James Simmons

Biography

James is a Board Certified Critical Care Nurse Practitioner, doctoral candidate at UCLA, and host of The Weekly Dose where every week viewers get clear, judgment free, no BS answers to everything you’re too scared to ask your MD!

James has been a guest medical contributor on radio, TV, popular podcasts and across social media platforms. James believes so strongly in the combined power of media and health information delivered with no BS that his UCLA doctoral research is specifically focused on how public health information consumed on social media changes individual health care decisions.

So where did this combined love of media and health begin? Well, James grew up in Omaha and began his professional career as a whipping boy for a radio station group in Des Moines. That’s where he fell in love with all things media. But he knew that being an outspoken, bi-racial, gay guy in Iowa wasn’t going to fly for long. So he moved to Chicago and found himself working on a career as a PR and communications professional for amazing companies like VelocityEHS, Quaker Oats, and PepsiCo. During this journey, the tiny voice in his head saying, “you want to be in healthcare” kept getting louder until he finally decided to listen to it! So, he went to graduate school to become a Nurse Practitioner and the rest is, well … Ask The NP!

James believes that nothing is more important than our health and nothing has a bigger impact on our daily lives than social media. He has merged his two loves to truly transform how the world receives information about health.

James currently practices as in Internal Medicine/Critical Care at a large hospital in Los Angeles. He has more than eight years critical care experience, which basically means he’s seen a lot of crazy shit. He is also published in peer-reviewed medical & nursing journals as an expert in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (The Nurse Practitioner, May 2015) and Narcolepsy (Consultant 360 Magazine, July 2015).

Your audience will connect with “Ask The NP” because James keeps it real, keeps it casual and keeps it all about your viewer!

SOCIAL MEDIA

WEBSITE: askthenp.com

TWITTER: @AskTheNP - 21k

INSTAGRAM: @askthenp - 7k 

FACEBOOK: @AskTheNP - 3k

YOUTUBE: @AskTheNP 

SNAPCHAT: @AskTheNP

 

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