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About Dr. Michael L Baron

Dr. Michael L Baron, DO is a Doctor primarily located in Stone Mountain, GA, with another office in Stone Mountain, GA. He has 30 years of experience. His specialties include Family Medicine. Dr. Baron has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

26 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Michael L Baron is Great. Dr. Michael L Baron has been rated by 26 patients. From those 26 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Michael L Baron is 3.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Smokerise Family Medical Associates

1505 Lilburn Stone Mountain Rd Ste 100
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
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Michael Lesley Baron Do

1192 Rockbridge Rd
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
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Specialties

Dr. Michael L Baron has the following 1 specialty

  • Family Medicine

    A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
    The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.

  • Expertise

    6 Expertise

  • Contraception
  • Immunization
  • Check-up
  • Influenza
  • Weight Loss
  • Family Planning

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Dr. Baron office staff

Dr. Baron your office staff needs to be trained on customer service etiquette. They don't know how to talk to your patients in a professional manner. No name is given when answering the phones. You're put on hold for long periods of times with out given an explanation of why you're being put on hold. No apology for being on hold for long periods of time, then you have to repeat your question to whoever answers. Prescriptions call in are ridiculous, it takes two to three days after several follow ups to get the office staff to follow through. I understand the doctor has to look over patients requests and sign off but it takes too long. The Pharmacy send the request and the patient has to keep calling 2 and 3 days afterwards before someone does anything. No reminder calls for appointments, I know that might be a courtesy of the practice. You're told one thing and when you get there its something else. They don't listen well because you give your name and date of birth several times and they still call you the wrong patients name! Write the information down if you cannot retain in your head. It's never a thank you for anything!!! I called and spoke with Renee to request copy of records to be transferred she put me on hold without an explanation. After a 3 minutes Maxine answer and says how can I help you, I told her I was speaking with Renee and the put on hold. Maxine says to me do you want to speak with me or Renee. I told Maxine you will not talk to me like that and she put me back on hold. Dr. Baron that did it for my husband. The office staff is horrible! I apologize for putting it out here like this but they will not put us to your the will only take your name and number and you will never get the complaint. I know my husband has been a patient of yours for a very long time. Some of the incidents that's occurred I know you're not aware of. My husband is transferring to a doctor close to our home. He speaks highly of you and I feel you are an excellent doctors as well. However, when you have an untrained or just don't care staff makes a difference. I work for Northside Hospital and we take pride on customer service with our patients and families and it makes a difference. My husband does like change, for him to request a new doctor it's bad. I witness this and has experienced it myself with your staff making calls for my husband. Attention is really needed!!!!!! Thank you for your services to my husband.

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Five Stars

Takes care of my entire family, this is where I also send my friends

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Outstanding!!!

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Does not return calls

I have been a patient for approximately 5 years and it is difficult getting a returned call from Dr. Barron and his staff is not helpful or knowledgeable at all. I am actively searching for a new Doctor.

Doctor's Response

I attempt to return all phone calls the same day. If a patient hasn't been seen in the past year, the staff usually asks them to make an appointment. I attempt to personally review and communicate all test results within 2-3 days. Most patients are very pleased with the thoroughness of their reports. I would be happy to speak with this reviewer to clear up any issues.

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Daughter/Caretaker

Dr. Baron has taken care of my Mom since she relocated to Georgia in 2009. He is knowledgeable, responsive, prompt with follow-ups and always courteous and empathetic. He's kind and his staff is always professional. We highly recommend him.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2014, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2009)

    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.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014, 2012, 2015, 2013, 2016)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2014, 2012, 2013)

    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.

  • Education

    30 Years Experience

  • Nova Southeastern University

    Graduated in 1988

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Michael L Baron accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Georgia
    • BCBS GA Blue Choice PPO
    • BCBS GA Blue Open Access POS
    • BCBS GA BlueChoice Option POS
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry CoventryOne - GA
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
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