Dr. Carl Bakken, MD

Dr. Carl Bakken, MD

Infectious Disease Medicine  ·  
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Age 75
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Dr. Carl Bakken, MD is an infectious disease specialist in Arlington Heights, IL and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from Baylor College Of Medicine in 1969 and specializes in infectious disease medicine, emergency medicine, and more.

1538 N Arlington Heights Rd

Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Contact Information

(847) 253-6464

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Care Philosophy

NCH Medical Group is here to seamlessly deliver coordinated, top quality healthcare in our medical offices, NCH Immediate Care Centers and hospital. Whether you're seeking routine medical care or something more specialized, the NCH Integrated System of Care connects you with the care you need.

Specialties

  • Infectious Disease Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Education

  • 1974
    Rush Presby St Lukes Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital
    1974
  • 1973
    Rush Presby St Lukes Hospital
    Residency Hospital
    1973
  • 1970
    Rush Presby St Lukes Hospital
    Internship Hospital
    1970
  • 1969
    Baylor College Of Medicine
    Medical School
    1969

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bakken

2.6

Based on 19 reviews

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My husband and I have gone to him for many years and we trust his sound judgment. He's not a pill-pusher, which is fine for us, and he's not one to run up your charges. In the past, when I have asked his opinion on certain providers, he was direct and honest. He won't suffer fools or rude...Read More
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Far from cutting edge. I went to him for traveler vaccinations. He was not aware of the disease outbreak in the country to which I was traveling. I had to show him the traveler's advisory from the State Dept. Gave me a "prescription" for a liquid vaccine no one else will fill. I could go on but...Read More
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Terrible. Denied me antibiotics when I had an infection. Diagnosed me with anxiety and hypochondria instead. Lost my testicles because of it. Refused ultrasound and other tests. Spent no less than 5 minutes with me before diagnosing me with anxiety, and the second time with hypochondria. I...Read More
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I have seen Dr. Bakken 3 times for annual check-ups. I want to keep this short, not going into the details, Bakken is not a good person, he is arrogant, he did not treat me appropriately or respectfully.
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It has taken three days to get a call back from Dr. Bakken or one of his nurses regarding my MRI (that I've had read by a Dr friend of mine). My disc pain needs immediate attention with cortisone shots but I can't get anyone to call me back. It is the worst experience I have ever had. Please don't...Read More
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Aetna
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card Test PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Precision HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) Test PPO
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO

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Northwest Community Hospital

Arlington Heights, IL

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