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Primary Care Physicians at Northwestern Medicine

Northwestern Medicine is a premier integrated academic health system, anchored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital, ranked No.1 in Illinois for 11 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report, 2022 – 2023. We serve a broad community and are committed to delivering high-quality health care to all of our patients. We offer routine care as well as breakthrough treatments and clinical trials, enhanced through our essential relationship with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

At Northwestern Medicine, Primary Care physicians deliver comprehensive, equitable and collaborative care. As a member of our medical staff, you’ll work as part of a highly skilled team of primary care professionals and renowned specialists in facilities equipped with leading-edge technology.

Comprehensive Primary Care is the foundation of our patients’ health, and we are passionate about helping our physicians become the most skilled and effective medical professionals in the nation. If your career goal is to be a truly great clinician, Northwestern Medicine is uniquely positioned to make that happen. We have built a positive and inclusive culture where you can continuously grow in knowledge, clinical skills and confidence, allowing you to provide transformative care to all of your patients.


We know that to achieve better patient outcomes, our physicians need to be healthy. We are committed to physician wellness and work-life balance, and have integrated well-being practices into the Northwestern Medicine culture. You will enjoy a stable schedule, healthy ratios of clinical support staff and a variety of physician wellness tools. We also have a comprehensive onboarding process for new physicians that provides support, resources and time to get to know your patients and your team.

Why choose Northwestern Medicine?


At Northwestern Medicine, an excellent patient experience begins with a world-class workforce. Just as we are committed to delivering better medicine, we are also committed to a better staff experience. In addition to a sign-on bonus and competitive compensation, our benefits package includes: 

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Paid parental leave
  • On-site child care at select Northwestern Medicine locations
  • Matching 401(k), contributing up to $19,000 per year to help you grow your savings for retirement
  • Continuing medical education allowance
  • $250 Well-Being Fund per year ($125 part-time)

Visit our Benefits page for more information.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity, equity and inclusion are core to our mission. We strive to build and support healthcare teams that reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. In addition, by screening for social determinants of health and connecting patients with the resources they need to maximize their health, we are removing barriers to care, making health and wellness more accessible to everyone who seeks it.

Visit our Diversity and Inclusion page for more information.

Awards and Accreditations

In 2022, Northwestern Medicine was listed for a third consecutive year on the Becker’s Hospital Review “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” list. We were recognized for providing robust work-life support that includes career development and advancement, a competitive benefits package, health and wellness programming, flexible schedules and a rich organizational culture. 

Forbes ranked Northwestern Medicine No. 19 on its 2022 list of America’s Best Large Employers. The ranking was based on survey responses from employees of large companies who were asked to rate their willingness to recommend their own employers to friends and family, and to nominate organizations other than their own.

To earn national recognition, hospitals and health systems must show ongoing evidence of clinical excellence. Northwestern Medicine meets the challenge and consistently places among the best in the nation for patient satisfaction and quality of care.

Read more about Honors, Awards and Accreditations received at Northwestern Medicine.

U.S. News & World Report

Anchored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the only Illinois hospital on the National Honor Roll for 12 Straight years, Northwestern Medicine’s integrated, academic health system is in relentless pursuit of better medicine.

Magnet Recognition

Northwestern Medicine is dedicated to the art and science of nursing. It's a place where patients come first, and you'll find highly skilled nurses who blend research, knowledge and technology with individualized, compassionate care.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center has given Magnet® designation to eight Northwestern Medicine hospitals. This designation is considered the gold standard of nursing, and is a testament to our excellence in nursing practice, exemplary quality outcomes, and environment that fosters shared leadership and decision-making. The following hospitals have Magnet designation:

  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital
  • Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital
  • Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital
  • Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital
  • Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital
  • Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital
  • Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital

LQBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader

Northwestern Medicine is designated as a Leader in LGBTQ+ Healthcare by the Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index.

Disability Equality Index

We have a top score and are designated as a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” by the Disability Equality Index.

Are you ready to join our quest for better?

If you seek to impact the future of medicine by providing evidence-based, collaborative care for patients and making a difference in your community, join our network of 4,000 physicians at 10 hospitals and more than 100 locations throughout the Chicagoland area. Here, we’re all in for better. Are you?

Click below to find out more about available Primary Care Physician opportunities!

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