Dr. Christopher Baker, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 43

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Christopher Baker, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Wesley Chapel, FL and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Baker has extensive experience in Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. He graduated from University of Florida in 2005. He is affiliated with medical facilities Adventhealth Tampa and AdventHealth Wesley Chapel. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Christopher Baker, MD

Florida Orthopaedic Institute

2653 Bruce B Downs Blvd Ste 201 Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
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4.4

Based on 68 ratings

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I’ve had a pleasant experience under Dr. Baker! Everything has been handled timely and most importantly correctly. Not only was Dr. Baker able to allow room in his schedule for my needs in surgery for bankart repair but he and his assists have followed up with me to assure all requirements and being fulfilled and beyond! Thank you!
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Mason Stevens – Oct 07, 2022
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Highly qualified Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Christopher E. Baker is a highly trained Orthopedic Surgeon specialize in shoulder injury and shoulder reconstruction. In May 2022 I consulted with Dr. Baker for my dislocated shoulder. Prior to my appointment, in my mind I was thinking this would require surgery. With Dr. Baker's conservative approach, after few office visits and Physical Therapy, I'm on my way to full recovery without surgical intervention. I now have the mobility of my should (thanks to you, Dr. Baker) but still careful of my movements. Dr. Baker is not only an expert in his field but also a kind person, very professional, good bedside manner, and he listens to his patient (s). I highly recommend Dr. Baker and you'll be thankful you consulted with him because in my humble opinion, he's the best Orthopedic Surgeon-Shoulder Specialist in the area!! Many thanks Dr. Christopher E. Baker I cannot thank you enough I feel whole again!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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YolandaC – Sep 10, 2022
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Visit was rushed but the bill didn’t match it
Great staff. Initially I was impressed with the time efficiency of my visit. But, then, I received a bill as if the doctor had spent 45 minutes with me, instead of 5 min. And because I signed a paper confirming he explained some stuff that he didn’t, so that was enough to proof a fake time face to face with the patient. The billing department was rude when called questioning it and nobody cared for this overcharge. For that reason I can’t trust this doctor or this place anymore.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Joanna Suede – May 14, 2022
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Just The Right Touch
Doctor Baker and his entire Staff is awesome! I scheduled an appointment early so I could get to work on time. Staff Member greeted me just as scheduled, X-ray’s, the PA spoke with me and Doctor Chris promptly attended to my needs and I was on my way! No one rushed me and took ample and sincere time with me. I left with relief and a plan of action that provided peace and confidence for expediency of healing. Had plenty of time to report to work feeling relieved.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Warren – Mar 03, 2022
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Dr. Baker took a very complicated left shoulder situation that I suffered with for 11 years & worked a miracle. His reconstruction surgery with reverse joint replacement was truly amazing. On average pain was 6-7 level before surgery. 10 weeks after surgery I’m at 0-1 pain level. Range of motion best it’s been since 2009. Overall, the shoulder functionality & significantly reduced pain level since 2008. His approach is excellent. I was well Informed every step of the process. I knew the pros/cons of having surgery. His level of care was outstanding. His staff deserves accolades as well. Excellent. My heartfelt thanks. My life has been given back to me to enjoy my previous sports/hobbies.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Marty Peters – Dec 15, 2021
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I want to thank Dr. Baker for making my shoulder worse than it was before he performed surgery on me. I want to Thank him for lying to me when he said he was my doctor and would make me better. Finally I want to thank him for not fixing anything, leaving me in pain, and making it possible for the state to denie me help. Kevin Fouraker
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Kevin Fouraker – Dec 04, 2021
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I went to Dr. Baker for a torn rotator cuff. From my initial meeting to surgery to my follow up appointment after my surgery, I couldn't be more satisfied. He explained everything regarding my injury, surgery and answered all my questions. Alleviated all of my worries and made me feel comfortable. All around great doctor. He's a wonderfully skilled surgeon who has a great bedside manner. I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome of my surgery, he's one of the best doctors I've had in years. I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Danielle Jackson 7 – Oct 18, 2021
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One year after knee surgery, I feel worse than when I got there. I should've listened to my wife and seek a second opinion before surgery. Dr Baker is completely uncaring. Does not answer patients questions or concerns, he wants to see you for one minute and just grab that insurance money. Once the deductible was exhausted, I was kicked out of that practice. Guy is everything that is wrong with healthcare in US. One year later, still have knee swelling, can't run. Just an awful experience.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Harry – Sep 24, 2021
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Dr. Baker was very informative and professional. His staff was the best group I have ever received treatment from. All of them were kind, considerate, and very knowledgeable. His P.A. Emily, was very prompt in returning calls, as was Ashley Kimmel. In my opinion Ashley, administrative assistant, makes the practice run as efficiently as possible, and should be given a raise in salary!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
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mark karsen – Sep 21, 2021
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Truly appreciate Dr. Baker's approach to my 2 torn rotator cuffs. Initial recommendation was to us physical therapy to attempt to alleviate the pain I've had for over 10 years. It was amazing that it worked for some time, but I later suffered a muscle tear that forced surgery to occur. Dr. Baker performed a new surgical procedure on the shoulder that had 2 previous surgeries and I surprisingly experienced immediate pain relief from (i.e., instead of feeling worse after surgery, I felt much better!). He is a knowledgeable, well-trained, and patient-friendly surgeon - highly recommend.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
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D. Pauley – Sep 06, 2021
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I came in for my both shoulders to be examined. I had a very short wait time to get the X-rays done which was awesome. Then I had orientation done of where and what was going on with my shoulders and a great explanation. It wasn’t long after that Dr Baker came in gave me a shot of cortisone and sent me on my way. I was in and out very quickly. Thank you all for a great experience
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Charles Ramey – Aug 31, 2021
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Very friendly staff and Dr. Baker was very knowledgeable
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Albert Jones – Aug 28, 2021
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Everyone was very profecianal courtios and friendly. Dr Baker is the best. No waiting. In and out feeling better in no time. Thank You
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jaramillo – Aug 14, 2021
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Excellent and professional care. I felt comfortable and l would be safe and taken care of.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jock Weightman – Aug 14, 2021
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I saw Emily, who is Dr Baker’s PA. She’s terrific! Very thorough, takes time with you. I felt well cared for and like I matter. I would readily recommend Dr Baker, as well. I’ve seen Dr Baker a couple of times. He’s patient, thorough and really knows his stuff!! I have to say that all the staff is top notch! You won’t regret selecting them for your orthopedic needs.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Toni – Aug 12, 2021
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I travel from Orlando to Tampa just to see Dr. Baker. A PT recommended him. He explained everything and answered all my questions. The office staff is very friendly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jim J – Jul 10, 2021
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Very knowledgeable and professional.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 02, 2021
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I’ve had YEARS of shoulder problems… it’s nice to have someone figure out exactly what’s wrong and exactly what we’re going to do about it. Dr. Baker takes the time to explain what’s going on and my options. Friendly staff, too. Fabulous experience!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Robin Wysard – Jun 24, 2021
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Visit went very well..I was pleased to be able to get in so quickly as I was in very much pain..
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Louis anderson – Jun 19, 2021
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Dr Baker has repaired both my right and left rotator cuffs over the last few years. Both were major tears and they were fixed. I am back to playing softball and both shoulders are doing well. I can throw a softball and swing a bat just fine. I highly recommend Dr Baker if you are having shoulder problems
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tom Levicky – Jan 31, 2021
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Care Philosophy

"The most rewarding part about my job is seeing the faces of my patients after they have had a successful outcome, whether it is from surgery or from conservative treatment."

Biography

Dr. Baker is board certified in orthopedics by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and fellowship trained in sports medicine and shoulder reconstruction....Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2011
Steadman-Hawkins Sports Medicine Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
2010
University of Pittsburg Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2006
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2005
University of Florida
Medical School
2005
University of Florida College of Medicine
Medical School
2001
University of Florida
Undergraduate School
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Dr. Baker frequently treats Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Baker specializes.

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Dr. Baker's office is located at 2653 Bruce B Downs Blvd Ste 201, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Baker

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Baker treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Baker treats other conditions, please contact the office at (813) 910-3668.

Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery

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 Surgery specialists.

Dr. Baker is experienced in the area of Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Rotator Cuff Tear
Shoulder Dislocation
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Dr. Baker's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Orthopedic Sports Injuries
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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Medicaid
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First Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Guardian
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPartners
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Humana HMO
Preferred PPO
Select HMO
Tampa Bay HUMx HMOx
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medica
Medicaid
Medicaid
Special Needs Plan SNP
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
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Medicaid
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Medicaid
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Locations

Florida Orthopaedic Institute

Wesley Chapel2653 Bruce B Downs Blvd Ste 201 Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
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