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I brought my teen son to see him. The horrible physician mocked and berated me in front of my son and made my requests for an orthotic to correct his spine sound ludicrous. I am now working with Dr. Shindell and in the 2 months my son has been in the orthotic I proposed to Baig, his curvature has improved by 20 degrees, his spine is much improved and he absolutely won't need surgery. I believe Baig is just looking to cut people open and perform surgery since that is the big ticket item. I would not only never recommend him, I warm and caution people from going to see him unless you are seeking surgery. I was seeking a caring physician that would help me protect my child. One that would do everything possible to avoid surgery. Run far away from him.
Dr. Baig is very knowledgeable and courteous. His office staff do the minimum. There is no going out of their way or deviating from policy to help a patient. If you need paperwork completed don't expect a sense of urgency. There also won't be any relaxation of procedure for patient convenience.
I had an initial consult for my back with another physician which resulted in recommendation for a two level fusion. After 7 months of failed treatments and progressing severe pain and moderate disability, I decided to proceed with the surgery. However, the surgeon was dropped from my insurance and they recommended me to Dr. Baig. Dr. Baig looked at my MRI, disagreed with the report and diagnosed me before asking my history, pain levels or examining me. He gave a completely different diagnosis than the MRI report and previous surgeon and told me that my retrolisthesis was stable. He looked at me like I was crazy when I mentioned surgery because I am only 31. However, the problem started with an accident at 15 and IÂ already have had one back surgery at 24. He said I was too young for intervention and to try Yoga instead seeing how all other therapies failed (including steroid injections). Dr. Baig was uncompassionate and viewed me as a number not a person. By the time I left his office I was all but almost convinced that it was all in my head. I waited to change my insurance plan and two months later I saw a Barrow neurosurgeon who ordered another MRI because of the increase in pain. The MRI confirmed what was seen before with continuing rapid degeneration. The new surgeon told me that it was not okay to live such a poor quality of life regardless of my age, and that my back degeneration would continue to progress until Iâm at a stage where the surgical outcome wonât be as good if I wait. He made me feel like I wasnât crazy and gave me hope back that I can live a normal life again, and best of all he treated me like a human. When he did my surgery he told me that my spine was definitely unstable and my vertebrae was completely dislocated and there was really nothing holding it in place. He told me I must have been absolutely miserable and sorry it took so long to find relief. Within a week of the post op pain disappearing, essentially all my pre op pain was gone and I am grateful to this man for giving me my life back. Some people may have had pleasant experiences with Dr. Baig, but I want others seeking opinions to know that there are much better physicians to choose from and donât settle for this one until youâve had another opinion.
I went to visit this provider on a referral. I waited nearly an hour past my scheduled time. During the visit, I was only given one procedure, when I was told by another that there were two potential opportunities. I declined his procedure and wanted to talk with my PCM and pain management doctor. After a few months, I decided to have the procedure and called the office. TWICE, I was told the staff would call me back. They failed to do so. The third time, I was told the doctor had discharged me and did not want to work with me. I was upset during my first visit because he was an hour late and then told me I only had one procedure, when before I was informed of two. I declined his services at that time and now he refuses to work with me? Bottom line is this,,,,He was late by nearly an hour, his staff refused to call me back twice, and he got upset because I wanted another opinion...Tricare folks, I would look elsewhere...
Dr. Baig is AMAZING!!!! With my prior experiences I have had nothing but horrible pain until I paid my first visit to Dr. Baig. I live in Tucson and made the drive to his office in Mesa and have had nothing but positive experiences! I am way better off after my spinal fusion than I ever have been before! Any concerns I had, I was seen right away and he was very knowledgeable. You can't please everyone because everyone has an opinion on their circumstances, however, after living with this issue that almost paralyzed me from the waist down and providers who kept ignoring my issues, I found Dr. Baig and he literally turned my life around! Be up front about your expectations as a patient and listen to what he is telling you, he knows what he is talking about. I like straight forward and to the point, I do not like to be coddled since that got me nowhere and almost paralyzed. 5 STARS for Dr. Baig and staff!!!!
Dr Baig is an excellent surgeon. I had microdiscetomy on L4 and 5 June 29th and had instant relief when waking up. It has been 4 weeks since and I am still pain free except for surgical site which is almost no pain. No pain killers for 3 weeks and should have seen this amazing guy 5 years ago.
He is a wonderful doctor...listens to his patients and truly cares about their concerns. His patients are important to him and he follows up with their needs. His surgical skills are superior.
Dr Baig is a fabulous doctor. My husband and I both had surgery done by him and we are both in Great Shape. I would recommend him to everyone with no hesitation!!
Dr Baig diagosed my issue quickly and accurately. In addition, his office staff was quick to promise medical information to my work's disability company within days. I highly recommend him!
Very easy to talk with, answers all your questions, with no bull. Does not pad any complications that my arise. I like him.
This was my first post surgery visit and Dr. Baig recommended PT and medication to reduce persistent pain. Pain was greatly reduced by the surgery.
Dr Baig has the best side manner he looks at you when he looks at you when he is talking to you, not the lap top. He could be misleading because he looks so young but he means business he is there to help you and make you feel new again.
Doctor Baig was right up front with me and although I may not like what he had to say, I accepted it as the best and only alternative.
I was surprised to be called to the back for my appointment by Dr Baig himself! He had my x-rays and mri's up for viewing and used them in his discussions of my problems. He has instilled enough confidence for me to agree to go ahead with surgery.
Both my husband and I had major surgeries done by Dr Baig. We both are now in great shape. He takes his time with you, explains very well, follow up care is excellent. He is a very caring Dr. If necessary I would have him for my surgeon with no worries.
Dr. Baig is open and to the point on my condition and to what I would expect if I have surgery to correct it.......he took the time to answer any questions I had and I will be contacting him for a follow-up when I am ready for my surgery.
I have had a check up every 3 months and will have an other in 3 more months Doctor always want to make use the surgery he did works
He was a rude, verbally short, little man who had no bedside manner's. The video on his website is the exact opposite of him in person. His office staff never returned call's like they said they would. I would not recommend this man to my family or friend
Thank you for diagnosing and ending my sciatic Nerve pain.
Professional, proficient, friendly manner.
My pain was not addressed, no medicine was prescribed. I felt like my time was wasted.
I heard that Dr Baig was running a little late, because of a surgery.It was worth the wait.
It was easy to make an appointment with Dr Baig. I only waited 2 days and was promptly seen. Thanks!
Dr. and staff fit me into their busy schedule, but still spent the time to inform me of options available to correct my back problem. Very professional and efficient.
Well educated and listens to the patient and their concerns. Willing to consider alternative methods that are practical. Very friendly and courteous.
Very personable,professional and answered all of my questions to alleviate my fears. I wish the rest of my process was as good with my health insurance.
I like Dr. Baigh very much. He is straightforward but not at all arrogant. He seems both skillful and prepared I appreciate his low key approach and calm demeanor. His office seems very well run and staff is very helpful and efficient.
Dr, Baig was truthful and upfront with me. It may be something I didn't want to hear, but it was the right way to go.
He advised me what was really wrong and provided an alternative procedure and referred another physician that could do it. I think its great that he didn't do surgery when I didn't need it.
Even though the wait was long - it was worth it. I really feel like he dr will help me with my spine / back pain.
Dr. Baig is an excellent surgeon who cares for his patients. He is straight forward in his discussions as he listens to his patients concerns. He is there for you when you need him.
Address neck problems, but disagreed with previous Doctor's opinion and suggestions. His opinion was that any surgery would not help or fix the problem and therefore, not recommended. Still in pain with few options available.
He,s like 30 years old, he apparently has not worked very long but because he accepts poor man insurance I got the pleasure. He only wanted to deal with the thoracic spine and only wants patience who are surgery candidates. He would love to cut you open provided insurance approved. I believe he was looking at the wrong side of the X-ray cause he said my problem was on my right side when it was on my left.
I felt as though he was rushing me through the appointment. Also, was about a ten minute appointment that I had waited for an hour and a half after my appointment time. I wasn't happy with the way he presented my problem, like it was no big deal.
Dr Baig is a terrific doctor. I would trust him for anything. He explains things so you can understand.
Dr. Baig was very attentive to me and my concerns. He knew and understood my pain and ailments. I was very impressed by his personalization.
Liked his "straight forwardness".....didn't try to "sugar coat" the condition....and let me know "exactly" what I was up against....beside being considerate & understanding to my needs.
I am so happy with not being in pain anymore! I have arthritis so bad and was in pain when I first saw Dr Baig in August of 2012. One thing I really l ...
I would suggest sending the paperwork on email so I could have filled it out before arriving. Might have saved everyone some time.
Dr. Baig listened to my concerns and addressed all of them. We came up with a plan of treatment and I feel confident I am in good hands. He has a good sense of humor which helped to relax me. Thank you.
I couldn't ask more from a doctor. He was pleasent, informative, and encouraging. I left the office a happy camper.
I am pleased with the minimalist approach of Dr. Baig, his thorough examination of my X-ray and MRI results, and his consultation with me as to my alternatives for treatment.
Dr. Baig was very professional and direct, he walked me through my MRI and by the end of our appointment it was an easy decision for me to move forward with the quality medical services he is willing to provide..... I'm in good hands.....
Honest and up front. Tells it like it is no surprises.
Dr Baig was very knowledgeable and kind. He is also very thorough. I waited a long time past my appointment but it is understandable considering how thoroughly he addressed my concerns. I would recommend this Dr to friends and family.
Dr. Baig was very clear and very helpful in describing my condition and options to me. I felt he was quite honest - he didn't try to persuade me to have unnecessary treatment. He is friendly and enthusiastic - ideal from a patient's point of view.
Personable doctor. Thorough.
Dr. Baig was very clear on the problem, recommended surgery and recovery. I felt very confident with him after discussing all the issues.
Dr. Baig is a great surgeon. My husband had major surgery by him and he turned out great. I had cervical surgery and it turned great. I would recommend him to everyone. He is very easy to talk to, very understanding and caring.
The visit was mostly infomational but promises to be satisfactory in the long run. Unfortunately the "hurt" wants immediate relief but the ground work must be done. We appreciate the doctor's time and expertise.
I don't feel like my concerns were heard or taken seriously.
I need a solution/resolution to my pain and being unable to walk. This has been going on for almost a year and I can't take much more.
I would never choose to see Dr. Baig again nor will I recommend him. He did not explain nearly half the surgery to me. When I asked about recovery time and going back to work, his answer was "You will be up and around in a couple days. He did not explain recovery at all! After the fact I find out that I have to wear a neck brace for four days after the surgery, can't shower or bathe for four days, have to sleep at a 60 degree angle and can't even drive for 6 weeks. He also repeated that it was an out-patient surgery. Yeah, out-patient and stay over night. If I had known I was staying I would have boarded my dogs. I told my job that I would be back to work within 5 days at the most considering what he said. How can I work when I can't drive. What happened to out-patient non-invasive surgery he spoke about on my first appointment?! The surgery was way more invasive that he led me to believe. If I had known this I would have also arranged to stay at my parents house where i could be helped and watched. Dr. Baig is by far the worst Dr I have ever been too. No smile, no bedside manor. He is definitely one of the many doctors that does not care about people. Just about their money. He shouldn't even be
Dr. Baig is a top rate surgeon with an excellent bed-side manner. He also seems to genuinely care for his patients. The office staff are excellent and seem very well qualified.
I was very impressed with the doctor and his staff. Found the doctor's explanation very helpful in my understanding of my Spine problem. Also the staff's assistance in scheduling various tests and doctors visits.
I am thrilled that Dr Baig was able to find the cause of my back pain when no one else could .
my medical issue was not resolved
doctor answered all my questions and explained the surgical procedure I will be having.
I do agree that I most likely need some sort of surgery for my problems. but there are a lot more than were covered at the appointment. I do wish that the Dr could do an entire spinal working rather than in sections. because ny entire spine causes me pain
Being the first scheduled appointment of the day which was 8 AM, I arrived 10 minutes early and the door was locked so had to wait outside in hall. Upon the receptionist arriving, I was checked in but waited over 30 minutes to be seen. Frustrating
Have more appts., will see how it turns out
Dr. Baig and his staff were courteous, helpful and friendly. Dr. Baig was professional and could explain my medical concerns in language I could understand. I would highly recommend Dr. Baig.
Dr. Baig was very personable, informative, and scheduled tests that I would need. He answered all my questions. I feel confident in him.
Here is a Doctor that you can trust. It was my experience he would take the time to explain things so even I could understand. I did have a long wait to see him, but he took the time to talk to me and refer me to some else was thoughtful. Thank you!
Dr. Baig was very friendly. He listened while I told him my situation and gave me my options. He explained the procedure if I decided to have the surgery and told me the risks involved. If I decide to have the surgery I would definitly have him do it.
Didn't have any clear direction to control pain going to yoga studio is not a good resolve.
Can't say yet. This was my first visit.
Dr. Baig told me what my promble is and address right a way. I thank him for that, I have never had an answer what my promble was Thank You Do.
I was pleased with the explanation of my condition & understood the possible resolution quite clearly. Dr b was very pleasant to talk to.
I wanted help making a decision about major surgery. He took his time talking with me and then decided to do more testing for me to have all my question.
I felt very comfortable on my first visit. I feel that Dr Baeg is very knowledgable and am looking forward to moving ahead to see if there can be any relief for my constant pain.
Was concerned that he did not have the referral for this appointment but that was on the Primary Doctor. I did not know that I had to bring MRI disc with me to visit. Slow start to the visit but ended up well, he seems to know his stuff!!!!
Dr. Baig is very short with his answers and discussion with me. I can't quite pinpoint exactly what it is but my overall feeling after appointments with him is being rushed and kind of brushed off. I feel his bedside manner needs a lot of work.
Dr. Baig was wonderfull. Met us at the door. Was very kind and helpfull. Didn't act like he was in a hurry and was awsome. I would go back to him in a heart beat and would feel very at ease with him. He treated me like a person not a case.
My experience during my first visit at Dr. Baig office was good. Dr. Baig is very personable and takes the time to explain his findings and putting a game plan together. His office personnel were professional and friendly. Overall I was impressed.
Always attentive and honest, caters to your individual needs and concerns. A true professional that has passion for his area of expertise.
Dr. Baig has poor bedside manner and has no clue how to be a well rounded doctor. He may be a good surgeon (however I would not let him operate on me so I will never find out) but I have been to doctors that care about their patients, that don't interrupt their patients, and that have some empathy for their patients and that are reasonably punctual. Unfortunately, Dr. Baig in my office visits has exhibited none of these critical factors when deciding upon a doctor/surgeon. I know there is much better choices out there unfortunately from Dr Baig's demeanor he doesn't know that. His staff is nice, no issues there.
The paperwork was minimal compared to what I expected. The wait was over an hour, but the actual visit went very well. He explained things clearly, did a thorough exam, and I plan to come back here if I have further issues. This doc is great!
Great doctor and staff. He did wonders for me.
I was very impressed with Dr. Baig, he was very professional and seem to know the exact problem and diagnosis of the problem with my back (spine).
I was very pleased with my appointment. I have a lot of faith in Dr. Baig.
My appointment was at 2:15 with an arrival time of 1:45 to fill out paperwork. Sat there for an hour and a half and finally left without ever seeing a doctor. Absolutely ridiculous! If he doesn't have time to see someone, don't schedule the appointment!
I made an appt to see Dr Baig but when I got there I only saw PA-he was arrogant and did not want to take the time to listen to anything I had to say-the office was overbooked and I don't even think the Dr Baig was there-ordered a neuro test with no explaination of anything about it-I left there just shocked at the total lack of compassion
He doesn't know what he is talking about. He thinks he knows more than he does and that's just dangerous. My doctor sent me to this office thinking I was going to see another doctor who retired. Run the other way before seeing this guy. I'm not sure how he manages to stay in practice.
I enjoy the ability to walk again, thanks to Dr. Baig. I feel confident in saying he is a talented and HUMBLE man who is dedicated to his work. As I sit here to leave this review of Dr. Baig I am grateful that I can sit up without pain in the legs and back area. His bedside manner was NOT arrogant in my opinion, he was clear and concise in explaining the options that lead me to his office and the options i have with regard to my future ability to have a fulfilled life. With his approval and invitations to increase exercise to the core areas and focus on YOGA like training to rebuild and sustain my core to promote a healthier lifestyle and enjoy many years of activity. how can one disagree with his judgment and ideas.I am truly pleased and grateful to have had Dr. Baig as the man who brought me back to my feet.