Dr. Clifford T. Baker, MD

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Dr. Clifford T. Baker, MD

Clinical Neurophysiology | Male

NovaSpine Pain Institute 14420 W Meeker Blvd Ste 201, Sun City West, AZ 85375 Get Directions
(623) 777-4747

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112 Insurance Carriers Accepted*

  • AARP
  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Aetna
  • Alfa Insurance Company
  • Alta Health Network
  • Altec
  • American Republic
  • AmeriPlan
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • Arizona Medical Network
  • Arizona PHCS
  • Assurant Health
  • AZ Benefit Options
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Benesight
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Bridgeway Health Solutions
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • Caremark Pharmacy
  • CHAMPVA
  • Chandler Group
  • Cigna
  • CNA
  • Comprehensive Medical and Dental Program (CMDP)
  • Compusys
  • Conseco
  • CopperPoint Mutual
  • CoreSource
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • CRS
  • Delta Dental
  • EBMS
  • El Paso First Health Plan
  • Employers Dental Service
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Fortified Provider Network
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • HAP Insurance
  • Health Choice of Arizona
  • Health Net
  • Health Plan of Nevada
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Indian Health Service
  • Integra Physician Network
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
  • LifeWise
  • Lincoln
  • Lovelace Health Plan
  • Lutheran Preferred
  • Magellan Health Services
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Maricopa Foundation For Medical Care
  • Maricopa Health Plan
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medlife
  • MedPartners
  • Mercy Care
  • Meritain Health
  • MetLife
  • Midwest Life
  • Monumental Life Insurance Company
  • MultiPlan
  • National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE)
  • Network Platinum Plus
  • New York Life
  • One Health
  • Operating Engineers Health & Welfare Plan
  • PHCS
  • Phoenix Health Plan
  • Physicians Mutual
  • Premier Group Insurance
  • Prime Health Services
  • Principal Life
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Prudential
  • Pyramid Life
  • SCAN Health Plan
  • Secure Care Indemnity
  • Select Med
  • Sierra Choice
  • State Farm
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare
  • Triwest
  • Ucare
  • UniCare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • United Healthcare Life Insurance Company
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Unum
  • USA Managed Care Organization
  • Veteran Administration Plan
  • Wausau Benefits
  • Wells Fargo Insurance
  • Western Health Advantage
  • Worker's Compensation
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • Zurich

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in Buckeye, AZ |
Dr.Baker accepted my pain management after moving from the NW to AZ. He has always listened and has been an advocate for me with the insurance companies and pharmacies. Dr. Baker makes himself available when I have hospital admissions, talking with Dr. and anesthesiologists to help them understand the pain level and treatments necessary when treating me for procedures and surgery. His office staff is customer service oriented and also goes the extra mile in helping.
in Goodyear, AZ |
finally I'm pain free! dr. baker addressed the multiple issues i have with my back pain. now I'm able to hike, paddle board, and drive without debilitating pain! thanks to dr baker and his staff!
in Buckeye, AZ |
Dr. Baker takes the time to listen, he values quality of life, and he has the desire and knowledge to do whatever possible to help relieve pain associated with various back/spine and knee complications besides just prescribing drugs. What an AWESOME doctor!!!! My pain level from failed back syndrome has gone down from a 10+ to about a 1 or 2 so I can do the activities I love to do.
in Glendale AZ |
I have been getting epidural shots for pain to avoid back surgery. Dr Baker is the best at hitting the areas that cause me the most pain. He is very personable. He listens to how I describe my pain. He answers all my question. I'd recommend Dr. Baker to anyone who has chronic pain that can be reduced by injection. Office is really busy, but his staff stays on top of the appointments and gets the patients through pretty efficiently.
in Surprise AZ |
Dr. Clifford Baker and His Staff, They are one of medical best service and practice of excellent care, I have never. Had any Doctor care so much about my well being, The time and effort From Dr. Baker was way beyond my expectations Medical Care, Sincerity and Professionalism, I'll take the Pepsi Challenge and Dr. Baker will be my Only Choice!. It is a TRUST factor that wins me over! He and his staff is a 10 Star!!! Mazin Karadshi With Highest Regards!
in Clarkdale, AZ |
I've always been an active man and found myself flat on my back from debilitating sciatica. My wife and I found ourselves completely grounded, no dinners out, no movies, no traveling. I remember Dr. Baker saying lets see if we can find the sweet spot as he began the procedure. The dramatic turn around from debilitating pain to complete relief was so overwhelming that I would have walked 10 miles, because I could now, just to say thank you.
in Surprise, Az |
Dr Baker is an excellent back pain specialist & an alternative to major spine surgery, He has relieved my L4 L5 sciatica pain with epidural injections that allow me to function & volunteer for 7-12 hr. days in a row providing security for the waste management phoenix open golf tourney that raises 9 million $ for phoenix charities. He has given me back my life, He listens, cares & is very knowledgeable about medicine. His staff are respectful & caring. Tony Mullozzi PhD
in Scottsdale, AZ |
I've been seeing Dr. Baker for several months to treat chronic pain. He always listens and takes into account my pain level and working with my other medical issues. Very flexible office appointments and I was able to schedule some appointments on weekends which helped with my wife's work schedule. Dr. Baker knows what is going on in the area of treating pain; up-to-date on options and clearly explains medications. He is very dedicated to his patient's wellbeing.
in Surprise, AZ |
I have a new hero. I went to Dr Baker for an upper back problem. When i was literally on the table for treatment, I told Dr. Baker of pain I had just developed in my lower back. After an exam, DR Baker, without the delays of another appointment, made an on the spot decision to also treat the lower back pain too. Dr Baker's caring for me came before his personal time and the delays of insurance. He is the perfect example of a great Dr caring first. I think the world of him Thank you Dr Baker
in Sun City West AZ |
If you are looking for comment and compassionate doctor than he is who you've been looking for. Office staff is great at all location. I'm often seen by Janet Orozco, his PA offers great assistance and knowledge. If you suffer with pain, this office is for you.
in Peoria, AZ |
Just a really great doctor. Engaged. Not jaded and doesn't talk down. Obviously busy, I relate. Took time and was very patient.
Phoenix, AZ |
Dr. Baker is real knowledgeable and personable, which makes the experience less stressful. What does cause stress is his very rude office staff. I've had one person there so far who has been very nice and went above and beyond to figure something out. The rest like to interrupt and are a bunch of know-it-all's.
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Specialties

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurology
  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

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  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Upper Back Pain

Procedures Performed

  • Electrodiagnostic Procedure
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Interventional Spine Procedure
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Medication Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

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    Malpractice Claims not available

    Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.

  • 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

  • Medical School
    University of Arizona

    Graduated in 2005

  • Internship Hospital
    Loma Linda Univ Med Ctr

    Completed in 2006

  • Residency Hospital
    Loma Linda Univ Med Ctr

    Completed in 2009

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Loma Linda Univ Med Ctr

    Completed in 2010

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Arizona

    Graduated in 2005

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Baker has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Baker's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Board certified in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Baker's Office & Staff

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Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Baker

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Baker's Care Philosophy

As a physician, I believe the FIRST and most pivotal step to helping patients is building trust. This is done by listening to you and reviewing your medical history in a comprehensive manner, rather than just reading your MRI/images. My goal is to FIRST diagnose and THEN treat your medical problems using a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach. Most importantly, I believe you should always be at the center of every decision we make together. My passion is your success in achieving pain relief. Call today to make an appt an NovaSpine Pain Institute.