Dr. John Baker, MD

NeurologyMaleAge 40

Dr. John Baker, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Sumter, SC and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Baker has more experience with Sleep Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of South Carolina At Columbia medical school in 2007. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mcleod Health Clarendon and MUSC Health Kershaw Medical Center. 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.

Dr. Baker

Colonial Family Practice, Sumter, SC

385 W Wesmark Blvd Sumter, SC 29150
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Dr. Baker is affiliated with Mcleod Health Clarendon Manning, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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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) 757-4061.

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.

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

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

  • 24-Hour Ambulatory Electroencephalogram
  • 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
  • Botox® Injection
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response Test
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cognitive Assessment
  • Cognitive Function Testing
  • Compound Muscle Action Potential (CMAP) Scan
  • Concussion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Evaluation
  • Dementia
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Drug Infusion Pump
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Electrodiagnostic Procedure
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Epley S Maneuver
  • Essential Tremor
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Evaluation for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  • Evoked Potential Test
  • Functional Movement Screening
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Grip and-or Muscle Group Pull Test
  • Head CT Scan
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Home Sleep Study
  • 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
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myobloc Injection
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Numbness
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • 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)
  • Pseudobulbar Affect 
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rathke's Cleft Cyst
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Study
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Stroke
  • Sudoscan
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Tension Headache
  • Tingling Sensation
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibular Testing
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Wada Test

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(803) 757-4061

Dr. Baker accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Baker's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Baker

4.4

Based on 44 ratings

5 Stars
79.54545454545455%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
13.636363636363637%
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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
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Mar 18, 2021
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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
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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
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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
13 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
  • Headache Medicine
  • Neuroradiology

Board Certifications

Education

2011
Duke University
Residency Hospital
2008
Duke University
Internship Hospital
2007
University of South Carolina At Columbia
Medical School
2003
University of South Carolina At Columbia
Undergraduate School
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Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. John Baker, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Baker has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. John Baker, MD accepting new patients?

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

Dr. Baker frequently treats Sleep Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Baker specializes.

Where is Dr. John Baker, MD's office located?

Dr. Baker's office is located at 385 W Wesmark Blvd, Sumter, SC 29150. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

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

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

MUSC Health Kershaw Medical Center

Camden, SC

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital

Sumter, SC

58% Patient Experience Rating, 11% lower than the national average