- University of Cincinnati
- MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, Illinois
James Ferrel, M.D., is a family medicine physician who practices preventive care and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of numerous conditions.
Dr. Ferrel delivers compassionate, patient-centered care. “My patients will always receive the same attention I expect from my own doctors,” he says.
My specialty is family practice and I'm James Ferrel.
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I was motivated to become a physician by an experience I had with another doctor my senior year in high school, and I was really impressed by his dedication to helping other people and so I basically wanted to follow in his footsteps. My education uh was University of Cincinnati undergrad and medical school.
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I went into family medicine actually after I practiced one year
and my internship in internal medicine and at that time I felt that the narrow focus of internal medicine was not really uh what I wanted to do and
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that my perspective was really to treating the whole person and not to uh narrow in. And so, I went into family switched to family practice after my first year of internship and was able to now treat the whole family from kids all the way up through geriatrics.
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In private practice I was able to follow my patients,
take care of them in the office, uh take care of them in the hospital and also went to several nursing homes and could follow them at that point and then back again in the office. And probably the biggest reason that I chose Palos Medical Group to join uh going into the future was
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that option was open for me. So I have an office practice. I see all my patients in the hospital as well as then into
the nursing homes and I also follow some of the Palos Medical Group patients into the nursing homes as part of our expanding community based medicine program which is really exciting because that’s a definite need.
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My philosophy of care is that
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I want all of my patients to be treated exactly the way I would expect to be treated by my own doctors. And, I will take the time to make sure that their questions are answered and we need to get to the bottom of the problems and make sure that they’ve received excellent care.
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James Ferrel, MD
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