Dr. Michael Baskies, MD

Dr. Michael Baskies, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 41
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Michael Baskies, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Morristown, NJ. He is 41 years old and has been practicing for 15 years. Dr. Baskies is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center and Morristown Medical Center.

111 Madison Ave Ste 400

Morristown, NJ 07960

Contact Information

(908) 340-4800

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
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Top Care Areas


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

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Baskies ""I am dedicated to applying my training and experience to help patients make well-informed decisions. The operative and non-operative management of hand and upper extremity problems requires attention to the aspirations and goals of each individual patient. Every interaction with a patient is an opportunity to discuss therapeutic options to help patients achieve their objectives and goals.""


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

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Replacement


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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.


  • Union College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • New York University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Nyu Hospital For Joint Diseases
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Nyu Hospital For Joint Diseases
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Baskies has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Baskies' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Baskies to family and friends
based on 32 total reviews (16 with comments)
Dr. Baskies' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (16)
Madison, NJ |
When Dr. Baskies looks at you, he sees dollar signs. He will have you scheduled for unnecessary procedures to keep milking the cow. Stay away.
I feel truly blessed that Dr Baskies was on my case. I read some harsh reviews and was concerned but I could have not been more pleased. Dr. Baskies is very gifted surgeon and will do his best to return you to full and optimal function. I will say he will be honest and will not sugar coat things during the consultation. He has always been professional, kind and more than willing to answer any question in length. I give him the highest praise and recommendation.
Morristown, NJ |
Dr. Baskies was the most arrogant, condescending healthcare provider I have ever encountered. And when he realized how upset his negativity had gotten me, he simply got up and left the room. The nurse was wonderful and made sure I was okay. Needless to say, I immediately found another doctor.
in NJ |
My son recently had hand surgery performed by Dr.Baskies. He was very informative & thorough before & after my son's surgery. He took his time explaining options before the surgery & was open to answering any questions or concerns we had. He is kind & understanding & is also well skilled. I highly recommend him.
in Montague, NJ |
Dr. Baskies was GREAT I had trigger thumb Operation took about 20 mins, no pain at suture site and I had full movement of my thumb right after surgery, I highly recommend Dr. Baskies
in Denville, NJ |
I have been to many Doctors for myself and with family in my lifetime. I have never left a review on anyone. This was the worst Doctor I have EVER been too. He is an arrogant looser who needs to go to human school and learn how to speak to people. He spoke down to us and did nothing nor gave us any advice on the issue. I will be calling my insurance company and telling them not to pay this looser!!!
Livingston, NJ |
Dr Baskies has done surgery on my husband and now is treating me and we could not be more happy with his care!
Newark, NJ |
Very textbook, no personality at all. When looking for actual advice and care he's not the doctor to go to. You can gather the same information from any medical website without being charged hundreds of dollars for only a few minutes.
Basking Ridge, NJ |
I am NOT the kind of person to be revengeful but my experience with Dr Baskies and his front desk secretary was so traumatic that I'm obligated to say something. Iasked for an appointment and was given one for the next week only to be told that I was 1 week late and that my son had no remedy mostly for me bein irresponsible and providing my son with the lousy government insure instead of working hard for a better one. Bedside manners? 0. My son was successfully operated by a kind Dr McPartland
Englishtown, NJ |
This Dr does not think physical therapy after an insurance approved surgery is necessary. He is merely a rubber stamp Dr for the insurance companies. This Dr should be avoided.
in Mendham, nj |
Like the doc. Personable, professional. But staff a nightmare. Tried to get some assistance with billing/insurance issues but they wanted nothing to do with it. Downright rude/dismissive.
in Summit, NJ |
I have been in severe pain for several months. I had been to the neurologist for an EMG (also had an MRI) results from both test were good but my pain had worsened. I had anticipated that Dr Baskies would be able to diagnose my condition and help me to the road to recovery. He walked in, sat down and told me that there was nothing that he could do for me. My hand would get better on its own. He did not look at my hand or ask me any questions. That was it. He then walked out of the room. Huh???
Morristown, NJ |
Dr. Baskies has been great. I've had a couple of appointments with him and he's very patient, informative, answered any questions I had, and seems to truly care about me as the patient. I would highly recommend him.
Jersey City, NJ |
Beware! I recently went to this office with a past broken finger. Got x-rays and consulted with Dr.Baskies for 6 min. He charged me over $1200 for him to tell me there was nothing he could do and to seek occupational therapy to remedy the break. The line item shows up at surgery from my insurance company, but they (after fighting the last few months to try to get the office and call center to review the billing coding) assure me that the charge is right because it falls under a certain med code
in Basking Ridge, NJ |
Dr. Baskies is awesome- a little quirky, but what Doctor isn't. He is thorough and sets reasonable expectations for recovery. I appreciate his candor and his brutal honesty as it is helpful in understanding the problem and the solution. He doesn't sugar coat it.
in Milford, PA |
Dr.Baskies jumped to a diagnoses that was wrong.He looked at a x ray and told me I have arthritis in my wrist and it turned out to be a torn tendon. He also told me to deal with the pain and the way the hand is. He said he was not going to do anything about it.
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Dr. Baskies accepts 30 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
    Amerihealth PPO
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Devon Health
  • EmblemHealth
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Husky Health
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • QualCare
    QualCare PPO
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
  • Wellcare of Georgia

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Hospitals where Dr. Baskies has admitting privileges

Morristown Medical Center
100 Madison Ave
Morristown, NJ 07960
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Overlook Medical Center
99 Beauvoir Ave
Summit, NJ 07901
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