Dr. Howard M. Baruch, MD

Dr. Howard M. Baruch, MD

Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction | Male | 57 years old

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  • Trustworthiness
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  • Helpfulness
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  • Staff
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  • Scheduling
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Experience with Dr. Baruch
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
     (37)
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
     (36)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (36)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
     (36)
Dr. Baruch's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
     (39)
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (34)
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in Union City, NJ |
My family & I understand that he is the surgeon & the PA/staff does the legwork on his behalf; he seems very much out of touch, disconnected, & almost indifferent about his patient's physical & emotional status . In our experience; he spends little time, doesn't seem to remember patient specifically, asks same questions (& gets the same responses) on each visit, & it seems he prolongs the process with repeated visits to him & requesting additional referrals & tests each time.
in Union City, NJ |
I had a good experience with Dr. Baruch and the physician assistant. The PA was very thorough with me and he guided me with what to expect with the treatment. Dr. Baruch came in only for a few minutes to go over my x-rays and talk about the steps to take in managing my knee. Definitely was pleased with the PA and Dr. Baruch. Waited a while to be seen however.
in Teaneck, NJ |
Dr. Baruch was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. The office staff was very pleasant.
Bergen County |
He was very rude, treated my mother like garbage and was with her for less than 2 minutes. I'm complaining to my insurer not to keep him in network. Based on health results, she has had no improvement. Bedside manner aside, he is just not a good doctor or very smart.
Seems to run a surgery factory! If you are considering treatment by this doctor, I would say what the young lady said in Forest Gump, Run Forest; run!! My initial eval was performed by his P. A. He came in for about 2-3 minutes, introduced himself, directed her to write a scrip for phys. therapy, and referred me to the Pain Management Specialist. Then he was off to the next person. His lack of concern gave me no confidence in the quality of care that I could expect to receive there.
in NY, NY |
What a terrible experience. The office was run down, smelled of cigarette smoke and the staff was unprofessional. After a 15 minute intake with the P.A. the Dr. came in to shake my hand and ask a few questions before leaving again. When he asked the questions the PA attempted to answer for me; he obviously wanted to have a patient on his own. I was sent for x-rays and the tech didn't even know what she was supposed to x-ray. At that point I did not feel comfortable and left.
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Specialties

  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

Procedures Performed

  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

  • 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

  • Medical School
    Georgetown University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    SUNY

    Completed in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    NewYork-Presbyterian - Columbia University Medical Center

    Completed in 1991

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Columbia Presby Hospital

    Completed in 1992

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Baruch's Office & Staff

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Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Baruch

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How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Baruch's Care Philosophy

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person.