Division of Medicine
Dra. Gloria Baquero
Psychiatrist
Adults and people of advanced age
Languages: English, Danish and Spanish
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Division of Medicine
Dra. Gloria Baquero
Psychiatrist
Adults and people of advanced age
Languages: English, Danish and Spanish
  • Specialist in Psychiatry by Clínica Universidad de Navarra, May 2013.Pamplona - Spain.
  • Health Management degree by Universidad de La Sabana, December 2006. Chía - Colombia.
  • Medical doctor degree - Bachelor in Science by Universidad de La Sabana, December 2006. Chía - Colombia. Degree approved by the Spanish Education and Science Ministry on November 22nd 2007.

Doctor Gloria Baquero Mahecha studied medicine at Sabana University in Colombia, her native country, where she was required to pass the TOEFL to obtain her medical degree. Thus, thanks to her complete professional competence in English and being a brilliant student, she was able to train for a semester in the research area in Psychiatry at UT Southwestern University in Dallas in the areas of Psychosis and Bipolar disorder. At the time, Gloria already had a clear vocation: her interest in learning the biological bases of human behavior and emotions, combined with her regard for a more personal and close doctor-patient relationship led her to psychiatry.

To complete this path she chooses to move to Spain, where she works in an nursing home while preparing the MIR (the test to access medical specialties training). During this time, she discovers that she loves working with the elderly, both because of the richness of the experiences of other times that they share and because of the indignation caused by the tendency to evict or reduce therapeutic effort and dignified treatment when patients are over the 80-year barrier.

She completed her specialty degree in Psychiatry at the Navarra University Clinic where she trained both in the care of acute patients with an urgent discomfort (panic attacks, suicide attempts, acute psychoses...) and the continuity of patient´s care already in consultation until discharge for improvement. During her specialization, she would reconnect with the reality of older adults in a rotation in Psychogeriatrics at the Sagrat Cor Hospital in Martorell and also participating in several courses and conferences on this topic.

Expert in distinguishing cognitive impairment due to physical cause from secondary impairment to a depressive state as well as in diagnosing mental problems in elderly people with neurological problems such as Parkinson's or brain-vascular accidents and treating behavioral problems in people with dementia, Gloria is aware of the need to look for treatment options that do not interact with the numerous drugs that the most senior take daily.

At the end of her specialization and after reaching a B2 level in Danish, she moved to Aalborg, a city in the north of Denmark, where she worked as a Psychiatrist at the university hospital for a year and a half. There she divided her professional activity in the care of adolescents and adults with emotional problems of different causes, , especially due to the difficulties that arise due to the change of residence, frequent in exchange students, multiracial couples as well as problems arising from situations of high stress at work. Part of her clinical performance in addition to external consultation, occurs in the hospital setting in units of admission for patients with more acute conditions and who require more intensive care.

She returned to Spain in 2015 and settled in Madrid. She joined a multinational Travel Insurance Assistance Center as a medical advisor. In this work her experience as a doctor and psychiatrist allowed her to attend and handle cases remotely in different countries as well as perform medical escort duties in cases that require repatriation due to acute mental states.

Dr. Gloria Baquero is an experienced psychiatrist with a warm and friendly touch that makes consultation easier. Her concern with offering the best treatment adapted to each case gives excellent results regarding patient and family satisfaction.

  • 2009-2013. Specialist in Psychiatry by Clínica Universidad de Navarra, May 2013. Pamplona - Spain.
  • 2006. Health Management degree by Universidad de La Sabana, December 2006. Chía - Colombia.
  • 1999-2006. Medical doctor degree - Bachelor in Science by Universidad de La Sabana, December 2006. Chía - Colombia. Degree approved by the Spanish Education and Science Ministry on November 22nd 2007.
  • June 2020 - Currently | Psychiatrist. Sinews MTI, Madrid - Spain.
  • September 2015 - October 2020 | Psychiatrist. UMA (Unidad Médica Angloamericana), Madrid - Spain.
  • September 2015 - October 2020 | Medical Advisor, Repatriation expert psychiatrist. Euro-Center Madrid, Madrid - Spain.
  • May 2015 - September 2020 | Psychiatrist. ATAM Association (Association created by Telefónica for people with disabilities), Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid - Spain.
  • September 2013 - May 2015 | Psychiatrist (Afdelingslæge). Aalborg Universitetshospital, Psykiatrien, Region Nordjylland – Denmark.
  • May 2009 - May 2013 | Resident. Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology Department, Clínica Universidad de Navarra. Pamplona, Navarra - Spain.
  • April 2008 - April 2009 | General Practitioner. Nursery home “El Balconcillo”, AMMA group. Guadalajara, Castilla la Mancha – Spain.
  • February 2008 - April 2009 | General Practitioner in primary care and emergency room. Clínica Dr. Sanz Vázquez, Guadalajara – Spain.
  • March 2007 - November 2007 | General Practitioner at the intermediate care unit. Atención Médica Especializada. Bogotá D. C. – Colombia.
  • February 2007 - October 2007 | General Practitioner in primary care and emergency room. Hospital Centro Oriente II Nivel, E. S. E. Secretaría de Salud de Bogotá, D. C. Bogotá D. C. – Colombia.
  • February 2006 - May 2006 | Observer. Division of Translational Neuroscience Research in Schizophrenia at the University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine in the University of Texas – Southwestern Medical Center. Dallas, Texas - USA.
  • Baquero Mahecha G. A. “Psychiatric patients also travel around the world: What we should know to help them travel safely” 19th WPA World Congress of Psychiatry, Lisbon – Portugal, August 21th - 24th, 2019.
  • Viteri G., Garin A. Slon P., Etxano Cantera J., Baquero G. A., Pla J., Domínguez P., Zubieta J. L., García-Eulate R. “Depression in elderly: a DTI study of white matter abnormalities with two control groups” at the European Congress of Radiology, Vienna – Austria, march 7th to 11th, 2013.
  • Caicedo C., Baquero G. A., Prieto E., Ortuño F., Arbizu J., Pla-Vidal J. “Prevention of late-life depression: a 18FDG PET study” during the XII Annual Meeting of the International College of Geriatric Psychoneuropharmacology (ICGP) shared with the Spanish Society of Psychogeriatrics XIX Annual Meeting (SEPG), held in Seville – Spain, october 24th to 27th, 2012.
  • Póster: Baquero Mahecha G. A., Marin J. J., Garin A., Borro D., García-Eulate M. R., Pla-Vidal J. “Prevention of depression in elderly: factors in clinical research.” during the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP), held in Washington, D. C. - USA, march 16th to 19th, 2012.
  • Pla-Vidal J., Garin Muga A., Baquero Mahecha G. A., Marin Méndez J. J., Suárez López P., Sánchez Ostiz Gutierrez R. “Prevención de la depresión en ancianos: estudio de factores clínicos”, en el 54 Congreso de la Sociedad Española de Geriatría y Gerontología, celebrado en Santiago de Compostela – España, del 6 al 8 de junio de 2012.
  • Baquero Mahecha G. A., Marin J. J., Molero P., Corte P., Gómez J. A., Cózar G., Pla J. “Implicación pronostica del deterioro cognitivo en los pacientes geriátricos que ingresan en una unidad psiquiátrica de agudos”, en el XV Congreso Nacional de Psiquiatría, celebrado en Oviedo – España del 8 al 11 de noviembre de 2011.
  • Gómez J. A., Cano A., Martín R., Lahortiga F., Cózar G., Baquero Mahecha A. “Aspectos relacionados con la eficacia del tratamiento en las disfunciones conyugales”, en el XV Congreso Nacional de Psiquiatría, celebrado en Oviedo – España del 8 al 11 de noviembre de 2011.
  • Cózar G., Cano A., Gómez J. A., Baquero G. A. “¿Influye en el número de reingresos el tratamiento inicial de los trastornos afectivos psicóticos?”, en el XV Congreso Nacional de Psiquiatría, celebrado en Oviedo – España del 8 al 11 de noviembre de 2011.
  • Marin Méndez J. J., Baquero Mahecha A., Molero Santos P., Corte de Paz P., Cózar Santiago G., Pla-Vidal J. “Estudio del deterioro cognitivo previo como posible mediador fisiopatológico de la asociación entre los trastornos afectivos y la evolución a demencia”, en la XVIII Reunión de la Sociedad Española de Psicogeriatría, celebrada en Madrid – España del 6 al 8 de octubre de 2011.
  • Cózar Santiago G., Cano A., Baquero A., Dívar M., Lacunza C., “Intentos autolíticos en urgencias. ¿Lo hacemos bien?”, en Encuentros en Psiquiatría, celebrada en Sevilla – España del 1 al 2 de abril de 2011.
  • Cozár G, Cano Prous A., Gómez Sánchez J. A., Yurrita Montesinos S., Baquero Mahecha G. A. “Diagnóstico de trastorno mental en una muestra de universitarios” en el XIV Congreso Nacional de Psiquiatría, celebrado en Barcelona – España, del 18 al 23 de Octubre de 2010.
  • Baquero GA, Molero P, Pla J, Ortuño F. “A schizophrenia-like psychotic disorder secondary to an arachnoid cyst remitted with neurosurgical treatment of the cyst”. Open Neuroimag J. 2014; 8: 1–4. Publicado online Feb 21, 2014. doi: 10.2174/1874440001408010001.
  • Baquero Mahecha G. A., Pla Vidal J. Libro: Psicogeriatría, una visión integral del envejecimiento humano, capitulo: “Terapia Electro convulsiva en Ancianos”. ISBN: 978-958-99242-3-5
  • Dívar Conde M., Laspra Solís C., Cozár Santiago G., Baquero Mahecha G. A., Libro: Casos clínicos de residentes de Psiquiatría 14, caso “Por qué callas”. ISBN: 978-84-7989-705-5, ISSN: 1699-4639.
  • Cozár Santiago G., Baquero Mahecha G. A., Dívar Conde M., Gómez Sánchez J. A., Libro: Casos clínicos de residentes de Psiquiatría 14, caso “Mente fuerte, músculo débil”. ISBN: 978-84-7989-705-5, ISSN: 1699-4639.
  • Baquero Mahecha G. A., Cozár Santiago G., Gómez Sánchez J. A., Dívar Conde M., Libro: Casos clínicos de residentes de Psiquiatría 14, caso “Persecución con causa”. ISBN: 978-84-7989-705-5, ISSN: 1699-4639.
  • Gómez Sánchez J. A., Baquero Mahecha G. A., Cozár Santiago G., Libro: Casos clínicos de residentes de Psiquiatría 14, caso “Pensar antes que actuar”. ISBN: 978-84-7989-705-5, ISSN: 1699-4639.
  • Baquero Mahecha G. A., Dívar Conde M. Libro: Casos clínicos de residentes de Psiquiatría 13, caso “Corazón, corazón”. ISBN: 978-84-7989-640-9, ISSN: 1699-4639.
  • Tutoring of Medical School Students’ at Aalborg Universitetshospital on Psychiatry. April 2014 – April 2015.
  • Tutoring of Psychiatry residents at Aalborg Universitetshospital. April 2014 – April 2015.
  • Teaching and tutoring of Psychiatry to 5th year Medical School Students’ at Universidad de Navarra. May 2009 – May 2013.
  • Seminary of psychotic disorders, depressive disorders, anorexia and bulimia in the subject of Clinical Practice III. 2010 - 2011 and 2011 and 2012 academic years of Medical School at Universidad de Navarra.
  • Preparation and Skills Development Objective Structured Test (ECOE) of 5th and 6th year of Medicine School at Universidad de Navarra.

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