Dr. Ken Stevens has been board certified in cardiovascular diseases, phlebology and internal medicine. He holds a B.A. degree from Colgate University, M.S. degrees from Georgetown University and University of Wisconsin–Madison, and a Medical Degree from Loyola University of Chicago. After completing his internal medicine internship and residency at the Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami, a cardiology fellowship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and an interventional cardiology fellowship at University Hospital/SUNY Stony Brook, Dr. Stevens ultimately settled down in Rockford, Illinois for 15 years.
In Rockford, Dr. Stevens wore many hats, serving as Managing Physician for Rockford Cardiology Associates, Chairman of the OSF/St Anthony Regional Heart Institute and Department of Medicine, and Medical Director of the Chest Pain Center at different times. He is also proud to have worked as a Team Physician for the US Olympic Team and US Maccabiah Team.
Dr. Stevens eventually relocated to San Luis Obispo, California, where he opened Premier Heart Care in 2008. At Premier Heart Care, Dr. Stevens is committed to treating patients with the utmost respect and compassion. Delivering the highest standard of cardiac and vascular care is his top priority, and his practice has built a strong reputation for providing state-of-the-art diagnosis, disease management, and treatment.
After many years of interest, Dr. Stevens decided to offer non-surgical treatment for varicose veins and venous insufficiency in addition to cardiovascular treatment. It was then that Premier Vein Care was born in 2010, allowing for a more comprehensive approach to vascular care. At Premier Vein Care, patients receive high quality vein treatment in a friendly, state-of-the-art facility. The ultrasound lab is certified by the American College of Radiology, and Dr. Stevens is a registered phlebology sonographer, RPhS, through Cardiovascular Credentialing International.
The two practices are now combined as Premier Heart and Vein Care to provide a seamless, holistic and unified approach to optimally manage your cardiac and vascular conditions.
Dr. Stevens is a member of the American Vein and Lymphatic Society and National Board of Physicians and Surgeons and a Fellow in the American College of Cardiology, American College of Physicians, and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. In his free time, Dr. Stevens enjoys cycling and taking in the sights and scenery of the Central Coast.
Dr. Stevens was recently featured in a renowned vein magazine. You can read his interview here!
"Dear Dr. Stevens –Thank you so very much for the awesome work you and your fine staff did on my legs. I was not expecting such wonderful results. I feel like my health has been restored. I could not have had a finer Christmas gift. All my regards for a blessed Holiday Season… Yours Truly"