James Graves, III, APRN

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

James “Jim” Graves, III, APRN, is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and an experienced Trauma Nurse Practitioner. Originally from Alabama, he also served in the United States Army as a Stinger Missile Crew Member before obtaining his registered nursing degree.

About James

As an RN, Jim worked in the Progressive Care Unit at South Baldwin Medical Center and in the Emergency Department of Thomas Hospital in Alabama. He then spent several years at UF Health/Shands in Jacksonville, FL, as a Registered Nurse in the emergency room and ICU. Shifting gears, he then transitioned to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center where he worked as Operating Room Circulator and Operating Room Charge Nurse. Before joining Coastal Vascular and Interventional, Jim worked as a Hospitalist Nurse Practitioner and Trauma Nurse Practitioner with Envision Hospitalist Group.

Jim and his wife Dana are very happy to be in Fort Walton Beach and have one daughter, Lennon. They enjoy the beach, taking the boat out, college football, and fishing our beautiful waters. He is also a proud member of the Fort Walton Beach Sailfish Club, the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) of Choctawhatchee Bay, and the Emerald Coast Fishing Club.

  • MSN | Walden University
  • BSN | University of Alabama
  • ASN | Faulkner State Community College
  • The American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • National Association of Orthopedic Nurses
  • Orthopedic Trauma Association
  • The Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses


“Best Group of Surgeons.”

“First and foremost, they are the best group of surgeons in the area! They have multiple satellite offices to accommodate patients all across the Gulf coast. Not only are they great vascular doctors, they also handle trauma patients with vascular issues when needed.”

– Kathleen D., Coastal Vascular Patient