Dr. Michael Baaklini, MD

Pulmonary Disease •  Male • Age 64
  
Dr. Baaklini
Telehealth services available

Cedarz Medical

812 Metacom Ave Bristol, RI 02809

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Dr. Michael Baaklini, MD is a Pulmonologist in Bristol, RI and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Baaklini has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Ross University, School Of Medicine medical school in 1984. He is affiliated with The Miriam Hospital. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Baaklini to book an appointment.


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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
    Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ See hospitals
  • Hospital Satisfaction
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1 disciplinary action Found
  • Disciplinary action in another state (12/12/2016)View details
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Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Baaklini treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Baaklini treats other conditions, please contact the office at (401) 253-0025.

Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.Compare with other Obstructive Lung Disease specialists.

Dr. Baaklini typically treats 63% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

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Asthma
Pulmonary Function Test
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
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Dr. Baaklini's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Heart Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Diseases
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viral Infection
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Baaklini accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

Dr. Baaklini's Reviews

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2.7

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I feel so sorry for the office staff. They constantly look miserable. The nurse and receptionist are so nice but the last couple of times I went in for an appointment they were not smiling like their normal self. The doctor and his wife do not care who is in the office while yelling at their staff. I witnessed it right in front of me 2 months ago. Also the wait time is horrendous. I usually try to get the 1st appointment of the day thinking the doctor will be on time but he doesnt even show up until almost an hour after the 1st appointment. It's most definitely a shame. Then when you say something the doctors wife always has some snarky comment to make. Our time should matter also.
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Very good doctor. Takes his time with you and answers all your questions.
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Robert ONeil – Apr 27, 2020
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Dr. Baaklini is a good doctor, but I switched due to long wait times and his wife running the front of the office. She claimed I missed appointments that I never made. I have seen her yelling at staff and even patients. One time I waited over three hours for my appointment (they refused to re-fill my medication unless I stayed). I ended up missing a quiz for a class. Other levels of negligence were present: he never told me about the HPV vaccine, important as a young female, so I didn't receive
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Apr 23, 2019
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Dr baaklini is a very nice man and treated me well. His wife runs the front office and is extremely rude I had to change my primary doctor because of her terrible attitude. They overbook so if you're not the first couple of people in your wait time will be one hour or more everytime.
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M – Mar 05, 2018
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He is the best doctor. My son was suffering from a bad virus that affect his breathing, his heart, stomach, swelling of his feetand loosing weight. I took him to his regular doctor that did the wrong blood test for him, heart doctor, GI doctor and no one knew how to diagnose his symptoms. As soon as I took him to dr. Michael, he knew right away the kind of virus and gave him the right medication. I would highly recommend him
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Dec 30, 2017
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Unprofessional staff!!
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North Providence – Oct 13, 2017
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Long wait. Drs wife is rude & you cannot be seen if you forget your copay. Him & wife yells at staff. Always on vacation or rescheduling appointments. Cannot keep staff for longer than 6months. Will talk on & on but loses focus on topic.
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Providence, RI – Sep 21, 2017
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I cannot fathom the other reviews here. Dr. Michael is almost universally loved by his patients. The wait is a little long because when a person sits with him, there is a deep sense of focus and study. His background starting out in busy NYC hospitals means he has seen just about anything and everything. He is always there and always watchful and astute. He saved my life of course with some keen observations of a very complex report.. There is no way I can thank this man. Bill Kelly, Portsmouth
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Bill Kelly in Portsmouth, RI – Jul 03, 2017
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The wait exceeds an hour, sometimes 2 hours plus!Doctor acts like he cares, false reality.Numerous occasions prescribed me meds that have nothing to do with what intended for so started to google what the meds were for before taking them or applying them.Staff does not call to schedule appointments, does not call to notify change & appointments often not in computer. After finding a new doc. got my diagnosis & am feeling excellent. Took only 5yrs for me to realise I was going in circles here.
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Biography

Dr. Michael Baaklini, MD is a Pulmonologist in Bristol, RI and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Baaklini has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

1984
Ross University, School Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Arabic

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Locations

Cedarz Medical

Bristol Office812 Metacom Ave Bristol, RI 02809
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The Miriam Hospital

Providence, RI

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2021)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)
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