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Meet Our Team

The meaning of the word REN is ‘rebirth’, ‘born again’, ‘compassion’, ‘benevolence’, ‘love’.
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Alex Bibikau, M.D.

Alex Bibikau, M.D. – is a physician certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine who has over 20 years of clinical experience of providing care to patients with various ailments in both inpatient and outpatient settings. After completing his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Bibikau continued to work there as an Attending Physician caring for severely ill patients and received multiple honors & commendations for his work, including “For demonstration of exceptional ability in humanistic qualities and professionalism”, “For exemplifying good patient care and compassion”, “For responsiveness to patients in an outstanding manner”. With an emphasis and a personal passion for Medical Cannabis Treatment, Longevity, and Preventive Medicine, Dr. Bibikau founded REN Health.

As an activist and a member of Americans for Safe Access, Dr. Bibikau participated in the International Conference on Medical Cannabis held in Washington, DC in 2016, where he contributed to finalizing “Cannabis and Cannabis Resin: Critical Review Preparation Document” for the United Nations. In 2018, Dr. Bibikau wrote a petition to the World Health Organization on behalf of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for global decriminalization and rescheduling of Medical Cannabis “International Drug Scheduling, Cannabis Plant and Resin”.

Dr. Bibikau takes the time to educate patients and caregivers about the benefits & risks of Medical Cannabis, and provides follow-up care for all of his patients. Among Dr. Bibikau’s professional goals is establishing an open, trusting, and long lasting relationship with every individual patient.

The variety of medical applications of Cannabis are remarkable. A recent discovery of the Endocannabinoid System (internally produced cannabinoids and their receptors) found to be present in nearly every living organism – is one of the greatest breakthroughs in Physiology and Medicine. This helped us understand how one plant could safely and effectively treat a myriad of medical conditions since ancient times. The knowledge in this field is rapidly expanding with over 30,000 studies already published and multiple new studies coming out every day. I am excited that medical schools are starting to include this important subject into educational programs. At present, every practicing physician is required to have an extensive education before applying Cannabis and its numerous constituents to the treatment of patients. I am eager and enthusiastic to share my acquired knowledge and practical experience with patients in order to help them relieve debilitating symptoms and heal with the help of this extraordinary medicinal plant.
Dr. Alex Bibikau

Aleks Petrova, Practice Manager

Aleks is responsible for the direction and implementation of all day-to-day office operations and for the accommodation of the needs of our patients. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Connecticut College. Aleks brings over fifteen years of experience in health care, management, finance, and client relations.

During her tenure at former positions, Aleks has garnered multiple awards and accolades for outstanding performances, including “Simply Exceptional” award from Flight Centre North America; “Best in Service” award from Bank of America.

Joining REN Health and working in health care was a deliberate and very personal decision for Aleks. She believes it is imperative to transform organizational approaches and the process of health care to the one where treatment is truly personalized and patient-centered. Aleks encourages all patients to be proactive, ask questions, and to make informed decisions when it comes to their own health and well-being.

Jessica Stern, Patient Coordinator

Jessica is a 2016 graduate of the University of New Haven where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She has been in the Medical Cannabis industry for over five years and continuously works on broadening her knowledge.

Jessica enjoys interacting, guiding and connecting with patients, and helps make every patient’s experience a positive one. She is kind, compassionate, knowledgeable, and is a valued member of the REN Health Team.

The REN Health Team’s Global Impact

Through activism, including evidence-based petitions to the United Nations (2016) and to the World Health Organization (2018), the REN Health Team contributed to the recent paradigm shift in the decriminalization and rescheduling of Cannabis globally

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