Michael Baum, DO





Rowan University, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

JFK Medical Center, Residency in Family Medicine

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Electrical Engineering) summa cum laude

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Biology)


Hospital Affiliations

JFK Medical Center (Edison, NJ)

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Rahway (Rahway, NJ)

Languages Spoken


Board Certifications


American Board of Family Medicine

Professional Memberships


American Academy of Family Physicians

New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons

Awards and Publications


Dr. Michael Baum is a board-certified family medicine physician. Dr. Baum is a concerned and caring family physician serving the community of South Plainfield, NJ. He attended Rowan University, where he received his osteopathic medical degree. He completed his internship at Kennedy University Hospital Stratford, followed by a residency in family medicine at JFK Medical Center.  Dr. Baum is a member of the American Academy of family medicine.

Family medicine is a specialty dedicated to comprehensive health care management for people of all ages.  Osteopathic medicine encompasses the holistic nature of primary care.  Family physicians provide a wide range of acute, chronic and preventive medical care services, including   diagnosing and the treatment many different illnesses.  They provide preventive care, including routine checkups (Full history and physical exams), health-risk assessments (i.e.,  Cardiac Risks, EKG and pulmonary function), immunization (Flu Shots, Tdap, Pneumonia, Hepatitis, etc.), screening tests (PPD, Lipid Profiles, PAPs), and personalized counseling for anxiety, depression and other life style issues. Family physicians manage chronic illness, as well as, coordinating care provided by other subspecialists.

Our goal is to provide, compassionate, high quality health care, while maintaining optimal patient satisfaction.  We have certified medical assistants that are dedicated, well trained, eager to help with any of your health care needs or concerns.  At Doctors Care Associates, we can do a wide range of testing, including EKG’s, pulmonary function, 24 hour holter moniters, vascular studies, screening for Diabetic neuropathy, Critical Care Assessments, Autonomic nerve studies, Pregnancy and Rapid Strep testing, plus much more.  We offer smoking cessation programs including appropriate counseling and follow up management to insure a high success rate.  We have a Life Style Management Program to help patients lose weight, increase exercise, as well as management of any underlying anxiety or depression issues interfering with our goals and objectives.  This program includes the over sight of a certified personal trainer.  A must try, before going for bariatric surgery.