Sep 16, 2019 / Sports Medicine

Get to Know our SRH Staff: Josh Stevens, Sports Medicine

What is your role at the hospital? What do you do on a daily basis? 
I am an athletic trainer at the Frisco campus and support our non-operative sports medicine physicians. I assist them by conducting concussion testing, providing home exercise programs for various injuries and ailments, as well as fitting patients for splints, braces and other equipment.
 
What led you to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children? How long have you worked here?
I was working with the football program at SMU and got a phone call from Dr. Shane Miller, who I worked with previously. He reached out to me asking if I knew of any athletic trainers looking for a clinical role. It was perfect timing because I was wanting a change to allow for more time with my family. That was four years ago this month!
 
What do you enjoy most about Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children?
The culture and the people! I love what the hospital stands for and the people that I work with, they are like family. How can you not love working for a place where the administration doesn’t just talk about culture, but gets emotional when doing so. I mean, come on, that is amazing!
 
What was your first job? What path did you take to get here?
My first job was at a Calloway’s Nursery. My path to Scottish Rite Hospital started in high school. I knew that I liked helping people and I loved sports, so I wanted to find a career that would incorporate both. At the time, the Cowboys were winning Super Bowls and I saw guys running out on the field to take care of players that got hurt. So I thought, hey, maybe I could do that. Starting at Richardson High School, I spent the next 20 years of my life (RHS, Southern Methodist University, the Dallas Cowboys, University of Tennessee and back to SMU again) on the sidelines taking care of injured athletes up until starting at Scottish Rite Hospital four years ago.
 
What do you like to do in your spare time? 
Family time - spending time with my wife and playing with my two boys (sports, Legos, you name it). I also really enjoy reading, watching movies and listening to live music.
 
Three words to best describe you:
Thoughtful, loyal, friendly
 
What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?
Some type of ministry where I could help people to see their inherent value and our Creator’s love for them.
 
What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?
Canoeing (and overturning our canoe) in alligator-infested waters.

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