BY Jason Hayes

Baker Medical has been providing medical equipment to Clinton and Van Buren County for the past 14 years. While Baker Medical, located at 2097 Hwy. 65 S. is based out of Clinton, they service Van Buren, Searcy, Stone, and Cleburne counties and pretty much anywhere in north central Arkansas north of Damascus.

Baker Medical was started by David Baker Sr., a pharmacist out of Conway, who noticed the need for a medical equipment provider when he ran the Sav-On Drugs on Harkrider Street in Conway. Our Baker Medical is one of two locations, with the other being located inside the Sav-On Drugs in Conway. Baker, not being a stranger to the area with a farm off of Hwy. 330 in Choctaw, after establishing his medical supplies location in Conway, soon expanded their new venture to Clinton.

Baker Medical, now ran by David Sr.’s sons John and James Baker, have kept to their small beginnings and put an emphasis on customer service. Baker provides sales, delivery, setup, consultation, and are available to assist or answer questions on any of their products.

They offer hospital beds, home oxygen, wheelchairs, Hoyer lifts, breast pumps, compression stockings, ostomy supplies, electric scooters, pride lift items, diabetic supplies, with literally too many items to name (or at least I was afraid the editor would think so). Baker Medical prides themselves on having a wide variety of items to assist you in your daily activities. Many of their items can be delivered and setup in the comfort of your own home for no additional charge.

Baker Medical accepts the following insurances Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Qualchoice, Windsor, Care Improvement Plus, Tricare, Worker’s Compensation, Champ VA, Core Source, and Novasys.

Locally Baker Medical is run by Todd Malabanan with Darian Linn providing a lot of the setup and delivery.

Between the two they have more than 20 years of experience. It is this experience and their attention to detail that help set them apart. Todd, when asked, wouldn’t say that he provides better service than any of his competition, only that he tries to provide the best service possible and that they pride themselves on repeat customers. While we never desire to need the services of Baker Medical, it is nice to know when that day comes we have someone locally who not only strives to provide a quality product at an affordable price, but they back up their product with customer service that is unmatched in their field.