Dr. Gary Baker, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
(32)
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Dr. Gary Baker, MD
Dr. Gary Baker, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Lakewood, CA. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 25 years. Dr. Baker is affiliated with Lakewood Regional Medical Center, Los Alamitos Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance.

5750 Downey Ave Ste 306

Lakewood, CA 90712

Contact Information
Dr. Gary Baker, MD

Dr. Gary Baker, MD

Accepted insurance

  • 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

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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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

This content was provided by Dr. Baker "We use peer reviewed medical evidence to provide the highest level of cost effective, patient centered care."
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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

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shingles
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
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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)
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)
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Baker accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net of California
    Large Group HMO
    Large Group PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Baker has admitting privileges

Lakewood Regional Medical Center
3700 East South Street
Lakewood, CA 90712
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Los Alamitos Medical Center
3751 Katella Ave
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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