New surgeon joins Providence Seaside Hospital

September 03, 2013
SEASIDE, Ore. – Holly Barker, M.D., general surgeon, has joined the staff at Providence Medical Group-Seaside and is accepting new patients.

Dr. Barker knew as a toddler what she wanted to be when she grew up. She announced to her mother at the age of 2 that she was going to be a doctor. At 8 years, she participated in a medical mentorship program and watched a video of open heart surgery. She was hooked and knew from that day forward she wanted to be a surgeon.

Dr. Barker received her medical degree at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C. and completed her residency at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit Medical Center. This was followed by a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, R.I.

“Surgery can be scary for patients. I try to approach every patient the way I would my own family: gently, confidently and with thorough explanations to erase as many question marks as possible,” says Dr. Barker.
When not practicing medicine, she enjoys kayaking, reading, traveling and hiking with her dogs.

Providence Medical Group-Seaside is located on the campus of Providence Seaside Hospital, 725 S. Wahanna Road, Seaside, Ore. To contact the clinic, call 503-717-7556..