James Taylor, MD

Co-Founder, Managing Member, and Medical Director

Dr. James Taylor is a North Carolina licensed physician, board-certified anesthesiologist, and integrative pain specialist. He received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Taylor completed his internship at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco, California, and his residency at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. He also holds a chemistry degree from UNC-CH.

Jerri L. Patterson, NP

Co-Founder and Member

Ms. Jerri Patterson is a North Carolina licensed nurse practitioner with over 50 years of experience and an unwavering commitment to a multidisciplinary approach to pain management. She holds a post-graduate certification as an Adult Nurse Practitioner and a master’s degree in nursing administration – both from Duke University. She received her nursing degree from the Mercy School of Nursing in Charlotte, North Carolina. Ms. Patterson served as CEO of IPS for five years and as a member of the North Carolina Medical Board for two terms.

Edward J. Ross, III, MBA

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Ed Ross has served as CEO of IPS since 2023. Mr. Ross received a master’s degree in Business Administration from the California Coast University in Santa Ana, California and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Youngstown State University in Ohio. He is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.