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Dr. John Hunniford, MD

Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

Dr. Hunniford is a family practice physician that specializes in adult chronic disease management, health maintenance, sports medicine, and adolescent and pediatric medicine. "My mission is to provide complete and comprehensive care to patients' ranging in age groups from newborn to geriatrics. My care to the public encompasses all aspects of medicine including pediatrics and female health."

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Specialties

  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Thorek Memorial Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine

Education and training

  • Lutheran General Hospital, Residency in Family Medicine
  • Medical School - Southern Illinois University, Springfield, Doctor of Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Medical Association

Awards and publications

  • Phi Beta Kappa - Honor Society 1998
  • Star Award for ICU rotation at Lutheran General Hospital 2006

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1811153406

Office locations

Thorek Memorial Hospital

850 W. Irving Park Rd, Suite 301

Chicago, IL 60613

Thorek Memorial Hospital

850 W. Irving Park Rd, Suite 116

Chicago, IL 60613

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John was great about taking time to listen to me and what I have been experiencing as far as my basic health. He gave some good suggestions, and I will be following up with him in the future.
Less than 1 month ago
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Ive been seeing Hunniford for about a year now. He's a highly caring doctor and Ive always felt he's had my best interest in mind. He knows what he's doing and doesnt bs around with me-- he even has taken mestraight to another doctors office before to get a second opinion without having to make another appointment. He has gone beyond his regular doctorly duties for me a couple times now even when he has obviously been busy. Also, his nurse is a sweetheart and actual angel. They obviously care for their patients and I'm glad I was able to find Hunniford through Zocdoc.
Less than 3 months ago
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Very good and thorough doctor. Very easy to talk to
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Amazing! Answered all of my questions and made sure i had everything covered and checked.
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Great doctor he listens he cares..
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John is a caring, focused individual. You can tell he really cares about each patient and is also direct with his approach and methodologies. Explains the plan of attack and executes
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This office does not honor appointment times. When you get there, you go to the front desk and sign in. They don't check when appointment was scheduled. They just call patients from the list. It's essentially first come first serve, withthe illusion of an appointment. This system works great if you want to take a vacation day (or two) to see your doctor. If you have someplace to be, I suggest looking for another office.
Less than 1 year ago
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Very thorough and professional.
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I thought everything was great!
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He is a wonderful doctor, listens well and is very compassionate. Highly recommended!
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From coming from southern IL I never imagined I would experience such a level of "home town" feel care. He and his staff are AMAZING! For once I dont dread seeing the doctor.
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I'm so incredibly sad that I'm moving away to another neighborhood because that means I'll no longer be able to be treated by John! He's a fabulous doctor and treats me with respect and kindness despite my occasional internet-inspired medicalopinions. His patience shows through the time he takes to explain his reasoning and treatments thoroughly and simply enough so that anyone can understand them. I was first treated by him during an ER visit for a concussion and I've been seeing him ever since. His availability is great and he is always very engaged. Highly recommend.
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He was very caring and attentive. I felt like he took time to listen to my symptoms and wasn't rushed. I also brought my laptop to work because I read that the wait time was long and I didn't wait forhim for more than 5 minutes. It was an excellent experience and I'm normally apprehensive about doctor's visits. I feel completely at ease now. Highly recommended!
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Dr. Hunniford has a great bedside manner and made me feel very comfortable during my visit. He seemed very knowledgeable about everything I wanted to talk about and went out of his way to see if we could piggyback another visitwith a specialist while I was already there. I've not had a primary care physician while living in Chicago, but I'll definitely be back for the next time I'm scheduled for a check up.
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Very easy to talk to. Attentive and knowledgeable. Takes pride in what he does! Best physician I have ever been to.
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Dr. Hunniford is the bomb diggity bomb.
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He is a great doctor!
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One of the best doctors in the city.
More than 1 year ago
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The doctor went out of his way to reassure me about my heart health which was reason for visit.he explained that reason why you might have to wait is fault of reception,not his staff,in how you get checked in .So he explained how to remedy that issue.
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While I actually kind of like Dr. Hunniford, he's impossible to get in touch with which makes it very difficult for him to act as a primary care physician. I have called his office several times to ask him about medicalissues but I'm always told he will call back and he never does. When I do manage to get in touch, he always makes me come in for an appointment, and every time I've had one, I've had to wait 45-60 minutes in the waiting area for, every time.
More than 1 year ago
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I sat in the waiting room for over an hour, I finally asked the receptionist when I would be called and I was told I still had 8 patients ahead of me so I left. I like Dr Hunniford but thewait times in this office have become an absolute joke. I can not afford to spend more than a half a day in a doctor's office for what should be a 5 minute consultation. I will start a search for a new Doctor after this.
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It was good, informative, helpful.
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Long wait...took an hour and 15 minutes to see the Dr. And after 15 minutes of nutrition talk, he was done. I guess I went to see a nutritionist and didn't know it.
More than 1 year ago
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He is a good doctor,but for some reason,he always runs late.I try making first appointment,last appointment,and in between,but I always end up waiting at least 40 min. It's very frustrating because I do have other errands to do.
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I love Dr. Hunniford and usually there is a wait but today I was seen within five minutes of arriving and he was very accommodating!
More than 1 year ago
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The wait time was ridiculously long and the office seemed a bit chaotic/disorganized. Dr. Hunniford has great bedside manner, however I was told that I need to come back for one of the reasons that I had originally booked the appointment.After having spent over an hour and a half there, this was very frustrating.
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Longest wait I ever had, great doctor, incredible low prices on medication.
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Professional honest not rushed. And makes sure u understand terminology your meds everything. Great job....
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Dr. Hunniford was a great physician. He took the time to explain information in a way that was easy to understand. The only downside was the nursing staff who seemed a bit incompetent.
More than 1 year ago
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as always he is great and detailed. communication is great when im not well my wife makes my appt, with out me knowing Dr, Hunningford is great. and the best doc i. ever had even when i served 20 yrs in the imilitary
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He was great an probably one of the best doctors I have seen very concèrning and warm person
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Doctor Hunnifor is excellent. Always attentive, and take the needed time to listen and explain things. The wait time was today was due to a mix-up with ZocDoc. They did their best to accommodate me as quickly as possible, which was very nice.
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always makes sure u understand everything before leaving..always tell me to call any question. his assistant so nice professional Doc Hunniford is great guy.
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I have had Dr. Hunniford as my PCP for two years now, and I think he's terrific. He is attentive, always listens to my concerns, and addresses the issues with a commonsense approach. If you are in need of an excellentphysician, Dr. Hunniford is your guy! The wait can be frustrating sometimes, but that is the norm when seeing a doctor who is hospital-based. And it could be a lot worse! :-)
More than 1 year ago
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Very cordial and professional.
More than 1 year ago
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As always, the Dr was gracious and thorough in his questioning/diagnosis of the problem. Though he is obviously quite busy, he always gives you his full attention. Much appreciated!
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The waiting room time was actually really short and the nurses/receptionists were lovely and polite. That being said I waited in the exam room for nearly an hour before Dr. Hunniford actually saw me. He spoke to me like a childand seemed to dismiss my concerns about an embarrassing affliction. I felt like I couldn't actually explain to him what was wrong and felt like I wasn't being listened to. Nothing was solved and I'm off to see a different doctor.
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He explained the long wait and apologised, it was the first time I had a long wait time. He is on top of my stats and explained what was needed for improvement.
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Thank you.
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Excellent Doctor
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Excellent explanations. I will be returning.
More than 1 year ago
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Great experience for my first time. Very nice and helpful. The wait was relatively short and painless, even for labs and xray.
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As always, he was very kind/showed true concern and care, was accommodating with my schedule and thorough in his explanation of the diagnosis.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Hunniford was patient, attentive, and just overall a very pleasant professional. I was concerned he was too young to really know his stuff, but he was very knowledgeable, very helpful. It was a fantastic experience.
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I was seen right away by the doctor and his assistant once I was taken to the exam room. Gretchen and the doctor were very friendly and apologized to me since one of the registration staff members was not very polite.When I first arrived I provided my insurance card and ID to the registration person, but she then said that my card had a different PCP listed so I could not see Dr. Hunniford. I informed her that I already contacted my provider and asked them to "assign" (the term the insurance company uses, I guess I'm not allowed to show that I have a choice!) Dr. Hunniford as my PCP. The insurance company made the change but my new card would not arrive in the mail in time for my appointment, but it was OK for me to go ahead with the appointment because the name of the PCP on the card doesn't matter. Well, I guess the registration didn't get the memo and I had to get her to have another staff person verify this information. To me, this is an example of how hard it is today to simply go and see a physician. It's not that actual medical care has diminished, but the staff/clerical people have no interest in interacting with patients. I don't blame Dr. Hunniford or Gretchen at all, its simply a systemic problem that I believe major health care organizations need to address. Outside of this problem, my experience was very good.
More than 1 year ago
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He listens and explains things to you. Offers support and encouragement.
More than 1 year ago
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Best Doctor I Have Been to! Very Informative on whats going on and what can be done to help. He talks to you as a person and not a number. Highly Recommend. Most Professional staff ive seen in a while.
More than 1 year ago
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He was very helpful and kind. He told me I can reach him 24/7 if I call the hospital. Great doctor!
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As always, Dr. Hunniford was great! He is one of the best doctors out there, by far. I'm very happy ZocDoc have me the opportunity to be one of his patients! He is a great doctor!
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I think dr hunniford is very good at what he does,made our visit comfortable understanding in very quick.lol!
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