Dr. 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 a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 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 for the last 14 years. In addition, Jay is Head Company Physician for the Carolina Ballet, and provides sports medicine services to many area 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 service 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. He is a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.
Dr. Stevens lives in Cary with his wife Dr. Patience Stevens and their three boys Eric, James and Timothy.
He is an avid surfer & triathlete.
Elena Rusyn received her medical degree from the prestigious Medical School of Bogomolets National Medical University in Kiev, Ukraine. She completed her residency training and fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at the Academy of Postdoctoral Medical Training in Kiev. She continued her medical research and earned a PhD in Allergy and Immunology with a subspecialty in Clinical Cardiology. After moving to the United States, Ms. Rusyn completed postdoctoral training at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, which was followed by two years at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital, one year at Gray Cancer Institute, London, Uk and five years at Duke University Medical Center. In 2009, she passed the United States Medical Licensing Examination, subsequently becoming interested in the field of anti-aging medicine.
Over the past four years Ms. Rusyn assisted in dealing with a wide range of conditions including hormone imbalances, menopause, surgical menopause, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, menstrual irregularities, andropause, thyroid disease, adrenal insufficiency, fatigue, insomnia, mild depression, fibromyalgia, incontinence, weight gain, premenstrual tension syndrome, abnormal lipid profile, metabolic syndrome, and vitamin D deficiency.
Her interests include all aspects of anti-aging and regenerative medicine, woman’s health, cancer, nutrition, along with neurodegenerative and metabolic disorders including stem cell research-based therapy.
Her work has been published in high impact peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Cell Biology, Oncogene, Cancer Research, Cell Host and Microbe, Nutrition and Cancer, Pediatric Research and Journal of Immunology and Allergy. She is a Member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.