Sports Medicine Program for Local High Schools


In 1998, Dr. Stetson started a sports medicine program for local high schools in conjunction with Glendale Adventist Medical Center (GAMC). Recognizing a need in the local community for sports medicine care and athletic trainers, Dr. Stetson started the Athletic Training Program with the generous support of GAMC and a dedicated team of physicians and athletic traininers.

The program provides an athletic trainer for 20 hours per week for the entire school year to help treat young student athletes. This is free of charge for the local high schools. In addition, Dr. Stetson and his sports medicine team provides medical coverage for each of the schools’ home football games and also conducts physicals for the student athletes once a year for a nominal fee. This physical includes a complete physical exam along with an electrocardiogram (EKG) in order to detect underlying congenital heart problems which are not usually detected on a routine physical exam.

Our current list of schools include:

Crescenta Valley High School
Glendale High School
Hoover High School
John Burroughs High School (Burbank)
Village Christian High School (Sun Valley)
Bellarmine Jefferson High School (Burbank)
Glendale Community College

Dr. Stetson is very proud of his team of athletic trainers who are the backbone of the program. Without them, the program would not be the success it is today and our local high school student athletes continue to get outstanding athletic training services. Many thanks to each one of them and to GAMC for their generous support of our program.


Dear Bill:

On behalf of the Glendal Unifified School District, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the wonderful athletic training services and medical coverage that you, your doctors, and trainers provide for the student/athletes at our high schools. We realize that this is a service of true compassion and concern that you have for athletics in our community, and we are extremely appreciative.

I also want to thank you for providing an opportunity for our student/athletes to receive a comprehensive physical examination for an affordable cost. In this manner, hopefully we can prevent the ill iffects of a condition that might go otherwise undetected or untreated.


G. Robert Canfield
Coordinator, Attendance and Welfare
Glendale Unified School District
Glendale, CA

Dear Dr. Stetson:

I would like to express my thanks as well as the appreciation of our entire athletic program for the hours of service you provide. Due to your presence at athletic events, injuries are tended to, and further injuries are prevented. Additionally, the fact that a licensed doctor is on site brings much peace of mind.

Thank you for your hours of service and dedication to our athletes.

Truly yours,
Emilio Urioste
John Burroughs High School
Burbank, CA