Anke Bellinger, M.D.

Virtue Medicine Iowa City Anke Bellinger MD
Virtue Medicine Iowa City Anke Bellinger American Board of Anesthesiology

Would you like to learn how to apply an integrated health plan to reduce pain and inflammation without increasing your medications?

With over two decades of medical experience and as a double board certified physician, Dr. Anke Bellinger MD provides her patients with highly specialized care in Functional Medicine for chronic disease, specializing in chronic pain and inflammatory disorders. Working alongside her patients’ primary care health providers, Dr. Bellinger brings deep listening and time to pull together the sometimes-missed strategies for regaining a healthier life in a more holistic manner.

Utilizing the science of a Funtional Medicine approach with careful medical diagnosis, Dr. Bellinger’s targeted therapies include anti-inflammatory food plans, gentle and frequent movement, relaxation therapies, acupuncture, frequency specific microcurrent and more.  These are used to treat the root causes of chronic inflammation and pain without narcotic-opiate medications, towards disease control and symptom reduction.

It’s time to take-control of your own whole-person well-being! Call us today.

    • 1991-1997: Medical School, University of Witten-Herdecke, Germany
    • 1997-2001: Anesthesia/ER Residency, GKH Herdecke, Germany
    • 2001-2005: Anesthesia Residency, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    • 2005-2006: Pain Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    • 2006-2007: Associate, Department of Anesthesia, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    • 2007-2014: Assistant Professor, Anesthesia, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    • 2006-2016: Anesthesiologist/Pain Physician, VA Medical Center, Iowa City
    • 2006-2026: Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology
    • 2014 – Now: Institute of Functional Medicine, 7 modules completed
    • 2017 – Now: Pain Physician at the Steindler Orthopedic Clinic and at Virtue Medicine

    Memberships:

    • American Society of Anesthesiology
    • American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management
    • International Association for the Study of Pain
    • Institute of Functional Medicine
    • German Society for Anesthesia and Intensive Care
    • German Pain Society

    Virtue Medicine Iowa City Anke Bellinger American Board of Anesthesiology

    • German Physician Society for Acupuncture, Diploma A, 1995
      Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Health Professionals, 2008
      Institute of Functional Medicine: AFMCP Training, 2016
      Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate, Cornell University, 2016
    • Lecture:  Clinical Pearls in Pain Medicine. Progress in Internal Medicine Conference.
      University of Iowa Internal Medicine and the UI College of Pharmacy, 10/2014.
    • Lecture:  Post Herpetic Neuralgia. Anesthesia Pain Symposium.
      University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, 4/2014.
    • Lecture:  Cervicogenic Headache.  Anesthesia Interdisciplinary Pain Symposium.
      University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, 10/2012.
    • Lecture:   Lumbar Facet Osteoarthritis. Interdisciplinary Chronic Low Back Pain Symposium.
      University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, 4/2012.
    • Lecture:  Special Issues Related to Management of Persistent Pain in Veterans.
      American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Meeting, New Orleans. 11/2011.
    • Lecture:  Acute Pain Management in Opioid Tolerant Patients.
      American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Meeting, New Orleans. 11/2011.
    • Book Review: Interventional Pain Management from Dr. P. Raj. Anesthesiology. 2009 May;110(5):1201-1202.
    • Bellinger A, Siriwetchadarak R, Kral L, Rosenquist R. Prevention of Intrathecal Baclofen withdrawal syndrome: Successful Use of a Temporary Intrathecal Catheter. Reg Anesth Pain Med 2009; 34:600-602.
    • Problem Based Learning Discussion: Functional Medicine for Chronic Pain, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Meeting, Orlando, Florida, 11/2017