Austin Ketamine Specialists was founded on the premise that every person should have the absolute best chance to live their lives unburdened by crippling mental health disorders or chronic pain. It is our objective to help relieve the suffering of each of our patients, and to help them achieve their full potential to lead fulfilling and enriching lives. Our team will work closely with your established physician or mental healthcare provider to obtain the results you are hoping for, and forge a longterm care plan to keep your symptoms at bay. We prioritize patient safety and comfort, and feel privileged that each of our patients has chosen us for help in their time of need.
James is an Austin native and started his medical career in 1991 when he became an EMT. In 1994, he became a Licensed Paramedic and started his career at Austin Travis County EMS. He worked as a Special Operations Paramedic until 1999. In addition to working at ATCEMS, James was a volunteer Firefighter/Paramedic for Southeast Travis County for 13 years. After leaving ATCEMS, James started PA school at MCP Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, Pa.
Upon graduation in 2001, James began his career working as a PA in family practice, in Lockhart, Tx. James has worked in many specialties including Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Dermatology, and Pain Management. Most recently, James has worked for 5 years at an Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation facility in Wimberley Texas. In addition, he has worked as a contracted employee at a variety of inpatient and detox facilities in Austin, Buda, and Canyon Lake.
After observing many of his patients struggle with depression, anxiety, and witnessing the potentially devastating impact on sobriety if inadequately treated, James is excited to be able to offer this effective treatment to his patients and to be working with Dr. Foster.