John E. Baker, DPM, FACFAS
Dr. John Baker grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He received his undergraduate education at the University of Wisconsin Parkside. Dr. Baker received his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) at the William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, Illinois in 1991. He went on to complete his first year of residency at the Veterans Administration in Augusta, Georgia. The V.A. hospitals are comprised of uptown and downtown V.A. hospitals which are affiliated with the Medical College of Georgia.
Dr. Baker worked with large numbers of diabetic patients and published papers on orthopedic bracing and treatment of hypertrophic scars and keloids in the book of Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Leg. Dr. Baker then went on for his second year of residency at the Doctors Hospital of Santa Anna, California where he was chief resident and covered all emergency room traumas that were pertaining to the lower extremity.
Dr. Baker concentrated heavily on surgical treatment in the hospital and seeing patients of 23 different attending podiatrists. Dr. Baker then joined a group practice in Clearwater, Florida with 5 locations throughout Pinellas and Pasco Counties before opening his own practice in Spring Hill, Florida in 1994. In 1995, Dr. Baker opened an additional office in Citrus County, Florida.
Dr. Baker is board certified in podiatric surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He is board certified in the prevention and management of wounds of the lower extremity by the American Podiatric Medical Specialties Board. Dr. Baker is a member of the American and Florida Podiatric Medical Associations. In January 2013, he became the president of the Florida Podiatric Medical Association. Dr. Baker is a frequent lecturer to the community and (continuing) medical education seminars.
Dr. Baker is certified in the latest and most up to date techniques for:
- Endoscopic Plantar Fascial Release for heel pain
- Uniortal Decompression of the Interdigital Nerve for neuroma
- Gastrocnemius Release, to increase motion at the ankle
- Lower Extremity Trauma, using External Fixation
- Diabetic Wound Care for Foot Ulcers
- Ossa Tron and EPAT technology used to treat Chronic Plantar Fasciitis
Dr. Baker has a full line of diabetic, non-diabetic foot care products and can dispense diabetic shoes to qualifying patients.
Dr. Baker can also relate to his diabetic patients because he himself has diabetes.