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About Dr. John M Baldauf

Dr. John M Baldauf, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Las Vegas, NV. He has 30 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Baldauf is affiliated with Southern Hills Hospital And Medical Center. Dr. Baldauf has received 5 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

33 Ratings with 13 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. John M Baldauf is Great. Dr. John M Baldauf has been rated by 33 patients. From those 33 patients 13 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. John M Baldauf is 3.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Desert Orthopedic Center

2800 E Desert Inn Rd Ste 100
Las Vegas, NV 89121
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Specialties

Dr. John M Baldauf has the following 1 specialty

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Expertise

    16 Expertise

  • Joint Pain/Swelling
  • Bone Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Arthroscopy
  • Scoliosis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Laminectomy
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Joint Replacement
  • Sports Medicine
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Knee Surgery (Knee Replacement Arthroplasty)
  • Knee Osteoarthritis

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Reviews

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one of the best in the field of orthopaedic

Dr. John Baldauf, is one of the best in the field of orthopaedic. I had to have a knee arthroscopy to remove a lose body and with it being my first surgery, I had many questions that were all answered. Dr. Baldauf was my second opinion and I had got a total of four opinions from different surgeons prior to deciding to go with him. Dr. Baldauf took the time to explain the procedure and did not pressure me into surgery, like some of the other surgeons. He truly does care for his patients and treats his patients with the utmost respect. His entire team is professional and eager to help. I had a great experience dealing with Heather and Cyndi. Communication is great prior to appointments and after surgery, they make it easy to have a clear way of communication. I would highly recommend Dr. Baldauf and had referred him to my family and co-workers. Hopefully I never need any of his medical services again, but if I do I would not hesitate to trust him with my health.

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Assembly line medical practice

This practice is strictly assembly line medicine. You think you're scheduled to see the Dr. when in reality you see a PA. I saw the Dr literally 5 minutes during my pre-op appt in Feb and then 5 minutes each in hospital pre-op and discharge. All the other times, I saw the PA. I am quite younger than the "average" hip replacement patient, yet I was given pre- and post-op instructions as if I were 80 (eg, take your beta-blocker in the AM, discontinue the high blood pressure pills, this is covered by Medicare, this isn't). PAs seemed confused when told I don't have Medicare, nor am I taking any medications. That's where the assembly line feeling comes in. As soon as I arrived for my appt, the front desk person says "You know your deductible is $500 and you have to pay it today, right?" She repeated this about 4 times before I told her, "I'm fine, how are you? [pause] And yes, I know all about the deductible". They insist on calling you by the name on your license, even when I tell them to use my nickname. PA dismisses my complaint that when I was in the hospital, I was prescribed a drug I'm allergic to with "oh, that's standard therapy after surgery". Another assembly line feeling. Good thing I ignored the discharge instructions. Now they want me to use their own outpatient PT office. I don't think so. I'm going to an independent company that treats me not like just a number, I get quality PT time with them. Oh, and if you go in for a surgical pre-op appt, you are not required to take the drug screen blood test they want you to take. That's done with a secondary company and its not a requirement for surgery. UPDATED ADVICE: If you ask them for the DMV handicap form to be filled out --- make sure they CHECK ONE OF THE LENGTH OF DISABILITY boxes on the form. I didn't notice that the idiot PA didn't check the box; spent 1.75 hrs at DMV waiting to get the hang tag only to be told one of the 3 boxes needed to be checked. The guy at DMV tried calling the office to get an answer, but came back after about 15 minutes, telling me the office "couldn't locate the doctor" to talk to DMV. Now I have to go back to the office just so some idiot can check one measly little box she should have checked in the beginning.

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One Star

Cannot trust his diagnosis, recommendations or anything that comes out of his mouth. Along with the office staff on this location, I would strongly recommend for patients with orthopedic issues to STAY AWAY from this place along with these doctors.

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Poor excuse for a Healthcare Provider:

Not a single appointment was without a 2-hour wait. Dr. Baldauf spent a total of 10 minutes with me between 5 appointments. When he was unable to diagnose my pain with an MRI (ignoring my request for a surgical scope as the previous MRI found nothing) he then released my to full duty without consulting me, though in his paperwork it states he did (falsification of medical records is a felony). He's sold out his integrity for a promise of more patients from Workers' Comp. To release a patient when not knowing what is wrong and not being certain there is no possibility of further injury is medical malpractice. He should be ashamed of himself not only as a doctor, but as a person. A perfect example of why patients have an increasingly hard time trusting their physicians.

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One Star

went in for cortisone shots in my knees....waited for 2.5 hrs to see the Dr. he spent 5 mins in the room with me and then sent his PA in to do the injections

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  • Awards

    5 Awards

  • Top 10 Doctor - City

    Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

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  • Top 10 Doctor - State

    Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

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  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2014, 2015, 2013, 2012)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2015)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area

    Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Baldauf is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    30 Years Experience

  • Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University

    Graduated in 1988

  • Lsu Health Sciences

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. John M Baldauf accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem HMO Nevada
    • Anthem NV Choice PPO
    • Anthem PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • One Health Network
    • One Health Network
  • Prominence Health Plan
    • Prominence S NV - Universal Health Network PPO Employer
  • Sierra Health
    • Sierra Health Southern Nevada PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Desert Orthopedic Center, 2800 E Desert Inn Rd Ste 100, Las Vegas, NV
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