James L. Robbins, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. James Robbins serves as the Chief Medical Officer at TriWest, where he brings his expertise to the table each day in quality improvement, provider interactions, and other activities requiring physician involvement. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and prior to joining TriWest he worked for 31 years in private practice and the VA system. His background as a provider of care, as well as experience working within VA health care, makes him an invaluable contributor to the TriWest team.
Dr. Robbins received his BS degree in Mathematics from Louisiana State University in 1979. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in 1983, and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Louisiana State University Hospital in 1986. After a private practice in Georgia, Dr. Robbins began his full-time VA career with the Veterans Administration at Grand Junction, Colorado, where he practiced as a staff physician from 1988 to 1990.
Dr. Robbins began working at TriWest as a Medical Director in 2016, supporting the Patient-Centered Community Care and Veterans Choice Program. Today, as the company’s Chief Medical Officer, he is responsible for the medical arm of the company. Prior to joining the TriWest team, he worked in VA health care, most recently as Chief Medical Officer for VISN 18 in Gilbert, Arizona, with oversight for quality and for the clinical aspects of health care in the region, including six medical centers and 50 clinics. He has also served as Interim Director for the Phoenix, Albuquerque and Big Spring Medical Centers. Prior to his tenure as Chief Medical Officer, he served as Chief of Staff at the Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Center, Bonham, Texas.