James R. O'Donnell, MD

Specialty: General Surgery

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Advocate Medical Group

9550 West 167th Street

Lower Level

Orland Park, IL 60467

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Office: 708-873-4500

Fax: 708-873-4505

Meet James R. O'Donnell, MD

About me



  • Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center
  • Northwestern University Medical School

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate South Suburban 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 100 patient ratings.


July 8, 2020 10:55 AM

All good - very good care during surgery & after.

June 16, 2020 8:28 AM


June 16, 2020 8:28 AM

Good experience.

June 4, 2020 8:59 AM

The service was great.

June 4, 2020 8:59 AM

I had no bad experience, only good.

May 27, 2020 2:19 PM

Everything fine. Doctors are great. Staff is great. And plenty of parking.

April 8, 2020 5:22 AM

One of the best, grateful to have him do my surgery.

March 6, 2020 11:00 PM

I first met Dr. O'Donnell when I was recently hospitalized. He provided me with exceptional care at that time and has consistently continued to provide me with the same level of care. He is a caring, competent and professional physician. Thank you Dr. O'Donnell!

February 13, 2020 11:00 PM

Good experience.

February 13, 2020 11:11 AM

The experience with this provider in his office was very nice, warm and everything was explained.

February 13, 2020 11:11 AM


January 6, 2020 2:19 PM

Good experience.

November 7, 2019 9:39 AM

The provider made me feel comfortable and spoke with me concerning my issue with care. His service was great.

November 6, 2019 4:04 PM

I saw Dr. O'Donnell for the 1st time after for a follow up after he did my surgery. It was a pleasant visit, and he answered all my questions. He assured me my recovering was going as expected.

September 26, 2019 7:00 PM

Everyone from check in to discharge were amazing. Great staff. Never disappointed there.

September 26, 2019 7:00 PM

This was a post-op visit Dr. O'Donnell performed surgery on me on 7/30/2019. He is a skilled surgeon who shows compassion for his patients.

September 3, 2019 7:00 PM

This was my follow up visit from my surgery at South Suburban - he has always been very professional and easy to talk to.

September 2, 2019 7:00 PM

very professionalthey treat you with respect.

August 25, 2019 7:00 PM

I appreciate Dr O'Donnell & his staff. they were exceptional. they answered my questions before surgery & following a difficult surgery he came out to speak with my family & answered their questions.

June 5, 2019 7:00 PM

Always cheerful & up beat.

June 5, 2019 7:00 PM

I like him he was awesome.

May 28, 2019 7:00 PM

It was very positive and informative.

January 31, 2019 6:00 PM

I asked questions & Dr. O'Donnell addressed all my concerns.

January 30, 2019 6:00 PM


January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

I very much appreciated the quick diagnosis, treatment, surgery and followed up on my hernia repair! Thanks.

January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Thank You Doctor, You helped me live yet another year... We Love You. God Bless You & Yours ~ Good Luck to All of You,

December 8, 2018 6:00 PM

Keep up the good work.

October 19, 2018 7:00 PM

Great care.

October 2, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. O'Donnell took the time needed to explain my condition exam the cyst and then prescribe treatments.

September 23, 2018 7:00 PM

I feel that this provider was extremely helpful and clear. He was very thorough in explaining my condition and my options. He made me feel extremely comfortable.

September 11, 2018 7:00 PM

Quite excellent!

July 22, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Odonell did a good job explaining my condition at the appointment.

June 25, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. O'donnell was very professional during my visit. He answered all my questions in a manner I could easily understand. He and his staff were curtious and professional during my visit. I would recommend him to others.

May 23, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. O'Donnell is/was excellent, I would highly recommend him as a surgeon to anyone.

April 2, 2018 7:00 PM

Wait time in exam room often was 15 mins. then visit short leaving assistant to do rest.

March 25, 2018 7:00 PM

He was in and out so fast he didn't take the time to make me feel at peace.

March 22, 2018 7:00 PM

I already knew Dr. O'Donnell. He took very good care of my deceased husband in OR & beyond. I respect & would definitely recommend him to anyone needing surgery.

March 18, 2018 7:00 PM

very comfortable with the entire visit !

March 15, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. O'Donnell and his staff are excellent - XX was just wonderful.

February 28, 2018 6:00 PM

Very good.

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