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Dr. Elizabeth Baker

Family Medicine
Lone Tree, CO
22 years experience female

Locations

Park Ridge Family Medicine

Lone Tree, CO

Address

9695 S. Yosemite St. Suite 324, Lone Tree, CO
Directions

Fax

3033029799

About

Bio

I am a Family Medicine doc in Denver, providing full spectrum care for kids, adults, & the elderly. In our office, we see a lot of derm, depression, anxiety, insomnia, as well as cholesterol, thyroid hypertension and diabetes issues. My main role is to be an effective, empathetic communicator.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

47 Answers
6 Agrees
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
Talk with your doc: In general, a low dose of both should be safe. Low dose paxil (paroxetine) is 20-40 mg. Gabapentin dosing ranges from 300 mg to 2400 mg daily for so... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
Not to worry: If blood counts are normal, we know that your red cells and platelet numbers are good. They can still cause bruising if your blood is a bit thinner t... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
Dont worry: It is fairly normal for systolic BP to fluctuate based on stress levels and time of day. We would like your average to be less than 130, and below 12... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
May be a scratch: A scratched cornea can feel like a foreign body, but it is just the scratch that causes pain. As long as the object was something like dirt, sand, a ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
Sounds like a virus: This sounds like a viral "stomach flu" or gastroenteritis. Typically this starts with nausea, abdominal pain, then vomiting. This is normally follow... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
Possibly: This type of injury is more likely to cause a bruise or bone bruise than a chip fracture. If you have persistent pain or pain with walking, you shoul... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
This is common: It sounds like you are constipated. Taking an over-the-counter safe medication such as docusate sodium or MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) can help toni... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
Call your dentist: Dental sealants will wear down slightly with time, but they are plastic and can take a long time. Your mouth is very sensitive to even the littlest c... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
She should see a doc: This sounds like it could be something called dyshydrotic eczema. It is a type of itchy bump on the bottoms of feet, and sometimes on the palms also.... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
Not usually: The products sold over then counter in developed countries have been tested and are thought to be safe in normal (or even large) amounts. Some creams... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
Oils are safe: It is safe to use products like bio-oil and olive oil on the external ear. You can apply with a q -tip, but do not insert inside the ear canal. An o... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
Small, aid available: The likelihood of pregnancy is not high, but it is possible, especially with your irregular cycles, and is more likely if it was different than your ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
With medication: The common methods to get rid of your period more quickly, or control the timing, or shorten or lighten it all involve hormones such as birth control ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
Likely related. : The nose drains into the back of your throat, so throat secretions often contain the same substance as when you blow your nose. Nasal dryness, trauma... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
Only for fungus: The econazole only helps with fungal infections, like athlete's foot and ringworm. Instead try over the counter emollient lotions (aquaphor, eucerin,... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
Both will kill germs: Both hydrogen peroxide and alcohol will help kill bacteria. The peroxide can be a bit strong/caustic, so I prefer a salt solution or alcohol. As for... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
Pleurisy: This is important to get checked out with your doctor. Could be lung inflammation, bronchitis, etc. The most concerning problem that causes this sym... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
See your doc: The hoarseness can be due to irritation of the vocal cords, drainage, acid washing up from your stomach into your throat, or nodules on your vocal co... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
Whatever feels ok: The old school says white toast, bananas, applesauce and rice, but we know now that whatever sounds ok to your stomach (within reason!) is ok to take.... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
Might not be bites: It is possible that these were a type of eczema or another skin reaction. It would be unlikely for the same area to become irritated from a bite over... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
See a doc!: Kidney pain can be an infection or a stone, can both cause long-term problems if they are not treated quickly. Please call your doc right away!
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
Usually ok: Lung nodules happen commonly for a lot of reasons. Scarring in the lung is the most common, from a past infection, autoimmune disease, or even from c... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
Usually due to pills: It is common to have bleeding after starting the hormones in the morning after pill. They can trigger some bleeding a few days later. If the bleedin... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
Fiber can help: It is common to have bowel symptoms such as constipation or diarrhea with your ovulation and menstrual cycle. There is no "cure" for this, but increa... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
Mono is possible: You can actually have mono or CMV virus when you have had strep a few times. This can happen in adults, and usually is also accompanied by fatigue, l... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
Talk with a doc: The most common reason in this age group for a low grade fever (less than 100.4 C) is either a virus or teething. To make her more comfortable, you c... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
She should see a doc: This sounds like it could be something called dyshydrotic eczema. It is a type of itchy bump on the bottoms of feet, and sometimes on the palms also,... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
Talk with your doc: If taking paracetamol (tylenol) or other over-the counter medications doesn't help, there are medications for nerve pain. In the US the common ones a... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
This is common: When your body has an irregular or early period, you will often have a lighter, heavier, or more spotty period than normal. This is also common if yo... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
Certain nasal sprays: In the US, Nasacort (triamcinolone) just went over the counter-- works great for hay fever/resp allergies, nasal congestion, post nasal drip. For ey... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
Take now.: Normally the over the counter pregnancy tests will be positive a few days before you miss your period, but if you are having symptoms, I would check a... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
Yes.: You need some sort of stiff-soled shoe for a mild break, even with minimal walking, to ensure that you do not impede healing. A "post-op shoe" is eas... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
Let your doc know.: There are so many things that can cause prolonged vaginal bleeding. These include a change in hormones or birth control pills, missing pills, and eve... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
Small, aid available: If you had sex prior to a normal period (especially if just a few days before), have regular cycles, and took the morning after pill, your chance of p... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
Not likely.: Fatty liver is normally painless, but can cause your liver tests to be elevated. The gall bladder is right next to your liver, so sometimes that is t... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
Yes.: Please see a doc, these symptoms can be serious. The most dangerous is Temporal Arteritis, which is usually in older folks, but your symptoms are unus... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
Allergies, dry nose: Nose bleeds are common in those in dry climates or with dry noses, or when you have a cold or allergies. Medications like aspirin or fish oil can als... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
Sounds like an aura: This sounds like it may be an "aura"-- sparkles or crackles/lightning in the vision that are often a precursor to migraine headaches. They are common... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
Neither: Looks like you are early in pregnancy. Typically bleeding when you wipe your rectum would be a sign of hemorrhoids. Ulcers usually happen up in your... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
Maybe: For thicker hair, some people find that supplements containing Biotin are helpful. I would suggest that you talk to your doctor if you are experienci... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
Definitely Call MD: If you are not responding to antibiotics, a blood clot (DVT) can look very similar. So can normal swelling and bruising. Your doc will likely order ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
This is normal: The extra hormones in the emergency birth control can trigger abnormal bleeding after you stop them. If you are worried about pregnancy, remember to ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
Sperm can swim far.: Sperm are really very hardy sometimes. They can swim for a long ways, and it only takes one to get to the right place and make you pregnant. Typical... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
See your primary: It sounds like the hospital did not find anything dangerous, but that does not mean that your son is himself. Your primary doc should see you and run... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
Need more info: Where are the spots? Are they over the lumps? Do the lumps look like they could be varicose veins? If you are having pain and the rash is getting w... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
Possibly.: If you are a week late for your period, a home pregnancy test should be accurate. I would go and take one.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
Could be: The tonsil infection can cause inflammation of the surrounding tissue, or sometimes it is due to inflammation in the lymph glands in the neck. Either... Read More
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Jul 7, 2014
Dr. Baker consistently provides insightful and patient friendly advice on this site. She does us Coloradans proud!
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Baker is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Baker is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! It was cellulitis, responded to stronger antibiotic. Still sore at times, definitely resulted in some tissue damage that's still healing. Thanks for the advice
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Okay thank you. She kind of scared me for a second but I got it.Thanks
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you my doctor said it was a virus took me three weeks to recover

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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Graduated nullMD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, CO
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

Rose Medical Center

Awards

Top Family Physician, First Place, Colorado - Summer
2014
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HealthTap Founding Doctor

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