Thomas E. Baier, MD

Specialty: Orthopedic SurgerySports Medicine

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Thomas E. Baier, MD

Specialty: Orthopedic SurgerySports Medicine

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825 South Milwaukee Avenue

Libertyville, IL 60048

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Office: 847-634-1766

Fax: 847-634-2894

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45 Tower Court

Suite C

Gurnee, IL 60031

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Office: 847-623-3200

Fax: 847-623-9168

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Meet Thomas E. Baier, MD

About me

  • Joint Replacement and Sports Medicine
  • ACL ReconstructionAnterior Total Hip ReplacementCementless Total Joint ReplacementHip ArthritisKnee ArthritisKnee ArthroscopyKnee Replacement



  • Southern Illinois University School Of Medicine
  • Southern Illinois University School Of Medicine
  • Rush Medical College

Board certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Condell Medical Center

Insurance accepted

  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP Medicare Advantage Access HMO
  • Aetna Better Health Premier Plan MMAI
  • Aetna Coventry (Aetna Medicare) HMO
  • Aetna EPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna Medicare HMO
  • Aetna Medicare POS
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna Medicare Value Plan PPO
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna Premier Care Network
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna State of Illinois HMO
  • Aetna State of Illinois Open Access Plus
  • Aetna State of Illinois PPO
  • Aetna Value Performance Network
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Benefit Plan Administrators (BPA)
  • Benefits Services and Systems, Inc
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Community FHP
  • Blue Cross Community ICP
  • Blue Cross Community MMAI
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Med Select PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO-POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Supplement PPO
  • Blue Medicare Advocate Health HMO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna APWU Health Plan Open Access Plus
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Healthspring True Choice PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna NALC Health Benefits Plan
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Cigna Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry / FirstHealth
  • Coventry Health Care HMO
  • Coventry Health Care Open Access POS
  • Coventry Health Care POS
  • Coventry Health Care PPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • FirstHealth / Coventry Personal Care
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna EPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred PPO
  • HST Care Connect EPO
  • HST Care Connect PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana Community Select HMO
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Illinois CCN HMO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Humana Medicare Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Medicare Supplement Plan
  • Humana MMAI
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • Medicare
  • Meridian
  • Meridian MMAI
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • SEIU – Local 4 HMO
  • SEIU – Local 4 PPO
  • Tricare Prime
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Advantage Value HMO - POS
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 1 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 2 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Supplement
  • UHC National Railway Carriers & United Transportation Union Health and Welfare
  • UHC Railroad Employees National Health & Welfare Plan
  • UHC/ AARP Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • Union Health Services, Inc.
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Health One Golden Rule
  • United Healthcare Charter HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus PPO
  • United Healthcare Choice PPO
  • United Healthcare Core PPO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Medica
  • United Healthcare Medicare Complete Assure PPO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare NexusACO OA
  • United Healthcare NexusACO R
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Oxford
  • Wellcare Health Plans HMO

Ratings and reviews

Overall rating

based on 157 patient ratings.


July 30, 2020 11:52 AM

Very nice.

July 25, 2020 10:54 AM

Was a pleasure very helpfull.

July 25, 2020 10:54 AM

i recieve very good information

July 24, 2020 11:15 AM

As usual this provider demonstrates competence, professionalism & compassion.

July 16, 2020 10:31 AM


July 8, 2020 11:04 AM

Good visit with Dr. Baier. The cortisone shot helped my knee a lot.

July 6, 2020 2:47 PM

visit very good

June 20, 2020 6:10 AM

Very kind and caring

June 20, 2020 6:10 AM

Very good experience

May 30, 2020 9:56 AM

outstanding, kind and professional.

May 29, 2020 10:24 AM

Still need to spend time with patients. If person was sent to see a doctor cause they are doctor or call it should be to a doctor that fits the issue. Most people don't call for follow up till next business day.

May 28, 2020 2:19 PM

It was my 1st visit & it was very pleasant and I thank you for the extra safety precautions.

May 25, 2020 10:39 PM

I was very satisfied with the care I was given during my visit.

May 25, 2020 5:30 PM

Excellent provider and staff

May 20, 2020 12:54 PM

Took care of & gave advice for what was wrong.

May 20, 2020 12:54 PM

Very good experience!

April 7, 2020 10:52 AM

Dr. Thoman E. Barier did an X-ray on my right hip = Faxed proper paperwork for a shot in my hip. Service was great, staff all around was excellent!

April 3, 2020 12:00 AM

Dr. Baier is efficient & assistant is too. Good care.

March 30, 2020 2:35 PM

Wonderful and very thorough. Genuinely cared about me.

March 30, 2020 2:35 PM

Excellent service

March 28, 2020 8:07 PM

This was my first visit with Dr. Baier. It was related to a simple injury. He did a very nice job explaining the injury and approximately how long it would take it to heal.

March 28, 2020 8:07 PM

Dr. Baier and his medical assistant were excellent.

March 23, 2020 4:10 PM

all was very good.. Will come back ...

March 23, 2020 4:10 PM

all good...

March 12, 2020 9:46 AM

He was concerned, thoughtful, caring & informative.

March 12, 2020 9:46 AM

A good visit & experience.

March 10, 2020 8:36 PM

very informative

March 10, 2020 8:36 PM

Dr. listened to my concerns .

March 9, 2020 9:35 PM

Excellent, caring physician.

March 9, 2020 9:35 PM

I had a very positive experience.

March 7, 2020 1:31 PM


March 7, 2020 1:31 PM

better than expected

March 3, 2020 10:40 AM

X is awesome and so is Dr. Baier. Usually she'll start off with me then Dr. Baier would take over. They are both awesome. I would highly recommend them.

March 3, 2020 9:53 AM

Thomas Baier is very understanding, lets me know about all my options and pluses and minuses about the condition of my knees.

February 29, 2020 9:21 AM

I am happy with the Dr. Baier who perform my replacement knee surgery and who was recommonded by a friend. I would do same if any one asked about orthopedic physician. Thank you.

February 28, 2020 10:50 AM

Dr. Baier has been very honest with me about the options for my knee issues he always listens to my questions I never feel rushed.

February 25, 2020 8:35 AM

got all info i was seeking.

February 25, 2020 8:35 AM

outstanding physician/surgeon and staff.

February 14, 2020 6:35 AM

Dr. Baier was a great experience for me. He was a second opinion, and he served me we well. He is a professional!

February 13, 2020 12:39 PM

Not very personable. Felt rushed somewhat.

February 11, 2020 8:27 AM

Dr. Baier was my previous Orthopaedic surgeons partner at Greenleaf Ortho. I have great respect for the SDr's from there

February 11, 2020 8:27 AM

Very attentive and willing to listen to my concerns.

February 11, 2020 6:10 AM

Very courteous & helpful.

February 8, 2020 11:03 AM


January 28, 2020 1:39 PM

I have been going to doctor Dr. Baier since 2002 he did why replacement left hip. I'm very satisfied with his experience and his knowledge and continue to see him when I have a issue with any bone related problem.

January 28, 2020 1:39 PM

I even highly recommend Dr. Baier every chance I get.

January 2, 2020 11:00 PM

"Excellent" satisfied" nice.

January 2, 2020 11:00 PM

Well I give thanks for helping me for my knee surgery. I give thanks to Doctor "Thomas E. Baier" 1 to ten a 10.

December 30, 2019 1:46 PM

He is extremely knowledgeable, gentle and complete in his exams.

December 30, 2019 1:46 PM

I have never had a bad experience with Dr. Baier. He has a no nonsense approach, which I deeply appreciate. He is also gentle and concerned about me and my future independence. I have recommended him to several friends and will continue to recommend him.

December 27, 2019 12:59 PM

This provider has a excellent record and I would recommend him to every one.

December 27, 2019 12:59 PM

I had a excellent experience with this provider.

December 18, 2019 9:31 PM

dr Baier and his staff are top notch. He did my knee replacement on the left knee, and didn't outstanding job. When I had trouble with my right knee I made the mistake of going to a doctor that was closer to home. . Dr Baier is definitely worth driving the extra miles.

December 18, 2019 9:31 PM

You're lucky to have a doctor like him on your staff.

December 17, 2019 1:43 PM

Very Pleasant visit !

December 17, 2019 1:43 PM

Great experience.

December 13, 2019 7:45 AM

All care was excellent.

November 27, 2019 11:30 AM

I was referred because my knee has been hurting to bend and walk. Dr. Baier was understanding and helpful about what was going on and what to do, even over time.

November 25, 2019 2:33 PM

Dr. Baier is excellent and will preform my knee surgery.

November 6, 2019 11:00 PM

good suggestions

November 2, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Baier is fantastic. He explains what needs to be done, how he will do it, recovery process -- basically covers everything connected with his specialty. And X is just as thorough.

October 30, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Baier is a good doctor.

October 18, 2019 7:00 PM


September 26, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Baier & his PA are both great!!

September 18, 2019 7:00 PM

he is an excellent doctor. doesn't beat around the bush, is to the point. but not pushy about doing a procedure. he lets you make the decision you feel is best for you.

September 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr is great!

August 3, 2019 7:00 PM

good overall visit

August 1, 2019 7:00 PM

He is very kind & caring, concerned about the pain I am experiencing.

July 31, 2019 7:00 PM

Pleasant experience!

July 28, 2019 7:00 PM

this orthopedic is the best I've ever dealt with

July 28, 2019 7:00 PM

good doctor. He goes to the point and makes things very clear and consise.

July 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Very excellent.

July 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Bain was my surgeon for a complete knee replacement. I find him to be very thorough. He's a great doctor and I felt he always answered my questions.

July 7, 2019 7:00 PM

I've had 3 follow up visits with my surgeon before he discharged me. He was always very friendly, not rushed. Always willing to explain my situation.

June 30, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Baier treated me in a very professional and caring way.

June 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Terribly BRIEF follow-up with provider. Was told to get MRI, but little info on HOW or WHERE. Eventually got paperwork. Have not seen X-ray that provider requested.

June 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Baer was very informative about left knee replacement I need & referred to me to 2 orthopedic surgeons.

June 9, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Beier, has finally come back to Gurnee! He did total knee replacement August 22, 2017 on me. When he left for Lincolnshire I was devastated because I knew I would be needing the other knee done. I patiently waited and he's back now! He is a fantastic Doctor! He is the best orthopedic surgeon that I know of. And X is great too!

June 9, 2019 7:00 PM

very professional; overall, a good physician who took his time to address my health problem

June 7, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Baier was excellent. Explained my xrays. told me what to do to strengthen my muscles near the break in my leg, and was concerned about my well being.

June 6, 2019 7:00 PM

Good experience - Everyone very nice - assistant was very nice and helpful -

June 3, 2019 7:00 PM

Very satisfied. Would recommend Dr. Baier to anyone!

May 19, 2019 7:00 PM


May 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good. Glad Dr. Baier is in Gurnee office now.

May 10, 2019 7:00 PM

excellent physician.Always caring.

May 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Baier was great. I'm going back

May 5, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Baier conducted bilateral knee replacement on me. He did an excellent job in preparing me for the surgery, excellent care during and after surgery. he is an exceptional orthopedic for.

May 5, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent. Friendly. Shakes hand when entering exam room. Interested in my 'problem'. Discussed what can be/should be done. Asks questions related to my visit.

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