Dr. Daniel Barba, MD

Dr. Daniel Barba, MD

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Dr. Daniel Barba, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Escondido, CA. He has been practicing for 10 years. Read his story

1955 Citracado Pkwy Ste 200

Escondido, CA 92029

Contact Information

(858) 675-3100

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Degenerative Disc Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Barba's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Barba "Dr. Daniel Barba grew up in Detroit area of Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, MI in 2007. After completing his internship and residency at the University of Buffalo, NY in 2012 Dr. Barba moved to La Jolla, CA to complete his fellowship at the Scripps Clinic/San Diego Center for Spinal Disorders in 2013. Dr. Barba joined Arch Health Partners in 2013, bringing his philosophy of treating patients as individuals will always foster good outcomes. Dr. Barba became a doctor to have the opportunity to serve his community and found the practice intellectually and emotionally gratifying. He specializes in Spine Surgery and is proficient in medical Spanish. In his free time Dr. Barba enjoys running, soccer, martial arts, traveling and cooking."


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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Barba does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger


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  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Michigan State University College Of Human Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • University Of Buffalo
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Buffalo
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Scripps Clinic Center For Spinal Disorders
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Barba has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Barba has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Barba's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Barba to family and friends
based on 15 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Barba's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
Escondido, CA |
I had pain in my left hip and leg. It was so bad I couldn't sit for longer than 30 minutes, sometimes less. No long trips or flights for me. Dr. Barba operated on my lower back and when I woke, all pain was gone. Yesterday I did 4 sets of 5 225 lb dead lifts. The point here is that my life has changed for the better and I am moving forward. Other than my wife, the this was the best decision ever.
in San Marcos, CA |
I am getting ready for a 2nd, unrelated, surgery by Dr. Barba. Previously he performed an Anterior Cervical Disc Fusion (ACDF) C5-6 because I was having extreme pain going down my arm. Xrays and an MRI showed a lot of disc degeneration and bone spurs. He never pressed the surgery route but said it might help. I decided on going ahead with the surgery. I am very happy with the outcome: no more arm pain. Now I'm getting ready to get rid of my low back pain. Wish me luck!
in Escondido, CA |
Dr Barba is a excellent doctor. He takes time to talk to me, answered every question I have. He explained everything about surgery and recovery. I m so happy he is my doctor. He really cares for his patients. I can just said thank you.
in Ramona, CA |
Supremely competent.
in Oceanside, CA |
Dr. Barba done my surgery 2 years ago. He has the best bedside manner. He explained everything so you could decide what treatment you want. He does not pressure. I have referred many people to him over the last couple of year's as I have 100% faith in him and his work. I have been pain free in my lower back since the surgery. His whole staff is professional.
in San Diego, CA |
I visited Dr. Barba with a very serious spinal fracture. I was in great pain and he was quick to get me in and to respond with pain management while establishing a treatment plan. My desire was to return to full recovery and he outlined alternatives and risks and gave me adequate information to make an informed decision. As soon as feasible, he scheduled surgery. The result was amazing and I had pain relief immediately on waking from the operation and was able to stop the pain medication.
in San Diego, CA |
Professional yet caring. Listens and does not judge. He is very thorough and competent.
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Dr. Barba accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Medicare
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  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Barba has admitting privileges

Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido
555 E Valley Pkwy
Escondido, CA 92025
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Palomar Medical Center Poway
15615 Pomerado Rd
Poway, CA 92064
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