Dr. Susan Baker
Having grown up in a family of physicians, Dr. Baker provides traditional one-on-one care with the benefits of modern technology. Always the advocate, Dr. Baker guides her patients through the diagnostic and treatment process to determine the best approach for individual rheumatic disease management. Dr. Baker recognizes and is well versed in the different methodologies required to treat a span of age groups. As a rheumatologist, Dr. Baker is both a detective and a manager but above all, she is a committed long-term partner to her patients.
What is a Rheumatologist?
A rheumatologist is an internist who conducted further training in the detection and treatment of musculoskeletal diseases and systemic autoimmune conditions commonly known as rheumatic diseases. Rheumatic diseases can affect the joints, muscles, and bones. As a result, people with rheumatic diseases can encounter pain, swelling, stiffness, and deformity. To treat rheumatic diseases, a rheumatologist, such as Dr. Susan Baker, will conduct a series of tests to determine the source of the patient’s symptoms and develop a treatment plan. Treatments may include medications, physical therapy, or injections.
Our Rheumatology Office in Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Baker’s uniquely structured office is a medical home where early appointments are given and tests are conducted on site to help facilitate rapid diagnosis. Rheumatic conditions are complex and may often require other specialists to optimize patient care. Dr. Baker works with a wide variety of like-minded physicians and caregivers in order to take a holistic, whole-body approach to address a patient’s physical, emotional, and mental health.
Once a diagnosis has been defined, Dr. Baker designs an individual plan that specifically addresses each patient’s condition. The overall goal is to limit pain and achieve quality of life. Board certified in both internal medicine and rheumatology, Dr. Baker has been practicing medicine in Beverly Hills since 2003. In addition to her primary practice, she holds a teaching position at Cedars Sinai Hospital and is a clinical instructor of medicine for UCLA, David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Baker has been received numerous awards including the “Patient’s Choice Award”, the “Most Compassionate Doctor” award, as well as one of Southern California’s “Super Doctors”.
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