James H. States, M.D.
Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, P.S.
Dr. James States is the medical director and founder of the first private practice Adolescent Medicine Clinic in the Northwestern U.S. He completed a Postgraduate Fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at U.S.C. (University of Southern California) in 1978, and is Board Certified in Adolescent Medicine and Family Practice. Dr. States has extensive experience working with youth-at-risk as well as adolescents and college age populations who have diverse multicultural backgrounds. He has provided consultation to Eastern Washington University, The Healing Lodge of 7 Nations, and to Fairchild Air force Base. He has presented hundreds of seminars at professional meetings on Adolescent Medicine topics. Dr. States provides consultation to parents, physicians, schools and universities on the complex medical and psychological issues of adolescents. Dr. States is an internationally known climber, successfully ascending routes in South America, the Canadian Rockies, India and Nepal. He summited on the first American ascent of the North Ridge of Nanda Devi (25,645′) and was the 17th American to climb Mt. Everest. He integrates his mountaineering experiences into his clinical work and seminar series.