About Dr Richard Baer

Brisbane Kidney Specialist & General Physician

About Dr Richard Baer

Dr Richard Baer is a Brisbane based Kidney Specialist and General Physician.  After completing a pharmacy degree, Richard studied medicine at University of Queensland and graduated in 2000 with honours. In 2009, he completed his training in Nephrology and was admitted as a Fellow of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Since then, Richard has completed his second specialty training in General Medicine, and a Master’s degree in Public Health and Tropical Medicine at James Cook University graduating with distinction.

Dr Richard Baer, Brisbane Nephrology

During his career, Richard has worked throughout Brisbane and Queensland, with many years spent in Far North Queensland. He provides patient care in general nephrology conditions including all stages of Chronic Kidney Disease, hypertension, diabetic nephropathy and other nephropathies, dialysis and transplantation as well as general medical issues. Richard is also one of a few Nephrologists trained in Interventional Nephrology and is proficient at dialysis access procedures including insertion of peritoneal dialysis catheters, haemodialysis catheters, fistulograms, fistuloplasty and fistula stents. He also has a special interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and for many years attended an outreach clinic in Far North Queensland.

Richard remains actively involved in physician trainee and student education. He works collaboratively with Kidney Health Australia to provide education sessions across Queensland to a variety of forums. He welcomes the opportunity to provide in-house GP education sessions.  Dr Baer has been an invited speaker and presenter at a number of national and international conferences.  Dr Baer’s work has also been published by Australian and international journals in Nephrology research covering broad areas of clinical care and Interventional Nephrology.

Awards and Recognition

In recognition to his commitment to quality health care provision, education and clinical trials, he received the 2016 Heartfelt Service Award Logan Hospital, 2014 Award in Recognition of support and contribution to Intern Education and Training from Cairns Hospital, 2010 Australia and New Zealand Society of Interventional Nephrology Award, 2008 Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology Amgen Rural Award.

Dr Richard Baer, Brisbane Renal Medicine

Dr Richard Baer is also a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology, and a member and former chair of the Australian and New Zealand Special interest group in Interventional Nephrology. He is a former Director of Physician Education at Logan Hospital and previously served as the Co-Chair for the Statewide Renal Clinical Network for Queensland Health.

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– Thomas A. Edison

Brisbane Kidney Specialist Services


Dr Baer provides patient centered care and support with a team approach and an emphasis on education.

Brisbane Kidney Specialist Resources


In our resources section you’ll find meanings for common medical terms, links to kidney websites and more.

Brisbane Kidney Specialist Contact


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Support, Education and Reassurance

Dr Baer and his team don’t just treat kidney conditions, we’re also here to provide education, support and compassion as we serve as part of your greater care team.  We work with your GP along with allied health workers to ensure you are receiving the highest level of care, service and information that we’re able to provide.

We understand that dealing with a kidney problem or a chronic condition can feel like an uphill battle.  The aim at our practice is to help give you answers and reassurance so you can enjoy the most fulfilling life possible!

Get in touch with Dr Richard Baer and his team

Contact Richard Baer

Dr Baer’s main practice is located at Wesley Medical Centre Auchenflower. He also has clinics at Mater Medical Centre South Brisbane and Mater Health Hub Springfield

Contact Richard Baer

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Phone: 07 3187 7680
Fax: 07 3378 4407