Dr. James Stevens earned a Bachelor of Arts in Zoology from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Doctor of Medicine from East Carolina University School of Medicine. He completed a Family Practice Residency at the Fairfax Family Practice Program at the Medical College of Virginia and the first Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1991. He is board certified in both Family Practice and in Sports Medicine. He founded and currently serves as President of Carolina Family Practice & Sports Medicine with locations in Cary, Raleigh, and Holly Springs, NC. He serves as Head Medical Team Physician for the National Hockey League’s 2006 Stanley Cup Champion Carolina Hurricanes, a position he has held since 1997. In addition, he is Head Company Physician for the Carolina Ballet, and he provides sports medicine services to many local high schools.
His commitment to helping his patients create healthy lifestyles for long-term wellness, along with his desire to provide the highest quality health care services, has motivated Dr. Stevens to establish Essential Health & Wellness (EHW). EHW offers its patients a comprehensive health care service tailored around their busy schedules with the goal of optimizing their performance and longevity.
Dr. Stevens is also a member of, and certified by, the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, the American Academy of Family Practice, and the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine.
Dr. Stevens lives in Cary with his wife, Dr. Patience Stevens, and their three sons Eric, James, and Timothy. He is an avid surfer and triathlete.