Steven Y. Chen, MD

Family Medicine
3300 Buena Vista Road Building K, Suite 2
Bakersfield, CA 93311 Get Directions
Steven Y. Chen, MD

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Annual Membership Fee

500.00 every 3 months
1,000.00 every 6 months
2,000.00 each year

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

I have been practicing as a primary care physician in Bakersfield, California, and the surrounding area since 2007. After experiencing medicine in many different settings, I believe a consistent contributor to better health is the partnership between the doctor and patient built on mutual trust and respect that is earned. As an MDVIP-affiliated physician, I have more time to better develop an in-depth understanding of a person's circumstances, which helps me deliver more personalized preventive care. My practice provides more than just a physician to go to for treatment; I have more time to discuss health concerns and the annual MDVIP Wellness Program can help detect issues earlier. 

I am experienced in reviewing acute and chronic illness concerns, such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia and thyroid disorders. I have more time to go over health concerns, such as diabetes, using various modalities, including the insulin pump. My MDVIP-affiliated practice offers services, including comprehensive, advanced health screenings and diagnostic tests, that go far beyond those found in concierge medicine practices.

I have relationships with many specialists in our community to help assist my patients and their unique needs. I also serve as a board member for Houchin Community Blood Bank, as well as the Valley Integrated Provider Network, part of Dignity Health. I am fluent in Mandarin and Taiwanese.

When people ask me why I chose primary care as my field of medicine, I often ask them what they think a primary care physician should be. Most people answer, “I don't know, someone to take care of me when I'm sick.” Although that is true in many of my daily encounters, that is not how I define it. I believe that primary care equates to an emphasis on prevention, which is, in my opinion, foundational to health. In the hustle and bustle of life, I feel that preventive medicine often gets pushed aside and reactive medicine takes over. To me, this has to change for us to have a fair chance to become healthier. If you would like to experience the benefits of more personalized primary care medicine, I invite you to explore joining my practice.

Dr. Chen's Credentials

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Kern Medical Center
Bakersfield, CA
Family Medicine 2005-2007

Kern Medical Center
Bakersfield, CA

Medical School:
Ross University School of Medicine
Portsmouth, Dominica, West Indies
Doctorate of Medicine 2004

University of California
Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Science, Physiological Sciences 1998

American Board of Family Medicine
English, Mandarin and Taiwanese
Board Member, Valley Integrated Provider Network 2017-present
Board Member, Houchin Community Blood Bank 2009-present

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Testimonials from patients of Dr. Chen

from Hilda in CA March 12, 2020 for Steven Y. Chen, MD

Dr.Chen is our doctor and he truly changed my life. I have been a diabetic for 42 yrs. I’ve never had a doctor that was so patient and knowledgeable about my illness. I had spent a lot of time denying my diabetes and avoiding DR.s. Dr. Chen was different. He listened and gives you the time to absorb the information. He likes the challenge of problem solving. My husband says he is the… See more

from Christine in CA March 11, 2020 for Steven Y. Chen, MD

Dr Chen is the most caring Dr that is available. He has a way of listening and finding the source of my problems. He makes the time needed for his patients. He as always ready to go the extra mile to accommodate his patients.

from Dave and Karen in CA March 11, 2020 for Steven Y. Chen, MD
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My husband and I really appreciate the care and attention Dr Chen has given us. He always takes his time and listens to our concerns.

We feel that he is easy to talk to and always tries to help us with whatever our needs are. We trust him so much. We haven’t had any major health problems but it feels wonderful knowing that Dr Chen will be in our corner when the time comes.

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from Daryl March 29, 2018 for Steven Y. Chen, MD

My wife and I have been patients of Dr. Chen since he began his practice. He has always been concerned with our well being and takes the time explain test results and suggest steps to correct actual or potential problems. Dr. Chen has helped us with our medical issues in a friendly and professional manner. His advice is keeping us healthy and we very much appreciate Dr. Chen being our… See more