Pain Medicine Physician
13203 N 103rd Avenue
Sun City, AZ
I have suffered 20 years from RSD, nerve damage, Both hip are bone on bone. One has been replaced. Two back surgeries. Left torn rotator cuff. I met Dr Baker 3 years ago and can not be happier with his service. He has given me a cShow morehance to enjoy life. He has the best bed side manner and really cares about his patients. Explains things to where you can understand. I can honestly, say in 20 years I have never fealt better after his treatments. They take a few days or so but the wait is so worth it. Am able to finally get sleep and am not in such severe pain. Feel like I have quality left in life. Before I was in such severe pain at times that I could barely function some days. Dont know what he does different from other doctors. But what ever it is, he is amazing. He really gives 100% of his time to help you in anyway he can. I cant thank him enough. His facility is clean and everyone is so nice. They make you feel very comfortable. The gals at the front desk are sweet along with the nurses. I couldnt ask for any better. Believe me, I been to a few places before moving here. Dr Baker and his staff are wonderful. Would hate to loose him. His nurse practitioner Derrik is also nice as very educated and caring. I see Derrick now in between Dr Baker and he is very nice and he makes sure I am doing ok. Very good bed side manner and helps me stay comfortable in between seeing Dr. Baker for the injections. There all an amazing team. Thank you all.
I called Novaspine because I wanted a Dr that specializes in backs and spines. My first call to them there were no appts available for new pts the nurse said she would get back to me.(Wednesday) Much to my suprise she said called Show more back and asked if I could come in Sunday @ 7:00. I said Sunday and she said the Dr was seeing new pts and works on Sun. to accommodate them and so he can spend more time with them. The Dr spent more than 1hr with me. Reviewed my records and meds. I felt very Comfortable with the dr.and I knew that I would be treated without judgement and all my questions and concerns would be addressed. I have worked in healthcare management and I have never meet a Dr like this. I feel like I won the lotto.
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Dr. Clifford Baker, MD?
Clifford Baker, MD, is an ACGME board-certified interventional spine and pain management specialist at NovaSpine Pain Institute in Sun City West, Arizona. While skilled in all aspects of pain management, Dr. Baker has a passion for the latest advances in interventional spine treatments, including radiofrequency ablation, kyphoplasty, and spinal cord stimulators.
In addition to his work at NovaSpine Pain Institute, Dr. Baker continues to provide health services to underserved communities through his work with the Commitment to Underserved People Program (CUP). He also spends his time and uses his expertise in pain management to support those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease through the Alzheimer’s Association of Tucson.
Dr. Baker completed his undergraduate studies in microbiology at the University of Arizona in Tucson and was awarded a NASA space grant to study the effects of microgravity on the immune system. He later earned his medical degree from the University of Arizona and went to Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, California, to finish his internship and residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation. While there, Dr. Baker received the Internal Medicine Resident of the Year award for his work ethic and commitment to compassionate care and served as chief resident. He also completed an interventional spine and pain management fellowship and extensively trained in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal disorders and other chronic pain conditions.
Dr. Baker is an active member of the International Spine Intervention Society, the American Academy of Pain Medicine, the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
Using the latest advancements in pain management and interventional spine therapies, Dr. Baker is dedicated to helping NovaSpine Pain Institute patients thrive. He is committed to and enjoys finding solutions to long-term pain through customized treatment plans.
Dr. Baker is currently seeing patients at our Sun City and Sun City West locations.
Degenerative Disc Disease
Epidural Steroid Injections
Facet Joint Injections
Neck & Back Pain
Peripheral Nerve Blocks
Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
Sacroiliac Joint Injection
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Trigger Point injections
Vertebral Compression Fractures
NovaSpine Pain Institute
13203 N 103rd Avenue
Sun City, AZ, 85351
NovaSpine Pain Institute
14300 W Granite Valley Drive
Sun City West, AZ, 85375
NovaSpine Pain Institute
17100 N 67th Ave
Glendale, AZ, 85308
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Dr Baker was running behind. However once he got to my visit he was apologetic for being behind. I’m very satisfied with him and would recommend him to anyone who needs help!
Staff very competent, knowledgeable, polite.
I have had 2 separate lumbar epidural steroid injections by Dr. Baker approximately 9 months apart. I had excellent experiences and results both times. In fact, my first procedure saved a long awaited golf trip to Scotland which had been planned for almost a year. I was experiencing severe nerve pain in my right leg which was totally alleviated after my injection. I am a retired general and trauma surgeon, so I clearly know quality care when I receive it. Dr. Baker was adept at diagnostic and therapeutic maneuvers. He performed my procedure with alacrity and minimal discomfort. Within 2 days my nerve pain was totally relieved. He clearly knows his spinal anatomical landmarks. I highly recommend Dr. Baker and his staff for any spinal issues which are amenable to injection therapies.
Very thorough listen to you when you're in pain he does his best to help you when most doctor don't.
Dr Baker is professional, caring, and very easy to talk with.
As always, I find my experience very professional and helpful. I could not be any happier with the results of my treatment!
Dr. Baker is the best pain doctor I have ever seen. After severely injuring back back 30 years ago and after three extensive surgeries I had continual pain. Dr. Baker helps to relieve my pain with spinal ablations. I am able to work and lead a relatively normal life. His staff and associates are excellent. Highly recommend.
Warm caring staff. Dr Baker was able to take my situation and with complete confidence he started putting things together. He is definitely on the side of the patient.
Dr Baker cares about his patients. He understands and helps in dealing with immediate needs and has a plan for long term sustainable health & quality of life. His treatments have improved my quality of life.
Troy was outstanding. Dr baker is an excellent doctor.
All the people I interacted with were friendly and helpful. I so appreciate the Sunday hours as it wasn’t crowded and got to spend quality time with Dr Baker. He was attentive, answered my questions, and we came up with a reasonable plan to manage my pain. Thanks to all!
Everyone is very nice. Very organized. Enjoyed Tony and Lana caring for me.
Everyone was so professional and nice to interact with. Couldn't be happier with my experience.
Dr Baker always listens! The treatments are done quickly and efficiently! I love all the staff there as they are all so caring!
It was good!
Duel Bursa injections. All persons involved were very nice and professional .
Dr. Baker was very thorough and professional. I will return whenever needed.
Procedure was fine smooth and no problems. Staff was great as usual
Dr. Baker, I have been with him since before Nova, I have always found him to be very pleasant, personable and caring. So glad I found him. I also have to say, his group of staff, go above & beyond helping & caring, even when I am grumpy, when I hurt. Thank You for all the help & good service by all. I always highly recommend Dr. Baker to everyone I meet and know...
Very professional and helpful
Always very pleasant and help full.
Great group of helpful people! Highly recommend them.
Dr. Baker was awesome. Listened to my concerns. Office staff very friendly and accommodating. Would highly recommend Dr Baker!
Excellent experience, except for running an hour late. Everyone is very nice and very professional!
I was able to ask questions without feeling rushed & he listened to my suggestions. A good doctor.