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James Baird, MD

Dr. Baird is a surgeon in the Greater Houston area. He is affiliated with St Luke's Episcopal Hospital.
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Conditions treated

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178 doctors
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178 doctors
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88 doctors
Dr. Baird saw more hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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51 doctors
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50 doctors
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25 doctors
Dr. Baird saw more inguinal hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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106 doctors
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105 doctors
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52 doctors
Dr. Baird saw more breast cancer patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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44 doctors
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44 doctors
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22 doctors
Dr. Baird saw more umbilical hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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179 doctors
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178 doctors
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89 doctors
Dr. Baird saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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81 doctors
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81 doctors
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40 doctors
Dr. Baird saw more carcinoma patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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100 doctors
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101 doctors
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50 doctors
Dr. Baird saw more gallstones patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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686 doctors
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686 doctors
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343 doctors
Dr. Baird saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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53 doctors
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52 doctors
Top 5%
26 doctors
Dr. Baird saw more lipoma patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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18 doctors
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18 doctors
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8 doctors
Dr. Baird saw gynecomastia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.
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15 doctors
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14 doctors
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7 doctors
Dr. Baird saw hidradenitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.
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73 doctors
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74 doctors
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36 doctors
Dr. Baird saw more sebaceous cyst patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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27 doctors
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27 doctors
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13 doctors
Dr. Baird saw more ventral hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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12 doctors
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12 doctors
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6 doctors
Dr. Baird saw more pilonidal cyst patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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108 doctors
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108 doctors
Top 5%
53 doctors
Dr. Baird saw hemorrhoid patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.

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12 doctors
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12 doctors
Top 5%
6 doctors
Dr. Baird saw mastitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.
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23 doctors
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23 doctors
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11 doctors
Dr. Baird saw genital warts patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.
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161 doctors
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160 doctors
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80 doctors
Dr. Baird saw more abscess patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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339 doctors
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338 doctors
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169 doctors
Dr. Baird saw more cellulitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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701 doctors
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701 doctors
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350 doctors
Dr. Baird saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.

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369 doctors
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369 doctors
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184 doctors
Dr. Baird saw peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.

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781 doctors
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780 doctors
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390 doctors
Dr. Baird saw pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.

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63 doctors
Top 15%
62 doctors
Top 5%
31 doctors
Dr. Baird saw skin cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.
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43 doctors
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44 doctors
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21 doctors
Dr. Baird saw appendicitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.

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748 doctors
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748 doctors
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374 doctors
Dr. Baird saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.

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174 doctors
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174 doctors
Top 5%
87 doctors
Dr. Baird saw open wound patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.
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53 doctors
Top 15%
54 doctors
Top 5%
26 doctors
Dr. Baird saw colon polyps patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.
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104 doctors
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104 doctors
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51 doctors
Dr. Baird saw benign polyps patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.
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79 doctors
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78 doctors
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39 doctors
Dr. Baird saw colon cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.
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384 doctors
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384 doctors
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192 doctors
Dr. Baird saw acid reflux patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.

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Cost estimates

These ranges are network rate estimates across all the insurance plans that Dr. Baird accepts.

Note: These are just estimates. We advise verifying the exact costs with your provider.

Anoscopy $89 – 440
Gallbladder removal (laparoscopic) $7,310 – 17.8k
Hernia surgery (inguinal) $5,187 – 15.2k
Sigmoidoscopy $286 – 1,572
Skin tag removal $117 – 399
Transvaginal ultrasound $106 – 790

Amino’s cost estimates are estimates of the total amount that you and your health insurance company might pay for a procedure—this is what we call the “network rate”. Our cost estimates can help you prepare for the financial impact of medical care and help you make more confident decisions about where to get treated.

Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Baird’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Baird 3%
Predicted for his patients 22%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Baird’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Baird’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Baird’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Baird’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Baird’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Baird 88%
Predicted for his patients 75%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Baird’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Baird’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Baird’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Baird’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Baird’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Baird 98%
Predicted for his patients 90%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Baird’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Baird’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Baird’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Baird’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Baird sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

Kelsey-Seybold - Fort Bend Medical And Diagnostic Center
11555 University Blvd
Sugar Land, TX 77478
1,219 miles away
Kelsey-Seybold Medical Group
2727 W Holcombe Blvd
Houston, TX 77025
1,204 miles away
Kelsey-Seybold Clear Lake Clinic
1010 S Ponds Dr
Webster, TX 77598
1,197 miles away
Office
7010 Highway 6
Missouri City, TX 77459
1,215 miles away

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Credentials
  • Baylor College of Medicine Program
    RESIDENCY
  • Baylor College of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 2000

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Baird is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • St Luke's Episcopal Hospital
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)

Insurance accepted

Always check coverage with your doctor’s office.

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Anthem
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Options
  • CommunityCare
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fallon Health
  • First Choice Health
  • FirstCare Health Plans
  • FrontPath Health Coalition
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Hawaii Medical Assurance Association
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health Net
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Hometown Health
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • MVP Health Care
  • MagnaCare
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Network Health Plan
  • Ohio PPO Connect
  • Optima Health
  • Oregons Health COOP
  • PacificSource
  • Paramount
  • Pomco
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • Security Health Plan
  • TRICARE
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Vantage Health Plan
  • Viva Health
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • WellMed Medical Management