James Boesiger DMSc, PA-C, CPE. has been practicing medicine for over 30 years and has a passion for pain and headache management. After graduation from Lake Erie College PA program, he completed his Master’s degree in sport medicine graduating from the United States Sports Academy, with honors. He spent about 20 years working in emergency medicine throughout Central and South Florida and during this time he was also an Assistant Professor at Nova Southeastern University’s PA program. While on faculty there, he was “Teacher of the Year” two years in a row with another “outstanding teacher” award his final year there. He has also been an instructor at Barry University and guest lecturer at Touro University in Las Vegas, lecturing in pain management and other medical topics.
In 2005, James became interested in pain management and moved to the Las Vegas Valley to begin a new chapter in his long career. Through the American Society of Pain Educators (ASPE), he became one of Nevada’s first “Certified Pain Educators” (CPE) in 2006, and was credentialed as a “Credentialed Pain Practitioner” by the American Academy of Pain Management in 2007. Furthering his education in headache medicine, he passed a board exam to earn a “Certificate of Added Qualification” (CAQ), in 2016 through the National Headache Foundation. PA Boesiger is well known for his lecturing and teaching qualities and has given talks/speaker programs from locations throughout the United States from Hawaii to Manhattan. He has been a speaker and or consultant for over a dozen pharmaceutical products and has served on Pain Advisory Boards for companies such as DepoMed, Daiichi Sankyo, and Bioventus and was invited to address the entire Collegium Pharmaceutical sales force at their national meeting in Phoenix Arizona.
Mr. Boesiger is well versed in pain medicine and headache management but also has significant experience in such conditions as fibromyalgia syndrome and integrative medicine. Demonstrating his passion for life-long learning, he completed his Doctorate of Medical Science (DMSc) from Lynchburg College, Virginia in 2018. As part of his Doctoral degree, his research project and scholarly paper was on “Stigmatization of People in Chronic Pain” which reveals his unique perspective and understanding of those who suffer from chronic pain conditions. PA Boesiger frequently includes famous quotes from philosophers, theologians and bioethicists in his talks but his favorite quote is from Elaine Scarry in her book, The Body in Pain. She writes, “To have pain is to have certainty, to hear of someone else’s pain is to have doubt.”