Dr. John Barr, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 39
  
Dr. Barr
Accepting new patients

Duke University Medical Center Department of Neurological Surgery

200 Trent Dr # 1554 Durham, NC 27710

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(919) 416-3853

Dr. John Barr, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Durham, NC and has over 13 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Barr has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences medical school in 2007. He is affiliated with medical facilities Duke Regional Hospital and Duke University Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Barr to book an appointment.


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Dr. Barr accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
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National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Fallon Community Health Plan
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Qualchoice
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 51% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Barr treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Barr treats this condition more than 84% of their peers

Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Barr performs Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy) more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Barr performs this procedure more than 76% of their peers

Spine Disorders
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Barr treats Spine Disorders more than 75% of their peers

Dr. Barr treats this condition more than 75% of their peers

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Dr. Barr's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Injuries
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Tension Headache
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr Barr is amazing! He is not only an excellent surgeon he is kind, caring and truly interested in helping you. I am 3 months out of my surgery and doing all my daily routines. I am truly amazed how my back has healed. Thank you Dr Barr!!!!
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Sherian Cupit in Greensboro, NC – Jun 19, 2019
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Multiple loved ones have used Dr. Barr. His explanations are always understandable, he shows a great deal of empathy for his patients and their family members. I have trusted Dr. Barr with my most precious family members and he hasn't let me down. I highly recommend him.
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May 22, 2019
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I am 3 weeks post surgery and doing great. Dr Barr is amazing! He’s kind, compassionate, patient, a great listener, and a surgical blessing! I am grateful to him and his team for putting me on the right road to success and for going above and beyond. Thank you Dr. Barr!
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Andrea P. in Creedmoor , NC – Jul 23, 2018
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Dr. Barr was very patient and kind with our family. He explained things clearly and is a wonderful doctor. I would highly recommend him to anyone, he does excellent work and the follow up is superb. His nurse is also amazing, if you are looking for a GREAT neurosurgeon for spinal issues, he is the one to see.
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AH in Cary, NC – Jun 01, 2018
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Dr Barr is a humble, sweet human being, and an absolutely amazing neurosurgeon. His surgery left me absolutely pain free, with no need for the first pain pill!! Two levels were operated on, deflation and laminotomy. He was very patient with me and my family, and took a lot of time explaining what was going to be done. Five stars isn’t enough.
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Vivian Romano in Virginia – May 05, 2018
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Have suffered from neck pain for years. He was the first to listen to my concerns with an open mind and actually give me a plan to help. Would give 6 stars if it would allow!
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Mark in Lincoln – Jan 22, 2018
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Dr. Barr performed a posterior cervical laminectomy with fusion and instrumentation on my neck 3/2/16. I think he did an excellent job. I had pain at first, as you would expect, but my recovery went smoothly. Dr. Barr gave me frequent checkups with x-rays, and I recovered completely with no problems. Dr. Barr was always professional and kind. I recommend him highly. If I were to need spinal surgery again, I would definitely seek him to be my surgeon.
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Laura E. Davis in Fayetteville, AR – Jun 19, 2017
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Would listen to the complaints of pain my husband had after fusion and not do anything about. He is still in pain today. Would not give him a rating for workman's comp. Had to go to another doctor for a rating that was in with workman's comp so didn't get a good rating. 2 years later and he still can not work and is in chronic pain. The staff is the worst. They don't keep the workman's comp nurse out of the room for privacy. The women in the front office are also nasty and no help.
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PAM in Rogers, AR – Dec 29, 2016
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On February 8th 2016 dr. Barr did surgery on my neck C-3,4,5,6,7 T-1,2,3 he done an excellent job I highly recommend dr. Barr he is such a great doctor I appreciate everything that dr. Barr has done for me ,he gave me my life back my hands back and with the nerves and everything to do with my feelings in my hands. Thank you Dr Barr for being there for me.
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Mike Waun in Branson, MO – Apr 27, 2016
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Dr. Barr was great from start to finish. My back was injured in a car accident, requiring surgery. He explained the entire process to me and my wife several times, ensuring we had no questions. At first, he was going to try to allow me to heal without surgery. This just shows that he won't do it unless it's 100% necessary. Complications arose and he did what was medically necessary. I knew I was in good hands.
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Ron G in Siloam Springs, AR – Feb 05, 2016
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Biography

Dr. John Barr, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Durham, NC and has over 13 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Barr has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of Arkansas For Medical ...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2014
Complex Spine/Neurosurgery
Fellowship Hospital
2014
Vanderbilt Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2013
Massachusetts Gen Hosp
Residency Hospital
2008
University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences
Internship Hospital
2007
University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences
Medical School
2003
University of Arkansas
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Locations

Duke University Medical Center Department of Neurological Surgery

Duke Department of Neurosurgery200 Trent Dr # 1554 Durham, NC 27710
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Duke Regional Hospital

Duke Regional Hospital407 Crutchfield St Durham, NC 27704
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sun: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Duke Regional Hospital

Durham, NC

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Duke University Hospital

Durham, NC

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)