Physician Spotlight on Dr. Christopher Baker

How did you get interested in foot and ankle surgery?

I developed an interest during my orthopedic residency. I naturally gravitated toward it because I had a close working relationship with an attending doctor who specialized in foot and ankle who served as a great mentor.

What is your practice philosophy?

My practice philosophy is rooted in tailoring a personalized plan for each patient while prioritizing a conservative approach to treatment. Whenever possible, I explore non-surgical methods for addressing foot and ankle conditions as the initial course of action. However, in cases where surgery becomes necessary, I take into account a range of factors, such as the patient’s age, occupation, and lifestyle, to propose the most suitable and effective treatment for their unique needs.

How do you stay current in your field?

I enjoy attending conferences and reading medical journals to stay current in my field as it is a dynamic and ever-evolving field.

Like other surgical specialties, we’re seeing an increase in minimally invasive techniques which I perform. Minimally invasive surgery benefits the patient due to smaller incisions, less tissue damage, and a faster recovery time.

What are your personal interests?

When I’m not in the office, I enjoy spending time with my kids.