Dr. Gary Baker, MD

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Dr. Gary Baker, MD

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Pain Medicine | Male

Advanced Pain Specialists 5750 Downey Ave Ste 306, Lakewood, CA 90712 Get Directions
(888) 824-2144

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Dr. Baker's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Baker to family and friends
3.7
based on 35 total surveys (4 with reviews)
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 Reviews (4)
Long Beach, CA |
Dr Baker is a nice Dr it's his staff that's the problem. They r rude, take forever to book a procedure, cancel procedure but do not notify u when they cancel them for no reason, they lose records from other Drs, the office mgr does nothing about it.
in Rowland Heights, CA |
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 grateful for dr. Baker, thank you dr. Baker .
Attentive, informative, kind physician
San dimas |
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 the card. How very inconsiderate. I am going to find a different doctor.
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Dr. Baker's Care Philosophy

We use peer reviewed medical evidence to provide the highest level of cost effective, patient centered care.

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

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Pain Medicine
  •  Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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    Sanctions

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Board Certifications

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  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shingles
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of California, Davis, School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1992

  • Internship Hospital
    Lac/Olive View-Ucla Medical Center

    Completed in 1993

  • Residency Hospital
    UCLA Medical Center

    Completed in 1996

  • Fellowship Hospital
    UCLA Medical Center

    Completed in 1997

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology

Procedures Performed

  • 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
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Opiate Pump Implantation
  • Pain Management
  • Percutaneous Disc Decompression
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Denervation
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Pump Implant
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection