Susan A. Baker, M.D. completed her internal medicine and rheumatology fellowships at University of Illinois at Chicago. Board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology, Dr. Baker’s practice is focused on general rheumatology and medicine, and she has broad experience in both fields.
Dr. Baker is clinical instructor of Medicine at UCLA, David Geffen School of Medicine and has participated in teaching students, residents and fellows since 2003. She has participated in speaking engagements in rheumatology and has published a book chapter in rheumatology and articles in pharmacology. She is also an active member of multiple professional societies, including the American College of Physicians and the American College of Rheumatology, and she has been listed in Top Doctors in Los Angeles and Southern California Super Doctors.
In addition to her practice, Dr. Baker served on the board of the Samburu project which provides access to clean water in Kenya. She also was a founding member of the Mesesso Foundation that provided education and access to health care for young girls in Ethiopia. Currently, Dr. Baker serves as Vice President for the MaddocksBrown Foundation that has a wide-ranging platform focused on health care and rehabilitation, education, elder care, and more.
Arthritis and various connective tissue disorders can drastically impact your quality of life and level of functioning. Luckily, a number of treatment options are available to help you effectively treat and manage the symptoms of your arthritis or musculoskeletal condition. If you or someone you know is currently suffering from such conditions, be sure to contact an experienced rheumatologist or internal medicine specialist like Dr. Baker before your symptoms worsen.
In order to serve all her patients’ needs, Dr. Baker is able to provide a number of both diagnostic and treatment services from the convenience of her Beverly Hills facilities. From accurate diagnosis to treatment and symptom management to after care, Dr. Baker will recommend which individualized combination of services and treatment options will best treat the type and severity of your condition. Some of the many comprehensive services Dr. Baker provides in LA include :
- Lab services, including blood work and testing
- X-rays for diagnostic and comparison purposes
- Musculoskeletal ultra-sound guided joint injections
- EKGs to evaluate cardiac functioning
- Bone densitometry (Dexa scans)
- IV infusion Services
- Pain management counseling
By combining her years of rigorous education, extensive training, and field experience, Dr. Baker is able to provide compassionate, individualized treatment for many rheumatic conditions including, but not limited to the following:
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Temporal arthritis
- Reactive arthritis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Chronic back pain
- Autoimmune disease
- Sjogren’s syndrome
- Celiac disease
- Lyme disease
- Multiple sclerosis
If have been diagnosed with or suspect you may be suffering from one of the aforementioned conditions, it is important to seek the medical advice of a board certified rheumatologist such as Dr. Baker as soon as possible. If left untreated, the symptoms associated with each respective condition with gradually worsen and could potentially cause permanent internal damage.
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Not only is Dr. Baker is considered a true expert in her field, but she is also consistently providing the highest quality care available for arthritis and related musculoskeletal diseases. In addition to being board certified in both internal medicine and rheumatology, Dr. Baker has also received the prestigious “Patients’ Choice Award” and “Most Compassionate Doctor” award. Dr. Baker has helped countless individuals just like you regain control of their body, successfully manage symptoms, and restore their quality of life. If you would like to schedule an appointment with a rheumatologist in the greater Los Angeles area, call Dr. Baker at (310) 274-7770 at your earliest convenience.
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