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This Former Bear, Now a Big-Time Surgeon, Could Open Huge South Side Center

DNA Info | Chicago
by Justin Breen
September 22, 2015
CHICAGO — Dr. Gregory Primus hasn’t run a route for the Bears in almost two decades, but they’re still a part of his Sunday routine.
The orthopedic surgeon started his Sunday with an early morning surgery on a dislocated elbow, then headed to Soldier Field to watch his former team, the Bears, get blown out by the Arizona Cardinals, then went back to the hospital to perform a surgery on a fractured hip.
“A long day,” said Primus, who lives in Kenwood with his wife, Tonya, and their two children: Gregory, 8, and Gabrielle, 7.
But it’s also a rather normal one for Primus, 44, who became the first African-American trained in orthopedic surgery at the University of Chicago.
The former Bears receiver, who played for Chicago in 1994-95, is founder of Tinley Park-based Chicago Center for Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery. He also has a satellite office in Bronzeville and is searching for a spot on 31st Street between Martin Luther King and Lake Shore drives to build a sports medicine facility similar to the 13,000-square-foot complex in Tinley Park. More…

Advocate South Suburban Hospital Hosts Official Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

.: Posted on 2011.05.19

Advocate South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest, Illinois, recently opened an Orthopedic Center of Excellence in response to a growing need within the community for specialized services. Orthopedic surgeons care for a wide range of ailments, from tendonitis to joint replacement. By creating a Center of Excellence, the hospital is: providing superior musculoskeletal care to its patients; encouraging multidisciplinary collaboration between departments; engaging in an interdisciplinary approach to diagnosis/treatment of musculoskeletal problems; providing an efficient system for treatment of patients; offering the provision of both surgical and nonsurgical solutions to patients’ problems; and decreasing the period of disability with more rapid return of function for its patients….More…

Advocate South Suburban Hospital physician provides injury prevention tips to thousands at Chicago’s Navy Pier

.: Posted on 2011.04.10

On Sunday, April 10, the 32nd annual Shamrock Shuffle 8K race was held in Chicago. Sponsored by Bank of America, the race is considered a popular rite of spring amongst thousands of recreational runners in Chicago, and has been called the world’s largest 8K. Gregory Primus, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff at Advocate South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest, Ill., had the opportunity to speak to many of the approximately 33,000 registered runners at the pre-race expo event held at Chicago’s Navy Pier on Friday, April 9, and Saturday, April 10. His topic was injury prevention. More on this article…

Former Bears Player Shares His Thoughts on Sunday’s Game

.: Posted on 2011.01.21

One Tinley Park doctor will be watching Sunday’s NFC Championship game between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers with a different sort of perspective. Before Gregory Primus was an orthopedic surgeon at the Chicago Center for Sports Medicine in Tinley Park, he was a wide receiver for the Chicago Bears. The 40-year-old Colorado-native made the Bears team as a free agent in 1994 and again the following year. Unfortunately, he said, he wasn’t kept on through the end of the 1995 season. But by then, Primus said he had fallen in love with Chicago and had a great experience with the Bears, so he decided to stick around for medical school…. More…

Welcome To The Neighborhood

.: Posted on 2010.09.16

The Chicago Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery makes Tinley Park its new home. Dr. Gregory Primus is settling into his new home away from home and couldn’t be more excited about it. The Chicago Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery has officially opened its new doors in Tinley Park. “This is such a wonderful accomplishment,” says Dr. Primus, “to bring my staff and my expertise to this busy community is fantastic, and we couldn’t be happier.”. At The Chicago Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery, they believe “sports medicine” care goes beyond the clinic; it encompasses treating the whole athlete.