James Cannon, DHA, MBA, PA-C, (Psy) CAQ, MS, DFAAPA of Chesapeake, Va., is the president/CEO of Assure Wellness Group and psychiatric PA. After 31 years of military service, Dr. Cannon retired as a senior officer from the U.S. Coast Guard. He continued to practice inpatient psychiatry while starting and growing a now thriving wellness practice. With clinics in Chesapeake, Alexandria, and Jacksonville, N.C., his practice focuses on BioTe bio-identical hormones, weight loss, sexual health, and other cosmetic procedures.
Dr. Cannon received his PA training and Master of Science from the Arizona School of Health Sciences/A. T. Still University. He holds a Master of Business Administration and a doctorate in health care administration with a focus on mental health policy. He is a distinguished fellow of the American Academy of Physician Associates, certified in primary care and psychiatry.
In addition to authoring numerous articles in medical journals and books, Dr. Cannon works with several professional groups, including the American Academy of PAs, Virginia Association of PAs, and Association of PAs in Psychiatry. He has previously served on the board of directors for the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants as chair/director, and as trustee with A.T. Still University as the only non-physician/dentist director.
Dr. Cannon enjoys traveling, and flying his plane to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic in the Caribbean.