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Dr. Steven W Baak has the following 2 specialties
A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Dr. Steven W Baak has the following 10 expertise
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Rheumatic Diseases
- Patient Care
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Psoriatic Arthritis
Dr. Steven W Baak has 1 board certified specialty
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Dr. Steven W Baak is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Dr. Baak has been telling me to start Orenica Infusion for the last 4 years but I have been to scared. My RA has been terrible and I decided to start it 3 months ago and WOW is it great. I can do things I have not been able to in years. Thank you thank you Dr. Baak and his infusion nurses Tam and Brandy. I am so Grateful!
I was diagnosed with Lupus 3 years ago and have been seeking a treatment that worked since then. I have been to 3 different Lupus doctors and I finally feel like I'm on the right track and treatment. Thank you Dr Baak and Kristy Moore. Kristy the Nurse Practioner has been a lifesaver spending a lot of time with me explaining my lab results and how to live WITH this disease.
I am a businessman and have a hectic travel schedule. I get my Cimzia infusion at this office and the nurses do a very efficient job in getting my treatment in and out so I can carry out my business meetings. Dr. Steve is always available for my questions and I would like to be working on a possible business project with him.
I was referred to Dr. Baak from my friend who noticed I was having trouble with my knees. I made an appointment and the girls at the front desk gave me an appointment two weeks from when I called which I was so happy to be seen so soon. I did wait 20 minutes in the lobby but the staff was attentive and brought me a coffee. Dr. Baak told me about my degenerative disk disease and gave me a shot right away in another room with Vicky his assistant with the ultra sound procedures. Vicky told me how great Dr. Baak is with injections and he came into the room, watched the monitor where the needle was going and I saw the medicine go into the space in my knee that he told me was where the medicine needed to go. I so appreciate being examed and treated in the same day and I got my blood work done while in his office and then across the hall for my X-ray. It was convenient to do everything at once. I get why he is so busy, that office really takes care of patients.
Patients' Choice Award (2018)
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 (2018)
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.
29 Years Experience
Saint Louis University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1989
University Of Illinois College Of Medicine
Dr. Steven W Baak accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem Blue Access PPO
- Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
- Anthem Blue Preferred Plus POS
- Anthem MO Blue Preferred Options
- Anthem MO Direct Access w/HSA
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Cigna MISSOURI NET - NET POS Seamless
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry KS PPO
- Coventry MO HMO POS
- Coventry MO PPO
- Coventry OA EPO Exchange - KS/MO
- CoventryOne PPO Network
- HealthLink PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsFrancisco J Garriga Md, 3440 De Paul Ln Ste 113, Bridgeton, MO
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