Dr. John Field Scovell III

John Field Scovell III, M.D. has been a partner at Lubbock Sports Medicine since 2008. He graduated from Texas Tech University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Business in finance, then earned his medical degree from the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in 2002. From Lubbock, he returned to his hometown, Dallas, to complete his residency in orthopaedic surgery. After graduating in 2007, he and his wife Lyle moved to Spartanburg/Greenville, South Carolina to complete a sports medicine fellowship with Dr. Richard Hawkins at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas.

Professional Credentials and Memberships

Dr. Scovell is a fellow with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is licensed by the Texas Board of Medical Examiners. Dr. Scovell has privileges at many Lubbock area facilities including Northstar Surgery Center, Lubbock Heart and Surgical Hospital, Covenant Medical Center, Covenant High Plains Surgery Center, and University Medical Center. He is a member of the Texas Medical and Orthopaedic Associations, the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

Personal History

Dr. Scovell has deep ties to West Texas and Lubbock. He was born and raised in Dallas and is the grandson of Mr. Cotton Bowl, Field Scovell. His father is John Scovell, who played quarterback for the Red Raiders from 1964-1967 and led Texas Tech to their first win over the Texas Longhorns in Austin in 1967. His mom Diane was a twirler for the Texas Tech Goin' Band during that same time, and his uncle, Joe Kim King, was the Masked Rider from 1975-1976. As a wide receiver for Texas Tech, Dr. Scovell lettered three years under Spike Dykes from 1992-1996. His brothers, King and Dupree, also played as wide receivers for Texas Tech University from 1997 to 2003.

Currently, Dr. Scovell serves as the head Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Texas Tech Men’s and Women’s Basketball programs, as well as the Women’s Soccer team. On the high school level, Dr. Scovell covers both Estacado High School, Cooper High School, and other Lubbock ISD and area programs. When he isn’t providing his expertise in sports medicine, Dr. Scovell spends most of his time keeping up with his three kids John Field, Maren, and Campbell.

Golden Gloves Physician

 2011                           2012


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Our team at Lubbock Sports Medicine is here to provide excellent care for your initial injury.  
Follow up that great care by rehabing with our Lubbock Sports Rehab team. 

Lubbock Sports Medicine

4110 22nd Place
Lubbock, TX 79409
Phone: (806) 792-4329
Fax: (806) 792-2255
Monday-Friday: 8am - 5pm

Lubbock Sports Rehab

6206 Norwich Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79424
Phone: (806) 792-7200
Fax: (806) 792-7225
Monday-Thursday: 8am - 6pm
Friday: 8am - 12pm


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