Dr. Catherine Baker, DO

Dr. Catherine Baker, DO

Breast Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
44 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Catherine Baker, DO is a breast surgery specialist in Gig Harbor, WA and has been practicing for 8 years. She specializes in breast surgery and general surgery.Read her story

Franciscan Surgical Associates at St. Anthony

11511 Canterwood Blvd NW Ste 100

Gig Harbor, WA 98332
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • MultiPlan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Dr. Baker's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Baker "Fellow of American College of Surgeons Member of American Society of Breast Surgeons"

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Baker "I want you to be treated the way I want my family to be treated.  You will always be seen my me and not a PA or nurse practitioner.  I want to help you get back to your best health!"

2  Specialties

  • Breast Surgery
  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

20  Conditions Treated

27  Procedures

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.


  • Regis University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Tampa
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • Ks Univ Of Med & Biosci Coll Of Osteo Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Greenville Hosp Sys University Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Greenville Hosp Sys University Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Baker has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Baker's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Baker to family and friends
11 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

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  • 3
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  • 1

Dr. Baker's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

I found Dr. Baker to be kind, compassionate and a very able surgeon. Others I know who have used her services also highly praised her.
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I am a 35-year (and counting) survivor of breast cancer. I was diagnosed with an intraductal papilloma in my left breast. I selected Dr. Baker because she specialized in breast surgery, lymph node and lymphedema evaluation since I had 26 lymph nodes removed resulting in lymphedema. She was the...more
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I was very pleased with the efficiency of the office staff in scheduling a consult and upcoming surgery in a reasonable time (during the busy holiday season) to allay my anxiety over a new breast diagnosis. Dr Baker is very personable, takes time with her patients, gives good explanations and...more
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Dr Baker performed emergency surgery on me and saved my life. As a surgeon, she has excellent diagnostic and surgical skills. I was in the CCU for 7 days following surgery, and received continuing great care. She is very personable and I recommend her at the highest level.
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Did not seem interested in listening to my issue (lump) rarely looked up at me, more interested in pushing a procedure I did not ask for (bariatric) stating my weight will probably kill me before my lump
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