Iowa Specialty Hospital

Joshua Baker, DO, FAAFP

Joshua Baker, DO, FAAFP
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Primary Clinic
Rockwell Clinic
705 Elm Street East
Rockwell, IA 50469
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Practice Information

Joined Iowa Specialty Hospital

January 2018

Medical Interests

Family Medicine, Neuromusculoskeletal and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Sports Medicine, Pediatrics

Education & Professional Certification


American Osteopathic Board of Osteopathic Family Physicians, American Board of Family Medicine, American Osteopathic Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine


Wartburg College, BA, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry Des Moines University, Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine


Memorial Hospital of South Bend Family Medicine Residency Program, South Bend, IN


Family Medicine: Memorial Hospital of South Bend Family Medicine Residency Program, South Bend, IN Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine / Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine: Mercy Health Partners, Muskegon, MI

Professional Societies

American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, American Academy of Family Medicine, American Academy of Osteopathy, Iowa Academy of Family Medicine, Iowa Osteopathic Association

Professional & Personal Interests

Hobbies and Personal Interests

Dr. Baker has two children, Andrew and Lily. He enjoys spending time outdoors and with his family.

Patient Comments

May 23, 2024

Listen to my problems and concerns and came up with a plan to go with

May 21, 2024

Dr Baker is the best

May 13, 2024

He listened to me, but also asked questions as to make sure why I was there, and that we covered all my concerns

May 11, 2024

Dr. Baker is a caring, exceptional listener who shows compassion for his patients and instills confidence in his medical advice.

May 10, 2024

He's done a great job to listen and continues to help me find a solution to my health issues. He doesn't give up. You don't get very many doctors that care like that to get you better anymore. He listens which others could learn from him and is thorough to come up with a plan. Thank you.

May 9, 2024

Overwhelmed by how I feel like the most important person there during my appointments.

May 9, 2024

They were very informative

May 1, 2024

He was great and I could see he was determined to find out what was wrong with me!

April 11, 2024

Dr. Baker and the staff at the Belmond Clinic listens to my concerns, offers various solutions, and explains the reasons behind his treatment options. After many years of not having a consistent primary provider, I am happy to say I would recommend Dr. Baker and the Belmond Clinic to those looking for quality medical care.

March 30, 2024

Dr. Josh Baker is a great doctor with awesome patient understanding.

March 28, 2024

My initial visit - doctor was very attentive and helpful

March 21, 2024

I have already recommended Dr Baker, he listens, is compassionate about your illnesses and situations. Get into the root of the medical issue you're having to find the best way to treat you.

March 11, 2024

Looking forward to coming here (all) my care.

March 5, 2024


March 5, 2024

Dr. Baker is very trustworthy and I always know he has his patient's best care at mind. He is an excellent Dr. & an asset to Iowa Specialty.

February 27, 2024


February 20, 2024

Dr Baker is great

February 14, 2024


February 13, 2024

Couldn't have been better!

February 13, 2024

I had an echocardiogram. I could not have had a better experience. Thank you!

February 7, 2024

Dr. Baker does an exceptional job of showing concerns of any needs I have. He asks good questions & includes me in the decision making. Highly recommend.

January 31, 2024

Dr Baker is awesome! He's very analytical and concerned and always includes me in my medical discussions and treatment plan. Wonderful doctor.

January 29, 2024

Dr. Josh Baker is a very intelligent & caring provider.

January 28, 2024

100 % invested in my well being

January 16, 2024


January 15, 2024

Amazing dr.

January 5, 2024

Excellent care

January 3, 2024

Dr Josh Baker shows real concern and he's so knowledgeable. I trust in his care.

December 29, 2023

I would (& I have) highly recommend Dr. Josh & Alicia. They are the best.

December 29, 2023

Always very thorough.

December 27, 2023

I have so many allergies but Dr. Barker and I discussed every option and made a mutual decision regarding medication.

December 25, 2023

It was good!

December 24, 2023

Dr. Baker is a great doctor who truly cares about his patients.

December 23, 2023

Friendly staff, very accommodating!

December 21, 2023

Really liked Dr. Baker Energy and thorough.

December 20, 2023

We went over several things that could cause my symptoms and made a plan on tracking down the problem.

December 20, 2023

Have recommended Dr. Josh Baker for years.

December 12, 2023

Dr. Baker always listens and gets me involved in decisions. He also isn't afraid to seek outside resources ( specialists ) and recommend I get help there.

December 7, 2023

Professional and to the point

December 6, 2023

Dr Josh was very good- He explained things to Lexi and made her feel very comfortable- telling her she could choose how much or little she talked.

November 29, 2023

Explaining everything and giving options for care

November 28, 2023

Dr. Josh Baker is the best. Along with the staff.

November 28, 2023

Dr. Baker - great physician.

November 27, 2023

Dr. Baker was awesome!

November 23, 2023

Already told several about my visit

November 20, 2023

My medical is very complex and there are a lot of different issues roll up into one, and we hit on all of them to find solutions keeping in my my mental health capabilities.

November 18, 2023

Dr Baker is very good...explains in details the how's and whys

November 7, 2023

My son comes from Forest City to Belmond because of the great service

November 4, 2023


October 25, 2023

I felt at ease about asking questions, and was made to feel like no question was trivial. He was thorough, and very informative,

October 24, 2023


October 21, 2023

*Dr. Baker explained my options. I chose manipulation & it went well. Relieved my pain.

October 14, 2023

Dr. Baker is one of the best I ever had; he cares!

October 12, 2023

Dr. Baker - great doctor

October 11, 2023

Dr Josh Baker always listens carefully and reviews my records. He came up with a good plan by investigating further with appropriate X-rays.

September 30, 2023


September 27, 2023

I've had both *Dr. Josh Baker & *Alicia O'Neill - both outstanding. The best. They take time to visit with me, extremely knowledgeable, compassionate. I am so thankful for both of them.

September 23, 2023

Was very thorough about what was wrong and how to correct it.

September 21, 2023

Josh has always been helpful, understanding, informative.

September 21, 2023

I absolutely love the care that I get at the clinic from the people at the front desk to the nurses to the PA and the doctor.

September 9, 2023

I'm always very impressed with how thorough Dr. Baker is with his exams. I was in for a specific wellness exam but we also covered pain I was having in my back and shoulder. He spent approximately 45 mins with me covering the insurance-required components as well as my pain issues. He is the best PC physician I've had in my 66 years.

August 29, 2023

Nurse and doctor very nice and informative

August 24, 2023


August 22, 2023

Dr. Baker is personable, efficient, and thorough

August 12, 2023

Dr. Baker is good.

July 31, 2023

Dr. Josh Baker is a very professional and caring doctor.

July 28, 2023

First time seeing Dr Baker as I was transitioning care from another provider. I'm very happy with the change. He's a good fit for me. He gave me recommendations about my screen time usage and sunscreen which I needed to hear. He also asked questions about my mood. I like how he made it seem normal and ok to be sad and anxious and that he and his other colleagues were looking for kids my age that are struggling and need help. If I was having trouble I would have been comfortable telling him about it. No one has asked it that way before.

July 28, 2023

First time seeing Dr. Baker. I appreciated his style. Answered my questions and made a few suggestions.

July 26, 2023

He did a very through examination, and described it well.

July 16, 2023

Josh is a great listener and the best doctor I have ever had.

July 9, 2023

Josh always makes me feel comfortable and un-judged when I have an issue. He takes the time to really listen and give feedback. I have never been rushed through or made to feel like just a number.

June 30, 2023

Dr. Baker was very thorough and listened to my responses to his questions. He involved me in the examination and gave me ample time to ask questions.

June 29, 2023

Great place.

June 29, 2023

Absolutely attentive listener ...made my son feel at ease and heard

June 28, 2023

A very good experience overall.

June 27, 2023

Listened and explained everything very well

June 25, 2023

Dr. Baker listened to what was going on and was open to questions from me.

June 23, 2023

*Dr. Baker is always very concerned. I feel I always have his full attention.

June 16, 2023

New to this clinic love the staff, and Dr. Baker is so thorough.

June 15, 2023

Very intuitive. Good listening. Awesome feedback

June 7, 2023


June 3, 2023

The doctor explained everything about being a first time mom and best ways to care for and protect our baby.

May 28, 2023

Kind and caring, very good listener, very knowledgeable!!!!!!

May 24, 2023

An awesome Doctor. Thoughtful and thorough.

May 9, 2023

Nurse was very friendly, Dr. asked many questions about my family and background to get a grasp on myself and needs for medicines etc. Very professional!

April 29, 2023

Staff was very kind and concerned about Richard's health!

April 26, 2023

This was our first meeting and Dr. Baker listened and assured me that we would make decisions together for treatment.

April 22, 2023

Josh Baker is an awesome doctor. He listens and is very knowledgeable.

April 16, 2023

Josh is a good listener and a very compassionate doctor.

April 13, 2023

Very good

April 11, 2023

Dr. Josh Baker was very compassionate, knowledgeable & listened intently. Great appointment & would highly recommend him to others!

March 30, 2023

I feel very safe and comfortable in *Dr. Baker's care.

March 24, 2023

Dr. Josh Baker continues to be the best doctor / care provider I've seen in over 50 years. Always thorough and explains treatments, medication and other Care Team members.

March 24, 2023

Dr Baker is very good to discuss his concerns and listens to mine. He is very professional

March 21, 2023

Dr. Baker is awesome

March 9, 2023

Dr. Baker actually listened to me, and did appropriate tests

January 31, 2023

*Dr. Josh is smart, kind & compassionate. He explains things in common language. Listens to & validates concerns.

January 26, 2023


January 17, 2023

Dr Josh Baker is very attentive and explains everything.

January 13, 2023

Like I said last time, she was very polite and professional and could carry a conversation. I felt relaxed.

January 11, 2023

Josh was informative as well as efficient. He did a great job transitioning me to a new provider. I have many health issues and he addressed everything to make me feel confident and comfortable.

January 11, 2023

Dr Josh Baker is by far the best, most thorough and attentive doctor I've ever had. He listens very carefully to my concerns and addresses each one thoroughly before going on to the next. He is always welcoming and polite.

January 7, 2023

Love Dr Baker

December 31, 2022

Josh Baker is a very caring and intelligent doctor. He communicates well and answers any questions.

December 30, 2022

Would and do recommend *Dr. Baker all the time.

December 19, 2022

Dr.Josh was very involved with me and my boyfriend and he thought out loud to involved us in his decisions, I noticed he timed his time with us, he received a call on his cell, stopped the timer, took the call and was very professional about it, the only thing is I thought he was going to prescribe me something for relieve but never did. I would see him again and appreciated how he conducted business.

December 16, 2022

Asked excellent questions during my evaluation and came up with a great treatment plan. He asked if I understood everything and asked if there's anything else that I had questions about.

December 11, 2022

Dr was very thorough, explained things very clearly, listened to my questions and answered them very well.

December 8, 2022

Dr. Josh is caring, listens and explains issues thoroughly

December 5, 2022

He listens, we have active discussions and he corrected a decades old misdiagnosis & I was VERY HAPPY with treatment.

November 14, 2022


November 8, 2022

Dr Josh Baker has always provided amazing care for my family.

October 29, 2022

Dr. Baker attention to detail is second to none. He takes the time to explain himself and answer any questions. He has patience and you can tell he cares.

October 22, 2022

Dr Baker is excellent. Really trust him. He has caught and helped with several issues.

October 20, 2022

I feel that Dr Baker is an awesome Dr!

October 3, 2022

The town of Rockwell is lucky to have a medical clinic in a small town

September 29, 2022

Excellent care.

September 27, 2022

*Dr. Joshua Baker is very thorough and takes time to ask questions.

September 21, 2022

Excellent care

September 20, 2022

Dr Josh & Alicia are excellent

September 18, 2022

That's the longest a provider has ever spent with me. He listened to all my concerns

September 15, 2022

Caring professional

August 25, 2022

Dr. Baker and his staff are the best hands down. I trust him completely with my health care.

August 4, 2022

Josh is outstanding. Very friendly. Explained to everything

August 4, 2022


August 1, 2022

Dr Josh Baker has Always been a Very Informative and professional and caring understanding doctor that seems to understand me...he may not agree with me but he helps me to understand things better. Very Grateful for his patience with me.

July 26, 2022

Dr Baker thinks out his thoughts and plans. I trust him. Always getting to the bottom of any issue. Addresses every problem.

July 26, 2022

Josh is a quality doctor, and takes time to understand my situation and needs. I hope to have Josh Baker as my doctor for years to come.

July 15, 2022

Josh is so caring and compassionate about my health concerns

July 6, 2022

Dr. Baker was very thoughtful and thorough at my annual visit. He listened patiently to my concerns and questions and we discussed options for care for these issues.

July 5, 2022

Josh Baker is an excellent doctor that I trust with my entire family as well as myself. He is the reason we stayed when the clinic changed.

June 29, 2022

This is my first time with Dr. Baker and I was very impressed with all of his skills. I will have him as my primary doctor.

June 18, 2022

Dr. Baker is outstanding. He got me scheduled for a stress test that resulted in 3 stents. He really listens well and is excellent in providing health outcomes. I am so impressed and thankful that he is my doctor.

June 16, 2022

Headed in the right direction and continued recent prescriptions and recheck progress in 3 months

June 5, 2022

Very good

June 4, 2022

Appreciative Of competent caring people

May 18, 2022


April 28, 2022

Very satisfied with appointment. Everyone in this clinic is very caring and helpful.

April 15, 2022

This was a wellness visit and the doctor was very thorough

April 15, 2022

Expleined very well

March 31, 2022

They were very helpful and provided everything I needed.

February 13, 2022

Dr. Joshua Baker was very informative and thorough!

January 22, 2022

Dr. Josh Baker is the best PCP I have had in 20 years. He listens to me and treats me as an individual with knowledge regarding my own health and body.

October 11, 2021

He cares about my health and covered all results.
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