James is an Austin native and started his medical career in 1991 when he became an EMT. In 1994, he became a Licensed Paramedic and started his career at Austin Travis County EMS. He worked as a Special Operations Paramedic until 1999. In addition to working at ATCEMS, James was a volunteer Firefighter/Paramedic for Southeast Travis County for 13 years. After leaving ATCEMS, James started PA school at MCP Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, Pa.
Upon graduation in 2001, James began his career working as a PA in family practice, in Lockhart, Tx. James has worked in many specialties including Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Dermatology, and Pain Management. Most recently, James has worked for 5 years at an Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation facility in Wimberley Texas. In addition, he has worked as a contracted employee at a variety of inpatient and detox facilities in Austin, Buda, and Canyon Lake.
After observing many of his patients struggle with depression, anxiety, and witnessing the potentially devastating impact on sobriety if inadequately treated, James is excited to be able to offer this effective treatment to his patients and to be working with Dr. Foster.