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Smita Bakhai, MD  |  Medical Director, Internal Medicine Clinic

Dr. Smita Bakhai offers outpatient primary care service at ECMC, treating patients with multiple chronic medical problems such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and high cholesterol, and providing proactive, preventative, and compassionate care for these complex cases. Her approach emphasizes coordinating care across interdisciplinary teams and helping patients make therapeutic lifestyle changes through diet, exercise, and weight loss.

As a medical director of the Internal Medicine Clinic, Dr. Smita Bakhai also focuses on quality improvement projects to improve patient safety and the quality of care provided at ECMC. She led initiatives to design and optimize clinical workflows and to implement Allscript Enterprise Electronic Health Records (EHR) in all outpatient clinics at ECMC, building a framework to provide consistent care throughout our health care system.

In addition to her practice, Dr. Smita Bakhai is passionate about teaching and education. As a clinical assistant professor, she provides mentoring, teaching, and supervision for medical students and residents of her clinic.

Areas of Expertise

  • Internal medicine
  • Primary care medicine

Education & Training

  • Cert, National Committee for Quality Assurance
  • Diploma, Internal Medicine, American College of Physicians
  • Residency, Occupational Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University
  • MPH, Medical College of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • MBBS, B.J. Medical College, Gujarat University.

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