Dr. Robert Baird, MD

Dr. Robert Baird, MD

Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 72
Dr. Robert Baird, MD is a bone & joint orthopedics specialist in Irvine, CA and has been practicing for 47 years. He graduated from SUNY Dwnstate M C Coll Med in 1971 and specializes in bone & joint non-surgical orthopedics, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

16300 Sand Canyon Ave Ste 708

Irvine, CA 92618

Contact Information

(949) 706-3533

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • 6 More

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Top Care Areas

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Shoulder Dislocation
very high
more than 92% of peers
very high
more than 90% of peers
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
more than 84% of peers

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Dr. Baird's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Baird "Board Certification:American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1978 California State Medical License: 1972 Education: Bachelor of ArtsBrandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts Anthropology 1967 Medical Degree: State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York Magna Cum Laude 1971 Surgical Internship: University of California, San Diego, California 1971-1972 General Surgery Residency University of California, San Diego, California 1972-1973 Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: University of California, San Diego, California 1973-1977 Current and Past Hospital Positions and Academic Affiliations: Hospital Chairman, Orthopaedic Surgery, Irvine Regional Hospital and Medical Center | Irvine, CA Chief of Staff, Irvine Regional Hospital and Medical Center | Irvine, CA Chief, Orthopaedic Surgery, Long Beach Veterans Administration Medical Center | Long Beach, CA Hoag Hospital | Newport Beach, CA Hoag Hospital-Irvine | Irvine, CA Hoag Orthopaedic Institute | Irvine, CA Surgical CenterLaguna Hills Surgery Center | Laguna Woods, CA Specialty Surgery Center of Irvine | Irvine, CA AcademicActing Chairman, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, Irvine | Irvine, CA Associate Adjunct Professor, University of California, Irvine | Irvine, CA Reviewer, Medical Board of California Current and Past Society Memberships: State Society Memberships State Medical Society California Medical Association Regional Memberships Western Orthopaedic Association Specialty Society Memberships American Spinal Injury Association Additional Society Memberships: Orthopaedic Research Society American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Orange County Medical Association Association of Orthopaedic ChairmenAchievements and HonorsAlpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; Orange County Medical Association (2005) - "Physician of Excellence"; 2014 Long-Time Leadership Honoree, Jewish Community Foundation of Orange County; Current and Past Community Activities & Interests: Member, Board of Directors, Orange County Museum of Art; Advisory Board & Board of Directors, Jewish Community Foundation of Orange County; Encore, Support Group for the Orange County (High) School of the Arts (OCSA); Member, Solomon Society - Orange County;Ecuadorian Orthopedic Mission Collected previously used, but re-useable Orthopedic Implants from California orthopedists, distributed them to Quito and Cuenca orthopedists and.... playing the Bass Guitar!"
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Baird "My approach to practicing orthopedic medicine and surgery is to get to know you, my patient. I want to ask questions about your symptoms, and give you a careful and complete examination. Then I can determine what simple or sophisticated diagnostic tests may be necessary and best be able to explain and help you understand your diagnosis.

I firmly believe that decisions regarding both non-operative and operative treatments should be made by an informed patient with a physician who wants to give his patient the full opportunity to understand the diagnosis and the best alternatives. Then, together, we can choose the option with which the patient is most comfortable and will ultimately be the most successful.

I have had many years of orthopedic medical experience in the Orange County area - teaching Orthopaedic Residents at UCI's Medical School, as Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Long Beach Veterans Administration Medical Center, as Chief of Staff and of Orthopedic Surgery at several hospitals, and as Associate Adjunct Professor of Surgery at UCI, always while maintaining a diverse private orthopedic practice. I am committed to continuing medical education in my specialties and take great pride in my reputation of top diagnostic and surgical skills. .

I truly look forward to meeting you.....and to helping make you better.


Bob Baird, M.D."

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6  Specialties

  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Rehabilitation Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

89  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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38  Procedures

  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • SUNY Dwnstate M C Coll Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1971
  • Residency In General Surgery & Orthopaedic Surgery
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • U Calif San Diego
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • U Calif San Diego
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Baird's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Baird to family and friends
6 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

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Dr. Baird's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


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    Under 10 minutes
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