Patient Testimonial

¬†“I have been a patient of Dr. Konrad Bakker for 20 years and I have the utmost respect and trust in him and his staff. He is very kind, compassionate and professional, listens to what I have to say and it is extremely clear he is an expert in his field. His staff is also a delight to deal with. When I called the office 3 years ago to report that I had been recently diagnosed with cancer, he called back within a few hours to check on my condition. Having retired and relocated 5 years ago, I now travel 80 miles (one way) back to Frederick for my appointments with him and have NO intention of leaving his practice. He is the “best of the best!”

Dr. Bakker Patient Care Philosophy

“My goal is to utilize my skills and expertise to diagnose and treat patients compassionately using the latest technology and following the latest practice parameters. My objective is to offer insight into the disease process and give patients options for treatment, creating a partnership with my patients to manage their conditions. My approach includes developing an understanding of each patient’s needs while developing a relationship that is personal and long lasting.”

Board Certifications

  • Neurology and Sleep Medicine

Education

Fellowship

National Institutes of Health
Visiting Fellowship NINCDS/Experimental Therapeutics
Bethesda, MD
1984

Residency

Georgetown University Hospital
Neurology
Washington, DC
1987

Internship

Leiden University Faculty of Medicine
General Medicine
Leiden, Netherlands
1982

Medical School

University of Amsterdam Medical School
Doctor of Medicine
Amsterdam, Netherlands
1981

Undergraduate School

Atheneum B. Broklede
Bachelor of Science
Utrecht, Netherlands
1974

Hospitals Affiliated With

Frederick Memorial Hospital
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

Professional Associations

American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)
Member
1990 – Present

Greater Washington Sleep Disorders Centers
Medical Director
1988 – 2007

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
Member
1987 – Present

Personal Interests

Dr. Bakker enjoys the outdoors especially when planting new trees and creating walking trails through the woods of his property bordering Frederick and Montgomery counties where he lives with his wife and his two dogs, Petey and Digger.

His son, daughter in law and two grandchildren live nearby and he enjoys showing the toddlers the fun of splashing in streams, collecting rocks and exploring the outdoors.

Biography

Konrad W. Bakker, MD specializes in sleep medicine and is the medical director of Mid-Atlantic division of SleepMed (the largest provider of sleep services in the USA). He did his medical school in the Netherlands at University of Amsterdam (top 25 medical schools in the world) and did his internship at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands. He did a visiting fellowship at the National Insitute of Health and his neurology residency at Georgetown University Hospital.

Dr. Bakker has been in private medical practice since 1987 and has seen patients full time for sleep disorders since he started in private practice in 1987. He is board certified in sleep medicine by the American Board of sleep Medicine as well as board certified in sleep by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Bakker has great experience with treating all sleep disorders and uses a variety of treatment modalities including cognitive behavioral treatment for insomnia, CPAP, dental appliances [mandibular advancement splint] and Inspire ( hypoglossal nerve stimulator implant/pacemaker for sleep apnea).