James Simmons

James Simmons

Ask The NP is the where health care and digital media come together to empower and educate. Navigating the world of health care is more complex now than it's ever been. Using social media to give, concise, direct, evidence-based information in order for patient's and their families to make the best decisions for their care.

James grew up in the Midwest, beginning his professional broadcasting career in marketing & promotions for a radio station group in Des Moines. From there, he moved to Chicago and developed a career as a PR and communications professional for PepsiCo before going back to school to become an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. He’s an avid sports junkie, both as a player and a fan. James is a fierce competitor and yet has a knack for always being everyone’s favorite teammate. His best skill, however, is his ability to communicate effectively, passionately and compassionately in all aspects of his life. This is where Ask The NP comes in. When it comes to their health, regardless of social media platform, followers look to James to find comfort, clarity, and consistency when asking those questions that, well, maybe they just "don't want to ask their doctor!"