Dr. Michael Barger, MD

RheumatologyMaleAge 67

Dr. Barger
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Mercy Medical Group

3000 Q St Fl 6 Sacramento, CA 95816

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(916) 733-3344

Dr. Michael Barger, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Sacramento, CA and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Barger has more experience with Osteoporosis and Arthritis and Arthropathy than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Nevada School of Medicine medical school in 1982. He is affiliated with medical facilities Mercy General Hospital and Methodist Hospital of Sacramento. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Barger to book an appointment.


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Frequently Treated by Dr. Barger

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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis specialists diagnose and treat conditions characterized by low bone density and bone weakness, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.Compare with other Osteoporosis specialists.

Dr. Barger treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Osteopenia
Osteoporosis
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Very High Frequency
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Arthritis and Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis and Arthropathy specialists.

Dr. Barger treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 23 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Arthritis
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Arthritis of the Elbow
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Very High Frequency
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Dr. Barger's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bronchitis
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Injection
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hives
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Migraine
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Obesity
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Proteinuria
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spondylitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Valley Fever
  • Vasculitis
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Barger accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna PPO
Behavioral Health
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Access for Infants & Mothers (AIM)-CA HMO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Anthem Blue Cross
Anthem Blue Cross of California EPO
Anthem Blue Cross PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Medicare Advantage
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Shield of California PPO
Healthy Families EPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Centene
ChoiceCare Network
ChoiceCare Network PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Health Net EPO
Health Net HMO
Health Net PPO
HealthNet
Medicare HMO
SmartCare HMO
Tricare
Molina Healthcare
Medi-Cal
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Networks By Design
Networks By Design PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Basic PPO
Choice HMO
Medicare Advantage
Medicare Advantage HMO
PacifiCare California PPO
PacifiCare HMO
PacifiCare PPO
Secure Horizons
Secure Horizons PPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare PPO
Value Options
Behavioral Health
Western Health Advantage
Western Health Advantage HMO

Dr. Barger's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Barger

4.5

Based on 12 ratings

5 Stars
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(10)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
16.666666666666668%
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1 Star
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (12)
  • Listened & answered questions (11)
  • Explained conditions well (10)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (7)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (3)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
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Worth the wait !!! I feel truly blessed to have finally found a doctor that listens to the patient. Looks for answers not just “treat em’ and street em’” I travel over an hour each way because I can’t find a doctor that compares. I’m not pain free but life is manageable now. Thanks to Dr. Barger I can still work full time and raise my 2 grandsons. If I have to be sick at least I have him and his staff.
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Jennifer Martinez in Stockton, Ca – Dec 09, 2017
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Waited 2 1/2hrs our first visit! His clinical evaluation was poor. His character was pleasant. He has a good reputation, but i honestly don't know why.
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Chico , CA – Aug 28, 2017
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Dr. Barger is the BEST !! such an amazing physician I've ever dealt with for my health problems, He is extremely caring and thoughtful in making diagnoses. He takes his time to listen to the patient, and to make sure you understand treatment options and answers any questions you have. "I WISH ALL Doctor's would be like him !! Thank you Dr. Barger !! for all your time, patience and most of all your advise. Patty Lujan-Salas
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Patty in Sacramento, CA – Sep 28, 2016
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Dr Barger is the most helpful physician I've ever had; and given over 20 years of health problems, that's saying a lot! He is extremely intelligent and thoughtful in making diagnoses. He takes time to listen to the patient, and also to explain treatment options. He has a great sense of humor, which makes it easier to cope with health problems. I always leave my appointments feeling more optimistic than I had before the appointment. He has really helped me reclaim as much mobility as possible.
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L. McCann in Sacramento, CA – May 14, 2016
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No other doctor diagnosed my rare autoimmune problems right until three years ago when I met Dr. Barger. He then started me on a medication protocol to bring my diseases under control for the first time since 1979! He is an amazing doctor. He spends as much time per visit as needed, so sometimes there are long waits in the reception area. All of his patients soon learn why and accommodate. His staff are the best!
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I believe every patient deserves careful and thoughful evaluation to provide the most accurate diagnosis. I try to help the patient understand their diagnosis,...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1988
University of Vermont
Fellowship Hospital
1985
Oregon Health and Science University
Residency Hospital
1983
U Louisville Affil Hosps
Internship Hospital
1982
University of Nevada School of Medicine
Medical School

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Michael Barger, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Barger has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Michael Barger, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Michael Barger, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Barger frequently treats Osteoporosis and Arthritis and Arthropathy. See all practice areas where Dr. Barger specializes.

Where is Dr. Michael Barger, MD's office located?

Dr. Barger's office is located at 3000 Q St Fl 6, Sacramento, CA 95816. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Mercy Medical Group

Midtown3000 Q St Fl 6 Sacramento, CA 95816
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Hospital Medicine1650 Creekside Dr Folsom, CA 95630
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Mercy Medical Group

Dignity Health Medical Foundation9394 Big Horn Blvd Elk Grove, CA 95758
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Mercy General Hospital

Sacramento, CA

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

Methodist Hospital of Sacramento

Sacramento, CA

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average