Dr. Michael T. Barger, MD

Dr. Michael T. Barger, MD

Rheumatology | Male | 63 years old

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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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      • How well provider listens and answers questions
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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      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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      • Rheumatology

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      • Internal Medicine

      Conditions Treated

      • Achilles Tendinitis
      • Adhesive Capsulitis
      • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
      • Arthritis
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Behçet's Disease
      • Bleeding Disorders
      • Bone Disorders
      • Bursitis
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Chondrocalcinosis
      • Chronic Neck Pain
      • Chronic Pain
      • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Dermatomyositis
      • Dry Eyes
      • Dupuytren's Contracture
      • 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
      • Limb Pain
      • 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
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Osteopenia
      • Osteoporosis
      • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      • Plantar Fasciitis
      • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
      • Polymyositis
      • Psoriatic Arthritis
      • Pulmonary Disease
      • Pyogenic Arthritis
      • Raynaud's Disease
      • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
      • Rheumatic Diseases
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Sarcoidosis
      • Scleroderma
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
      • Sjögren's Syndrome
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spondylitis
      • Systemic Sclerosis
      • Temporal Arteritis
      • Trigger Finger
      • Vascular Disease
      • Vasculitis
      • Wegener's Granulomatosis

      Procedures Performed

      • Joint Drainage
      • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
      • Steroid Injection
      • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

      Background Check

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        Malpractice Claims

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        Sanctions

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      • 0
        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        University Of Nevada School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1982

      • Internship Hospital
        University Louisville Affiliated Hospitals

        Completed in 1983

      • Residency Hospital
        Oregon Health And Science University

        Completed in 1985

      • Fellowship Hospital
        University of Vermont

        Completed in 1988

      Awards & Recognition

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        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Rheumatology
      • Board certified in Internal Medicine
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Barger's 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, 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.