Dr. James Baker, MD

Dr. James Baker, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 40
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Dr. James Baker, MD is a hand and upper extremity surgery specialist in Edgewood, KY and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from University of Louisville School of Medicine in 2003 and specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery, orthopedic hand surgery, and more.Read his story

560 S Loop Rd

Edgewood, KY 41017

Contact Information

(859) 301-2663

Insurance Accepted

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Top Care Areas

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

Hand Fracture
very high
more than 99% of peers
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Baker's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Baker's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Baker "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 in occupational and work-related injuries. Watch our "Meet Dr. Baker" video HERE to learn more about him. He was named a "Top Doctor" in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and again in 2017."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Baker "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 treatment plan will be prepared and may include medications, injections, therapy, bracing, casting and possibly surgery. A team approach to care is taken so no aspect is left out. Special attention and care is given to injured workers to expedite their treatments and safely return them to employment."

3  Specialties

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

41  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Tendonitis
  • Thumb Basal Joint Arthritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Wrist Fracture

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24  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Kentucky.

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

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Cincinnati "Top Doc", -
Media & Publications

Dr. Baker has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Baker's Reviews

3.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Baker to family and friends
30 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (30)

  • 5
    (17)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (3)
  • 1
    (7)

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

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

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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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...more
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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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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...more
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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...more
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