Dr. David Baldinger, MD

Dr. David Baldinger, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. David Baldinger, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Fort Myers, FL. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Dr. Baldinger is affiliated with Lee Memorial Hospital and Cape Coral Hospital.

13813 Metro Pkwy Ste H

Fort Myers, FL 33912

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis


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  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • St George's University
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Geo Washington University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Baldinger has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Baldinger's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Baldinger to family and friends
based on 45 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Baldinger's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in Fort Myers, FL |
My doctor referred me to Dr. Ballinger, but after reading the reviews I was terrified to make an appointment. After getting sick, I had no choice but to make the appt. I am so glad I did HE is a WONDERFUL DR. He Listened to me, got the medication right the first time. I am very greatful for DR. Ballinger. My pain is so much better.
in Lehigh Acres, FL |
I saw this doctor today for the first time and I am only going back to get my results and then take them to another doctor to review. I was in his office for 2 HOURS and only spent a total of 20 minutes with him. His staff was super rude and unfriendly and the doctor acted like he had no clue why he was seeing me. My records were sent by my referring physician yet he didn't even bother to review them, said they wereven ever sent. I wouldn't recommend this place much less trust him.
Cape Coral, FL |
My husband was referred to Dr. Baldinger for ongoing back pain with a history of ulcerative colitis. The doctor ordered an MRI. The office stated that he needs to come in for results. I got the results from med records. There was an abnormality. When we went to follow up he said it all looks fine. I said what about this on his spinal cord? He said I don't even have that MRI result here. I said well you ordered it. He said I don't know, it's not inflammatory though. Dangerous!!!
He is the first Doctor Who found my vitamin D deficiency, and ran the test to find other problems that I was experiencing. Without him I would still be struggling he is the best doctor as far as rheumatologist that I have ever known and highly regard. You can trust him and he does extra research to be sure he is treating you correctly. His staff is also very friendly and helpful
in Lehigh Acres, FL |
I have been seeing Dr. Baldinger for almost 9 - 10 years, and I can only say of the na sayers that dis the doctor is maybe they do not have arthritis at all? I have worked with RA for almost 7 years and ostio for about 4, even had a knee replaced while still working. people who are looking for a hand-out, well then this is NOT the doctor for you! BUT it you feel rough and you think you might have some type of arthritis, then Dr. Baldinger is the person you want to go with! he truly cares!!!
in Ocala, FL |
I recommend this dr to anyone who suffers from lupus fibromyalgia asthma. His a good dr spend time with u. Listen too all your concerns and provides u with the best. I had dr Baldenger sense 2007 into 2016 because i moved from fort myers. Thank u for being such a good dr that cares for the people's. God bless.
Don't waste your time yes I don't no is his fav word spends no time at al with you to help you understand the problem it takes 6 months o get in to another dr. And he no's that Florida needs more good dr in this field that no what they are doing
in Fort Myers, FL |
Worse Dr ever. His best answer is I don't know. He dosent have knowledge on conditions and his nurse is not nice at all. Been going there a few years and I have been in so much pain and even with high blood work levels him and nurse don't listen or care. I can't believe I have wasted this much time and money with this doctor who knows nothing and doesn't really care or listen to patience.
I saw Dr Baldinger in 2014. He walked into the room and demanded to know why I was there because nothing was wrong with me. Despite this initial observation he took a second to notice something was obviously wrong with me as I was covered in rashes and in pain. He prescribed me with pain medication I then had a severe allergyto. After that he has his nurse throw me out of the clinic indicating there was nothing wrong with me. I have now been diagnosed with EDS, and fibromyalgia.
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Dr. Baldinger accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    BlueDental Choice
  • 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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  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Baldinger has admitting privileges

Cape Coral Hospital
636 Del Prado Blvd
Cape Coral, FL 33990
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Lee Memorial Hospital
2776 Cleveland Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33901
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