Dr. Bacaner is a board certified internal medicine physician. She graduated from the Boston University School of Medicine and has a master’s degree in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health. She also received a diploma in tropical medicine and hygiene from the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Languages: English, Spanish, Hebrew, and some French.
Dr. Bacaner practiced medicine for many years at the Community University Health Care Center, catering to a diverse immigrant population. She is on the faculty of the University of Minnesota Medical School, and has published in major medical journals.
As a civil surgeon, Dr. Bacaner performs immigration physicals, Green Card exams and Citizenship Test Waivers. She speaks conversational and medical Spanish. She is credentialed with the Minnesota Cannabis Program to certify eligible individuals for medical cannabis.
She focuses on both the science and art of medicine, combining the best practices of Western and integrative medicine. She treats a broad range of medical issues including:
- Depression, anxiety and insomnia
- Gastro-intestinal issues
- Chronic fatigue and autoimmune disease
- Allergies, mold, infections
- Hormone Replacement
- Weight loss
- Interpretation and treatment of biochemical/metabolic consequence of genetic SNPs (mutations)
Functional Medicine is a comprehensive systems oriented approach to address the underlying causes of disease and symptoms which is patient centered. It is science based, and invlolves understanding the origins, prevention, and treatment of complex chronic diseases. Functional medicine providers spend time listening to their patients histories, and look at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that influence long term health and complex chronic disease. There is an option of having genetic testing to look at genetic mutations and how they affect an individual’s biochemical/ metabolic pathways.