Dr. David Baker Jr, MD


Ophthalmology | Male

Dr. David Baker Jr, MD
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.

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Take care of my patient's eyes the way I would want my own eye taken care of.

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    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 says...

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.

Dr. Baker Jr's Care Philosophy

Take care of my patient's eyes the way I would want my own eye taken care of.

Dr. Baker Jr says...

We do over a thousand cataract surgeries each year from all over Arkansas.  Our goal is to treat every eye individually, like we would want our own eyes treated. Always striving to be number one-anywhere.

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

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Ophthalmology
  •  Malpractice claims in Arkansas not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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

Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • 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
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • 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
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


  • Medical School
    University Of Arkansas College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1988

  • Internship Hospital
    Vanderbilt University

    Completed in 1989

  • Residency Hospital
    Vanderbilt University Hospital Internal Medicine

    Completed in 1991

    Vanderbilt University Hospital Ophthalmology

    Completed in 1994

  • Undergraduate School
    Hendrix College

    Graduated in 1984

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Ophthalmology
  • Internal Medicine

Procedures Performed

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