Dr. Champ Baker Jr, MD

Dr. Champ Baker Jr, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 71
Dr. Champ Baker Jr, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Columbus, GA and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans in 1972 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.

6262 Veterans Pkwy

Columbus, GA 31909

Contact Information

(706) 324-6661

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

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Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Baker Jr's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

8  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

57  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture


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40  Procedures


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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.


  • Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans
    Medical School | Graduated 1972
  • Letterman Army Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1973
  • Letterman Army Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Shriners Hospital For Crippled Children
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977
  • The Hughston Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1978

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
  • Future treatment of osteoarthritis, 2005
  • Calcific tendinitis of the shoulder, 2003
  • Lateral epicondylitis of the elbow, 2003

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Baker Jr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Baker Jr to family and friends
11 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Baker Jr's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr. Baker has performed 2 surgeries for me - shoulder and knee. He is very friendly and knowledgeable and well respected. He's been spot on in his diagnosis and my results have been great. Would highly recommend him!
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