Dr. Baik is board certified in Family Practice and is credentialed by the National Registry of certified medical Examiners. She is on staff at Day Kimball Hospital. She grew up in Bridgeport where she attended Central High and graduated as Valedictorian of her class. She went on to college at Yale University where she earned a degree in psychobiology. After graduation she attended medical school at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery which is now known as DesMoines University. She then did a rotating internship at Youngstown Hospital and a family medicine residency at Iowa Lutheran Hospital. Subsequent to this she opened a solo medical practice in Brooklyn, Ct where she remained for the next ten years. She then spent 2 years in Groton at Women’s Care Medical practice. She missed family practice so much that she returned to Putnam to join forces with her dear friend and colleague, Dr. Wreschner. They were joined by Dr. Ed Kim and upon his departure , Dr. Jason Salter. She has fond memories of her time in Putnam. In addition to caring for patient the practice often hosted residents and students from University of Connecticut and University of Massachusetts Medical Schools.
For quite some time she has been disillusioned with the direction medicine has been taking. She has been in the field of medicine long enough to know how patients could be better served. With all the advances in technology and ground breaking treatments, we seem to have lost sight of the humanity, the soul inside the bodies we are treating. The insurance companies and governmental interference are now dictating how we interact with our patients. In some cases it is coloring our decision making processes.
Instead of complaining, she wants to be part of the solution and continue to care for people in manner which they deserve. After much soul searching, she has decided to take a leap of faith and open her own clinic. In doing so she hopes to continue practicing medicine in a way which is more in line with her beliefs and ethics and holds the patients first in importance.