Joseph A. Meis, MD

Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery

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Advocate Medical Group

100 Village Green Drive

Suite 120

Lincolnshire, IL 60069

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Office: 847-634-1766

Fax: 847-634-2894

Meet Joseph A. Meis, MD

About me

  • Gender:
  • Primary area of focus: Total Joints and Trauma
  • Clinical interests: ArthritisArthroscopic SurgeryHip ReplacementKnee ReplacementKnee SurgeryTotal Joint Replacement
  • Related website:



  • Residency: Northwestern University
  • Internship: Northwestern University Medical School
  • Medical School: Northwestern University

Board certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Condell Medical Center

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 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 215 patient ratings.


July 17, 2020 12:00 AM

I felt like I am just another check mark on their list. However, I am moving foward with my heath issues.

July 13, 2020 1:26 PM

Dr Meis is great. I have often recommended him to others seeking an Orthopaedic surgeon. He replaced both of my hips and I CAN WALK AGAIN!! I love this guy--he is the greatest. I'm glad I had my surgeries done before he permanently retires.

July 13, 2020 1:26 PM

Never had a bad experience with Dr Meis. He has a great group of people working in his practice--even the staff at the hospital have the utmost respect for him.

July 9, 2020 9:13 AM

Doctors and office personnel always treat me with respect and are very professional.

July 6, 2020 6:14 AM

Excellent doctor.

June 22, 2020 4:20 PM

Very good.

June 22, 2020 4:20 PM

Very polite and explained the new checking in system.

May 22, 2020 11:19 AM

Dr. Meis is very mindful of my complaints; had tests done right away at his clinic (X-ray) and arranged for my STAT ultrasound at Condell which gave the peace of mind I needed more than the physical compact. He is an awesome doctor.

April 7, 2020 10:55 AM

Good person.

April 7, 2020 10:55 AM

Most useless office visit I can remember.

March 27, 2020 5:14 AM

Dr. Meis has always treated me with respect, listened to my health problems with my knees, and treated successfully my knee problems and pain.

March 7, 2020 3:16 PM

Dr. Joe did a good job.

February 27, 2020 8:14 AM

Dr. Meis is a caring, smart, interactive doctor. He listens.

January 31, 2020 6:58 AM

I was brought to see the doctor quickly. Dr. Meis was friendly & explained my X-ray results and gave me a work release, which I needed.

January 31, 2020 6:58 AM

I had a good experience with this provider.

January 7, 2020 11:41 AM


January 6, 2020 6:25 PM

great visit with doctor, competent and attentive staff- had a great experience

December 23, 2019 10:33 PM

The Best ; Did everything he could to diagnose the problem and relieve the pain

December 23, 2019 10:33 PM

he drew samples and had them evaluated ASAP. called us back immediately with the results and scheduled the necessary procedure personally

December 23, 2019 3:14 PM

Dr meis is a great, thoughtful pediatric surgeon that I have highly recommended to a number of potential pediatric patients.

December 23, 2019 3:14 PM

excellence in all areas.

December 16, 2019 7:29 PM

Have used them I'm the past for two health issues, in addition to this time, and feel very comfortable with them with my care.

December 11, 2019 10:57 AM

Dr. Meis gave me a _____ shot in my knee which he said would take several weeks to help... it did _____ my knee is much better.

December 11, 2019 10:57 AM

Excellent result.

December 4, 2019 6:17 AM

I was expecting to get more information above my illness, and what should I do to get better it's past _____ month I still limping.... my knee is swollen...

November 28, 2019 9:21 AM

Highest respect for Dr. Meis

October 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Doctor Meise has one of the best "bedside manners" I'm extremely comfortable when I see him.

October 7, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent care!

September 10, 2019 7:00 PM

I love it here everyone was so very nice to me I LOVE it.

September 4, 2019 7:00 PM

Very relaxing, truthful Doctor Meis is a very good doctor.

September 3, 2019 7:00 PM

He is kind and is able to describe the answer to the problem.

August 27, 2019 7:00 PM

Always helpful & polite & cheerful.

August 8, 2019 7:00 PM

Very happy with the outcomes of both hip replacements from Dr. Meis. Would not hesitate to recommend him to family/friends.

July 23, 2019 7:00 PM

This was a follow up ortho visit for a broken foot. Most of the questions were about primary care so answers were not really applicable. Dr. Meis is one of the most personable and friendly physicians I have encountered in a long time. I highly recommend him and his practice

July 10, 2019 7:00 PM

I find Dr. Meis compassionate, concerned, empathetic, knowledgeable, cooperative with out of state doctor and medical findings, personable I am thrilled to have been referred to him.

June 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Meis is an excellent surgeon. Great staff.

June 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Had appointment with both Dr. Melnick and Dr. Meis. Excellent doctors and listen and discuss any concerns I had.

May 13, 2019 7:00 PM

My first visit - Dr. Meis was perfect!

March 30, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Meiss is the best!

March 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Great experience. Very patient.

March 11, 2019 7:00 PM

ex-rays taken with great care and described in terms I clearly understood.

February 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Meis is a great orthopedic surgeon.

February 11, 2019 6:00 PM

I was able to schedule an appointment just a few days in advance, for recurring back/hip pain with suspected cause of bulging disc pressing on nerves. Dr Meis prescribed a steroid and long-lasting anti-inflammatory which have provided much relief.

January 28, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Meis is excellent. He makes me feel comfortable & respected & well informed on my condition. The staff is professional (sp.) and courteous.

January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

excellent, fast, knowledgeable, courteous

December 9, 2018 6:00 PM

Excellent care that still continues from day 1. Staff & provider excellent!

November 26, 2018 6:00 PM

It was a good experience, I was less worried and happy with the answers the provider gave me.

October 13, 2018 7:00 PM

My visits have always been positive and helpful, and on time.

September 29, 2018 7:00 PM

no concerns. but your patient portal access is terrible. after many efforts to attempt to reset password, I have given up. it's terrible. I won't attempt to use it. your software team needs to be dumped or fixed.

September 24, 2018 7:00 PM

Excelent Doctor.

September 16, 2018 7:00 PM

it was a good experience

September 13, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Meis has always treated me with respect, and honesty. The office people were always nice & helpful.

September 5, 2018 7:00 PM

He was very good and explained what was the problem.

August 3, 2018 7:00 PM

I always liked Dr. Meis, but after my last visit I found a doctor (non Advocate) to go to and was treated with respect. Dr. Meis lacked respect or empathy and I will never go to his office again.

July 29, 2018 7:00 PM

I have visited this provider for 25 for orthopedic needs. When my husband had a knee injury, Dr Meis performed the surgery. I have always trusted the abilities of this provider.

July 23, 2018 7:00 PM

I have been with this team through 5 surgeries including rotator cuff and knee replacement. They are an EXCELLENT team and I have recommended the team to several friends. This visit was an emergency issue after a fall. Dr. Meis and the staff went above and beyond to help me during a very stressful situation. Dr. Meis and his staff both called afterwards to be sure I was Ok.

July 7, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Meis took his time with me and explained my shoulder injury and possible treatments. he has a great bedside manner that made me feel he sincerely cared about my well being.

June 26, 2018 7:00 PM

I was really pleased with my doctor. He was easy to understand, knowledgeable, helpful.Thanks, Doc!!!

June 20, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Meis is just about the best possible doctor to have taken one of me in my recent operation cordial, tolerant, diplomatic, he answers all my questions regarding my care even if sometimes they are basic or sometimes trivial just like those and my fallen elderly patients.

June 11, 2018 7:00 PM


June 10, 2018 7:00 PM

It was a pleasure to be treated by Dr Meiss

June 6, 2018 7:00 PM

Very good. Very easy to talk to and was a good listener & concerned about my problem.

May 22, 2018 7:00 PM

It was nice.

May 8, 2018 7:00 PM

this office went above and beyond during my daughter's visit. they talked her through the whole process of getting a cast put on. they showed her her x-rays, and explained her break to her in terms that she could understand. they made the visit all about her so she was comfortable. the whole office is respectful and outgoing. I am very grateful that we had the chance to go to this office. I will be recommending them to family and friends. thank you for taking my daughter's Health seriously and giving her the best treatment. she absolutely loved her lime green cast. now she's rocking a wrist brace. thank you all so very much.

April 23, 2018 7:00 PM

Very polite and strong knowledge of what my issue was and provided the best solution to remedy

April 19, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Meis answered all my questions & was very helpful. He is not my regular doctor.

April 13, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Meis was very considerate of the intense pain I was having on my lower back. He measured my physical limb movement and felt my lower back muscles to identify what was needed to treat my pain. He gave me a prescription for six physical therapy sessions at Condell to try to reduce my back pain.

April 8, 2018 7:00 PM

Great doctor. Know him for years.

April 3, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Meis sets a fine example of HOW to treat a patient as well as great medical care. His office is mostly staffed by positive, pleasant people -

March 26, 2018 7:00 PM

My family and I have been seeing dr. meds for over 20 years and have always been completely satisfied with his work.

March 22, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Meis is very personable and caring...

February 9, 2018 6:00 PM

Excellent care and personal attention!

February 7, 2018 6:00 PM

He was very congenial; compassionate & pleasant.

December 27, 2017 6:00 PM

We have used this group for decades - for our entire family & ortho needs.

December 19, 2017 6:00 PM

Everyone was polite & helpful. Did not have to wait long at all. Was very satisfied & happy with the doctor & staff.

October 31, 2017 7:00 PM

Very satisfied with care & visit would definitely go again if I needed an orthopedic dr.

October 25, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Meis is wonderful and really improved my life in 2016 with a knee replacement. He has a great bedside manner.

October 23, 2017 7:00 PM

he gave me a cortisone shot in my knee. it was amazing because all pain was gone by the following morning. I am so happy.

October 15, 2017 7:00 PM

1. When my niece, an operating room nurse at Condell Hospital learned that Dr. Meis was to be my surgeon, she said, "Dr. Meis is one of the best, if not the best orthopedic doctor at Condell. You are in safe hands!" What else, I slept my anesthesia away! 2. A friend of my daughter, _____ an orthopedic nurse, formerly with Condell, but now with Good Shepherd, says of Dr. Meis". He is very strict but well-respected by the staff and _____.

October 15, 2017 7:00 PM


October 11, 2017 7:00 PM

The provider was very explanatory & courteous. I would recommend him to my friends & family.

October 8, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Meis is the best ortho dr I know. Respect his opinion emensly

September 27, 2017 7:00 PM

He is one of the finest doctor's for knee repair. I hold him in the highest regards!!

September 25, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Meis took all the time I needed to explain how the surgery will be performed along with that we talk through the differences between the surgery as it is performed today compared to 13 1/2 years ago. I left the office very well informed.

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