Dr. John Baker, MD

NeurologyMaleAge 41

Neurology

Dr. John Baker, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Sumter, SC and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Baker has extensive experience in Sleep Disorders. He graduated from University of South Carolina At Columbia in 2007. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mcleod Health Clarendon and Musc Health Kershaw Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. John Baker, MD

Colonial Family Practice

325 Broad St Ste 100 Sumter, SC 29150
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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 (803) 773-5227.

Sleep Disorders

Sleep disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that disrupt sleep, including insomnia, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome, and sleep apnea.Compare with other Sleep Disorders specialists.

Dr. Baker is experienced in the area of Sleep Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Insomnia
Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
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Dr. Baker's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Autonomic Testing
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Injury
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cognitive Function Testing
  • Concussion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • ImPACT Testing
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lambert-Eaton Syndrome
  • Low Back Pain
  • Memory Disorders
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Meningiomas
  • Meningitis
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Numbness
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Neuropathy Testing
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rathke's Cleft Cyst
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Stroke
  • Sudoscan
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Tingling Sensation
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibular Testing
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitamin B Deficiency

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(803) 773-5227

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Dr. Baker's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Baker

4.4

Based on 44 ratings

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Trying to make an new patent appointment with this guy, is harder than pulling teeth. Office wanted to to change my scheduled appointment with the doctor, to the next day with nurse practitioner. This is after I have waited for months for the appointment and driving 2 1/2 hours to his office. I am more than disappointed with this office and I haven’t seen the doctor yet.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 18, 2021
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I will highly recommend Dr. Baker. He is brilliant!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Claudia Geddings – Sep 25, 2020
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I couldn’t ask for a better Neurologist
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Aug 04, 2020
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Dr. Baker is THE BEST doctor I have ever seen. He is committed to find out what is wrong with me. He took his time listening my story, and promised he will find out what is wrong with me. I am in a very bad condition, and until now nobody could find what is wrong with me. We still don't know, but at least I have hope. The doctor already ordered a MRI and blood tests. I was very, very pleased to meet Dr. Baker. The appointment went smooth, the staff was nice. I totally recommend Dr. Baker. I now understand why he has such a long waiting list. He is great!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Lucian – Mar 19, 2020
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Easy to talk with . Listens and Cares . Takes his time with his patient. I really appreciate him
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Michelle Knight in Gaston, SC – Feb 27, 2019
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Dr. Baker is an excellent doctor who knows what he is doing. I had a pain that my family doctor tried to treat for more than a year. He finally referred me to Dr. Baker who immediately identified my problem and began treatment. Today, I'm almost pain free! I especially was impressed that I didn't have a long wait time in the waiting room before being called back. He made me feel as if I was his only patient that day and took his time answering all of my questions. I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Sumter, SC – Nov 16, 2018
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Dr Baker is the best! He takes so much time understanding you and trying to fix what is wrong! I totally recommend him if you need a neurologist he is the best!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Deborah Thomas in Bethune, SC – Feb 14, 2018
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Dr. Baker and his staff are very unorganized the staff do not follow through to let you know ahead of schedule if theres a problem of any kind my daughter is completely out of meds, do you think they helped!! Not at all and Dr. Baker does not have any bedside manners either very cold and stiff
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Sumter, SC – Nov 14, 2017
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Dr. Baker is one of the friendliest, most competent neurologists I've ever seen. His bedside manner is above reproach. As far as his treatment plan, I can say with confidence his treatment regimens are working well for me, so I highly recommend Dr. Baker.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Drew Stewart in Columbia, SC – Jun 26, 2017
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Loved Dr. Baker!! Great personality. Very thorough.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Dodi Livergood in Rembert, SC – Apr 10, 2017
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Dr Baker was referred by a friend. I checked out his great reviews but still very apprehensive. I've had migraines since my teens but over 5 yrs ago, they became daily and mostly severe. I have spent those years mostly in dark rooms with sunglasses always handy. My life literally stopped.He and his staff - wonderful. He is compassionate, surpassed my expectations, very knowledgeable, and the first to offer me a glimpse of hope and a chance to experience life again. Looking forward to the future!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Kim in Columbia, SC – Mar 19, 2017
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Dr. Baker is the absolute best physician I've ever had. He really cares, and takes time to listen.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Sumter, SC – Aug 03, 2016
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Dr Baker is friendly, professional, and listens to me. I've already told others I know about him. Very glad he has moved his practice to Sumter.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
14 people found this helpful
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Cindy Granke in Sumter, SC – Mar 20, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

As a general neurologist in small town South Carolina, I manage a volume of patients with a wide spectrum of neurologic conditions while encompassing my time as a provider and educator.

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

2008
Duke University
Internship Hospital
2007
University of South Carolina At Columbia
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to schedule an appointment with Dr. John Baker, MD?

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Does Dr. John Baker, MD accept any insurance plans?

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Does Dr. John Baker, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. John Baker, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Baker's profile.

What are Dr. John Baker, MD's top areas of expertise?

Dr. Baker specializes in Sleep Disorders. See more on Healthgrades.

What conditions does Dr. John Baker, MD treat?

Dr. Baker frequently treats the following conditions: All Headaches (incl. Migraine), Migraine, and Restless Leg Syndrome. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. John Baker, MD's office address?

Dr. Baker's office is located at 325 Broad St Ste 100, Sumter, SC 29150. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. John Baker, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. John Baker, MD is affiliated with Mcleod Health Clarendon and Musc Health Kershaw Medical Center.

Is Dr. John Baker, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. John Baker, MD holds board certifications in Neurology.

How much experience does Dr. John Baker, MD have?

Dr. Baker has over 15 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. John Baker, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.4/5 for Dr. John Baker, MD. Patients say that the appointment wasn't rushed and the provider listened & answered questions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Locations

Colonial Family Practice

Colonial Family Practice, Sumter, SC325 Broad St Ste 100 Sumter, SC 29150
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 8:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 8:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 8:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 8:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 8:00pm
    • Sat: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sun: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Directions

Colonial Family Practice, Sumter, SC

Colonial Neurology385 W Wesmark Blvd Sumter, SC 29150
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Baker is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Mcleod Health Clarendon

Manning, SC

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

Musc Health Kershaw Medical Center

Camden, SC

62% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% lower than the national average

Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital

Sumter, SC

54% Patients that would definitely recommend, 16% lower than the national average