Stan Kotara, PA-C

Stanley J. Kotara, PA-C, joined Lubbock Sports Medicine in the summer of 2008.   Stan attended Texas Tech University and the Texas Tech University Health Science Center (TTUHSC) in Lubbock, graduating summa cum laude in 1998.  He then graduated from the Physician Assistant Studies Program at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth in 2001.  Stan spent almost 5 years in practice at the renowned Steadman-Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas before returning to his native West Texas. 

Stan works primarily with Dr. Kevin Crawford, and is closely involved in all aspects of their patient’s care. Stan sees patients in the office, assists in all surgeries, and helps with other regular duties including sports event coverage, education, and research.

During his career, Stan has been affiliated with many high school, college, and professional teams in all sports.  He is a member of the Hawkins Shoulder Society as well as several state and national organizations, including a fellow in the American Academy of Physician Assistants, as well as membership in Physician Assistants in Orthopedic Surgery society.  He also serves as an Assistant Professor in the Athletic Training Program in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at TTUHSC. 

Stan has been invited to give numerous presentations on various sports-related topics at several state and national conferences.  In addition to education and teaching, Stan enjoys seeing patients from all walks of life, emphasizing non-operative management of musculoskeletal problems and sports injuries whenever possible.  His particular area of interest is in sports-related concussion, serving as a Credentialed ImPACT™ Consultant.

He and his wife Mary Catherine live in Lubbock and enjoy many outdoor activities together. They have two children. 

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Stan Kotara, PA-C

PA for Dr. Kevin Crawford

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Holly Short, PA-C

PA for Dr. David Shephard

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Manny Hernandez, PA-C

PA for Dr. Kevin Crawford

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Abigail Simpson, PA-C

PA for Dr. Robert King

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Tyler Branham, PA-C

PA for Dr. Jordan Simpson

Stan Kotara, PA-C

PA to Dr. Kevin Crawford

Holly Short, PA-C

PA to Dr. David Shephard

Manny Hernandez

PA to Dr. Kevin Crawford

Abigail Simpson, PA-C

PA to Dr. Robert King & Dr. Karl Pankratz

Tyler Branham

PA to Dr. Jordan Simpson