Dr. Champ Baker Jr, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 74
  
Dr. Baker Jr
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Hughston Clinic

6262 Veterans Pkwy Columbus, GA 31909

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Dr. Champ Baker Jr, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Columbus, GA. Dr. Baker Jr has more experience with Hip/Pelvic Bones, Shoulder/Upper Arm, and Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital and Piedmont Columbus Regional Northside. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Baker Jr to book an appointment.


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Frequently Treated by Dr. Baker Jr

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Baker Jr treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Baker Jr treats other conditions, please contact the office at (706) 324-6661.

Hip/Pelvic Bones

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.Compare with other Hip/Pelvic Bones specialists.

Dr. Baker Jr typically treats 87% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Hip Sprain
Hip Arthroscopy
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Dr. Baker Jr typically treats 67% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Rotator Cuff Surgery
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Dr. Baker Jr typically treats 67% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Knee Disorders
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Knee Dislocation
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Baker Jr's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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Dr. Baker Jr accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Dental Blue 100/200/300
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO

Dr. Baker Jr's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Baker Jr

4.7

Based on 27 ratings

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Mary Anne Earles in Talbotton , GA – Feb 24, 2019
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Excellent experience with doctor and staff. All questions were answered and needs met.will highly recommend to anyone.
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GA – Jan 06, 2019
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Dr. Baker Jr. and his staff were wonderful to work with and took good of me.
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Heather in West Point – Jan 06, 2019
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Definitely recommend him! Great knowledge! Cares about his patients and I completely trust what he tells me! He is honest and caring!
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Linda Massey in Phenix City , AL – Jan 05, 2019
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Dr. Baker is one of the best. We wouldn’t choose anyone else.
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Sue Finch in Phenix City , AL – Dec 06, 2018
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Dr. Baker was great! He is very personable, kind and understanding. He listened to the issues and how the incident happened before he started making a diagnosis. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
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Nov 30, 2018
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Dr Champ Baker Jr. isn't just a great doctor, he's a wonderful amazing man, he cares about his patients an treats you like your his family, best dam doctor I've ever had. ..his name is Champ what more can I say
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Jonathan Verge in AL – Nov 16, 2018
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Dr Baker Jr has completed three procedures on me in the past 10 years. He has always been open and engaging. He is a great listener and gives you all the time you need. Unfortunately Dr Baker is closing out his career shortly. I know many folks will miss him greatly, including me. In my opinion Dr Baker has been a great asset to the community.
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B J Farley in GA – Nov 03, 2018
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Great staff
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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none – Sep 07, 2018
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Excellent physician. Caring but professional at all times. One of the best doctors I have seen. Awesome doctor!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Elizabeth T. in Columbus , GA – Aug 17, 2018
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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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Tom Wachs in Eufaula, AL – Mar 30, 2017
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Champ Baker Jr, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Columbus, GA. Dr. Baker Jr has more experience with Hip/Pelvic Bones, Shoulder/Upper Arm,...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine
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Board Certifications

Education

1978
Hughston Or Clin
Fellowship Hospital
1977
Shriners Hosp Crippled Chld
Residency Hospital
1976
Letterman Army Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1973
Letterman Army Medical Center
Internship Hospital

Awards

Media & Publications

  • >Calcific tendinitis of the shoulder, 2003
  • >Future treatment of osteoarthritis, 2005
  • >Lateral epicondylitis of the elbow, 2003

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Locations

Hughston Clinic

Hughston Clinic - Main Campus6262 Veterans Pkwy Columbus, GA 31909
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Practice

Hughston Clinic Main6262 Veterans Pkwy Columbus, GA 31909
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital

Phenix City, AL

87% Patient experience rating, 18% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

Piedmont Columbus Regional Northside

Columbus, GA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020)
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