Matthew L. Baer, MD, PhD

Neurology

4.6
120 Ratings
Practices In: Elgin
Patients Seen: Adults

I find it very impor­tant to treat patients as peo­ple first by wel­com­ing them to my prac­tice and try­ing to help them remem­ber that they are an indi­vid­ual who hap­pens to have a neu­ro­log­ic prob­lem — not just a patient with a dis­ease. It is very impor­tant to address each patien­t’s med­ical con­cerns, but I want to make sure that I under­stand how these con­cerns affect their lives so we can work togeth­er to man­age each prob­lem holistically.

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Board Certifications
Neurology
Languages
English
Clinical Interests

My spe­cif­ic inter­ests are in neu­ro­mus­cu­lar med­i­cine (includ­ing mus­cle dis­eases, neu­ropathies, and neu­ro­mus­cu­lar junc­tion dis­or­ders), neu­rooph­thal­mol­o­gy, neu­roim­munol­o­gy (e.g. Mul­ti­ple Scle­ro­sis), and headaches.

Personal Interests

I love to go on long walks and admire urban archi­tec­ture. I enjoy cook­ing and shar­ing meals with friends. I dab­ble in pho­tog­ra­phy, which helps make my urban wan­der­ings more inten­tion­al. And I have been enjoy­ing read­ing in my spare time.

School
Virginia Commonwealth University Graduation Date: 2018 Degree: MD PhD
Residency
Barnes Jewish Hospital, Washington University Resident in Neurology
Fellowships
Washington University Neuromuscular Medicine and Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Procedures

Botox for Migraines, Botox for Movement Disorder, EMG/NCV Testing, Lumbar Puncture, Muscle Biopsy, Neuromuscular Ultrasound, Neuroophthalmology (slit lamp, fundus photography, OCT, automated perimetry), Trigger Point Injection

Ratings


Ratings Category

The Patient Satisfaction Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

Patient Satisfaction Rating

4.6
120 Ratings

Likelihood of recommending this provider

4.5
119 Ratings

Provider included you in decisions

4.6
118 Ratings

Provider showed concern

4.6
120 Ratings

Provider explained things clearly

4.6
119 Ratings

Provider discussed treatment options

4.6
118 Ratings

Comments


Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.
"Dr Barer is very thorough and explained my treatment plan to me"
5
May. 6, 2024
"Dr. Baer was AMAZING. Thoroughly listened to my concerns, took his time, put my mind at ease. Funny and kind."
5
Apr. 10, 2024
"I have been so comforted and encouraged with the care provided by Dr. Baer and the Team. He listens to me, provides explanations, choices and realistic expectations woven with hope. And the care plan to reduce and minimize my migraines have improved. I recommend him to friends and am very grateful."
5
Apr. 10, 2024
"It was excellent. The information was well explained so I understood what was going to happen and what I should expect."
5
Apr. 4, 2024
"Extremely attentive. Dr. Baer listened, answered and explained everything in a manner easy to understand. Thoughtful and patient with my questions and concerns. One of the best doctors I've come across in a long time. Highly recommended."
5
Apr. 2, 2024
"First time seeing this Dr. Very impressed with his caring nature and very informative."
5
Apr. 2, 2024
"Doctor was very easy to speak with."
4.8
Mar. 3, 2024
"Dr.Baer listens and guides me to wise solutions."
5
Feb. 26, 2024
"Dr Baer is an excellent doctor who took the time to explain all my options. He is a wonderful listener and is easy to talk to."
5
Feb. 22, 2024
"Dr. Baer is a great listener and he does everything he can to help. I am satisfied with my doctor and with the office."
4.8
Feb. 18, 2024
"Excellent patient manner. Good listener."
5
Jan. 11, 2024
"I have been a patient of Dr. Ghumra for 20 years; he was on vacation. I saw his associate, Dr. Behr (spelling?) and although this was my first visit with him, I felt confidentThat he would help me. Dr. Behr provided excellent service. He was attentive to my problem, ordered necessary lab tests, and I went home with aPrescription that worked well for me. I would recommend this Doctor.....as well as Dr. Ghumra to anyone who needed a neurologist!"
5
Jan. 7, 2024
"The provider had great input and suggestions"
5
Dec. 31, 2023
"Truly pleasant experience, Dr.Baer is a wonderful listener, no nonsense straight forward problem solver. Well articulated, diagnosis explained clearly, friendly, funny no issues whatsoever."
5
Dec. 31, 2023
"I've seen more than a dozen neurologists over the past 30 years and Dr. Baer was one of the most, if not THE most, kind, knowledgeable, caring, and informative doctors I have ever seen. It's rare that I, as a patient, feel that a doctor truly cares about my health and that I am more than "just a number," but Dr. Baer did just that -- he made me feel truly important and like my care and treatment really matter to him. Seeing him was one of the best medical visits I have ever had."
5
Dec. 31, 2023
"A great visit with Dr. Baer!"
5
Dec. 4, 2023
"Options were explained and my response to each was note and valued."
5
Nov. 26, 2023
"Dr Syed made helpful suggestions and referred me to the Duly weight loss clinic and neurologist."
5
Nov. 25, 2023
"Dr. Baer is outstanding professional in every way. He carefully listened to my description of my symptoms, and gave me a tentative diagnosis. "
5
Nov. 7, 2023
"Dr. Baer is a Great asset to Duly. He truly has taken my concerns and health care seriously. I will not see any other neurologist again. He's the Best!"
5
Sep. 22, 2023
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