"The part of my day that I enjoy the most is listening to the stories of my patients' lives. As a Family Physician, I believe in the care of the whole person. I find that the Senior Primary Care Practice affords me the time to really get to know my patients and their unique perspectives about their health. I feel that this better prepares me to partner with patients and their families about their healthcare decisions."
Dr. Steen is focused on providing primary care services to patients 65 and older. Her perspective about health involves caring for the whole person in a continuous and comprehensive manner where patients are partners and active participants in the care they receive. Before joining the Senior Primary Care Practice, Dr. Steen practiced in the Columbia area for over sixteen years. She completed her residency training at Palmetto Health Family Medicine Residency Program where she served as chief resident. After graduation she joined Northeast Family Practice as a private practice physician for the next three years. Then she was recruited to teach at the USC School of Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, where she stayed for the next thirteen years. As a clinician and teacher she received over twenty teaching awards and was recently recognized statewide with The Halford Award for Leadership in Humane Education. During her time at USC, she held numerous leadership and administrative positions. Her move to Senior Primary Care was a result of a true desire to return to more time in direct patient care. She has always found that her truest joy and fulfillment from her work occurs while at the patient bedside.
Undergraduate: University of Cincinnati BA
Medical Degree: University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Lexington Kentucky, MD with honors
Internship/Residency: Family Medicine, Palmetto Health Richland, chief resident
Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians
Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society
Society Teachers in Family Medicine
Volunteer Clinical Associate Professor, USC School of Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine