Dr. Bob Baker’s passion is helping doctors to rediscover the joy of practicing medicine while optimizing the patient experience and physician compensation.
He believes that the magic of medicine begins with the doctor-patient connection.
As an internist/gastroenterologist in private practice for 35 years, Dr. Bob is proud to have received Press Ganey scores in the 99th percentile from his patients. He has a deep understanding of the challenges physicians face today and how to overcome them to create win-win results for physicians and patients alike.
Dr. Baker attended Princeton University and got his MD from the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at Weil Cornell Medical Center and did his GI fellowship at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.
He is the author of The Performance of Medicine, his unique book of techniques and strategies to help physicians better communicate and connect with their patients.
Dr. Baker is an Assistant Professor Emeritus of the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and served as a Physician Master Facilitator in the Culture of C.A.R.E. initiative of Northwell Health, one of the country’s largest health systems. In that capacity he helped train Northwell’s employees to deliver better, more empathic care to patients.
Dr. Bob’s presentations are anything but boring. He will enthrall your attendees with his unique mix of practical in-the-trenches advice and jaw-dropping performance skills from his half-century on stage as a magician and ventriloquist.
He has delighted audiences around the world… from exclusive private groups to a command performance before the tribal elders of nomadic Bedouins in the Negev Desert (which he says that was even more nerve-wracking than his appearance before 11 million people on America’s Got Talent).