Dr. Bruce Baker, MD

Dr. Bruce Baker, MD

Nephrology  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
(18)
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Dr. Bruce Baker, MD is a nephrology doctor who practices in Lewisville, TX. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Read his story

1600 Waters Ridge Dr Ste A

Lewisville, TX 75057

Contact Information

(972) 219-0558

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • 19 More

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Hypertension
high
more than 90% of peers
Kidney Disease
high
more than 89% of peers
Mineral Metabolism Disorders
high
more than 87% of peers

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Dr. Baker's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Baker "I am a native of Dallas, Texas and a graduate of Justin F. Kimball High School in Oak Cliff. After completing my undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Arlington I received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. I completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Medical School and Affiliated Hospital in Houston. I returned to Dallas in 1987 and completed my specialty training in Nephrology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Parkland Hospital of Dallas. I have been in private practice since 1989. I primarily manage the health care for patients with kidney disease. This includes patients with chronic kidney disease, hypertension, diabetes and patients who are currently on dialysis or who have received a kidney transplant. I am a founding member of North Texas Kidney Disease Associates and currently serve as the Medical Director for the Renal Center of Lewisville. I have served as Chief of Staff at the Medical Center of Lewisville. I currently manage hospitalized patients at the Medical Center of Lewisville and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Flower Mound, Texas. I have had the honor of being voted one of D Magazine's best doctors in 2008 and 2009. I love being a physician. I am the first person in my family to be a physician. The medical education that I received has been nothing short of phenomenal. I cherish the relationships that I have with my patients and their families, my associates and staff, physician colleagues, nursing staff, and other health care workers. All of the physicians of North Texas Kidney Disease Associates strive to be the premier providers of comprehensive health care services for patients with kidney disease. We will deliver health care of the highest quality in a professional, compassionate and individualized manner designed to promote mutual respect and foster strong doctor-patient relationships."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Baker "I am proud to be practicing medicine as a Nephrologist with North Texas Kidney Disease Associates. As a practice, we strive to be the industry leader in the provision of high quality healthcare services to patients with kidney disease. We make it our priority to remain on the cutting edge of best practices within the industry, and foster a team-based approach to healthcare in order to provide the best experience and quality of care for each of our patients."
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Specialties

  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Nephrology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Renal Failure Syndrome
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Insipidus, Nephrogenic
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stones
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Preeclampsia
  • Proteinuria
  • Vascular Disease
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Procedures

  • Dialysis
  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Texas Arlington
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • University Of Texas Medical School At Houston
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Affiliated Hospitals
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Affiliated Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Baker has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Baker's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Baker to family and friends
4.9
based on 18 total reviews (14 with comments)
Dr. Baker's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (14)
in Arlington, TX |
dr.Baker took the time to explain the medicine i'm taking and how it worked in my system, he's truly an asset to the clinic.
in lewisville, tx |
Dr. Baker is a very good doctor. I am so glad that I found him.I would certainly say that if any one is having kidney problems they should see Dr. Baker. I trust him completely.
Coppell Texas |
Dr. Baker's relaxed manner and professional approach gives me confidence in his guidance and analysis.
Denton, TX |
One of the BEST doctors we have come in contact with in a long time!
in Flower Mound, TX |
Dr Baker is very thorough and always takes the time to explain treatment prescribed and why this course of treatment is necessary. Always willing to answer my questions and to insure I understand my treatment plan.
Austin, TX |
Doctor Baker is great but staff lacks communication between each other. Very poor
Lewisville, TX |
Dr. Baker is an excellent doctor with a very professional attitude.
in Flower Mound, TX |
I believe Dr. Baker is an excellent Physician. He has helped me and I trust him.
in Little Elm, Tx. |
Very professional and very knowledgeable. Staff very friendly. First class doctor.
Lewisville, TX |
I am very pleased with Dr Baker. He listens to all your questions and is very attentive to your concerns. I would recomend him to everyone.
in Lewisville, TX |
My experience with Dr. Bruce Baker has been life-changing, for the good. I have end-stage kidney disease, and he has treated and consulted me with the greatest of personal care and professional expertise. When I went to Dr. Baker, I felt I was near death. He offered me options that have given me a different outlook on life; and I am feeling better than I had felt in years before seeing him. I was not expecting miracles when I went to him for a second opinion, but feel he has provided one.
in Carrollton, TX |
I love seeing Dr Bruce Baker. He is very caring and always explains everything to me. Makes you feel like you have always known him. Helps me understand how everything to do with the Thyroid and Kidneys work. Thank you Dr Baker! He is a A+ doctor! Glad my PCP sent me here. Linda Starnes
in Flower Mound, TX |
Great knowledge of nephrology and medicine in general, keeps up with latest options for treatment, answers all questions, and works hard to solve problems while offering suggestions for improved health. Dr. Baker has taken care of me for 7 years and he has a staff that is very efficient. I see other specialist but he is the best..
in Coppell, TX |
I have been with Dr Baker for over 15 years now. He is more than just my nephrologist. As a 34 year kidney transplant survivor, I consult with him on all health related issues. He has been great in asking me an important question when addressing care issues, What do YOU want? How do you want a particular issue to impact your life? He then provides evidence based recommendations and we decide together how to move forward. Very refreshing to see this consultative approach to medicine and life.
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Dr. Baker accepts 28 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Medicare Advantage HMO
    Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • Coventry Health Care
    Advantra PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • HealthSmart
    HealthSmart EPO
    HealthSmart PPO
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Choice Care
    Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Prime Health Services
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Medicaid
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

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Hospitals where Dr. Baker has admitting privileges

Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton
4343 N Josey Ln
Carrollton, TX 75010
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Dallas Medical Center
7 Medical Pkwy
Dallas, TX 75234
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Medical City Lewisville
500 W Main St
Lewisville, TX 75057
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Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound
4400 Long Prairie Rd
Flower Mound, TX 75028
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