Our Vision and Your Future

The vision of a primary care physician in every home finally becomes a reality. Every person has access to low cost affordable healthcare.

Our Mission

Our mission is to completely automate the primary care experience and fundamentally reduce the cost to run existing clinics. AdviNow Medical enables an objective physical examination with measurements anywhere at any time. This invention promises to revolutionize healthcare for the entire world.

We invent products and services that give providers the most accurate information to deliver the most efficient quality treatment and care.

Meet The Leadership and Executive Team

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James Bates

Chief Executive Officer


James is the CEO and Founder of AdviNow Medical. James is a seasoned technology executive with over 20 years of experience inventing and managing the development of revolutionary products while leading companies to "best in class" financial performance.

James is a dynamic leader who has demonstrated technological vision and profitable growth in both small and large organizations. Throughout James's career, he has been involved with almost every major technological breakthrough consumers have experienced giving him a unique perspective on how AI will change healthcare. 

Start-up successes include Silicon Labs where he was Vice President of Asian Operations. As founder of the Silicon Labs Asia organization, James built the infrastructure that enabled growth from near 0 to over $300M in revenue while delivering the technology that shrunk mobile phones to fit into a human hand.

Large business management successes include NXP (Freescale) where James was an Officer and Senior Vice President. There he took over the distressed Analog and Sensor group with nearly $1 Billion in revenue and 800 employees. Over his tenure, the group enjoyed a turnaround that dramatically increased gross margin, revenue and EBIT while transitioning to the clear market leader that delivered the technological inventions that enable self-driving and electric vehicles.

James speaks fluent Japanese and holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Brigham Young University.

Chris J Hill, MHA, FACHE

Chief Marketing Officer


Chris brings a wealth of Hospital and Healthcare management experience and knowledge to AdviNow Medical. Chris has been a visionary for healthcare transformation and growth over the past 10 years as the former CEO of many prestigious large healthcare organizations. Chris led organizations such as Arizona Spine and Joint Hospital, St. Luke’s Medical Center,  St. Luke’s Hospital and a CEO of a Hospital in HCA, through many changes with the ACA, technology adoption and unprecedented growth.  As the CEO of Urgent Care Extra, Chris led the growth and highly profitable sale of over 60 Urgent Care Clinics in Nevada with Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), Arizona with Banner Health and Colorado with the Urgent Care Management Services. 

Chris retired from the Army in 2006 as a Lieutenant Colonel where he served 20 years in the US Army in a variety of operational and healthcare administrative roles at military bases and facilities in South Korea, Texas, Virginia, California, Georgia, the United States Military Academy at West Point and Fort Leavenworth. 

Chris has a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Baylor University and a Bachelors from Arizona State University.

Chris is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves as a Board Member for the Arizona State University Alumni Associations.  He has volunteered his time and talents to numerous organizations and causes throughout the years, to include Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Veteran’s Affairs hospitals, Army Community Service, Army Emergency Relief, Combined Federal Campaign, United Way, March of Dimes and the Arthritis Foundation. 


 Christopher R. Stephens

Artificial Intelligence  Director



Chris is Founder and CEO of Presage Research and was a founding partner of Adaptive Technologies Inc. which have pioneered artificial intelligence research applied to business and industry, with a special emphasis on healthcare for almost 2 decades.  

Chris’ specialty has been using big, deep data to predict the dynamic, adaptive nature of health risk, with a special emphasis on chronic diseases, particularly obesity, and emerging diseases, such as Zika virus.  His emphasis is on understanding and modeling predictive engines as Complex Adaptive Systems, an area on the very forefront of science that requires advanced computational modeling techniques from machine learning, spatial modeling and artificial intelligence.

Chris Stephens is Full Professor and Director of Data Science at the C3 – Center for Complexity Science at the National University of Mexico (UNAM). He possesses a B.A. and an M.A. from The Queen's College, Oxford and an M.S. and Ph.D in theoretical physics from the University of Maryland. Chris has 3 patents in predictive analytics/agent-based methodologies and over 130 publications in international journals. His work has been cited over 2,300 times.

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James Shelby

Head of Technology


Jim is a seasoned technologist leading digital experience development and management for over 20 years.  Prior to joining AdviNow Medical, Jim was the Vice President of Technology with American Express where he ran multiple organizations in the Web Engineering organization that serviced millions of customers in over 26 countries. At American Express, Jim led development of major brand lines such as the premier Membership Rewards, Small Business Saturday, and the Account Management of the Card platform for Consumer and Small Business customers.

Jim's leadership and drive for efficiency guided American Express'  Web Engineering organization transformation to adopt Agile and Scrum adoption, training, tooling and best practices across more than 30 teams in just under a year.   Jim is a well respected and an organized thought leader who specializes in Web Site optimization strategies and was also an Advisory Board member for Akamai, a leading provider of CDN capabilities.   

Jim specializes in web development, including responsive mobile experiences using a number of technology platforms ranging from traditional Java/J2EE based applications to the more recent Javascript frameworks common with the MEAN stack. 

Jim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Systems and Industrial Engineering from the University of Arizona and a Master’s degree in Business - eCommerce from the University of Phoenix.

Meet The Medical Directors

Jeff North

Assistant Professor and Practicing Physician

University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine


Dr. North received his MD from UCSF medical school and then completed additional dermatopathology fellowship training at UCSF before joining as full-time faculty there.

Dr. North's research interests focus on the genetics of skin cancer, particularly studying the evolution of melanoma skin cancer. He has authored over 40 peer-reviewed publications, written multiple textbook chapters, and serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology. He regularly lectures at both national and international medical conferences and serves on the executive committee for the International Society of Dermatopathology. He works as both a dermatologist and a dermatopathologist at UCSF, treating patients for all types of skin disease and interprets skin biopsies sent to UCSF from across the United States for expert consultation. He also enjoys teaching and mentoring medical students, residents and fellows at UCSF. 

Dr.  North receiving a bachelor's degree in molecular biology and chemistry at Brigham Young University and completed his dermatology residency training at Oregon Health & Science University.



Dr. Ryan Huffman

MD and Faculty University of Arizona


Dr. Huffman graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science and earned his medical degree at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington DC. Upon completing his training in anesthesiology in 2008 at the renowned Cleveland Clinic, he became a partner in a successful private practice in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Huffman holds a faculty appointment with the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix where he mentors and teaches medical students and residents in a clinical setting. He is board-certified through the American Board of Anesthesiology and a member of the HonorHealth, Department of Anesthesiology, Morbidity and Mortality Committee. His clinical interests include acute pain management with ultrasound guided techniques, physiology, anatomy and pharmacology. Dr. Huffman loves spending time with his wife and their five rambunctious children.



Meet The Advisory Team

Bill Carns

 PracticeMax CEO


Bill, is the CEO of PracticeMax a leader in the medical billing, Electronic Health Record, customer management and backend IT systems.  As a veteran of the health care industry with over 30 years of experience, He has served in executive level finance and administrative roles at the hospital level for two national for-profit hospital systems and nearly ten years working with a non-profit multi-hospital system in multiple roles including Chief Operating Officer of their for-profit subsidiary. Twice he worked as an executive team member for two hospital start-ups. He has also worked as Vice President of M&A.


Bill’s experience and expertise are comprehensive with special emphasis in the areas of revenue cycle management and information technology, including practice management, governance, payer and hospital contracting, human resources, customer service, business valuations and acquisitions. He has served twice as a Board Member of the Healthcare Billing & Management Association (HBMA) and once as a Board Member of the Emergency Department Practice Management Association (EDPMA).