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Dr. Steven Baak, MD

Rheumatology ·  Male · Age 58

Dr. Baak

Dr. Steven Baak, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Bridgeton, MO and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Saint Louis University School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in rheumatology and internal medicine.


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(314) 942-6464

Dr. Baak accepts the following insurance:

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Preferred Select
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Cigna
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Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care of Illinois
Coventry Health Care of Illinois PPO
Health and Life PPO
Platinum PPO
Coventry Health Care of Kansas, Inc.
Coventry Health Care of Kansas, Inc. PPO
Coventry Health Care of Missouri
Coventry Health Care of Missouri PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Homestate Health Plan
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO

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Dr. Baak's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Psoriatic Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Baak treats Psoriatic Arthritis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Baak treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rheumatoid Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Baak treats Rheumatoid Arthritis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Baak treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of Hand and Wrist
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Baak treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Baak treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Baak's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Biological Therapy
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bursa Injection
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • IV Therapy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Multiple Sclerosis Therapy
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Dr. Baak's team will take care of your Rheumatology needs, medication therapy, infusion, and ultra sound guided injections all in his office, The Arthritis Center in Bridgeton, Missouri.  Dr. Baak has personally performed over 55,000 joint injec...

Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1994
University Of Illinois At Chicago / College Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
1992
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Residency Hospital
1990
Santa Barbara Cottage Hosp
Internship Hospital
1989
Saint Louis University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1984
Pomona Coll
Undergraduate School
1994
1992
1990
1989
1984

Awards

Dr. Baak's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Baak

4.0

Based on 64 reviews

5 Stars
67.1875%
(43)
4 Stars
6.25%
(4)
3 Stars
3.125%
(2)
2 Stars
1.5625%
(1)
1 Star
21.875%
(14)

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I have been suffering with Rheumatoid Arthritis for years and have seen many doctors. Dr. Baak was the first doctor to really take his time with me and solve the problem. He came up with a plan and now I no longer feel that my arthritis is holding me back. Dr. Baak and the staff at the Arthritis...Read More
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Dr. Baak is The best Dr ever but unfortunately, I won't be back Wow!!! All I can say is just wow , I am undone as to how I was treated when calling with a verification number for proof of payment when my account was given over to collections when on the last visit I asked for an explanation as to...Read More
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Dr. Baak really helped me when I had a bad earache. He saw me right away prescribe the medication I needed to get better. I was going on vacation so this was so helpful. Dr. Baak is kind, caring and extremely compassionate. I highly recommend him.
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I could not be happier with Dr. Baak, as well as his office staff. He is is professional and as knowledgeable as any physician whom I have seen. Takes the time to explain fully any procedures and diagnoses, as well as answering myriad of questions you may have. Definitely recommend Dr. Baak to...Read More
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Over the weekend, my knee swelled and was very painful. I called Dr. Baak's office and whether it was just a slow day or they did everything possible to get me in, I was able to be seen at 1:30. The staff checking me in was fantastic. 5 seconds after the ultrasound tech, Vicky, started looking, she...Read More
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