Dr. Clifford Baker, MD

Dr. Clifford Baker, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 41
(120)
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Dr. Clifford Baker, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Sun City, AZ. He is 41 years old and has been practicing for 8 years.Read his story

13203 N 103rd Ave Ste H5

Sun City, AZ 85351

Contact Information

(623) 777-4747

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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Chronic Neck Pain
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Spondylosis
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more than 99% of peers
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Baker's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Baker "Dr. Baker specializes in interventional spine and pain management and utilizes the most advanced techniques in interventional spine treatments and injections, including radiofrequency ablation, spinal cord stimulators, and kyphoplasties. He performs electrodiagnostic testing (EMG/NCS) to assist in the diagnosis and management of painful nerve conditions including carpal tunnel syndrome, radiculopathy, and peripheral neuropathy. After receiving his undergraduate degree in Microbiology at the University of Arizona, Dr. Baker continued to do research in microbiology at the University of Arizona and was awarded a NASA Space grant to study the effects of microgravity on the immune system. He then received his Medical Degree at the University of Arizona in 2010 and went on to Loma Linda University Medical Center for his Internship and Residency in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. During his internship in Internal Medicine, he was honored with the "Internal Medicine Resident of the Year Award" for his compassionate care and work ethic. He also served as Chief Resident during his residency and served on several committees to improve the residency program and education training for future residents. Subsequently, he completed an ACGME-accredited fellowship in Interventional Spine & Pain Management which involves extensive training in all aspects of the diagnosis and treatment of spine disorders and painful conditions. The distinction of being an ACGME Board-Certified Pain Management physician is important for patients to understand. There are many practicing physicians in pain management who are not Board-Certified and thus have not gone through the necessary training and rigorous standards for testing that are required by the ACGME Board. Our physicians at the NovaSpine Pain Institute are all ACGME-Board Certified in good standing. Dr. Baker is actively engaged in the community, having served at the Commitment to Underserved People Program (CUP), providing health care services to underserved communities. He devoted his time, expertise, and support to patients and their families suffering from Alzheimer's disease at the Alzheimer's Association of Tucson. Dr. Baker is a member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM), American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM & R), American Association of Neuromuscular andElectrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM), and International Spine Intervention Society (ISIS). "

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Baker "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."
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Specialties

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

  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
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Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Heel Spur
  • 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 Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • 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
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Electrodiagnostic Procedure
  • 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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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

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Baker has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Baker's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Baker to family and friends
4.4
based on 120 total reviews (42 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (120)

  • 5
    (102)
  • 4
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  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (3)
  • 1
    (14)

Dr. Baker's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (42)

Glendale, AZ |
As a veteran and chronic back pain sufferer, Dr Bakers' name has came up a lot by fellow veterans through out the valley. Working for the State of Arizona, I meet lots of people in pain. When i couldn't take it anymore, to be another number at a large cattle like pain institute, I called Nova...more
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in Sun City, AZ |
Dr. Baker has helped me to get back to my life. I had numbness in my hand and another doctor told me it was carpel tunnel but it was a pinched nerve plus I had swelling in my neck and I was very uncomfortable. Dr. Baker has always been professional but still approachable and listens to what you...more
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Phoenix, AZ |
I am so pleased to have Dr. Baker as my pain management doctor, treating me since 2009. I suffer with RA & have had spine issues. Having Dr. Baker chart the proper course of treatment has been a godsend! He analyzes my chronic pain levels & prescribes the proper doses of medication. My fears with...more
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in Sun City west, AZ |
I have been treating with Dr. Baker for over 3 years. I am 70 years old and have been treated by many doctors over my lifetime. Dr. Baker is the best. He is knowledgeable, professional and has a positive upbeat attitude which is reflected by everyone on his staff. Thank you doctor for all your...more
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in Glendale Arizona |
After three treatments all my pain has returned. Never any follow up with the doctors staff. This is a patient mill. As long as the money is flowing things go o.k. Everything was a rush. Doctor kept is back towards me for my entire visit. The staff is over worked and has little time to answer...more
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Dr. Baker accepts 112 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
  • Alfa Insurance Company
  • Alta Health Network
  • Altec
  • American Republic
  • AmeriPlan
    Discount Card
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Motorola Health Plans
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
    American Indian Health Plan
  • Arizona Medical Network
  • Arizona PHCS
  • Assurant Health
  • AZ Benefit Options
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
    AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) EPO
    AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) PPO
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Benesight
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Bridgeway Health Solutions
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
  • Care 1st Health Plan
    AHCCCS without Prior Authorization
  • Caremark Pharmacy
  • CHAMPVA
  • Chandler Group
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
  • CNA
  • Comprehensive Medical and Dental Program (CMDP)
  • Compusys
  • Conseco
  • CopperPoint Mutual
    CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • CoreSource
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • CRS
  • Delta Dental
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  • EBMS
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  • Employers Dental Service
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  • Fortified Provider Network
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  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • HAP Insurance
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  • Health Choice of Arizona
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  • Health Net
  • Health Plan of Nevada
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
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  • Indian Health Service
  • Integra Physician Network
  • Kaiser Permanente
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  • LifeWise
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  • Lutheran Preferred
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  • Magellan Health Services
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  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Maricopa Foundation For Medical Care
  • Maricopa Health Plan
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medlife
  • MedPartners
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    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
  • Meritain Health
  • MetLife
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  • Midwest Life
  • Monumental Life Insurance Company
  • MultiPlan
    Integrated Health Plan (IHP)
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    RAN/AMN
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  • National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE)
  • Network Platinum Plus
    Network Platinum Plus PPO
  • New York Life
  • One Health
  • Operating Engineers Health & Welfare Plan
  • PHCS
    PHCS PPO
  • Phoenix Health Plan
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
    Phoenix Health Plan (w/prior authorization)
  • Physicians Mutual
  • Premier Group Insurance
  • Prime Health Services
  • Principal Life
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Providence Health Plans
    Preferred PPO
  • Prudential
  • Pyramid Life
    Today's Option Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • SCAN Health Plan
  • Secure Care Indemnity
  • Select Med
    Select Med Select Med
  • Sierra Choice
    Sierra Choice POS
  • State Farm
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
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    AHCCCS Medicaid
  • United Healthcare Life Insurance Company
  • UnitedHealthCare
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    Secure Horizons
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  • Unum
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  • Wausau Benefits
  • Wells Fargo Insurance
  • Western Health Advantage
    Western Health Advantage HMO
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • Zurich

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Hospitals where Dr. Baker has admitting privileges

Banner Boswell Medical Center
10401 W Thunderbird Blvd
Sun City, AZ 85351
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Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center
14502 W Meeker Blvd
Sun City West, AZ 85375
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Dignity Health - Mercy Gilbert Medical Center
3555 S Val Vista Dr
Gilbert, AZ 85297
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Honorhealth Deer Valley Medical Center
19829 N 27th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85027
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HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center
250 E Dunlap Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85020
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