Dr. Michael Barger, MD

Dr. Michael Barger, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
Male  ·  
65 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Michael Barger, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Elk Grove, CA and has been practicing for 30 years. He specializes in rheumatology.

Mercy Medical Group

9394 Big Horn Blvd

Elk Grove, CA 95758
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Centene
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • Networks By Design
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Value Options
  • Western Health Advantage

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Barger performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 99% of peers
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
more than 98% of peers
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Barger's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Barger "I believe every patient deserves careful and thoughful evaluation to provide the most accurate diagnosis. I try to help the patient understand their diagnosis, and develop a treatment plan so they can manage their problems and continue to participate in their daily, recreational and occupational activities to the fullest extent possible. "

1  Specialties

  • Rheumatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

60  Conditions Treated

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4  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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 Nevada School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • University Louisville Affiliated Hospitals
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Oregon Health And Science University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • University of Vermont
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Barger has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Barger's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Barger to family and friends
12 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

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  • 1

Dr. Barger's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

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...more
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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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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...more
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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,...more
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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...more
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