Dr. Sanford Baim, MD

Dr. Sanford Baim, MD

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Rheumatology  ·  
Male  ·  
71 y/o
(2)

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Dr. Sanford Baim, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 40 years. He specializes in rheumatology and internal medicine.

Consultants In Endocrinology

1725 W Harrison St Ste 250

Chicago, IL 60612
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Baim performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Osteoporosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Bone Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers
Chondrocalcinosis
high
more than 82% of peers

Dr. Baim's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Baim "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."
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2  Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

63  Conditions Treated

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5  Procedures

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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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.

Education

  • Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1973
  • Michael Reese Hospital And Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1974
  • Michael Reese Hospital And Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976
  • University Utah Hosps
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1978

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Baim has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Baim's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Baim to family and friends
2 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (2)

  • 5
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  • 4
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Dr. Baim's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

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...more
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