Dr. Gary Baker, MD

Dr. Gary Baker, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 54
(32)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Gary Baker, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Lakewood, CA and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from University Of California, Davis, School Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in pain medicine, pain medicine anesthesiology, and more.

5750 Downey Ave Ste 306

Lakewood, CA 90712

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Baker performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
high
more than 87% of peers
Chronic Pain
high
more than 83% of peers
Herniated Disc
normal
more than 75% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology
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Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
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Conditions Treated

21

Procedures

  • Acupuncture
  • Baclofen Pump Therapy
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Detoxification
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Nerve Ablation
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Intradiscal Electrothermal Annuloplasty
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Non-Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Opiate Pump Implantation
  • Pain Management
  • Percutaneous Disc Decompression
  • Radiofrequency Denervation
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Pump Implant
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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 California, Davis, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Lac/Olive View-Ucla Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • UCLA Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • UCLA Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

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
3.8
based on 32 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (32)

  • 5
    (20)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (8)

Dr. Baker's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr. Baker has been my pain management for 11 years, he is very compassionate, and concerned about his patients, his expertise is phenomenal. I've been getting up the girls for a long time and there has never been a problem he's the best if it wasn't for him I would not be walking, I am very...more
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Attentive, informative, kind physician
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My experience at the Dr office wasterrible I drove 25 miles for my appointment at 245 per the appointment card, and was told in a very rude manner, that I was late. The male receptionis said it was at 2. because I didn't have the card in my possession he insisted I was late fortunately I still have...more
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