Dr. Sanford Baim, MD

Dr. Sanford Baim, MD

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Rheumatology | Male | 69 years old

When we evaluate patients for osteoporosis, we perform certain laboratory tests to determine if a person has another reason - other than, for example, post-menopausal and age-related bone loss - that may be contributing to their weakness of the skeleton. Prior to even considering medical therapy, once we have a diagnosis, we're sure there are no other reasons for osteoporosis, we then consider different therapies that are available to not only stabilize bone, but also to potentially increase the bone density in individuals, as well as decreasing future fracture risk. Other than fractures, osteoporosis has no symptoms - it's a silent disease. So you don't feel osteoporosis until you fracture. I see patients in follow-up after they have fractured. And one of the important aspects of that is to assist patients to get back on their feet - to try to regain their lifestyle that they had before. Their ability to enjoy life, that's very important to me. And it makes me feel good when I work with my patients, and I see them return to a full and more complete life after sustaining a fracture.Read more

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When we evaluate patients for osteoporosis, we perform certain laboratory tests to determine if a person has another reason - other than, for example, post-menopausal and age-related bone loss - that may be contributing to their weakness of the skeleton. Prior to even considering medical therapy, once we have a diagnosis, we're sure there are no other reasons for osteoporosis, we then consider different therapies that are available to not only stabilize bone, but also to potentially increase the bone density in individuals, as well as decreasing future fracture risk. Other than fractures, osteoporosis has no symptoms - it's a silent disease. So you don't feel osteoporosis until you fracture. I see patients in follow-up after they have fractured. And one of the important aspects of that is to assist patients to get back on their feet - to try to regain their lifestyle that they had before. Their ability to enjoy life, that's very important to me. And it makes me feel good when I work with my patients, and I see them return to a full and more complete life after sustaining a fracture.Read more

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Dr. Baim is very kind and easy to meet with. He is clear with his explanations and answers questions readily and thoroughly. My experience with him has been relative to osteoporosis and he has shown himself to be extremely competent in this area. I trust Dr. Baim and would definitely recommend him to others.
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Specialties

  • Rheumatology

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • 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
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Joint Drainage
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

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Education

  • Medical School
    Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School

    Graduated in 1973

  • Internship Hospital
    Michael Reese Hospital And Med Center

    Completed in 1974

  • Residency Hospital
    Michael Reese Hospital And Med Center

    Completed in 1976

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Utah Hosps

    Completed in 1978

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

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  • Specializes in Rheumatology
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Baim's Care Philosophy

When we evaluate patients for osteoporosis, we perform certain laboratory tests to determine if a person has another reason - other than, for example, post-menopausal and age-related bone loss - that may be contributing to their weakness of the skeleton. Prior to even considering medical therapy, once we have a diagnosis, we're sure there are no other reasons for osteoporosis, we then consider different therapies that are available to not only stabilize bone, but also to potentially increase the bone density in individuals, as well as decreasing future fracture risk. Other than fractures, osteoporosis has no symptoms - it's a silent disease. So you don't feel osteoporosis until you fracture. I see patients in follow-up after they have fractured. And one of the important aspects of that is to assist patients to get back on their feet - to try to regain their lifestyle that they had before. Their ability to enjoy life, that's very important to me. And it makes me feel good when I work with my patients, and I see them return to a full and more complete life after sustaining a fracture.