Dr. Michael Barger, MD

Dr. Michael Barger, MD

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Rheumatology  |  
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64 y/o
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Dr. Michael Barger, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Elk Grove, CA. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 35 years.

Mercy Medical Group

9394 Big Horn Blvd

Elk Grove, CA 95758
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Accepted insurance

  • 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

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

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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. "

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Specialties

  • Rheumatology
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Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
60

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Swelling
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myopathy
  • Myositis
  • 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)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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Procedures

  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

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.

Education

  • 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
4.5
based on 12 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Barger's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Stockton, Ca |
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.
Chico , CA |
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.
in Sacramento, CA |
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
in Sacramento, CA |
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.
in Elk Grove, CA |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Barger accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna EPO
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna PPO
    Behavioral Health
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    Anthem Blue Cross of California EPO
    Anthem Blue Cross PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
    Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Shield of California
    Blue Shield of California HMO
    Blue Shield of California PPO
    Healthy Families EPO
  • Centene
  • ChoiceCare Network
    ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    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

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Hospitals where Dr. Barger has admitting privileges

Mercy General Hospital
4001 J St
Sacramento, CA 95819
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