Dr. Stevens has served as head medical physician for the Carolina Hurricanes since the inception of the organization in 1997 and he also serves as head company physician for the Carolina Ballet. He is a long-time member of NHL Team Physicians Society and is an expert on asthma and respiratory problems in athletes. Dr. Stevens also serves as the President and Medical Director of the American Institute of Healthcare and Fitness in North Raleigh. Among other awards, Dr. Stevens was the 1999 recipient of the Citizen of the Year Award by the Multiple Sclerosis Society of North Carolina. Dr. Stevens is married to Dr. Patience Stevens and they have 3 sons. During his spare time, Dr. Stevens can be found surfing, skateboarding with his sons and helping them with local boy scout activities.


Curriculum Vitae of: James R. Stevens, MD

3750 NW Cary Parkway Suite 111
Cary, NC 27513

Telephone: 888.959.2365
Facsimile: 919.926.3013
E-mail: jay.stevens@ehwell.com

March 2011 – present – President
Essential Health & Wellness
Raleigh, North Carolina

February 2001 – 2011 – Chief Medical Officer
A.I.H.F. Executive Health
Raleigh, North Carolina

February 2001 – 2011 – President
American Institute of Healthcare & Fitness
Raleigh, North Carolina

July 2003 – Present – President & Medical Director
Carolina Family Practice & Sports Medicine
Cary, North Carolina

August 2005 – 2012 – President & Chief Medical Officer
Raleigh, North Carolina

1997 – Present – Head Medical Team Physician
Carolina Hurricanes, NHL

1999 – Present – Primary Physician
Carolina Ballet of North Carolina

1995 to 2003 – Family Physician
Rex Primary Care of Cary
Cary, North Carolina

1996 to 2003 – Chairman
Rex Primary Care Executive Committee

1997 to 2003 – Vice Chairman
RexMed Board of Managers

1997 – 2003 – Co-Chairman
RexMed Finance Committee

1997 – 2003 – Director
Rex Sports Medicine

1997 – 2008 – Medical Director
Rex Urgent Care of Cary

2001 – 2003 – Director
PEAK Post-Rehabilitation Exercise Program
Rex Healthcare
1995 – 1996 – Preceptor
Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Curriculum
UNC School of Nursing
Chapel Hill, NC

1992-1994 – Family Physician
Outer Banks Medical Center
Nags Head, North Carolina

1993-1994 – Supervising Physician
Dare County Health Department
Manteo, North Carolina

1991-1992 – Sports Medicine Fellow and S.H.S. Physician
UNC Student Health Service

1990-1991 – Family Physician
Blue Ridge Family Practice
Raleigh, North Carolina

1978-1982 – Custom Homebuilding Subcontractor-Carpentry
1975-1978 Nags Head, North Carolina
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
La Jolla, California


1992 – Sports Medicine Fellowship, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

1990 – Family Practice Residency, Fairfax Family Practice Program, Medical College of Virginia

1987 – Doctor of Medicine, East Carolina University School of Medicine

1982 – Bachelor of Arts (Zoology), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


1990 – North Carolina License #39104

1990-1997 – American Board of Family Physicians

1993-2003 – Certificate of Added Qualification, Sports Medicine

2012 – Cenegenics Medical Institute Certificate of Age Management Medicine

1992 – Team Physician Certification, American College of Sports Medicine

1987-Present – Advanced Cardiac Life Support

1986-Present – Basic Life Support

1994-2003 – Pediatric Advanced Life Support


Attending – UNC Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship
Carolina Family Practice & Sports Medicine
Cary, NC

Preceptor – East Carolina University School of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Preceptor – Department of Family Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC


2002 – Present – North Carolina High School Athletic Association Men’s and Women’s State Playoff Championships – Volleyball, Football, Tennis, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Track and Field

2009 – Present – Carolina Concussion Clinic

2003 – Present – Urban Ministries – volunteer medical clinic

2007 – Present – Alliance Ministries – volunteer medical/orthpaedic clinic

1999 – Present – RBC Arena Special Events – World Wrestling Federation, Stars on Ice, Dixie Chicks, Eagles and Bruce Springstein

1999 – Present – Pre-participation sports physicals and performance testing for the following Wake County High Schools: Athens Drive, Broughton, Cary, East Wake, Greenhope, Leesville, Millbrook, Sanderson, St. Timothy Hale, Southeast Raleigh, and Wakefield

1998 – Present – Triangle Education Advancement Foundation Showcase Events – Pigskin Preview, Fall Eurosport, Glaxo Smith Kline Holiday Basketball Invitational, Spring Eurosport

1999 – 2001 – NHL Breakout – Inline Hockey Tournament

1998-2000 – BTI Champions Tour Tennis Tournament– Professional Seniors Tennis


2011 – Triangle Sports Medicine Community Contribution Award

2006 – 2006 Stanley Cup Championship – Carolina Hurricanes, NHL

1999 – Multiple Sclerosis Community Citizen of the Year, 1999

2001 – AAFP Teaching Recognition Award


Chair – Rex Primary Care Executive Committee

Vice Chair – RexMed Board of Managers

Co-Chair – RexMed Finance Committee

Member – Rex Primary Care, Inc. Board of Directors

Member – Rex Primary Care Leadership Council

Chair – Chancellor’s Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on AIDS Education, East Carolina University School of Medicine

Member – Tar Heel Home Health Executive Board

Member – American Cancer Society, Dare County Chapter Executive Board

President – East Carolina University School of Medicine Senior Class

President – East Carolina University School of Medicine Medical Student Council


2002 – Asthma in the Elite Athlete
World Conference of Sports Medicine – Hockey
Toronto, Canada

2000 – Vertigo in the Athlete
NHL Team Physician Society Conference
Toronto, Canada

1999 – Management of Concussion in Sports
NC National Athletic Training Association
Raleigh, North Carolina

1998 – Dermatology in Sport
6th Annual Triangle Area Sports Medicine Symposium
Raleigh, North Carolina

1997 – Sports Nutrition and Supplementation
Athletic Trainers’ Sports Medicine Conference
Raleigh, North Carolina


1990 – Current – American Academy of Family Physicians
– North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians
– American College of Sports Medicine
– American Medical Society of Sports Medicine

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