:41 PM

Dr. Nikolakakis takes time to speak with patients and truly listens to any concerns. He is a great doctor!

February 3, 2020 3:56 PM

Dr. nick was awesome

January 30, 2020 8:26 AM

Dr. Nik did a good job!

January 29, 2020 10:15 AM

Regular check up - went well. Will follow up in the future.

January 28, 2020 4:23 PM

Dr. Nikoakakis is always courteous, caring and understands our needs

January 28, 2020 4:23 PM

I will like to know how long is a reasonable time for one of the specialist practicing at Nesset to let you know the results of your blood work, specially when the result is abnormal and requires treatment?

January 25, 2020 8:57 AM

Always have issues obtaining referrals. Lack of communication or respond.

January 25, 2020 8:22 AM


January 24, 2020 8:13 AM

This appointment was for my annual physical. Dr. was easy to talk to and very professional.

January 24, 2020 8:13 AM

This was a good experience, I have recommended this doctor to friends and family.

January 23, 2020 11:13 AM

First time using this doctor, and was very pleased with his patients in listening to my question and concerns.

January 23, 2020 11:13 AM

Good experience

January 19, 2020 10:23 AM

when making an appt or want to ask their provider a question, it would be nice to get a nice person on the phone.

January 14, 2020 9:11 AM

great doctor. see's my mother, also.

January 13, 2020 1:02 AM

The provider had reviewed my health history, so I didn't have to spend time going through those details. He was very pleasant and interested in making my visit a positive experience.

January 13, 2020 1:02 AM

The provider was very patient, listening to my questions and providing helpful answers. Subsequently, he called me in a very timely fashion to provide the results of my blood test.

January 3, 2020 3:59 PM

the doctor was very attentive and took care of my needs.

December 30, 2019 2:02 PM

always good with Dr Nikolakakis

December 21, 2019 3:48 PM

he is a great doctor I see you moved to a new emr and my records were not there right away but he got them fast

December 17, 2019 10:24 AM

very satisfied with visit

December 17, 2019 10:24 AM

good visit

December 16, 2019 4:52 PM

As usual, Dr. Nikolakakis was thorough in our conversation and his examination, friendly in our discussion and focused on what I needed in the moment from him and his office.

December 16, 2019 11:17 AM

I needed surgical clearance to nave an operation to repair an abdominal hernia and Dr. "Nik" was great at fitting me into his schedule to get that clearance. I and very thankful he was able to help me.

December 7, 2019 8:07 PM

Good for now

December 7, 2019 8:07 PM

Good visit for now

December 2, 2019 1:41 PM

Very happy and satisfied

December 2, 2019 1:41 PM

Very happy and satisfied

November 25, 2019 1:50 PM

very happy with my doctors

November 25, 2019 1:45 PM

kind doctor

November 23, 2019 10:26 AM


November 18, 2019 7:13 PM

Visit went well. Talked about shots I've had and a few things bothering me. Took blood and sent it out for testing.

November 18, 2019 7:13 PM

Dr. Nikolakakis is easy to talk to and he will answer questions so you understand .

November 18, 2019 8:27 AM

Dr. Nick is great. I enjoyed the time went spent for a regular check-up.

November 18, 2019 8:27 AM

Excellent visit.

November 17, 2019 11:00 PM

Phone calls are not returned that day or even the next day

November 12, 2019 11:00 PM

The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Made me feel very comfortable.

November 12, 2019 11:00 PM

Overall, a very good experience.

November 11, 2019 11:00 PM

I was surprised during a full physical that the doctor did not have me get in a gown. He listened to my lungs, looked in my ears and throat, but did not check breasts for lumps, check reflexes, strength, palpate any areas or glance at my skin for moles.

November 11, 2019 11:00 PM

Dr. Nikolakakis is as good as it gets. Always takes the time to discuss anything you have questions about. Very responsive to my needs.

November 10, 2019 11:00 PM

Dr Nick is the best doctor ever He explains things listens, has patience and follows up!

November 10, 2019 11:00 PM

good experience always follows up and is very friendly

November 10, 2019 11:00 PM

Have been seeing Dr. Nikolakakis for years, and has been a good PCP. Would recommend him to friends/family.

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