Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Benita Stevens, OTR/L, CLT

Occupational Therapist

Eastern Regional Medical Center

"I am passionate about serving patients being treated for cancer and helping them achieve a sense of well-being and empowerment."

- Benita Stevens, OTR/L, CLT
Benita Stevens, OTR/L, CLT

Degree(s)

  • Bachelor of Science, Occupational Therapy - Utica College of Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Certification(s)

  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist

Practicing Since: 2001

“I came here to be part of a model of care that is patient-centered and integrative,” says Benita Stevens, Occupational Therapist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA). Stevens is a lead therapist in oncology rehabilitation at CTCA at Eastern Regional Medical Center.

Stevens earned a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy at Utica College of Syracuse University in 1999. She became a Certified Lymphedema Therapist in 2008 and is has been certified in auriculotherapy since 2012.

Since 2001, Stevens has been working as occupational therapist in various settings, including home care, nursing homes and rehabilitation centers. She has provided occupational therapy for acute rehabilitation, post-surgical recovery and other needs. She joined CTCA in 2008.

A member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Stevens is licensed in occupational therapy by the State of Pennsylvania.

At CTCA, Stevens assists patients in managing treatment-related side effects. “Occupational therapy provides treatment to improve or maintain independence in completing activities of daily living,” she explains.

Stevens works closely with each patient to create an individual therapy plan. A Certified Lymphedema Therapist, Stevens provides lymphedema treatment through lymphatic drainage, compression bandaging and exercise instruction. She employs techniques to assist with pain reduction and Motion for Life to combat fatigue. Stevens is certified in auriculotherapy, which may help reduce treatment side effects. She also provides cognitive occupational therapy intervention.

“I enjoy the time I get to spend with my patients,” says Stevens, “and my greatest reward is the opportunity to work with adults coping with cancer as we explore ways to live more functional and fulfilling lives.”

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