ANEZI E. BAKKEN, MD MS is Board certified in Internal Medicine and in Gastroenterology. Dr. Bakken completed her undergraduate and medical school studies at the University of Nigeria and had three years of further medical training at various hospitals in the United Kingdom. She then completed her Internal Medicine residency at Wayne State University. Her three-year Gastroenterology and Hepatology fellowship was completed at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Bakken also has a Master of Science degree in Clinical Research from Rush University. She has presented papers at national conferences on gastrointestinal diseases. She performs all diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures. She is a member of the American Medical Society, American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterology Association, and the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Dr. Bakken is on staff at William Beaumont Hospital in Troy.
My name is Dr. Bakken. I’m a gastroenterologist here at the Center for Digestive Health. I became a physician because I found medicine to be really fascinating. Both my parents are physicians and I grew up surrounded by other doctors. I’ve got a brother and sister who are physicians as well and I always thought it was a fascinating field to spend my life involved in. I have a son in college right now and two wonderful daughters. Besides my work my family is my life.
I chose gastroenterology because it involves the entire digestive system, the pancreas, the liver. I love the research in gastroenterology. I got a masters in clinical research so we could help patients identify new ways to treat gastrointestinal disorders. Gastroenterology is not just about physical symptoms, the mind, body and spirit working in harmony are essential for healthy living and I recommend to patients that we address those different areas. And there’s nothing more rewarding than having a patient leave feeling satisfied that I heard them, I’m going to be able to help them, and then having them come back and letting me know that they’re feeling better.
As a female gastroenterologist I see a lot of female patients. We have a connection that sometimes is different from male physicians and if you have any concerns, any gastrointestinal issues, I’d be happy to see you. I look forward to meeting you and you can see me or any one of my colleagues at the Center for Digestive Health.