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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

4.6
out of 5 (62 ratings, 6 comments)
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Provider explanations of my problem
4.6
Provider concern for my questions
4.6
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.6
Provider's discussion of proposed treatment
4.6
My likelihood of recommending this provider

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October 8, 2020
Truly appreciate Dr. Fagbemi & the care & concern he provides.
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.
June 9, 2020
Was in an out fast.
July 24, 2020
Everything moved along quickly in my experience & he failed to communicate w/me a majority of the time. At the hospital he had to be tracked down to see me. The hospitalist gave me my diagnosis before my doctor did.
July 24, 2020
Everything moved along quickly in my experience & he failed to communicate w/me a majority of the time. At the hospital he had to be tracked down to see me. The hospitalist gave me my diagnosis before my doctor did.
June 9, 2020
Was in an out fast.
October 8, 2020
Truly appreciate Dr. Fagbemi & the care & concern he provides.
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.
June 9, 2020
Was in an out fast.
July 24, 2020
Everything moved along quickly in my experience & he failed to communicate w/me a majority of the time. At the hospital he had to be tracked down to see me. The hospitalist gave me my diagnosis before my doctor did.
October 8, 2020
Truly appreciate Dr. Fagbemi & the care & concern he provides.
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.
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.
October 8, 2020
Truly appreciate Dr. Fagbemi & the care & concern he provides.
July 24, 2020
Everything moved along quickly in my experience & he failed to communicate w/me a majority of the time. At the hospital he had to be tracked down to see me. The hospitalist gave me my diagnosis before my doctor did.
June 9, 2020
Was in an out fast.

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