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Leigh Anne Bakel, MD

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Children's Colorado Pediatric Hospitalist
Bakel
Clinic Phone: 720-777-5070

Specialty: Pediatrics

Locations: Aurora - Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver - Denver Health, Wheat Ridge - Care by Children's Hospital Colorado at Lutheran, Parker - Children's Hospital Colorado Parker Campus, Denver - Children's Hospital Colorado at Saint Joseph Hospital, Broomfield - Children's Hospital Colorado North Campus

Clinical Interest for Patients: I am interested in hospital medicine: common pediatric illnesses, such as flu and dehydration; infectious diseases of the blood, skin, lungs and kidneys; respiratory illness; chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and asthma; and recovery from surgery or injury.

Conditions & Treatments: Blood / Lymphatic System, Brain and Nervous System - Epilepsy, Brain and Nervous System - Hydrocephalus, Brain and Nervous System - Meningitis, Brain and Nervous System - Migraine, Brain and Nervous System - Neuromuscular Diseases, Brain and Nervous System - Neurovascular Conditions, Brain and Nervous System - Sleep Apnea, Brain and Nervous System - Sleep Disorders, Brain and Nervous System - Spine Diseases and Conditions, Brain and Nervous System - Stroke, Brain and Nervous System - Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injuries, Digestive System - Gastroenterology (Stomach, Bowel, General GI Problems), Ear, Nose, and Throat - Ear Infection, Ear, Nose, and Throat - Eardrum Perforation, Ear, Nose, and Throat - Tonsilitis, Ear, Nose, and Throat - Vocal Cord Paralysis, Endocrine System (Hormones) - Pancreatitis, Endocrine System (Hormones) - Thyroid Disease, Food, Nutrition and Metabolism - Nutrition, Food, Nutrition and Metabolism - Obesity, Heart and Circulation - Congenital Heart Disease, Heart and Circulation - Heart Diseases, Heart and Circulation - Heart Valve Diseases, Heart and Circulation - High Blood Pressure, Immune System - Allergies, Immune System - Anaphylaxis, Immune System - Angioedema, Immune System - Autoimmune Disorders , Immune System - Immunodeficiency, Immune System - Rheumatoid Arthritis, Immune System - Rhinitis, Immune System - Sinusitis, Immune System - Urticaria (Hives), Infections - Bacterial Infections, Infections - Fungal Infections, Infections - Influenza, Infections - Pneumonia, Infections - Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Infections - Viral Infections, Kidneys and Urinary System - Bladder Disease, Kidneys and Urinary System - Interstitial Nephritis, Kidneys and Urinary System - Kidney Disease, Kidneys and Urinary System - Kidney Failure , Kidneys and Urinary System - Kidney Infection, Kidneys and Urinary System - Kidney Stones, Kidneys and Urinary System - Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidneys and Urinary System - Proteinuria, Lungs and Breathing - Asthma, Lungs and Breathing - Pulmonary Disorders, Mouth and Teeth, Poisoning, Toxicology, Environmental Health, Symptoms and Manifestations - Abdominal Pain, Symptoms and Manifestations - Breathing Problems, Symptoms and Manifestations - Chronic Fatigue, Symptoms and Manifestations - Cough, Symptoms and Manifestations - Dizziness and Vertigo, Symptoms and Manifestations - Fever, Symptoms and Manifestations - Headache, Symptoms and Manifestations - Heartburn, Symptoms and Manifestations - Nausea and Vomiting, Symptoms and Manifestations - Pain, Urgent Care, Women's Health - Contraception
 
General Information
Gender: Female
Language: English
Care Philosophy: I feel very honored to meet families and children in a very difficult time when their child is sick. I enjoy the relationship I establish with patients and their families in these circumstances, and it is always a joy to see kids get better and go home.
Personal Interests: I enjoy road biking, scuba diving, traveling, hiking, waterskiing, skiing, crossfit, and walking my dog, Boulder.
Volunteer Activities: I volunteered for a week in Haiti May 2010 after the earthquake. I plan to do more volunteer work similar to this in the future.
Education and Training
Medical Schools
MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (2005)

Undergraduate Schools
BA, University of Colorado–Boulder (CO) (1999)

Internships
University of Colorado Denver (Children’s Hospital Colorado) Program (2006)

Residency Program
University of Colorado Denver (Children’s Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatrics (2008)

Specialty Information
Specialty
Pediatrics, Board Certification (2008)


Practice Locations
Hospital Affiliation
Children's Hospital Colorado

Clinical Locations
Children's Hospital Colorado
13123 East 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234
800-624-6553
Appointments: 720-777-1234
Website

Denver Health
777 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204
303-436-6000
Website

Care by Children's Hospital Colorado at Lutheran
Exempla Lutheran Medical Center
3455 Lutheran Parkway, Suite 230
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Website
720-777-1370 (Phone)

Children's Hospital Colorado Parker Campus
9395 Crown Crest Blvd
Parker, CO 80138
Website
(720) 777-1350 (Phone)

Children's Hospital Colorado at Saint Joseph Hospital
1830 Franklin Street
Denver, CO 80218
Website
720-777-1360 (Phone)
720-777-9390 (TTY/TTD)

Children's Hospital Colorado North Campus
469 West State Highway 7
Broomfield, CO 80023
Website
Phone: 720-777-1340
Fax: 720 777-9731

Job Titles
Academic - Assistant Professor
Clinical - Hospitalist

Department, Section / Division
Pediatrics, Pediatrics-Children's Colorado Pediatric Hospitalist

Recognition & Awards
Kaiser Permanente, Outstanding Clinical Sciences Teacher of the Year (2010)

Professional Memberships
American Academy of Pediatrics - Fellow
Section of International Child Health - Member
Section of Hospital Medicine - Member
Research & Grants
Website
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term="Bakel LA"[Author]

Research Interests
I am interested in learning where physicians and nurses chart in the electronic health record and what is charted and how that can in turn be used for the patient's benefit.
Teaching
Assistant Professor (2008)
School of Medicine
Pediatrics
Hospital Medicine

Information for Referring Providers
Clinical Interests for Referring Providers: I am interested in hospital medicine: common pediatric illnesses, such as flu and dehydration; infectious diseases of the blood, skin, lungs and kidneys; respiratory illness; chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and asthma; and recovery from surgery or injury.

Research Interest for Referring Providers: I am interested in studying the interaction of health care providers with the Electronic Health Record surrounding documentation practices. I am also interested in studying standards of care in hospital practice and the variation between physicians in treatment of common pediatric illnesses.

Hospital Affiliation
Children's Hospital Colorado

Clinical Locations: Aurora - Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver - Denver Health, Wheat Ridge - Care by Children's Hospital Colorado at Lutheran, Parker - Children's Hospital Colorado Parker Campus, Denver - Children's Hospital Colorado at Saint Joseph Hospital, Broomfield - Children's Hospital Colorado North Campus

Clinic Phone: 720-777-5070

Fax Phone: 720-777-7259
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