Magdalena Maria Stevens, DO
I speak: English
My gender: Female
Where I practice
Hi, my name is Dr. Stevens. I'm glad to have the opportunity to introduce myself to you and tell you more about my work as a physician and share other information about me. I believe it is very important that you feel comfortable with your personal physician, and I hope this page will help you start to get to know me.
I was born in Warsaw, Poland and raised in the beautiful Polish Bieszczady mountains. Growing up it was my dream to become a doctor. I moved to the U.S. when I was 18 after my family won a green card lottery. To support myself through college and medical school I held many different jobs from international fashion model to personal trainer, cycling instructor and even a bartender. I cherish all these experiences as I believe they help me to keep an open mind and relate to my patients on personal level. I graduated from Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine and did my internship at MacNeal Hospital near Chicago, and then continued my family medicine residency training at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, CA. Prior to my medical training I studied architecture and art history and earned a B.A. in art history from University of Illinois at Chicago.
About my practice
I am very committed to healthy living, and am a strong believer in taking preventive measures with one’s health. My hope is to help my patients create healthy lifestyles. I was especially drawn to family medicine because I enjoy working with patients of all ages and enjoy using a holistic approach—treating the person, not just a disease or condition. I have been living in the beautiful Santa Clarita Valley for a few years now and I am thrilled to join Kaiser Permanente here and be able to serve the wonderful population of this community.
How I thrive
I think physicians need to have a balance in their life in able to relate to patients. Spending time with my family, going to art galleries, traveling, and photography are some of my favorite ways to charge my batteries. Staying healthy is also very important to me. I like to stay active and when I am not at work you can often run into me on the beautiful hiking trails in our valley. Additionally, I enjoy experimenting in the kitchen with healthy recipes. I also “find my Zen” in practicing Pilates, which I fell in love with so much that I am in the process of earning my BASI Pilates instructor certification.