As Associate Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Steven Bentsen oversees substance use services for Beacon Health Options, Inc. (Beacon). He is focused on achieving operational efficiencies and improving Beacon’s clinical offerings to continue providing exceptional service to Beacon clients and members.
Prior to his employment with Beacon, Dr. Bentsen managed a private psychiatric practice and served as Medical Director for Freestanding and Medical/Surgical Psychiatric Hospitals, Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF), and Partial Hospitals. He also held leadership positions in behavioral health and primary care integration with Community Care of North Carolina network. Currently he is a member of the Clinical Faculty, Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also achieved numerous academic appointments, is past president of the North Carolina Psychiatric Association, and has served on various medical boards and committees.
Dr. Bentsen received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, completed residency in psychiatry at the University of North Carolina, a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Wright State University.