Your healthcare needs are always our #1 priority!

Although, making the choice to leave Ridgecrest was the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make, by joining forces with Dr. Cousin’s and the Premier Family Practice Associates, it has allowed me to greatly elevate the level of care I can provide for all my patients!”   James Fuller, PA-C

About James:
Born in Indiana, James Fuller moved to Kern County with his family during the early years of elementary school. Fascinated with medical science at a young age, James realized early on that he wanted to dedicate his life to helping and healing people. Committed to his goal to pursue a career in medicine, at age 13 James became the youngest medical explorer to ever train with the Kern County Fire Department and local ambulance service.

After completing high school, he became one of the youngest certified Emergency Medical Technician in Kern County. Then while still working a grueling schedule as a full time EMT, James went back to school to become one of the highest trained state licensed paramedic in the county. However, after a few years as a paramedic James recognized that it still wasn’t enough for him and realized he wouldn’t be truly satisfied until he could care for his patients at an even higher level. In 1999 James left his paramedic position and went back to medical school full time with a goal to become a Physician Assistant.

Upon graduating from the prestigious Stanford School of Medicine, James spent another demanding 2 years completing his residency at Stanford Hospital. Once completed he returned to Kern County to serve the community where he grew up. After returning James was in high demand as the areas only certified primary care Physician Assistant with extensive training in the field of cardiology related heath issues.

"Recently when I was presented with the opportunity to join forces with Dr Luis A. Cousin here in Bakersfield, the decision to leave the Ridgecrest area was really hard. However, it all came down to what I believed would be best for my patients in the long term. Through Dr. Cousin’s affiliation to Premier Family Practice Associates, Mohawk Medical Group, Southwest Urgent Care, and all the technically advanced hospitals in the Bakersfield area, this partnership now allows me to significantly increase the level of healthcare I can offer to my patients, and in the end that’s what I really care about the most!.”   
                James Fuller, PA-C

James Fuller PA-C
9500 Stockdale Hwy, St 201
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Phone (661) 327-1431
Fax (661) 321-3286

Premier Family Practice Associates Hospital Affiliations:

Mercy Southwest Hospital
400 Old River Rd
Bakersfield, CA 93311
Phone: (661) 632-5279

Bakersfield Heart Hospital
3001 Sillect Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93308
Phone: (661) 316-6000

San Joaquin Community Hospital
2615 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Phone: (661) 395-3000

Bakersfield Memorial Hospital
420 34th St
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Phone: (661) 327-4647

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital
5001 Commerce Drive,
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Phone: (661) 323-5500