Dr. John Barker, MD

Dr. John Barker, MD

Orthopedic Spine SurgeryMaleAge 53

Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Dr. John Barker, MD is a Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Aurora, CO. He is affiliated with medical facilities The Medical Center of Aurora and Sky Ridge Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Locations

Rocky Mountain Spine Clinic, PC

Rocky Mountain Spine Clinic, PC1444 S Potomac St Ste 170 170 Aurora, CO 80012
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Dr. Barker's Reviews

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4.4

Based on 30 ratings

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Doctor Barker is an excellent spine surgeon, in 2018 he repaired my 2nd broken neck. At the time of surgery I was 62 yrs old, I am 65 now and completely healed. The injury was unsurvivable without surgery. Doctor Barker saved my life, I do recommend him to anyone needing orthopedic surgery. Thank you Doctor Barker.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Tom R. Wigington – Nov 30, 2021
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Dr. Barker listens, explain and gives his recommendations! He is down to earth making me comfort
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Terri Jensen – Sep 20, 2021
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Very difficult to get a follow up appt. after injection spinal injections with sever discomfort.
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Sep 01, 2021
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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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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American Republic
Anthem
Pathway X Bronze Direct CACA IN HIX
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
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Coventry Health Care
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MedHealthInsurance
Medicaid
Medico
Meritain Health
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

About Me

Biography

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

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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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 170 170, Aurora, CO 80012. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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The Medical Center of Aurora

Aurora, CO

68% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% lower than the national average

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)

Sky Ridge Medical Center

Lone Tree, CO

71% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% higher than the national average

31 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)