Matthew L. Baer, MD, PhD

Neurology

4.5
89 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

4.5
89 Ratings

Likelihood of recommending this provider

4.3
88 Ratings

Provider included you in decisions

4.5
87 Ratings

Provider showed concern

4.5
89 Ratings

Provider explained things clearly

4.5
88 Ratings

Provider discussed treatment options

4.5
87 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 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
"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
"Excellent doctor great demeanor took time to listen to me"
5
Sep. 20, 2023
"Great experience. The doctor was very nice and knowledgeable. Although I am still in pain and discomfort. He did try his best to help me."
5
Sep. 2, 2023
"Dr. Baer was amazing. I had been having health problems for 2 months and seen several different doctors. (Primary care provider, urgent care, ER, different specialists) Nobody was able to ease my pain or help me sleep. It seemed like my problems weren't a big concern for them. One visit with Dr. Baer and he was able to figure out what was going on and provide me with a safe medicine that helped on day 1. I would recommend him to everyone experiencing problems like I had!"
5
Aug. 26, 2023
"Literally dr Baer has made me feel comfortable with asking questions and understanding what my condition is and I just appreciate how authentic and caring and understanding he is. It's hard to find a Doctor that gives you the feeling of ease and he definitely knows how do that! Duly health did a great job with hiring him and happy he joined the practice and look forward to working with him more!"
5
Aug. 22, 2023
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