Ratings for Dr. Barbara A. Baker
My experience was excellent with Dr. Baker. Very respectful, and was open & willing to answer all of my questions. She administered a thyroid biopsy (which admittedly didn't feel very good) and was very proactive in ordering the right lab tests.
Dr. Barbara Baker has successfully treated my hypothyroidism with both T3 & T4 thyroid hormones, which is what my body needed. She is very knowledgeable about thyroid disease. She is always on time and her staff returns phone calls promptly. After fighting this disease for 3 years, it's refreshing to find an Endo who treats your symptoms, not just your TSH number. I would highly recommend this doctor if you are suffering from thyroid disease.
This was one of the worst experiences of my life. I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and to top it all off i found out in the middle of my course that it was being grossly mismanaged by Dr. Baker. She has poor bedside manner as well as poor communication skills but these are belittled by her inability to follow defined treatment protocols. I feel like my disease process was more difficult for having her as my physician. Lastly I felt alone in regards to the fact that i stopped medications on my own no reminders, i called lab orders in to her office on the proper dates without any reminders. Her staff is impossible to get ahold of and she only calls pts back once a day. I would not wish this sort of treatment on my worse enemy. Find another endocrinologist. Trust me it will be worth it.
I was recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer and Dr. Baker was AWFUL! She had her nurse call me, rather than tell me the diagnosis herself. When I called back to ask questions, she acted annoyed. This was a tough enough thing to go through as is, but Dr. Baker definitely made it worse. I recently switched endocrinologists and it was a night and day doctor. Do NOT go to Dr. Baker if you have the choice.
Compared to my PCP this woman is a blessing. She seems focused and did engage in a relevant conversation with me about my symptoms. I have had no problems with any of my visits with her. Frankly, if she can make me feel better then I couldn't care less about bedside manner (I actually thought hers was fine). I have hypothyroidism but it came to light that there are other symptoms so rather than write me off as a dissatisfied thyroid sufferer, she tested me for other unconventional conditions. Only God knows why, but my PCP wouldn't do that for me even after years of complaints. It is my opinion that this Dr. is worth visiting if you are unhappy with your current Dr.
This is truly the worst specialist I have EVER dealt with, bar none. If I asked questions, I got totally brushed off and it was clear I had exceeded my alotted 15 minutes. My concerns were never addressed and after years of ignored issues, I finally became very ill, required surgery and promptly found another (luckily better) doctor. F- if you have thyroid issues.
Dr. Barbara A. Baker's Credentials
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- University Of Illinois At Chicago Health Science Center (Grad. 1977)
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