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Steven Carstens, DO

  • Undergrad: Loyola-Marymount, Los Angeles, CA
  • Graduate School: University of California, Riverside; Master of Science, Biochemistry
  • Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA
  • Internship: Presbyterian-Saint Lukes, Denver, CO
  • Residency: Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, CA
  • Visalia area highlight: watching the 4th of July fireworks from Badger Hill
  • Kaweah ED highlight: appreciating just how much value our residency program has added to our ED and community
  • Little known fact: chased by sharks while waterskiing between Catalina Island and the mainland after a SCUBA diving trip
  • Proudest personal moment: watching my very-soon-to-be bride walking down the aisle of St. James Church, South Pasadena, CA
  • Proudest professional moment: treating a child with a seizure disorder in Honduras
  • Special interest (s): besides eating chocolate . . . bike riding in Tulare County, hiking in the Sierras with my family, eating food prepared in a Dutch oven, skiing, Tai Chi and Goju-Ryu karate, and watching musicals or comedy shows
  • If you knew me, you’d know: I recently started eating Brussel sprouts
  • Favorite Visalia activity: in Visalia - strolling down Main Street and checking out the many restaurants or simply dropping into Exeter for any one of the fine French Restaurants. Viewing the murals or picking up something at Exeter Mercantile. Watching the cowboys wrangle cattle on Yokohl drive.
  • Why live in Visalia: coming from the Los Angeles environs - I love living in Exeter where each day I can look out my window and view the Sierras in all their glory. Also, a great place to raise children. And lastly, one has the chance to run into somebody you know just about anywhere you go
  • If I couldn’t be a physician, I’d: be an inventor of sorts