American Academy of Physician Assistants; Certified Physician Assistant
Education and Background
James received his bachelor’s degree in physician assistant studies from George Washington University in Washington D.C., and his master’s in physician assistant studies (orthopaedics) from The University of Nebraska Medical Center. He has spent 28 years in the U.S. Navy with half of that time as a physician assistant. He served in California, Washington, Italy, Spain and Japan, and most recently he spent three years at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. He also deployed to both Croatia and Afghanistan.
Musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. Coming from a military medicine background, James’ experience has resulted from treating acute and chronic orthopedic injuries in young adults without comorbidities. He is looking forward to expanding his practice to include a wider variety of patients and conditions. He will also provide assistance in the operating room with total joint arthroplasties, spine cases and tumor excisions.
“I like teaching patients what can help, what can hurt and what’s in between. It really starts with understanding how your body is built as injury, illness and getting older impact the structural aspects of our bodies. Knowing what to expect can enhance your recovery. The most effective plans are when we partner together to evaluate what’s working and what’s not for your body structure. Getting you back to your desired activity, without pain, and without returning to injury, is the optimal goal."