Anke Bellinger, M.D.

Virtue Medicine Iowa City Anke Bellinger MD
Functional Medicine Certification

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Licensed to practice in Iowa, with over two decades of specialty practice, two medical board-certifications, and a certification in Functional Medicine, Anke Bellinger MD specializes in Lifestyle Medicine Coaching. Dr. Bellinger uses the core principles of Functional Medicine to explore and address root causes of the resulting distress and dysfunction in her clients’ lifestyles.  Also a practitioner in Energy Medicine and deep listening, Dr. Bellinger also offers Acupuncture, Healing Touch, guided imagery, hypnotherapy, and narrative work to invite an alignment of life’s purpose and growth, with compassion and encouragement.

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    • 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
    • 2018-present: Certified Practitioner, Institute of Functional Medicine (IFMCP)
    • 2017 – 10/2019: Consulting Physician, Steindler Orthopedic Clinic

    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