Dr. Joseph Barber, MD

Dr. Joseph Barber, MD

Pediatrics  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 64
Dr. Joseph Barber, MD is a pediatrics specialist in Erie, PA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med in 1979 and specializes in pediatrics and pediatric neurology.Read his story

3580 Peach St

Erie, PA 16508

Contact Information

(814) 868-9633

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
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Dr. Barber's Experience

Dr. Barber's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pediatrics
  • Board certified in Pediatrics
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Barber's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Barber "Dr. Joe Barber attended the University of Notre Dame for his undergraduate degree and received his graduate medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He completed a pediatric residency at the University of Virginia and a neurology residency and child neurology fellowship at Washington University and St. Louis Children's Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. He is board certified in Pediatrics, a member of the Child Neurology Society and past Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Saint Vincent Hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania. He is a presenter for the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics for both the EPIC: Pediatric Obesity Evaluation, Treatment and Prevention in Community Settings Program and the EPIC: Breastfeeding Education, Support and Training (BEST) Program. He founded Children's Health Care in 1987 and continues to practice pediatrics and child neurology at Children's Community Pediatrics-Erie, an affiliate of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Dr. Barber provides expert weekly medical commentary on a regional ABC affiliate, WJET-TV and is a medical advisor to the Barber National Institute in Erie, Pennsylvania."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Barber "Dr. Barber's philosophy focuses on the importance of providing every child with active love, understanding and respect.  He believes children come into this world perfect and an engaged, loving and properly supportive caregiving parent is fundamental to healthy parenting. Parents who know how to recognize and relate to their own emotions and the emotions of their child find understanding and acceptance for both their actions and the behaviors of the child."

2  Specialties

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Neurology

1  Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

29  Conditions Treated

12  Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Immunization
  • Infant Care
  • Nebulizer Treatment
  • Neonatal Care
  • Physical Examination
  • Sports Physical Examination
  • Vaccination
  • Well Baby Care
  • Well Child Examination
  • Wellness Examination

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.


  • Notre Dame
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • University Of Virginia
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • University Of Va Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Washington University School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • St Louis Children's Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Barber has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Barber's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Barber to family and friends
6 total reviews (2 have comments)

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Dr. Barber's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


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Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Barber is an excellent pediatric neurologist. We were relieved to find him. Living as we do in a rural area, we thank God for his expertise! Dr. Barber is very knowledgeable re:ASD &ADHD. He also maintains a blog to help parents. During appts, he encourages parents to voice memo the time so we...more
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Dr Barber was very rude to me and my child. He was very impatient with my child and he degraded me to the point that I actually started to cry at the appointment. I had never felt so worthless from a doctor and it was totally unexpected. I was expecting to be helped and informed on issues my child...more
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