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Dr. Howard Baum, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Brooklyn, NY

INSURANCE NOTE: **DR. BAUM'S OFFICE DOES NOT ACCEPT ANY MEDICAID PLANS OFFERED BY THE STATE OR GOVERNMENT** Dr. Howard Baum is an orthopedic surgeon in Brooklyn, New York. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Beth Israel Medical Center and New York Community Hospital. He received his medical degree from New York Medical College and has been in practice for 25 years. He also works at Beth Israel Medical Center and at New York Community Hospital.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - New York Medical College, Doctor of Medicine
  • State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery

Zocdoc awards

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1063529287

Dr. Howard Baum's office locations

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476 Bay Ridge Parkway

Brooklyn, NY 11209

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2950 Avenue R

Brooklyn, NY 11229

Patient reviews for Dr. Howard Baum

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Best Experience ever, great stuff, was very nice to me and taking care about everything. HIGHLY recommend!
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Excellent doctor! He took the time to answer my questions. I highly recommend him.
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Don’t bother picking early appointment time. Went there for 9am appointment and was greeted by an overcrowded waiting area with a first come first served sign in clipboard. I walked right out before they took my copay and have to forcefully wait hours to see the doctor.
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The office is located in a partial basement and did not make me feel very comfortable going here. Dr. Baum did not introduce himself to me or ask me how I injured myself. He also did not even make eye contactwith me when he was in the room for 3 minutes. His assistants were much more helpful. I would not recommend coming here. I don’t think I will come back for a follow up.
Less than 1 year ago
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Very informative and listened to concerns and gave valuable advice and treatment
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He’s great his staff needs improvement.
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love the team! they are always very nice, and you never have to wait long.
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DR.BAUM AND HIS STAFF WERE PROFESSIONAL AND COURTEOUS
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The Doctor was nice but the office/waiting area atmosphere was uncomfortable and unprofessional. The front desk were speaking loud to each patient so everyone knew everyone's condition & issue. The office doesn't receive the history questionnairethat would be helpful to save time so don't bother doing so on the app. I arrived at 9:45am for my appointment at 10am and got seen at 1pm.
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It was my first visit with Dr. Baum. He and his technical staff in particular seem very good, but they overbook which results in meaningless appointment times. Their front office staff does not work very well with Zocdoc either. I bookeda 12:15 pm appointment on Zocdoc and filled out my check-in forms in advance. The receptionist told me their office couldn't work with the forms from Zocdoc and never gave any estimate about wait time. I would have rescheduled had I known. Or booked elsewhere. I was not seen by the doctor himself until past 2:30 pm. I understand that it's best to see people with orthopedic issues quickly after the traumatic event or injury, but there's no shortage of orthopedists in the City as far as I can tell.
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The best orthopedic out there. He really listened to all of my concerns and addressed all of them. He scheduled me for an MRI that day as well as PT. He's very thorough and will do whatever you ask. I wasconcerned and wanted an MRI and he say absolutely. Great doctor.
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I just wish I didn't have to wait so long.
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I had appointment booked for 8AM and I have seen the dr about 12:30 PM.... office stuff do not fallow up. I was first waiting for them to call me to get the approval for the MRI, after a week Icalled them ... nobody worked on getting the approval.... I called to get results of MRI just curious what will be next since I tried to avoid waiting for another 4h just to get results.. somebody supposed to call me, nobody did (that was 5 days ago) I'm in the middle of the process, so really not looking for another dr right now to go throug all the hassle again with the new orthopedist, anyway this dr has good reviews but if you read this, pick another office, this office is very disorganized and unfortunately other reviews above mine are highly accurate
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They don't stand by appointments it first come first served! Post op patients first! Dr Baum is great! Love him but the wait is ridiculous!
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Dr. Baum is a good doctor. Staff is ok. Patients are treated on a first-come first-served basis not by appointment.
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Dr. Howard Baum is a down to earth person. Treats you like a human , Explained the cause of the problem, Explained the treatment options . I recommend Dr. Howard Baum. .
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simply put...ive finally found a REAL ortho
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Great treatment very concerned about you was a pleasure dealing with this office.
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Dr Baum is great however this is the 3 time I had to go back because the wait times did not accommodate the time I allocated for my visit.
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I love Dr. Baum, he's done several procedures for me and I wouldn't trust anyone else for my ortho stuff. He's attentive, caring and explains everything. The only drawback is the long wait in his office, but for me it's well worth it.
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Great!
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Long wait, 3-5 hours, but a great doctor.
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Terrible office - walk in, appointments are not respected. Stay away.
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Dr. Baum was great! He was great to talk to. However, the wait was pretty bad. I booked the earliest appointment possible, but the office was full of people waiting behind me. His staff also seemed busier than I've seen atother offices, which makes me think that he is short-staffed. I'm not sure that I would come back given the unpredictable wait times, but if he had another office, I'd be sure to try that instead!
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Dr. Baum is wonderful and very knowledgable. His staff is very friendly as well. His office seems to be extremely over worked. I overheard them saying they see 80-100 patients a day, this could explain the long wait times. I didn'thave to wait as long as others because I made my appointment through Zoc doc (once again, overheard this). I went to this office because he was the only orthopedist available on short notice and I believe he did a great job.
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The first time we went to the doctors office we were made to wait for 2 hours before saw the doctor and the second time we came for a follow up visit we took the first appointment for the day butthe doctor didn't show up till 45 mins after the clinic opened. And even then we X ray technician didn't show up so we were made to wait for long. The doctor is really nice and knowledgeable but the wait time is excruciating. Especially if you are taking time off work like me.
More than 1 year ago
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Waited a long time to see him, but he made sure my visit was worth it. Thank you Dr. Baum!
More than 1 year ago
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I had to fill out all the forms that i did online which was supposed to save time.
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He was awesome! Very thorough, direct and took a more conservative approach to treatment!!
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very good doctor
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Patient and knowledgable.
More than 1 year ago
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Great doctor, and very knowledgeable. Wait time was a little long however.
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I left beacuse the receptionist made we wait 19 min While I was in front of her like I didn't exist once she Lifted her head to talk to me she spoke to me like I was bother her. So I looked at her and left
More than 1 year ago
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WHEN I FINALLY WAS ABLE TO SEE THE DR. AFTER A FOUR HOUR WAIT, HE TOOK HIS TIME EXPLAINING EVERYTHING CAREFULLY BUT, HIS X RAY TECH WAS VERY SCATTERED I WAS PRESCRIBED A BACK BRACE WHICH I DID NOT RECEIVE UNTILTHREE WEEKS AFTER THE VIST WHICH SHE TOLD ME I WOULD RECEIVE IN A WEEK . WHEN I CALLED TO CHECK ON THE STATUS I COULD NOT REACH HER I LEFT TWO MESSAGES AFTER THE THIRD CALL SHE FINALLY RESPONDED.
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I was a little disappointment with the wait time, I made an appointment and did not expect to be there that long,
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excellent but too many patients they do not adhere to appointments walk ins signed in and they go by that. not enough seating chairs.
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I made an appointment for 3:15pm. When I booked it, there was a 3:15, a 3:30, a 3:45, a 4, etc open until 5pm. It is currently 7:15pm, and I am sitting here. For those who can't count, that is 4hours. This is entirely unacceptable, and I would never recommend a single person visit this office. This is akin to getting to the airport for your flight, and being told the airline has overbooked your flight and you cannot board. The office is cramped, there are a dozen patients here, and I repeat, I have been here for 4 hours. I can understand waiting 30 minutes, maybe 45 in a bad scenario if they are overbooked, but this is beyond reproach.
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Dr. Baum is a consummate professional and a brilliant doctor. I highly recommend and respect him. He explains things in a way that is both informative and understanding. Overall, a very nice doctor and good hardworking staff.
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The office was crowded and loud. I waited an hour and a half to be seen and then, once I was taken back, it still took ages to be moved through the various rooms. The doors of every room were leftopen so there was no privacy and the receptionists kept calling out for personal information in front of the whole waiting room. There was a distinct lack of professionalism among the staff and the floors were dirty. Dr. Baum was tolerable but he didn't quite believe what I told him. Furthermore, if I say I have long had a condition, he should assume that I know what the heck I'm talking about.
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Love Dr. Baum, he's a great doctor and a very nice guy, had shoulder surgery, one of his staff is very rude and nasty, the others are very nice but there's this one woman who needs to learn how to dealwith patients. I would highly recommend Dr. Baum, theh only issue is that you wait HOURS to see him, as much as 4 to 5 hours sometimes as he's always busy.
More than 1 year ago
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I arrived at 830am to find about 15 people waiting for the office to open and everyone had a 900am appointment. Once the office opened it was a free for all to sign up. It didn't matter because they seemingly tookeveryone in a random order. I was not seen for a 9am appointment until 1145. Once in I was treated well though.
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Office staff and Physician's Assistant were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.
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Dr. Baum is a really good doctor and has good bedside manners. I just think that he has too many patients and may need some help in the office because it is always crowded. Dr. Baum is a consummate professional andI feel that he has given me sound advice.
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Absolutely terrible. I was made to wait four hours with a dislocated ankle in the waiting room, with the condition worsening each way. When I asked him why, he said he is only one orthopedist and doesn't care. He was cursingat patients, his staff, and his apprentice the whole time. He claimed I needed surgery and then refused to give me my x rays to take to another physician. Worst doctor's office experience I've ever had. The office also doesn't actually "use" zocdoc. They just list every time on the site.
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Dr was great. The staff very unprofessional. I was in my underwear in the X-ray room and no less than 5 people opened the door and walked in. Including another patient. Very uncomfortable and well, awkward.
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this doctor knows what he's doing. However I think they could sweep the waiting room every now and then and it would really go a long way it's incredibly dirty in there.
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Very professional and great staff!
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He is very professional and takes his time with each patient, likeable kind of person. Staff is very helpful like them very much.
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Very professional, took his time to explain my problem, love him!
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I really like Dr. Baum, I feel that he's a great doctor, the only issue I have his with the wait time which is ridiculous, I waited over 3 hours and spend about 20 minutes with him, when you call hisstaff while some are very nice and professional you can also encounter very nasty pieces of work which isn't acceptable. All in all I would recommend Dr. Baum, just not his staff or at least some of them.
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