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Jared James, MD, FAAFP

Dr. Jared James is a 2017 graduate of Washington University St. Louis School of Medicine. He then completed residency training in Family Medicine at Mayo Clinic Family Medicine Residency in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Upon graduation in 2020, Dr. James returned to Missouri and joined Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, Missouri, as a primary care physician and clinical educator. He joined the faculty of the University of Missouri Capital Regional Medical Center Family Medicine Residency in 2021, and he currently serves as the Associate Program Director. Dr. James is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine and is also a member of the Missouri Academy of Family Physicians, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. James has long held an interest in the treatment of substance use disorders in primary care. This interest began with participation in research through the Midwest Alcoholism Research Center at Washington University in St. Louis, as well as perinatal substance abuse treatment services. He furthered his training while in residency at the L.E. Phillips Libertas Treatment Center in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. In his current position, he oversees the residency addiction medicine curriculum. He has established an outpatient resident substance use disorder treatment program in the primary care program at the Community Health Center in Jefferson City. Dr. James combines his passion for clinical education and addiction medicine to work for further education and incorporation of substance use disorder treatment in the primary care setting.

Dr. James has received the Association of Family Medicine Directors Award for Scholarship, Mayo Clinic Resident Teacher Award, Mayo Clinic Nursing Synergy Award, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Faculty of Tomorrow Scholarship, Washington University in St. Louis Distinguished Student Scholarship, Dr. Lee B. and Virginia G. Harrison Scholarship in Primary Care, and the Musisca Award for Exemplary Dedication to Education in Wilderness Medicine.

Dr. James and his wife are the proud parents of 3 children. He enjoys roller skating, kayaking, biking, hiking, and playing soccer with his kids. He enjoys woodworking, mountain biking, and the occasional evening board game with friends or family in his spare time.

Dr. James discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of her presentation.


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