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Why SEED?

SEED delivers for South Elgin. Along the river of opportunity, South Elgin Economic Development works closely with the Village of South Elgin to promote economic development. Founded in 1998 and incorporated in 2000, SEED is funded in part by the Village.

Recent accomplishments include:

  • SEED facilitated H aumiller Engineering moving its operation from Elgin to South Elgin
  • SEED helped install three gateway signs welcoming people into the Village
  • SEED helped procure sale of a new business in Bowes Road Industrial Park (lot number five)

The result is an alliance which has made it possible for South Elgin to successfully attract desirable new businesses to the community, adding to the economic vitality of the area and enhancing the quality of life for residents. The effort is a prime example of how government, business and community can work together productively to promote and realize balanced, beneficial growth.

SEED’s Mission: Providing Leadership, Pursuing Long-Term Success

SEED provides leadership in establishing and maintaining an economic development plan. SEED seeks to recognize needs and pursue solutions related to the long-term success of the business community and the Village.

South Elgin remains one of the fastest-growing communities in Illinois and Kane County. The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) projects continued growth for the community, resulting in a potential population of more than 25,000 residents by 2020. Although South Elgin has been very successful in attracting commercial development, further commercial and industrial development is needed to better balance the tax base and to provide the services that are needed to accommodate continuing growth. SEED works to attract revenue producing commercial enterprises that will reduce South Elgin’s reliance on residential property taxes.

SEED is also working to maximize the potential of the Village Center and the LaFox Corridor TIF District so that they deliver the greatest economic benefit to the community.

Why SEED? SEED delivers for South Elgin. Along the river of opportunity, South Elgin Economic Development works closely with the Village of South Elgin to promote economic development. Founded in

James R. Seeds, MD

Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Board Certified in Orthopedic Sports Medicine by the ABOS

Fellowships
American Sports Medicine Institute (Birmingham, AL): Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery Fellowship
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center (Boston, MA): Clinical Orthopedic Fellowship

Internship/Residency
Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center/Cook County Hospital: General Surgery Internship
UPMC Hamot Medical Center (Erie, PA): Orthopedic Surgery Internship/Residency

Medical School
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (Chicago, IL): MD

Undergraduate Education
Miami University (Oxford, OH): B.A.

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Dr. Seeds’ Schedule

Monday
Barrington: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday
Algonquin: 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Thursday
Algonquin: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Elgin (Royal Boulevard): 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday
Barrington: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

*Dr. Seeds performs surgery all day on Wednesdays.

Patient Forms

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Biography
James R. Seeds, MD is a board certified Orthopedic Surgeon who is fellowship trained in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy. He received his medical degree from the academically acclaimed University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and completed a 5-year Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Hamot Medical Center (Erie, PA).

He was then accepted into one of the most sought after Sports Medicine Fellowships in the country at the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) in Birmingham, AL. For one year, he trained in the company of internationally renowned surgeons Dr. Lawrence Lemak and Dr. James Andrews, both known for their treatment of high-profile professional athletes from around the world. In 2005, Dr. Seeds was inducted into ASMI’s prestigious Fellowship Society. In 2010, he earned a certification in Sports Medicine from the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons (ABOS). This certification puts Dr. Seeds into an elite class of surgeons; currently less than 5% of orthopedic surgeons in the United States are certified in Sports Medicine.

Dr. Seeds is an accomplished and compassionate surgeon who has been trained to handle every aspect of orthopedic surgery. With solid experience in both minimally invasive and traditional techniques, he is able to choose the most appropriate approach for the patient’s individual circumstances. In addition to practicing general orthopedics, Dr. Seeds focuses on sports-related conditions and injuries in athletes of all ages. His fellowship training enables him to treat orthopedic conditions of the shoulder, knee, ankle, elbow and wrist using an arthroscope. These minimally-invasive procedures allow him to repair and reconstruct cartilage and ligaments as well as perform meniscus transplantations through tiny incisions. For patients, this means minimal time under anesthesia, no hospital stay, reduced pain and fast recovery.

During his career, Dr. Seeds has served as a Team Physician for sports organizations at all levels – from professional to recreational. This includes covering a multitude of high school football teams spanning four states – Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Alabama and Illinois.

In addition, he has worked for numerous college and professional teams including:

  • NFL Europe
  • Auburn University Football
  • Boston College Football
  • Boston College Hockey
  • Miles College Football
  • Erie Otter’s Hockey
  • Chicago Hounds Hockey
  • Chicago Bandits Softball
  • Schaumburg Flyers Baseball
  • Chicago Slaughter Football
  • Chicago Hitmen Hockey
  • Chicago Express Hockey
  • Chicago Bandits Lacrosse

A lifelong athlete, Dr. Seeds understands the active lifestyle and a patient’s desire to get back to participating in sports. Therefore, his first approach is always the most appropriate conservative (non-operative) option. He believes the best results are obtained when the surgeon and patient work together to formulate a recovery plan. He takes the time to explain every option in detail and provides patients with comprehensive literature to ensure they understand and feel comfortable with their treatment plan. Most importantly, Dr. Seeds believes the learning process never ends for a surgeon. Therefore, he continues to attend orthopedic conferences and stays involved in academic orthopedics to offer patients the best treatment options available.

Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Seeds
Dr. Seeds’ Schedule

Monday
Surgery: 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Barrington: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday
Algonquin: 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Surgery: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday
Surgery: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday
Algonquin: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Elgin (Royal Boulevard): 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday
Barrington: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Surgery: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Patient Information & Forms

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Fellowship trained in Clinical Orthopedics & Arthroscopic Surgery and double board certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery & Orthopedic Sports Medicine in Sports Medicine.