Dr. Clifford Baker, MD

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Pain Medicine

Dr. Clifford Baker, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Sun City, AZ and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Arizona medical school in 2005. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Clifford Baker, MD

NovaSpine Pain Institute

13203 N 103rd Ave Sun City, AZ 85351 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(623) 777-4747

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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Baker's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Baker treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Chronic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

Dr. Baker treats this condition more than 100% 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
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response Test
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Compound Muscle Action Potential (CMAP) Scan
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Evaluation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dementia
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dystonia
  • Electrodiagnostic Procedure
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Evaluation for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  • Evoked Potential Test
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Functional Movement Screening
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Grip and-or Muscle Group Pull Test
  • Hand Conditions
  • Head CT Scan
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Home Sleep Study
  • ImPACT Testing
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Interventional Spine Procedure
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lipedema
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Meningitis
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Neuropathy Testing
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spina Bifida
  • 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
  • Sudoscan
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertigo
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wada Test

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Dr. Baker accepts the following insurance:

AARP
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Aetna
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Alfa Insurance Company
Alta Health Network
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Anthem
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Dr. Baker's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Baker

4.4

Based on 156 ratings

5 Stars
83.97435897435898%
(131)
4 Stars
1.2820512820512822%
(2)
3 Stars
1.2820512820512822%
(2)
2 Stars
1.9230769230769231%
(3)
1 Star
11.538461538461538%
(18)
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Dr Baker’s new PA
My first visit to Dr Bakers office was with Natalie, a new PA . She very bluntly told me there was no cure for cervical stenosis and my Pain level on a scale of 1-10 would never be below a five. It was extremely discouraging news. I had a epidural done by Dr Baker and my follow up visit with Natalie was worse. I said I didn’t appreciate her being so blunt and that the epidural did not work. Her response was asking me if I wanted more Tramadol and offered no more options. I have since seen other doctors and understand there is no cure but there are options and happy to report my pain level is zero to 1. I would recommend Dr Baker but would advise to not see Natalie.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Apr 11, 2022
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Excellent card
I have been a patient of Dr Baker’s for about three years. I have chronic pain from the base of my skull to my tail bone and have had multiple procedures. The office is efficient, the staff courteous and caring, and I can’t say enough about the EMTs, Anesthetists and MAs. Dr Baker and his PA, Shauna, are incredibly knowledgeable and thorough. Dr Baker is devoted to his patients and their care. I wouldn’t want to go anywhere else for chronic pain management.
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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Alice Helt – Feb 27, 2022
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Went very well. No complaints! Did leave message next day with office of Dr. Baker indicating no pain and felt fine. Yes, have recommended friends to Dr. Baker.
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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Jan 23, 2022
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He is very concern about were your pain is giving you most discomfort and take care to help you. Have always got relief . So appreciate how he wants to help you with you pain
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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Carolyn kennedy – Oct 31, 2021
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I was referred to Dr. Baker after a troublesome MRI. At my first visit, he asked lots of questions and said he thought I needed surgery. He explained everything clearly and showed me on the MRI where my back needed repair. I was petrified of back surgery. He wanted me to be comfortable with my care so tried other avenues for about a year until stubborn me realized I had to have the surgery. I’m grateful to him because once I was mentally ready for the surgery, it was better for my recovery. The surgery was a success. We then began to tackle my chronic pain caused by arthritis and other inflammatory issues. I see his INCREDIBLE NP Victoria regularly. I see Dr Baker when I need an epidural. Having said that, I know he’s available should I want to speak to or see him. These two fantastic people have given my life back to me. Dr Baker’s staff is friendly and beyond helpful and efficient, too. I am now going on vacations and living a good life. Thank you Dr Baker, Victoria and staff.
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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Donna Hunt – Sep 18, 2021
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I’ve heard of script writers before but never had the misfortune to met one until now. In two years I’ve seen him twice. That’s it! All the other times are his PA. I advise you to steer clear. He never introduced himself or even looked at me and my husband. He typed then stood up without a glance or word and left the room. We kept waiting but 20 minutes later a tech came in and said “your done”! Outrageous! He is completely rude and asked me nothing. I was given meds based on medical records I brought and two months later they cut my dose by 75%. I was told hey you survived during the pandemic so you can survive now. Have asked for PT but gotten nothing. It’s disgusting. AZ has problems when it comes to seeking pain management. Drug tested constantly but never given confirmation your clean. They told me once there’s a problem in AZ of older patients selling their meds so we test to make sure your using them. A sham!! Don’t go here!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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1Poodlelover – Aug 05, 2021
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Dr. Baker and his staff are efficient and provide great care in alleviating your pain. I highly recommend Dr. Baker and his staff at NovaSpine Pain Institute.
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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Jun 06, 2021
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An hour past my appointment time, a man wearing scrubs burst into the small room where I’d been kept waiting, sat down at the computer with his back to me, & started typing. I began explaining the condition that brought me to NovaSpine, when he interrupted & said, 'I’m going to tell you the truth: there is no treatment for your condition and nothing that can be done.' If I wanted to try CBD oil, he could sell me pharmaceutical grade at a very small profit. I said I had no interest & asked about a pain injection I'd hear about. Several times he said, ‘I don’t do those,' and when I asked why he said, ‘I’ve never been trained how to do those so I don’t do them.’ I continued to search for answers for my pain, but he got very frustrated, stood up and said that he’d already spent 20 minutes explaining that he had nothing to offer. Also, they insist new patients take a urine test, (and don't explain why), which your insurance may or may not cover. Dreadful, useless pain 'doctor.'
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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RP – May 07, 2021
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Listens carefully to everything you say. Usually on time, gives you options to manage your pain.
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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Mary Mickelson – Apr 04, 2021
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i have been seeing him for many years.Very understanding,listens to your issues and spends time to assist you.He will work with you in anyway or anuthing you need
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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josie kumka – Mar 25, 2021
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I have been visiting Dr Baker and his staff for a few years now. Him and his staff has been wonderful to me. I have a sensitivity to many medications and they make sure that we can avoid them. I also love that many procedures can be done in house to avoid higher medical costs.
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Courtney D. Schuldt – Mar 18, 2021
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We had Dr Baker in 2016 and were very happy. We are going back because we have knee problems. I will have my second shot this coming Tuesday. I am on the 3-shot program and so far very happy. My husband also goes to him.
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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Royal and Elizabeth Nesbit – Feb 22, 2021
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Dr Baker and staff are very efficient and successful in their treatment of chronic pain, as I have experienced. I've had immediate and lasting relief. Dr. Baker is a very accomplished professional whom I'm proud to know.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Jan 25, 2021
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Upon arrival his staff is kind and caring and professional. Dr. Baker himself is knowledgeable and very professional. I feel confident in his care. I am extremely happy with him and Novaspine. They really do their job well and genuinely care about their patients.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 23, 2020
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I only get my spinal injections done by Dr. Baker. I trust him, and his wonderful staff to take care of all my pain management 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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Tina O. – Jul 09, 2020
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Dr. Baker is a rude and complacent Dr. I just got off the phone with his Triage Nurse, or that's who she said she was and I was calling in regard to a letter I needed regarding my back for VA. I was ridiculed and belittled by his staff (triage nurse). They said that I have only been with them for 2 months so they wouldn't give me a letter even after giving me a crappy letter that made no sense. I told her Dr. Baker refused to look at my military service records etc. She then told me Dr. baker did not respond back to me (after a month and a half) because I would not like the answer. The guy is malicious along with his staff. VETERANS STAY AWAY.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Ronnie J. – Jun 16, 2020
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I'm impressed with Dr. Baker and his staff. The staff is kind and caring. Dr. Baker is knowledgeable and professional. I feel confident in his care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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MrsD08 – May 22, 2020
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Very professional. I'm extremely happy with Dr Baker and Novaspine. I would recommend anyone I can to them. They really do there job well and genuinely care about there patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Dominick Occhiato – Apr 26, 2020
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I just love Dr. Baker, he is compassionate and is truly concerned about his patients! His office staff and Nurses are exceptional......I don't care for my PCP's office staff, they seem to drop the ball a lot, but I have never had a problem with Dr. Baker's office, they are all just as concerned for their patients!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Tammy Hildreth – Mar 11, 2020
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Efficient and straight to the point, yet compassionate. I appreciated his thoroughness. I've only seen him one time and am anxious to return for his recommended procedures.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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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...Read more

Biography

Dr. Baker specializes in interventional spine and pain management and utilizes the most advanced techniques in interventional spine treatments and injections,...Read more

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

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

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Clifford Baker, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Baker frequently treats Low Back Pain, Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and Chronic Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Baker treats.

Where is Dr. Clifford Baker, MD's office located?

Dr. Baker's office is located at 13203 N 103rd Ave, Sun City, AZ 85351. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Clifford Baker, MD speak?

Dr. Baker speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

NovaSpine Pain Institute

NovaSpine Pain Institute- Sun City13203 N 103rd Ave Sun City, AZ 85351
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    • Mon: 7:00am - 5:00pm
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    • Fri: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sun: closed
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NovaSpine Pain Institute- Sun City West14300 W Granite Valley Dr Sun City West, AZ 85375
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    • Mon: 7:00am - 5:00pm
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    • Fri: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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NovaSpine Pain Institute- Glendale17100 N 67th Ave Ste 300 Glendale, AZ 85308
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sun: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Baker is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Banner Boswell Medical Center

Sun City, AZ

67% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% lower than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center

Sun City West, AZ

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average

Honorhealth Deer Valley Medical Center

Phoenix, AZ

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average

HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center

Phoenix, AZ

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

Mercy Gilbert Medical Center

Gilbert, AZ

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)