Dr. David Baker Jr, MD

Dr. David Baker Jr, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
(10)
Insurances AcceptedSave
I grew up in Conway and married my high school sweetheart, Nina, also my nurse. We have one son who speaks Hebrew. I gave up golf for being a shepherd. I love making blind people to see and thank God for the gift of steady hands.

810 Merriman St

Conway, AR 72032

Contact Information

(501) 329-3937

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

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Senile Cataracts
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cataract
very high
more than 99% of peers
Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Baker Jr "Take care of my patient's eyes the way I would want my own eye taken care of."
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Internal Medicine
2

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Refractive Eye Disorders
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Tear Duct Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arkansas.

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

  • Hendrix College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • University Of Arkansas College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Vanderbilt University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Vanderbilt University Hospital Internal Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Vanderbilt University Hospital Ophthalmology
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Voted Number one in Ophthalmology for Eye, 2010
  • Vote Number One in Faulkner County for Eye, 2009
Media & Publications

Dr. Baker Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Baker Jr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Baker Jr to family and friends
1.3
based on 10 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Baker Jr's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    POOR
  • Explains condition(s) well
    POOR
  • Answers Questions
    FAIR
  • Time well spent
    FAIR
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Morrilton, AR |
He doesn't really have a very good "bedside manner" but he was quick and thorough and I haven't had any problems since. I would probably recommend him.
in Searcy, AR |
There is a long wait but overall he is a good doctor.
Cabot, AR |
Horrible...1 1/2 wait when I had an appt. 5 rushed minutes in office with me for pre op cataract surgery. On day of surgery, had a medical issue (bloodwork showed) that surgery should have been postponed. When I had questions about a problem I was having post op two days later, was accused of not listening, he was verbally abusive to me, and basically said I would be escorted out because I felt a wrong lense had been put in, was having pain and twitching...he didn't address it, was unethical
Most doctor pad their ratings with selected patients who will make their score higher. I don't do that because it seems dishonest. So a few disgruntled patients try to hurt us on health grades, we understand. I know that these don't represent the thousands of happy patients we take care everyday, always striving to serve and give them the best result. I hold no ill feeling toward this patient and sincerely wish the best for them.
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Dr. Baker Jr accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Ambetter
    Superior Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO

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