James is a Nurse Practitioner certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. He graduated with his associate's degree from Southeastern Illinois College and then completed his master's degree through Chamberlain University. He is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. His professional background consists primarily of cardiology, preventive medicine, and telemedicine. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and their pets, staying active, enjoying the outdoors, and staying up to date on the latest medical research.