Dr. Clifford Baker, MD

Dr. Clifford Baker, MD

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Dr. Clifford Baker, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Sun City, AZ and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from University of Arizona in 2005 and specializes in pain medicine, clinical neurophysiology, and more.Read his story

13203 N 103rd Ave Ste H5

Sun City, AZ 85351

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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Aetna
  • Alfa Insurance Company
  • Alta Health Network
  • Altec
  • American Republic
  • AmeriPlan
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Dr. Baker's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Chronic Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Baker treats Chronic Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Baker treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Coccygeal Pain
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Baker treats Coccygeal Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Baker treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Chronic Neck Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Baker treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Baker treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Baker's conditions and procedures:

Adhesive Capsulitis
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Anterior Horn Disease
Arthritis
Arthritis of the Elbow
Arthritis of the Spine
Ataxia
Autoimmune Diseases
Autonomic Disorders
Back Pain
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
Bone Disorders
Brain Disorders
Bursitis
Cancer
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cervical Radiculopathy
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chronic Back Pain
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pain
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Coccygeal Pain
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Degenerative Disc Disease
Diabetic Polyneuropathy
Difficulty With Walking
Elbow Injuries
Electrodiagnostic Procedure
EMG (Electromyography)
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epidural Steroid Injections
Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
Fibromyalgia
Foot Conditions
Fracture
Gait Abnormality
Hand Conditions
Headache
Heel Spur
Herniated Disc
Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
Insomnia
Interventional Spine Procedure
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Joint Drainage
Knee Disorders
Kyphoplasty
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Radiculopathy
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Myelopathy
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Neck Pain
Nerve Block, Somatic
Nerve Block, Sympathetic
Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
Optic Neuritis
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Pain Management
Pain Medication Management
Parkinson's Disease
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Pathological Spine Fracture
Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
Peripheral Nerve Block
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Polyneuropathy
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sacrum Disorders
Sciatica
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Spinal Compression Fracture
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylitis
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Steroid Injection
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Trigger Point Injection
Upper Back Pain
Vascular Disease
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

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...

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

  • 2010
    Loma Linda Univ Med Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital
    2010
  • 2009
    Loma Linda Univ Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital
    2009
  • 2006
    Loma Linda Univ Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital
    2006
  • 2005
    University of Arizona
    Medical School
    2005
  • 2005
    University of Arizona
    Undergraduate School
    2005

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Baker

4.5

Based on 129 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
10.852713178294573%
(14)

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My osteoarthritis advanced to spinal stenosis and the cartilage in my lumbar section was gone. Bone on bone severe pain which prevented me from walking. Also I dislocated my right shoulder twice. The cartilage was torn. Bone on bone pain limiting the use of my right arm. Dr Baker performed the...Read More
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Doctor Baker believes in the three"C"s of medicine. He is caring, compassionate, concerned and competent. He is successfully treating me for neck, back and knee pain. He orders testing to rule out underlying issues. He actually called my hose to inform me of ex rays he ordered from Simon Medical....Read More
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NovaSpine is another word for factory medicine in AZ. There are so many older people with pain that the place is a zoo. You never see an MD unless you are having a procedure. All continuing care is done by revolving door PAs - some are better than others. You are a number, get in line, get stuck...Read More
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Dr. Baker was so compassionate. He took his time and listened to me. After two treatments I am back to enjoying my life. I highly recommend Dr Baker and his staff
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Very thorough. Always on time. Knowledgeable.
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    • Wed: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sun: 7:00am - 5:00pm
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    • Sat: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sun: 7:00am - 5:00pm
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Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

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