John Thurman

UChicago Medicine Medical Group

John R. Thurman, Jr., DO

Clinical Associate of Family Medicine

John Thurman, Jr., DO, specializes in family medicine and is committed to delivering compassionate care to the whole family. Dr. Thurman, a combat U.S. Army veteran, provides comprehensive traditional primacy care that includes annual physicals, wellness checks, healthy lifestyle as preventive care, glucocorticoid injections for soft tissue injuries, chronic care management of diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pediatric care and end of life care.

In addition to his conventional treatments, Dr. Thurman also offers osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) in order to treat his patients holistically. With OMM, Dr. Thurman can diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions. He uses hands-on therapy that manipulates the body by applying gentle pressure on muscles, tissues and joints to reduce pain and promote healing. OMM can be an effective treatment for everything from headaches and back pain to joint inflammation to stress and anxiety and more.

Areas of Expertise

  • Sports Physicals
  • Lifestyle Medicine
  • Pediatric Care
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Family Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
  • American Academy of Family Physicians

Practicing Since

  • 2015

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine


  • Macneal Hospital

  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)

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