Dr, Stacy James entered the field of nursing as a registered nurse, earning her BSN from the University of New Mexico in 2012. Her inpatient experience as an RN includes skilled nursing, medical surgical, adult intensive care, and pre and post surgical. Her roles as an RN in home health care, both in direct patient care and in management, inspired a passion for primary care. She believes that the quality and context of the relationships built and sustained in primary care are invaluable to patients and providers.
In December 2020, she graduated from the University of Arizona's Doctor of Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner Program with a focus on rural and underserved populations, substance use, and telehealth. Her primary care rotations have included HIV management, gender affirmation care, women's health, buprenorphine management, border health, and care for families and children of immigrant detainees. She is committed to compassionate and equitable care and to challenging herself to become the best provider she can be.
In her free time she enjoys traveling, spending time with her sons, and playing with her cat Frankie.