Dr. Leyka Barbosa, MD

Dr. Leyka Barbosa, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Female  |  
Age 55
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Dr. Leyka Barbosa, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Dallas, TX and has been practicing for 24 years. She graduated from Ponce School of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in rheumatology.Read her story

7777 Forest Ln Ste C502

Dallas, TX 75230

Contact Information

(972) 566-6599

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Principal Life
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Malaise and Fatigue
very high
more than 95% of peers
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
more than 93% of peers
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Dr. Barbosa's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Barbosa "For best possible maintenance and continuity of care, our practice requires each patient to have a Primary Care (usually Referring) Physician, as we are exclusively handling Adult Rheumatology. We respect individual choice, but like any Provider, compliance with agreed upon treatment is expected and necessary for good outcomes. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Barbosa "Early aggressive treatment has proven most effective for chronic, dangerous Rheumatology conditions such as Lupus (SLE), Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, and others."


  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fever
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


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  • Biological Therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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 Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • Ponce School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • University of Connecticut Health Center School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University of Connecticut
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University of Washington, Seattle
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Barbosa has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Barbosa's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Barbosa to family and friends
based on 13 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Barbosa's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Argyle, TX |
My experience with Dr Barbosa was one of the most negative medical experiences I have yet to have. Do not deal with these people! There were several times where I was sent to the lab for blood work and their unorganized staff did not have my orders. I had to waste time going back up to their...more
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in Dallas, TX |
Extraordinary clinician. Rheumatology is complex by nature, & entails in depth differential diagnosis process in an ongoing basis as your body changes and conditions change or evolve. A good Rheum MD like this one has to play the equivalent of Outfield, shortstop, & other positions to compensate...more
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in Richardson, TX |
Dr Barbosa is a very knowledgeable and insightful doctor. I have been seeing her for about 10 years and she has managed to keep my RA under control, despite some of the crazy things I feel compelled to do like ocean sailing, international travel and golfing. She is a first class doctor and very...more
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in Dallas, TX |
Her office staff manager and staff are rude, condescending and overall unacceptable for a Dr. used for a long term chronic disease. I would not recommend.
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Hanover, MN |
Listens very well and is calm and patient. Somewhat quiet. Feel she is very intelligent.
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Dr. Barbosa accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Principal Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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