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...

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 most of my daily encounters, that is not how I define primary care. Primary care equals primary prevention, which is the foundation of everyone's health. We are so busy earning a living and taking care of our obligations that most of us have cast our health aside because we “feel fine”. In the hustle and bustle of life as we live now, preventive medicine has been pushed aside and reactive medicine has taken over. This has to change in order for every one of us to become healthier.

Ever since I started my journey in the medical field in 1999, I have experienced medicine in many different settings. The one constant piece of good medicine is the partnership between the doctor and patient built on mutual trust and respect that is earned. As an MDVIP-affiliated physician, I am able to develop an in depth understanding of each person's circumstance, which then allows me to deliver a personalized, primary prevention program. My MDVIP-affiliated practice will provide more than just a physician to go to for treatment; I will be able to screen and help prevent chronic medical conditions from developing. To that end, my MDVIP-affiliated practice offers services, including comprehensive, advanced health screenings and diagnostic tests, that go far beyond those found in concierge medicine practices.

For those of us that have ongoing medical needs, I am experienced in the management of many chronic conditions such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia and thyroid disorders. However, my passion is the management of diabetes and numerous adverse conditions that it often comes with. I am well versed in the management of diabetes using various modalities including insulin pump. I have relationships with many specialists in our community to help with your 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 English, Mandarin and Taiwanese.

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 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 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 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