James Pedraza, FNP-BC

James Pedraza, FNP-BC

James is board certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC FPA) with full independent practice authority and is a fluent native Spanish speaker. He graduated with honors from Purdue with a Bachelors in nursing and with honors he completed his Masters in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Herzing University at the very top of his class.

He came to MAPS after a 15 year career in emergency medicine and critical care transport, where he cared for some of the regions sickest and most injured patients. During that time he managed a level 1 trauma center and was in charge of several Emergency Departments. He also is a licensed emergency radio registered nurse and is qualified to provide medical control to ambulances in the field. In 2014 he was appointed by the Governor of Illinois to serve as the Clinical Practice Chair on the Illinois State Board of Nursing. While on the State Board he helped rewrite the current Nursing Practice Act and assisted in passing full practice authority for Nurse Practitioners.

He holds several dozen advanced certifications and licenses in incident command, mass casualty occurrences, hazmat and pandemic response.

He focuses his practice on holistic care and creating a great, comfortable patient experience. He attempts to provide pain relief through multiple modalities and incorporates alternative treatments that best fit his patients needs. During his off time he enjoys exploring the wilderness with his lovely wife and 2 amazing children.


Our Level of Dedication And Excellent Patient Advocacy

At Centers for Pain Control,
Our Patients Are Our Priority


Our Level of Dedication And Excellent Patient Advocacy That Our Patients Have Come to Know and Expect

At MAPS, Our Patients Are Our Priority

Recognition and acknowledgment – What sets us apart from other clinics is our level of dedication and excellent patient advocacy that our patients have come to know and expect. We work with most major insurances (including Medicaid) and have processes in place that expedite paperwork – meaning we have more time to dedicate in person when assessing and treating our patients.

We Are Here For You – Let Us Help Relieve Your Pain Today

Whether a patient has already received knee replacement surgery, has tried another treatment method, or simply has been suffering for years without any relief, our double-board certified and fellowship-trained physicians are uniquely positioned to treat your knee pain with a world-class level of excellence.

With 7 convenient locations, our team is ready to help you take your first step towards a pain-free life. Schedule your consultation now.