It is with great pleasure that I am working with this outstanding team. I have been practicing psychiatry as a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist for close to ten years now, but my life before psychiatry has contributed to my practice style and patient interactions immensely.
My road to psychiatry was full of twists and turns including bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering and meteorology as well as six years serving as an Air Force weather officer.
These experiences have taught me how to approach and solve problems as well as work with people in a team. I graduated from medical school and trained in psychiatry after all those adventures. During those years of medical school and residency, my family expanded with the births of my four great sons.
I come from a family of teachers and this is a part of me and my style of practice. Working with individuals and families requires more than the traditional paternalistic approach. When I evaluate and treat you, we will walk side-by-side on the journey. I bring a lot of knowledge to this walk and will strive to make sure that you are an informed part of the decision-making. I will listen to your experiences and feedback so we get things right for you.
I also love public speaking and teaching about mental health through my greatest hobby, The Dr. Jim Show, which can be heard every Sunday afternoon at 5:30 pm on KRBX Radio Boise, the local community radio station—89.9 FM in the Treasure Valley and 93.5 FM around downtown Boise.
1991, BS in Electrical Engineering, University of Miami (FL)
1992, BS in Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University
1991-1997, Meteorologist and Captain, United States Air Force
2001, MD, Vanderbilt School of Medicine
2005, General Psychiatry Residency, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
2006, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Board Certified in General Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology since 2006
Board Certified in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology since 2007