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Gentry Baum, PT

Physical Therapist

Southeastern Regional Medical Center

"Every day I get to make a difference in the life of my patients fighting cancer."

- Gentry Baum
Gentry Baum

Degree(s)

  • Doctorate, Physical Therapy – Georgia Regents University, Augusta
  • BS, Education: Exercise and Sports Science – University of Georgia, Athens

Certification(s)

  • Licensed Physical Therapist

Practicing Since: 2012

At Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Gentry Baum is dedicated to helping patients achieve their goals for physical function. As a Physical Therapist at CTCA in Newnan, Georgia, she helps patients address challenges and fears so they can return to their previous level of function.

Baum earned her Bachelor of Science in Education, with a focus on Exercise and Sports Science, in 2010 from the University of Georgia in Athens. Then, in 2013, she completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Georgia Regents University in Augusta.

As part of her education, Baum obtained clinical experience in several settings. At the Hughston Clinic in Columbus, Georgia, she worked in the outpatient orthopedic clinic providing care for sports- and work-related injuries. On the inpatient general acute care unit of Georgia Health Sciences Hospital in 2012, Baum gained experience in the bone marrow transplant unit, the renal/gastrointestinal unit and the oncology unit.

In 2012, she completed a rotation with Walton Rehabilitation Hospital in Augusta, Georgia, where she treated outpatient orthopedic and neurologic patients. Just prior to graduation, Baum worked in the outpatient orthopedic unit of the Sports Medicine Rehabilitation Center of Georgia Regents Health System, treating orthopedic and sports-related injuries. She joined CTCA in 2013.

Since 2010, Baum has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (general and oncology section) and the Georgia Physical Therapy Association. She is certified in Basic Life Support for through the American Heart Association. She enjoys volunteering in her spare time, with her most recent experience completing a medical mission trip to Mexico.

Cancer treatments such as surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy can negatively impact strength, endurance, balance and other physical abilities. Baum uses equipment, exercises and education to help patients through any musculoskeletal difficulties they may be experiencing. She also aids in the transition from CTCA to the home environment, offering solutions for any physical limitations they may encounter in their daily routines.

“Every day I get to make a difference in the life of my patients fighting cancer,” says Baum. “Everyone on the team at CTCA is working to achieve a better outcome for each and every patient.”

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