James A. Krcik, MD, FAAOS, FAAP

James Krcik

Primary Number

(815) 356-7494
"I spend time discussing options with each patient and their long-term outcome as it relates to their individual goals. As a sports medicine physician, my goal is to prevent injury and see the athlete return to play safely."


Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics, Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Pediatric Orthopedics, Pediatric Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery with added certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine


Medical School
Southern Illinois University, Springfield
  • Internship: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • Internal Medicine/Pediatrics residency: Rush Medical Center, Chicago
  • Orthopedic Surgery residency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland
  • Primary Care Sports Medicine: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cleveland
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine: Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston

Additional areas of special interest include:

• Pediatric sports-related injuries including pediatric ACL tears
• Non-sports-related pediatric trauma
• Young athletes’ throwing injuries
• Hockey injuries
• Fracture management
• ImPACT (Immediate Post-concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing)


Mercyhealth Crystal Lake South

415-A Congress Pkwy.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Mercyhealth McHenry

3922 Mercy Dr.
McHenry, IL 60050

More information:

Dr. Krcik served as head team physician for Cleveland State University and Baldwin Wallace College. He was also an assistant team doctor for the Cleveland Browns, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Northeastern University men’s hockey team.

Now providing same day orthopedic and sports medicine care at Mercyhealth Crystal Lake South. 

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