Published on March 11, 2020

Essentia Health welcomes Dr. James Hocker

James Hocker, Neonatology

Dr. James Hocker, a neonatologist, has joined Essentia Health-Fargo in Fargo, ND.

“Essentia Health enjoys an excellent reputation in patient care and outstanding team environment,” says Hocker. “I’m looking forward to being part of a NICU staffed by high quality nurses and respiratory therapists with tremendous leadership support.”

Dr. Hocker earned a medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in Chicago, IL. He completed a residency in pediatrics at Greenville Health System in Greenville, SC, and a fellowship in neonatal and perinatal medicine at the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY. Dr. Hocker is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in neonatal-perinatal medicine.

“You can be assured that patients will receive state-of-the-art NICU care. My goal with every family is to help alleviate anxiety by keeping the parents updated about their child on a daily basis,” explains Dr. Hocker. “I find it very rewarding to watch newborns get better and go home with their parents.”

To see Dr. James Hocker’s full profile, visit and click on “Doctors & Providers.”

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