Dr. L. Joy Baker is a Board Certified general Obstetrician and Gynecologist at Wellstar West Ga Medical Center in LaGrange, Georgia. She has experience working in both urban and rural communities over the past ten years, after completing her medical school and residency training with honors at the Morehouse School of Medicine and Grady Health System.
Her clinical interests currently include state-wide perinatal quality improvement, group prenatal care, minimally invasive GYN surgery, and patient-centered care.
Dr. Baker has been the recipient of numerous awards to include GA Top Docs 2020, Atlanta Magazine’s 2017 Top Doctors feature physician, Press Ganey Top Patient Satisfaction Award, Physician Community Service Award, Grady Health Foundation’s “Next Generation Healer” Award, two Arnold P. Gold Foundation Awards for Humanism in Medicine and many others.
She has served in various leadership roles like Advisory Board Member of the Georgia OB/GYN Society, President-Elect of Medical Executive and Credentialing Committee, and President of the Morehouse School of Medicine Resident Physician Association.
In 2019, she became one of the first physicians in the United Stated to complete an HRSA fellowship in Transformational Healthcare Leadership at the Morehouse School of Medicine and one of the first OB/GYN physicians to earn special certification in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.