Dr. James W. "Bill" Parker is a graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso and the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio. While in medical school he joined the Army Reserves, and following a straight pediatric internship in Tampa, Florida, Dr. Parker entered active duty with his first overseas assignment in Germany. He returned to the United States, where he completed a residency in Pediatrics at Brooke Army Medical Center. After two additional duty assignments, the last in Germany again, he returned to the United States to complete a Fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 1990. He then served as Chief of Allergy at Martin Army Community Hospital in Fort Benning, Georgia, for the next nine years, retiring as a Colonel in 1999.
Dr. Parker joined Family Allergy and Asthma in June, 1999. He sees patients in the Somerset and Monticello offices.
Dr. Parker is a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners (1976), the American Board of Pediatrics (1983), the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (1991), the American Board of Healthcare Risk Management (1994), and the American Board of Risk Management (1995). He has been active in clinical research, authoring several medical journal articles and teaching residents, medical students and physician assistants.
He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, a Fellow of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, a Fellow of the American Association of Certified Allergists and a member of the Association of Uniformed Services Allergist/Immunologists.
Dr. Parker and his wife, Mary, moved to Kentucky in 1999 after living in twelve states and two foreign countries while growing up in, and later serving in the U.S. Army. They have two children, Jay and Carrie.Certification