Dr. Joseph Barker, MD

Sports MedicineMaleAge 43

Dr. Barker
Accepting new patients

Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic, Raleigh, NC

3001 Edwards Mill Rd Raleigh, NC 27612

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(919) 781-5600

Dr. Joseph Barker, MD is a Sports Medicine Specialist in Raleigh, NC. He is affiliated with medical facilities Rex Hospital and WakeMed Raleigh Campus. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Barker to book an appointment.

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  • Practices at Top Hospital
    Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ See hospitals
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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Barker's conditions and procedures:

  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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(919) 781-5600

Dr. Barker accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Healthcare of the Carolinas
Coventry Health Care of the Carolinas, Inc. HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
WellPoint

Dr. Barker's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Barker

4.8

Based on 72 ratings

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Wait time was minimal in both waiting room and holding room. Dr Barker is personable and professional.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Pat Gerstner – Aug 21, 2021
Dr Barker and the staff at Raleigh Orthopedic are the best! Very friendly and most informative. I feel in very good hands.
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Andy A High – Aug 12, 2021
Great visit with Team Barker! Everybody was informative and helpful. Hopeful that we are on the right road for my existing problem.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Jul 08, 2021
professional, knowledgable
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jun 22, 2021
HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dr.Barker! This whole facility team and staff are top notch compassionate and supportive!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Elizabeth SanCartier – May 27, 2021
Dr. Barker listened compassionately to my concerns, explained exactly what was going on with my hip, and provided a treatment plan that fit my life.
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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Apr 22, 2021
Dr. Barker and his staff were very informative on my procedure and what was to be expected. I was not left in the dark at all.
What went well
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Cameron Horton – Apr 20, 2021
Yes, right to the problem, question and answers , advice and then Confronted the problem with two Medication shots . And a follow up Appt.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Robert – Apr 19, 2021
Dr Barker performed hip surgery for me and all follow ups has always been friendly, caring and efficient. He is very experienced, smart and relatable. Highly recommend.
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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No results
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Lisa Frey – Mar 02, 2021
An outstanding, concerned, physician. A knowledgeable, skill professional with a sincere concern for his patients. I highly recommend Dr Barker for Orthopedic surgical needs particularly sports related injuries.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Scott Dillon – Feb 13, 2021
Everyone was pleasant and helpful. I highly recommend Raleigh Orthopedic in Garner.......
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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Feb 09, 2021
My first visit with Dr. Barker was very pleasant. He explained his treatment plan after he took time to listen to my medical history with my knees.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Laurie – Feb 02, 2021
The Barker team saw me in their office when I needed reassuring. Grateful for the doctor's knowledge and care.
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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Jan 28, 2021
Dr. Barker's protocol for dealing with arthritis pain was very efficient. She had an office visit, an x-ray, and an injectio inside of 25 minutes. This is more notable given that my Mother, though ambulatory, moves slowly and deliberately. The staff never rushed her or seemed the slightest bit impatient. The management and caregiving is really exemplary.
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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Bonnie Whitehead – Jan 07, 2021
Very courteous staff and doctor.
What went well
  • 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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Dec 20, 2020
Great. No issues.
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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Dec 10, 2020
Took the time to actually listen to my concerns. I was not just a number.
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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Dec 05, 2020
Dr. Barker is very nice ,professional and really concerned with his patient. Would definitely reccomended him to others!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Cindy YAUGER – Dec 02, 2020
great connection to the doctor. exploration of possibilities. instant referral
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Staige Kern – Dec 01, 2020
Absolutely, very professional and a willing nest help you get better. I was impressed and glad I went there.
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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Don Griffin – Nov 24, 2020

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Barker is a fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon in Sports Medicine and is a team physician for the Carolina Hurricanes, NC State University, and...Read more

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
2000
Wake Forest University
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Surgeon-In-Chief Award from Hospital for Special Surgery, 2008
  • Full Tuition Academic Scholarship to Wake Forest University, 1996
  • Full Tuition Academic Scholarship to Duke University School of Medicine, 2000
  • Sullivan Scholarship for Outstanding Biology Research, 1999
  • AOA-OREF-Zimmer Resident Leadership Forum Recipient, 2008
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society, 2003
  • G.W. Greene Scholarship for Highest Academic Achievement, 2000
  • Valedictorian of Wake Forest University (overall GPA 4.0), 2000
  • Valedictorian of Asheville High School, 1996
  • Awarded $12,500 AANA Research Grant, 2010
  • Howard Hughes Research Scholarship, 2002
  • Phillips Medical Award for Academic Excellence, 2004
  • Selected as Presidential Aide at Wake Forest University, 1998
  • Fullerton Scholarship to Duke University School of Medicine, 2000
  • Wake Forest University Award for Excellence in Chemistry, 1997
  • The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Award for Basic Science Research, 2011
  • Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, 1999
  • Tandy Scholarship for top 100 Students Nationally in Science and Math, 1996
  • Carswell Academic Scholarship, 1996
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Media & Publications

  • The Evaluation and Management of Failed Distal Clavicle Excision., 2010
  • Outcomes of Length Stable Fixation of Femoral Neck Fractures., 2010
  • Anatomy and Dimensions of the Gluteus Medius Tendon Insertion., 2008
  • Addition of Nitric Oxide Donor S-Nitroso-N-Acetylcysteine to Selective iNOS Inhibitor 1400W Further Improves Contractile Function in Reperfused Skeletal Muscle., 2005
  • Osteoarthritis of the ACL Deficient Knee: Epidemiology, Biomechanics, and the Effects on the Meniscus and Articular Cartilage., 2011
  • Management of Proximal Humerus Fractures Based on Current Literature., 2007
  • Updates on the Surgical Management of Patellar Instability., 2010
  • Efficacy of an Aiming Device for the Placement of Distal Interlocking Screws in Trochanteric Fixation Nailing., 2008
  • Augmentation Methods Following Microfracture in the Management of Focal Cartilage Defects., 2010
  • The Incidence of Post-Operative Infection in ACL Reconstruction., 2010
  • An Evaluation of Accuracy and Repeatability of a Novel Gait Analysis Device., 2007
  • The Basic Science and Clinical Applications of Osteochondral Allografts., 2010
  • The Importance of Medial Support in Locked Plating of Proximal Humerus Fractures., 2007
  • Osteochondral Allografts in the Treatment of Shoulder Pathology: Basic Science and Clinical Applications., 2011
  • Innovations in the Management of Displaced Proximal Humerus Fractures., 2007
  • Anatomy of the Greater Trochanteric Bald Spot: A Potential Portal for Abductor Sparing Femoral Nailing?, 2008
  • Complete Bony Union achieved after Arthrodesis of Native Glenoid and Acromion to an Osteoarticular Allograft Proximal Humerus, 2008
  • Can Anatomic Femoral Tunnel Placement Be Achieved Using a Transtibial Technique for Hamstring Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction?, 2011
  • Glenohumeral Arthritis in the Young Adult: Instructional Course Lecture., 2011
  • Functional and Radiographic Outcomes of Inter-Trochanteric Hip Fractures Treated with Calcar Reduction, Compression and Trochanteric Entry Nailing, 2011
  • Effect of Donor Age on Bone Mineral Density in Irradiated Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Allografts of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament., 2011
  • Effective Glenoid Version in Professional Baseball Players., 2010
  • Extra-Articular Mimickers of Lateral Meniscus Tears, 2011
  • The Arthroscopic Management of Partial-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears: A Systematic Review of the Literature., 2011
  • The Role of Growth Factors in Cartilage Repair, 2011
  • The Effect of Fiber Type Heterogeneity on Optimized Work and Power Output of Hindlimb Muscles of the Salamander Ambystoma tigrinum., 2002
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What are Dr. Joseph Barker, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Barker frequently treats Musculoskeletal Function Test, Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair, and Glenoid Labrum Repair. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Barker treats.

Where is Dr. Joseph Barker, MD's office located?

Dr. Barker's office is located at 3001 Edwards Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Barker speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic, Raleigh, NC

Raleigh Orthopaedic - Raleigh Office3001 Edwards Mill Rd Raleigh, NC 27612
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic - Garner Office1325 Timber Dr E Garner, NC 27529
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    • 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: closed
    • Sun: closed
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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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Rex Hospital

Raleigh, NC

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2021)

WakeMed Raleigh Campus

Raleigh, NC

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received