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Dr. Joseph Barrera, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism ·  Male · Age 57

Dr. Barrera

Dr. Joseph Barrera, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in Mission Viejo, CA and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University Of California, Davis, School Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism.


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(949) 364-6000

Dr. Barrera accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Barrera's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Abnormal Thyroid
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Barrera treats Abnormal Thyroid more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Barrera treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Lipid Disorders
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Barrera treats Lipid Disorders more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Barrera treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Hyperlipidemia
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Barrera treats Hyperlipidemia more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Barrera treats this condition more than 79% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Familial Combined Hyperlipidemia
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hypercholesterolemia Due to Arg3500 Mutation of Apo B-100
  • Hypercholesterolemia Due to LDL Receptor Deficiency
  • Hypercholesterolemia, Autosomal Dominant
  • Hypercholesterolemia, Autosomal Recessive

Dr. Barrera's conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Conn's Syndrome
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Female Infertility
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Retina Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

About Me

Biography

Dr. Joseph Barrera, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in Mission Viejo, CA and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University Of California, Davis, School Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism.

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology

Education

1992
University Of California San Francisco
Fellowship Hospital
1990
Calif Pacific Mc
Residency Hospital
1988
Calif Pacific Mc
Internship Hospital
1987
University Of California, Davis, School Of Medicine
Medical School
1992
1990
1988
1987

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Dr. Barrera's Reviews

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3.6

Based on 14 reviews

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1 Star
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Over the past two years Dr. Barrera's demeanor and attitude has changed. He was once a very attentive practitioner, but now he seems distant and eager to get to the next patient. Recently I have had to wait in excess of 45 mins, he prescribed dosages that were detrimental to my health and...Read More
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Dr. Barrera has transformed from a very attentive practitioner to one that is eager to get to the next patient. He fails to order lab work without reminding him, long waits of 45 mins or more and prescribed dosages that are detrimental. And recently he did not offer appropriate explanations...Read More
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Dr. Barrera and his office are incompetent, unhelpful, and vengeful. I first started going to Dr Barrera back in around 2009 after my previous doctor, Dr Baloga, passed away. Barrera/staff have lack of ability to understand core endocrinology concepts. He didn't help me with my complex condition...Read More
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