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Dr. Joseph Barker, MD

Sports Medicine ·  Male · Age 41

Dr. Barker

Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic, Raleigh, NC

3001 Edwards Mill Rd Raleigh, NC 27612

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Dr. Joseph Barker, MD is a sports medicine specialist in Raleigh, NC and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from Duke University School Of Medicine in 2004 and specializes in sports medicine.


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  • Explains conditions well . Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Hospital satisfaction . Patients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals
  • Practices at top hospital . Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Barker accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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Dr. Barker's conditions and procedures:

  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Shoulder Dislocation

Dr. Barker's Reviews

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4.6

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Dr. Barker and staff are excellent.
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Dr. Barker is an excellent surgeon and I would recommend him to anyone with shoulder pain. He performed rotator cuff repair surgery on me twice and I have had an excellent outcome both times. He explains options well and answers questions thoroughly. The entire office staff is professional and courteous. I highly recommend Raleigh Orthopedic Clinic and Raleigh Orthopedic Surgery Center.
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I had a great experience with Dr. Barker....he really is passionate about what he does and you can tell he truly cares about his patients. I feel very lucky I had him as my shoulder surgeon.
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Raleigh orthopedic clinic functions like a surgery factory. You are in and out and everyone seems like they are in a hurry and are focused on patient turnover rather than patient care. Dr. Barker is very quick and he speaks very fast. I think he is a good surgeon but my overall experience at the clinic has been absolutely awful and therefore I cannot recommend him.
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He is a great wonderful doctor and I would recommend him to anybody.
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Dr. Barker is a fantastic doctor and surgeon. I believe very strongly that my progress and success following the surgery is very much because of the stand-up job he did on my knee.
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Dr. Barker is extremely easy to talk to and has a wonderful personality. Any questions I had (and I had many), he gave me "easy to understand" answers. I was confident in his ability to perform my surgery as he broke down the procedure he would be performing on my shoulder. I also loved the before and after pictures!!!
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I felt like Dr. Barker and his staff had my best interest in mind. They were kind and courteous. This was my first surgery to repair joint damage, but have been very satisfied with the results. Recovery time was less than expected, and I am far better now than before.
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Dr Barker takes time to explain the problem and the options for resolving it. His expertise is great.
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Dr. Barker was professional, courteous and explained all aspects of the surgery and what to expect afterwards with rehab. Surgery for a pectoralis major repair was a complete success along with the outpatient therapy clinic he recommended (Holt Physical Therapy). Minimal complaints throughout the process.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Joseph Barker, MD is a sports medicine specialist in Raleigh, NC and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from Duke University School Of Medicine in 2004 and specializes in sports medicine.

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Education

2010
Rush University
Fellowship Hospital
2009
Hospital For Special Surgery
Residency Hospital
2009
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Residency Hospital
2005
Weill Cornell Medical College
Internship Hospital
2004
Duke University School Of Medicine
Medical School
2000
Wake Forest University
Undergraduate School
2010
2009
2009
2005
2004
2000

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Valedictorian of Wake Forest University (overall GPA 4.0), 2000
  • AOA-OREF-Zimmer Resident Leadership Forum Recipient, 2008
  • Tandy Scholarship for top 100 Students Nationally in Science and Math, 1996
  • Full Tuition Academic Scholarship to Wake Forest University, 1996
  • Fullerton Scholarship to Duke University School of Medicine, 2000
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society, 2003
  • Surgeon-In-Chief Award from Hospital for Special Surgery, 2008
  • Howard Hughes Research Scholarship, 2002
  • Awarded $12,500 AANA Research Grant, 2010
  • Sullivan Scholarship for Outstanding Biology Research, 1999
  • The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Award for Basic Science Research, 2011
  • Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, 1999
  • Phillips Medical Award for Academic Excellence, 2004
  • G.W. Greene Scholarship for Highest Academic Achievement, 2000

Media & Publications

  • Management of Proximal Humerus Fractures Based on Current Literature., 2007
  • Osteoarthritis of the ACL Deficient Knee: Epidemiology, Biomechanics, and the Effects on the Meniscus and Articular Cartilage., 2011
  • Innovations in the Management of Displaced Proximal Humerus Fractures., 2007
  • The Role of Growth Factors in Cartilage Repair, 2011
  • Updates on the Surgical Management of Patellar Instability., 2010
  • The Incidence of Post-Operative Infection in ACL Reconstruction., 2010
  • Efficacy of an Aiming Device for the Placement of Distal Interlocking Screws in Trochanteric Fixation Nailing., 2008
  • Can Anatomic Femoral Tunnel Placement Be Achieved Using a Transtibial Technique for Hamstring Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction?, 2011
  • Outcomes of Length Stable Fixation of Femoral Neck Fractures., 2010
  • Osteochondral Allografts in the Treatment of Shoulder Pathology: Basic Science and Clinical Applications., 2011

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Rex Hospital

Raleigh, NC

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

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2017)
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2017)

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

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