Dr. Carl Bakken, MD

Dr. Carl Bakken, MD

Infectious Disease Medicine  ·  
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Age 74
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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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Dr. Bakken's Experience

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Dr. Bakken's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Infectious Disease Medicine
  • Board certified in Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bakken "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."

3  Specialties

  • Infectious Disease Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Infectious Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Baylor College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1969
  • Rush Presby St Lukes Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1970
  • Rush Presby St Lukes Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1973
  • Rush Presby St Lukes Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1974

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bakken has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bakken's Reviews

2.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bakken to family and friends
18 total reviews (11 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
    (5)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (10)

Dr. Bakken's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    FAIR
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (11)

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...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...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...more
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I have a chronic condition. I do research periodically to stay educated, since I'm still symptomatic & the treatment Dr. Bakken prescribes is behind in modern medical advances. I found that there were some not-so-new treatments available that he never discussed with me. I printed up correlating...more
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