Ratings for Dr. Thomas E. Barker
Staff is awful when you call to schedule an appointment. Just plain rude. I have worked in the medical field for 14 years and would never speak to a patient the way they do also if your sick forget it, it was 3 days before they could get me in with a bladder infection and that was with his PA.
A very kind caring doctor and takes time to listen to you and explain but his staff are rude and very unprofessional (nurses and admin). They will patronize you and snap back and be rude to you on the phone and in person. The woman at the front announced to the whole room that I owed some $$ on my account. His nurse will nickle and dime you when you want refills. Getting an appointment is also very hard. You should anticipate that you will be sick two months in advance to see him.
Dr Barker was my PCP for several years until I moved back to California 2 years ago. I have a new Doc here but nothing like Dr Barker. He took time, listened and laughed with me, kept my health in a good state and was very thorough - also always sent me to investigate things further if he thought it was needed. Best Doc ever - here it's 2 minutes with the Nurse Practioner- she orders blood work - 2 weeks later the office asst calls with changes in meds - she doesn't know why they're changing!! If you are lucky enough to be under the care of Dr Barker stay there!!!
Dr. Barker is the best doctor ever. He is not only knowledgeable about his medical fields, but he treats you like a human being! He will spend as much time with you as you need. You never feel rushed. He truly does appear to care about you. I often think that he would also make a fantastic minister...that's how caring he is to you. It's like I have a friend who wants only the best for me!
Dr. Thomas E. Barker's Credentials
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- Washington University School Of Medicine (Grad. 1996)
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