Dr. Sanford Baim, MD

Dr. Sanford Baim, MD

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Rheumatology  |  
Male  |  
70 y/o
(2)

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Dr. Sanford Baim, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. He is 70 years old and has been practicing for 44 years. Dr. Baim is affiliated with Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center/UMHC and Rush University Medical Center.

Consultants In Endocrinology

1725 W Harrison St Ste 250

Chicago, IL 60612
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Top Care Areas

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

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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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Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine
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Board Certifications

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

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • 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
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Muscle Weakness
  • 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
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease

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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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Baim to family and friends
5.0
based on 2 total reviews (1 with a comment)
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)
in Plainfield, IL |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Baim accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
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  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Priority Health
    Priority PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Baim has admitting privileges

Rush University Medical Center
1653 W Congress Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60612
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Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center/UMHC
1475 NW 12th Ave
Miami, FL 33136
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