Dr. Johan Septimus Bakken MD Infectious Disease Specialist

Dr. Johan Bakken is an infectious disease specialist in Duluth, Minnesota and is affiliated with St. Luke's Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of Washington School of Medicine and has been in practice for 36 years. Dr. Bakken accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 3 doctors at St. Luke's Hospital who specialize in Infectious Disease. He also speaks multiple languages, including Swedish.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Infectious Disease Specialist: General Infectious Disease

Clinical Interests: Wound care, Tick-borne infections C. difficile infections

Hospital Affiliation

St. Luke's Hospital

Education & Medical Training

University of Washington
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1977

UCLA Medical Center
Internship, Internal Medicine, 1972 - 1973

University of Washington School of Medicine
Class of 1972

Ullevål University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
Other Training, Infectious Diseases Fellowship, 1981 - 1995

University of Tromsø, Norway
Other Training, Microbiology, 2001 - 2003

Creighton University
Other Training, Microbiology, 1986 - 1988

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 5 years in Internal Medicine

MN State Medical License
Active through 2012

WI State Medical License
Active through 2013

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Publications & Presentations

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation: A Practical Update for the Infectious Disease Specialist.
Moore, T.,Rodriguez, A.,Bakken, J. S.

Treatment approaches including fecal microbiota transplantation for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (RCDI) among infectious disease physicians.
Bakken, J. S.,Polgreen, P. M.,Beekmann, S. E.,Riedo, F. X.,Streit, J. A.

Fecal microbiome transplantation for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection: Report on a case series.
Rubin, T. A.,Gessert, C. E.,Aas, J.,Bakken, J. S.

See all 24 publications

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • BCBS Minnesota Blue Cross Accord
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • WEA Trust Preferred Provider Plan - Trust Pref
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