James Schroeder proudly served eight years in the United States Marine Corps as a Heavy Equipment Operator through summer of 2002, then as a Bulk Fuel Operator. Sergeant Schroeder deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. In 2003, he deployed with the 6th Engineer Support Battalion, Det. 1, Bulk Fuel Co. B out of Green Bay, Wisconsin to Kuwait where he was embedded with Marines and soldiers on the front lines to provide fuel support as they headed north from Kuwait through Baghdad, Iraq.
“I will never forget interacting with the Iraqi people. It was my first interaction with people from another country and I was completely amazed by how similar their basic wants and needs were to mine; they wanted to be healthy, happy, and see their children be safe. Empathy is something that is completely undervalued and I will never forget those moments.”
James and his wife, Dr. Nikhila Schroeder, are the founders of Allergenuity Health where they’ve successfully treated thousands of patients across the country affected by allergies. With a genuine “patient first” approach, they provide health care using innovative, scientifically-grounded, personalized treatment plans. Having served 8 years in the military, followed by 12 years as a police officer, James never imagined running an allergy clinic! “It’s allowed me to continue to serve others while being able to work with my wife who is one of the most inspiring people I’ve met.”
James and his family recently relocated from Wisconsin to the Charlotte/LKN area and already love it. “There’s a strong connection to the veteran community and everyone is willing to help someone in need. Plus, I can still walk around in shorts and sandals and not freeze from the single digit or negative temps we dealt with in Wisconsin!”