Dr. James Baker, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery •  Male • Age 43
  
Dr. Baker
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Commonwealth Orthopaedic Center

560 S Loop Rd Edgewood, KY 41017

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(859) 301-2663

Dr. James Baker, MD is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Edgewood, KY and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Baker has more experience with Hand/Wrist and Elbow than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of Louisville School Of Medicine medical school in 2003. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as St Elizabeth - Ft Thomas and St. Elizabeth Edgewood Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Baker to book an appointment.


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Frequently Treated by Dr. Baker

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Baker treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Baker treats other conditions, please contact the office at (859) 301-2663.

Hand/Wrist

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Hand/Wrist specialists.

Typically treats 91% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Baker treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Baker treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Baker treats Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Baker treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Hand Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Baker treats Hand Fracture more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Baker treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Typically treats 59% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Elbow Injuries
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Baker treats Elbow Injuries more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Baker treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Baker treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Baker treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Elbow Sprain
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Baker treats Elbow Sprain more than 41% of their peers

Dr. Baker treats this condition more than 41% of their peers

Check Dr. Baker's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Baker's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Sprain
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Fracture
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion

Dr. Baker's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Baker

3.7

Based on 42 ratings

5 Stars
59.523809523809526%
(25)
4 Stars
2.380952380952381%
(1)
3 Stars
7.142857142857143%
(3)
2 Stars
9.523809523809524%
(4)
1 Star
21.428571428571427%
(9)
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Dr. Baker listened and answered all of my questions. He went above and beyond to help me understand my condition. Dr. Baker is very knowledgeable and I Immediately felt like I was in good hands. I would highly recommend Dr. Baker as your Orthopedic hand specialist.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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Lisa – Oct 09, 2020
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I have confidence in him.
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Aug 20, 2020
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I did not use Dr. Baker for surgery, however I did use him as a follow-up for several visits following my wrist surgery. On the plus side, he appears to be quite knowledgeable and has a reputation as a good surgeon. On the minus side, he is abrupt, cold and does not offer a caring attitude.
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  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jul 24, 2020
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Worst experience I’ve ever had. After six weeks he still could not tell me what was wrong with my hand. He was too interested in playing around with the help.
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Nov 29, 2019
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Very nice doctor and explained the recommended treatment for the arthritis in my hands.
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May 06, 2019
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Dr. Baker is knowledgeable and taught me what I needed to know to help recover from tennis elbow. He is very detailed. Love Dr. Baker. I highly recommend him.
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May 02, 2019
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I came to Ortho Cincy in April, 2019. My Primary Dr, Patterson sent me, I had a lot of pain in my left thumb, I met so many nice people there especially Lisa Gergen,APRN, who explained in detail and the way I could understand a trigger thumb before she gave me a shot in my thumb. My thumb is doing very well now. Thanks again for your help. Delores Back
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Apr 15, 2019
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I didn't get to see Dr. Baker as he was (per the receptionist) about 90 minutes behind after having to do an unscheduled procedure.
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Mar 19, 2019
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Dr Baker clearly explained the results of my wife’s surgery and gave me detailed instructions regarding her aftercare.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Sep 21, 2018
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Dr. Baker is caring and thorough. He answered all my questions and gave me options.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Beth in Edgewood, KY – Jul 19, 2018
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Does not have a very good bedside manners. Doesnt really want to hear what you want say. Has no empathy or cares what your going through. If i end up having surgery will look for different doctor to do it.
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Burlington – Dec 21, 2017
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My experience with Dr. Baker was amazing. He saw me as soon as he could, tried one step to help me, then when he realized that wasn't the answer, got me into surgery to repair my wrist as soon as he could. He is friendly, listens, and only does what he has to, to fix the problem. He called me personally the day after my surgery to check on me. His office is very efficient, and his staff is super friendly, and always helpful. I truly have never had a betteredical experience.
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Maysville, KY – Oct 17, 2017
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Dr. Baker is the rudest doctor I have ever met in my life. DO NOT go to him! He cares more about money than he does about his patients.
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Dayton, OH – Aug 03, 2017
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Because of Dr. Baker's exceptional work, I was back to normal activities in half the expected time. Dr. Baker personally called me a couple days after the surgery to see how I was doing and to ask what my needs were. My hand therapist was impressed with the X-rays of my surgery. I experienced very little pain through the entire process. I feel a great deal of gratitude for the attention and care that I received and would highly recommend Dr. Baker to anyone who experiences a hand/wrist injury.
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Hebron, KY – Jul 24, 2017
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Very pleased and satisfied with Dr Baker's delicate surgical repair of a complex finger injury. Dr Baker emphasized the degree of injury, thoroughly explained the repair, skillfully performed the surgery, and stressed the importance of therapy. I consider myself fortunate to have been under his care and would highly recommend.
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Edgewood, KY – Jan 28, 2017
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From start to finish everything went smoothly. The reception staff was warm and welcoming. I had completed my paperwork from the website which expedited the registration process. The physician was on time and thorough with his exam. I left feeling he had listened to and addressed all my concerns. Dr. Baker was awesome!
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J. Lynn in Williamstown – Dec 28, 2016
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I have a comminuted fracture on my left wrist. The hand was deformed and surgery was a must. Dr. Baker scheduled me within 48 hours which was important to the recovery process. The surgery placed a large plate and 9 screws attached to my wrist. I was surprised to see the 2 3/4" of the scar for the first time. However, the healing was encouraging: There was no infection and no more pain medicine after two days. My hand was back to full motion after 9 weeks. Dr. Baker is an amazing surgeon!
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About Me

Care Philosophy

As a Hand and Elbow Surgeon, I treat all conditions of the Hand, Wrist and Elbow including bone, tendon, nerve and muscle conditions. A complete individualized...Read more

Biography

Dr. Baker is board-certified and specializes in the treatment of upper extremity disorders including those of the hand, wrist and elbow, with an interest...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2009
The Hand Center At San Antonio
Fellowship Hospital
2008
University of Illinois-Chicago
Residency Hospital
2004
University of Illinois At Chicago / College of Medicine
Internship Hospital
2003
University Of Louisville School Of Medicine
Medical School
1999
Washington University, St Louis
Undergraduate School

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Cincinnati "Top Doc", -

Frequently Asked Questions

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Locations

Commonwealth Orthopaedic Center

Commonwealth Orthopaedic Centers560 S Loop Rd Edgewood, KY 41017
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Affiliated Hospitals

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St Elizabeth - Ft Thomas

Fort Thomas, KY

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

St. Elizabeth Edgewood Hospital

Edgewood, KY

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

St. Elizabeth Florence

Florence, KY

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

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