Dr. James Barter, MD

Oncology •  Male • Age 69
  
Dr. Barter
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Womens Health Specialists

6301 Executive Blvd Rockville, MD 20852

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Dr. James Barter, MD is a Oncology Specialist in Rockville, MD and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Barter has more experience with Gynecologic Oncology, Gynecologic Surgery, and Gynecologic Care than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Virginia School of Medicine medical school in 1977. He is affiliated with medical facilities Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center and Holy Cross Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Barter to book an appointment.


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Dr. Barter accepts the following insurance:

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Barter

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Barter treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Barter treats other conditions, please contact the office at (301) 770-4967.

Gynecologic Oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the female reproductive system, including ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, and cervical cancer, through chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, or targeted cancer therapy.Compare with other Gynecologic Oncology specialists.

Typically treats 76% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Barter performs Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy) more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Barter performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Excision of Cervix
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Barter performs Excision of Cervix more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Barter performs this procedure more than 98% of their peers

Pap Smear Abnormalities
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Barter treats Pap Smear Abnormalities more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Barter treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Gynecologic Surgery

Gynecologic surgery treats conditions affecting the female reproductive system, including cancer, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, and uterine fibroids through procedures such as hysterectomy, tumor removal, and myomectomy.

Typically treats 90% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Barter performs Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy) more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Barter performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Hysteroscopy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Barter performs Hysteroscopy more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Barter performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Colposcopy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Barter performs Colposcopy more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Barter performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Gynecologic Care

Gyncologists diagnose and treat conditions that affect any part of the female reproductive system, such as vaginitis, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, or polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).

Typically treats 69% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Uterine Fibroids
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Barter treats Uterine Fibroids more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Barter treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Ovarian Cysts
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Barter treats Ovarian Cysts more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Barter treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Endometriosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Barter treats Endometriosis more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Barter treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

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Dr. Barter's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colpopexy
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Endometriosis
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Female Infertility
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Salpingo-Oophorectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Total Salpingectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginectomy
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Vulvectomy
  • Wound Repair
  • Yeast Infections

Dr. Barter's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Barter

3.5

Based on 18 ratings

5 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
27.77777777777778%
(5)
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Dr. Barter basically saved my life. I have been 6 years in remission since surgery for Stage 2B ovarian cancer which HE discovered when doing a simple laparoscopic hysterectomy for uterine bleeding with no hint even that there was anything else amiss. I am forever indebted to his thoroughness and skill.
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  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jun 09, 2020
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Dr. Barter did not take the time to review test results to properly treat my mother in law. We will be going to see someone else.
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Dr. Barter is fantastic, I would highly recommend him for fibroid surgery and hysterectomy. He was patient, answered all my questions and was kind, that's the most important thing to me. Ladies, ignore the naysayers, persevere and see this surgeon. It's hard to get the appointment staff on the phone, but keep calling.
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Edwige Desbhy in Germantown, MD – Nov 09, 2018
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Kind and patient. Took time to answer my questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dr Barter was a godsend after I was diagnosed with Ovarian cancer. It was the biggest nightmare any woman could go though but he was amazing. He actually listened to what I had to say and because of him I was able to go on to have my daughter! She wouldn't be here without him so I will forever be grateful.
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N Blevins – Jan 31, 2018
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I first went to the Rockville office and waited about an hour. I thought that was crazy. The doctor seemed rushed when he finally saw me. Then he told me to go to the Germantown office because the Rockville office, and I quote, 'is nutty' according to him. So I go to Germantown which was totally inconvenient for me. I waited an hour and a half and then I had to leave. I couldn't wait any longer. The appointment never happened. I am not going back.
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Jun 15, 2017
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Dr. Barter preformed my surgery almost a year ago to remove a very large fibroid. The surgery was a success and I would recommend Dr. Barter to my family and friends.
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Washington, DC – May 10, 2017
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James Barter is a highly distracted doctor. He was VERY quick to push me into surgery without discussing anything. They see too many patients and are absolutely careless with anyone else's time. I waited 45 minutes once when I had the first appointment of the day. You can do better than this, especially in this area.
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stockwell in Chevy Chase, MD – Nov 17, 2016
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The office staff is very inaccessible
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Susan James in Potomac, MD – Oct 24, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. James Barter, MD is a Oncology Specialist in Rockville, MD and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Barter has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Oncology

Education

U Ky/Duke U
Internship Hospital
1985
U Ala
Fellowship Hospital
1983
Duke University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1979
University of Kentucky Hospital
Residency Hospital
1977
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Medical School

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Locations

Womens Health Specialists

Womens Health Specialists6301 Executive Blvd Rockville, MD 20852
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Germantown12800 Middlebrook Rd Germantown, MD 20874
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center

Rockville, MD

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

Holy Cross Hospital

Silver Spring, MD

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
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