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​"I try to engage my patients in conversation beyond just the reason why they are here."​​

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Dr. Fagbemi spends most of his time helping patients fight cancer, which he said is difficult but also rewarding.

“We talk about their family, their work and their hobbies. I learn things from them and they feel like they are not just coming here to undergo treatment,” Dr. Fagbemi said. Usually, within just a few minutes of meeting a new patient and family members, he is able to help them begin the challenging process of making life-changing decisions to deal with their serious illness.

“We have a population of people who really appreciate how we get to know them and help them,” he said. His career in medicine has ranged from his native Nigeria, where there was an absence of a lot of what he needed, to practicing at Marshfield Clinic Health System.

“Here we have as much as necessary to make a difference and we have a unique group of physicians who have seen a lot,” Dr. Fagbemi said.

He earned his medical degree and completed his first residency in Nigeria. He then completed an internship and internal medicine residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. He concluded his medical training by completing a three-year fellowship in oncology/hematology at the University of Chicago Hospitals. Dr. Fagbemi joined the Health System in 2002.

His interests outside medicine include playing chess nearly every day online, roaming through the woods surrounding his house and learning to use new forms of technology. He recently developed an interest, after talking to a patient, in flying radio-controlled airplanes.

His wife, Buki, is a pastor who holds a degree in industrial design and recently earned a doctor of pharmacy degree. They have three grown children.

Professional Summary down arrow

  • Medical School
    University of Ibadan - College of Medicine Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria, M.D. 1982

    Internship
    Cook County Hospital Chicago, IL, United States, Internal Medicine 1993

    Residency
    Cook County Hospital Chicago, IL, United States Internal Medicine 1995

    University of Ibadan - College of Medicine Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria Internal Medicine 1991

    Fellowship
    University of Chicago Chicago, IL, United States, Oncology/Hematology 1998

  • Academic Appointments
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine-University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Madison, WI

    Professional Societies
    American College of Physicians American Society of Clinical Oncology American Society of Hematology

    Board Certifications
    Hematology: 2003, recertified 2013 Medical Oncology: 2001, recertified 2011

    State Licenses
    Michigan Wisconsin

    Areas of Interest
    Drug Development

Patient Ratings down arrow

4.5
out of 5 (97 ratings, 8 comments)
4.5
Provider explanations of my problem
4.6
Provider concern for my questions
4.5
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.5
Provider's discussion of proposed treatment
4.5
My likelihood of recommending this provider

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Comments are from Press Ganey surveys. Slander, libel and private health information are removed.
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March 30, 2021
Wonderful doctor I am glad I have him.
March 31, 2021
GOOD
June 2, 2021
Dr. Fagbemi is doing all he can & treats me with total respect.
September 14, 2021
Was a routine visit this time - all went very well
July 30, 2021
I have recommended Dr. Fagbemi to friends and family already.
September 7, 2021
I had concerns about symptoms that may or may not be associated with my treatment. I felt that worsening symptoms were concerning, but felt brushed off.
August 24, 2021
He is hard to understand. I have hearing issues but I think he knows what he's doing & is confident. I didn't understand the words he used because it was all new to me.
July 27, 2021
No rating given
Dr. Fagbemi came into the exam room ready to leave. He did nothing - answered no questions. Didn't care. Terrible!
July 27, 2021
No rating given
Dr. Fagbemi came into the exam room ready to leave. He did nothing - answered no questions. Didn't care. Terrible!
August 24, 2021
He is hard to understand. I have hearing issues but I think he knows what he's doing & is confident. I didn't understand the words he used because it was all new to me.
July 30, 2021
I have recommended Dr. Fagbemi to friends and family already.
September 7, 2021
I had concerns about symptoms that may or may not be associated with my treatment. I felt that worsening symptoms were concerning, but felt brushed off.
March 30, 2021
Wonderful doctor I am glad I have him.
March 31, 2021
GOOD
June 2, 2021
Dr. Fagbemi is doing all he can & treats me with total respect.
September 14, 2021
Was a routine visit this time - all went very well
March 30, 2021
Wonderful doctor I am glad I have him.
March 31, 2021
GOOD
June 2, 2021
Dr. Fagbemi is doing all he can & treats me with total respect.
July 27, 2021
No rating given
Dr. Fagbemi came into the exam room ready to leave. He did nothing - answered no questions. Didn't care. Terrible!
July 30, 2021
I have recommended Dr. Fagbemi to friends and family already.
August 24, 2021
He is hard to understand. I have hearing issues but I think he knows what he's doing & is confident. I didn't understand the words he used because it was all new to me.
September 7, 2021
I had concerns about symptoms that may or may not be associated with my treatment. I felt that worsening symptoms were concerning, but felt brushed off.
September 14, 2021
Was a routine visit this time - all went very well
September 14, 2021
Was a routine visit this time - all went very well
September 7, 2021
I had concerns about symptoms that may or may not be associated with my treatment. I felt that worsening symptoms were concerning, but felt brushed off.
August 24, 2021
He is hard to understand. I have hearing issues but I think he knows what he's doing & is confident. I didn't understand the words he used because it was all new to me.
July 30, 2021
I have recommended Dr. Fagbemi to friends and family already.
July 27, 2021
No rating given
Dr. Fagbemi came into the exam room ready to leave. He did nothing - answered no questions. Didn't care. Terrible!
June 2, 2021
Dr. Fagbemi is doing all he can & treats me with total respect.
March 31, 2021
GOOD
March 30, 2021
Wonderful doctor I am glad I have him.

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