44 Ratings with 17 Comments
Michael J Baum is a health care provider primarily located in South Plainfield, NJ. He has 39 years of experience. His specialties include Family Medicine and Internal Medicine. Baum is affiliated with John F Kennedy Medical Center. He speaks Spanish and English.
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Graduated in 1983
Dr. Michael Baum is a board-certified family medicine physician. Dr. Baum is a concerned and caring family physician serving the community of South Plainfield, NJ. He attended Rowan University, where he received his osteopathic medical degree. He completed his internship at Kennedy University Hospital Stratford, followed by a residency in family medicine at JFK Medical Center. Dr. Baum is a member of the American Academy of family medicine. Family medicine is a specialty dedicated to comprehensive health care management for people of all ages. Osteopathic medicine encompasses the holistic nature of primary care. Family physicians provide a wide range of acute, chronic and preventive medical care services, including diagnosing and the treatment many different illnesses. They provide preventive care, including routine checkups (Full history and physical exams), health-risk assessments (i.e., Cardiac Risks, EKG and pulmonary function), immunization (Flu Shots, Tdap, Pneumonia, Hepatitis, etc.), screening tests (PPD, Lipid Profiles, PAPs), and personalized counseling for anxiety, depression and other life style issues. Family physicians manage chronic illness, as well as, coordinating care provided by other sub-specialists.