Dr. John Barker, MD

Dr. John Barker, MD

Orthopedic Spine SurgeryMaleAge 52

Accepting new patients

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Dr. John Barker, MD is a Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Aurora, CO. He is affiliated with medical facilities Sky Ridge Medical Center and The Medical Center of Aurora. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Barker to book an appointment.

Locations

Rocky Mountain Spine Clinic, PC

Rocky Mountain Spine Clinic, PC1444 S Potomac St Ste 170 Aurora, CO 80012
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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Barker

4.4

Based on 28 ratings

5 Stars
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  • Explained conditions well (26)
  • Office environment (26)
  • Listened & answered questions (25)
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  • Appointment was rushed (3)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (3)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
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Hello, Dr. Barker is a highly skilled professional, he did a posterior fusion of C1 and C2 to repair my broken neck. I am a 62 year old man and this was the second broken neck I've suffered, the 1st was 42 years prior. I think Dr. Barker did a good job considering my age, and the injury was left untreated 7 months before I found Dr. Barker. It has been over 10 months since the surgery and I am still improving as the spinal cord is slow to heal. Injury unsurvivable without surgery.
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Tommy Wigington in Simla, CO – Jan 04, 2019
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Dr. Barker listened well, was patient, explained the what/why of things really well so that I could understand. I had a successful surgery with rods/screws & fusion from T11 to my tailbone. The incision was perfectly straight down my back. After surgery, he still was very personable, caring, had concern, patience, treated me well, & had great patient interaction. After visiting with him, I was always left feeling confident & calm about my situation, surgery & progress.
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Peggy in R. – Jan 03, 2018
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If I could give Dr. Barker a 10+ it would be well deserved. I was referred to Dr. Barker after 2 very bad neck and back spine surgery experiences from an out of state spine surgery center. He is very attentive in listening to my issues and concerns, and his knowledge and experience is what makes me feel so confident and trusting in his medical services for my spine needs. Thank You Dr. Barker. Also, his staff at the Aurora office are amazing people to deal with. Thank you to all of you as well
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Cindy Mostek in Aurora, CO – May 05, 2017
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I had a back surgery (L4,L5 ) which Dr. Barker performed on my back. when I visited him the first time, I couldn't even stand on my feet because of my pain. I was miserable. My surgery went great. after a week all my pain went away and I am walking. Dr. Barker not only is a competent surgeon, he is also humble and a great person. I am so proud to have such a wonderful Dr. in our community. My hat off you John !! Thank You and appreciate my surgery well done. Mathew Kargarzadeh
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Mathew Kargarzadeh in Castle Rock – Apr 04, 2017
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I was in a car accident in October that resulted in two herniated discs and severe stenosis of my spinal cord in my cervical spine. Dr. Barker diagnosed and treated my injury with honesty and compassion. He answered every one of my questions and offered a second opinion. I felt prepared and taken care of for the biggest surgery of my life. Everything went exactly as he said it would. A month later the pain in my neck is decreasing and my scar fades each day. Very professional and great doctor!
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Mia in Denver, CO – Jan 24, 2017
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I've been seeing Dr. Barker for over 5 years. He is always courteous, friendly, knowledge and straightforward.
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Hkm26 in Pueblo, CO – Sep 30, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for Colorado
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Barker's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Procedure
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Percutaneous Aspiration for Spinal Cord Cyst or Syrinx
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Rigidity
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Upper Back Pain

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MedHealthInsurance
Medicaid
Medico
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MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
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UnitedHealthCare
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Navigate HMO
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Options PPO
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
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About Me

Biography

Dr. John Barker, MD is a Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Aurora, CO. He is affiliated with medical facilities Sky Ridge Medical Center and The...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Rocky Mountain Spine Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
Southern Illinois University School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. John Barker, MD?

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What are Dr. John Barker, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Barker frequently treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy, Spinal Stenosis, and Spondylolisthesis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Barker treats.

Where is Dr. John Barker, MD's office located?

Dr. Barker's office is located at 1444 S Potomac St Ste 170, Aurora, CO 80012. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. John Barker, MD offer telehealth services?

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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Barker is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Sky Ridge Medical Center

Lone Tree, CO

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

24 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

The Medical Center of Aurora

Aurora, CO

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)