Dr. Joseph Bark, MD

Dr. Joseph Bark, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 72
Dr. Joseph Bark, MD is a dermatologist in Lexington, KY and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from University of Kentucky in 1972 and specializes in dermatology and cosmetic dermatology.Read his story

2424 Harrodsburg Rd Ste 200

Lexington, KY 40503

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Sagamore Health Network
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
more than 80% of peers
Skin Discoloration
more than 79% of peers
Actinic Keratosis
more than 77% of peers

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Dr. Bark's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Bark "Dr. Bark is a native of Akron, OH. He received his Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Pre-Medicine in 1968 from the University of Akron. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 1972. After completing his internship and residency at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia he entered private practice in Lexington in July 1976. He was certified by the American Board of Dermatology in 1977. His book Skin Secrets: A Complete Guide to Skin Care for the Entire Family was published by McGraw-Hill in 1987. Retin-A and Other Youth Miracles was published by Prima Publishing in 1989. Your Skin - An Owner's Guide was published by Prentice Hall in 1995. He has appeared on many national, regional, and local television programs and has been quoted in national magazines and newspapers providing education to the public regarding the care of their skin and the prevention of skin cancer. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and has held a faculty position with the Academy. He is the former president of the Fayette County Chapter of the American Cancer Society and is a member of the American College of Cryosurgery, the Royal Society of Medicine as well as numerous other medical association affiliations. Dr. Bark practices general dermatology with an emphasis on cosmetic dermatology."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bark "Patients should have a doctor who looks at them, sits down, leaves his/her computer, and concentrates on them and their problems. They should expect use of The Golden Rule (Do unto others as you would have them do unto you) on each and every encounter. They should offer COMFORT, not just technical information, to patients (most of whom are fearful of seeing a doctor) so that they feel s/he has some real empathy with them. Lastly, you should never feel that MONEY rules the visit."

2  Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

61  Conditions Treated


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24  Procedures

  • Acne Surgery
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Affected Tissue
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cryosurgery for Skin Lesions
  • Dermal Filler
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Electrocautery
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Facial Peel
  • Hair Removal
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC Injection
  • Juvéderm® Voluma® Injection
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Mole Removal
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Skin Surgery
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Wart Removal

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Kentucky.

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.


  • University of Kentucky
    Medical School | Graduated 1972
  • Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinic
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1973
  • Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinic
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bark has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bark's Reviews

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

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Bark's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Dr. Davey, MD , nurse and office staff very nice and would recommend to family and friends! Did not use Dr. Bark, MD, but I'm sure he's good since the rest and his office is great!
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I have seen Dr Bark numerous times and always felt he is a great doctor and very knowledgable. However, his bedside manner is terrible. Today, he was short and gave no details on his diagnosis. He literally gave the diagnosis and walked out of the room. When the nurse came in, she said you are free...more
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First time...excellent care Great staff Highly satisfied.
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I had went to previous dr. for this problem but Dr. Bark it started clearing up right away.
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Clinically he is very good.
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