James R. Nichols, M.D.

James Nichols M.D. grew up in the San Francisco area and went to Point Loma Nazarene College in San Diego. He received his medical degree from Ross University in 1998 and successfully completed his family medicine residency at University of Illinois in Peoria, Illinois in 2001. Dr. Nichols has been board certified in Family Medicine since 2001. Before joining AFMC, Dr. Nichols worked as a full time physician in Tempe St. Luke's Emergency Department, and has worked part time in the Emergency Room at Wickenburg Regional Hospital since 2001.

In 2007 he purchased Ahwatukee Family Medical Center, and began caring for patients as a Family Physician. He resigned commission as a Major in the US Air Force Reserve in 2008 after serving for ten years. Dr. Nichols has been married to Amy since 1988, and they have three children, Bobby, Sam and Madyison. Dr. Nichols loves going on dates with his wife, biking, tennis, basketball with his boys and encouraging his daughter in her sports.

Trevor Whitmore, PA-C

Mr. Whitmore grew up in the state of Oregon. In 1980, he moved to Arizona and settled in the East Valley. He graduated from Grand Canyon University with his Bachelor of Science degree in biology, followed by a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Arizona School of Health Sciences at A.T. Still University in 2000. After earning the National Certification designation, (PA-C), he has practiced medicine in various areas including, Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care, Dermatology, Orthopedic Surgery and Family Medicine. He is a fellow member of the American Academy of Family Practice PA's, Arizona State Association of PA's and the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Outside of his profession he spends time with family and friends enjoying the outdoors. He is married and has 4 children and one adorable granddaughter. He also volunteers as an adult leader for the Boy Scouts of America.

Michelle Barnett, FNP

Michelle Barnett, a Family Nurse Practitioner, grew up in a small town in central Utah. She received her RN at the College of Eastern Utah. She received her Masters at the University of Utah. She is certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She has worked with the University of North Carolina orthopedic department and has experience in joint injections, soft tissue or muscle injuries and arthritis pain. She has four years experience in pediatrics and several years experience in family medicine.

Michelle recently moved to Arizona from North Carolina. Although she does miss the beach, she is enjoying all that Arizona has to offer. She has four children that keep her busy. She loves spending time with her family. She enjoys running, biking, hiking, and camping. She has a strong love for good food and her motto is: "the day is always brighter with a cold Dr. pepper and some chocolate."