GI Associates of SW Florida

Gastroenterology Associates of S.W. Florida, P.A. (239) 275-8882

James Torrico, PA

James R. Torrico, PA-C, is a certified Physician Assistant who joined Gastroenterology Associates of SW Florida in September 2012. JR received his MMS degree in Physician Assistant sciences from Nova Southeastern University in 2012. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Central Florida in 1991 and is a trained EMT-B.

Previously a VP of Sales & Marketing of a medical equipment company for nine years, he specialized in dermatology products to both practitioners and patients. He also has experience as a Packaging Manager at Frito-Lay and was an Executive Search Consultant for two years. A proud US Army Veteran, he was a Military Intelligence Sergeant for five years, received his commission through Officer Candidate School and was branched Ordnance for his final three years. 

JR is currently active in the local community as an Adjunct Professor at Nova Southeastern University teaching Gastroenterology and Employment Opportunities to the graduating class. He also is an assistant coach for the local SW Florida Sharks Youth Lacrosse League.

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE: Staff Gastroenterologist: Gastroenterology Associates of S.W. Florida September 2012- Present.

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES: Physician Assistant Medical License 

Physician Assistant Florida Prescribing License 

NCCPA (National Board Certification) 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: American College of Gastroenterology Oncology

American Academy of Physician Assistants

Florida Academy of Physician Assistants 

EDUCATION & TRAINING:

Jun'10 to Aug'12: Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant, Nova University, Fort Myers, FL

Jan '09 to Jun '10: General Sciences coursework, Edison State College, Fort Myers, FL

Jan'08 to May'08: Emergency Medical Technician Training, Fort Myers, FL

Aug '91: BA, Liberal Studies, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

May '90: AA, Liberal Arts, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

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