Biography & Education

Biography

Holly Barker, M.D., 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.

Areas of expertise

General surgery

Education

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.

Languages
  • English

Care Locations

725 S. Wahanna Road
Suite 230
Seaside, OR 97138
Hospital Privileges
Affiliated Facilities

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Surgery - general

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments. These comments are the views and opinions of patients and are not endorsed by or necessarily reflect the views of Providence.

4.8 out of 5 (48 Ratings, 15 Comments)

100

07/31/2017
Great listerner!
100

07/26/2017
This was an referral appointment ordered by my PCP for a diagnostic test. The provider was the person issuing the equipment, setting it up for the test and then explaining the details of the testing. She explained what to expect, how to document information for the test, and then when and how to return the equipment. She also provided contact information should there be any other questions or issues. She was very professional thorough in her instructions.
100

07/26/2017
Dr. Barker is an outstanding surgeon. She does my colonoscopies. She has a great bedside manner.
100

07/05/2017
I received an image report! Immediately post procedure. But no written report of what she found. I was too groggy post procedure to remember what she said. I guess I could call the office to get a report of findings???
80

07/02/2017
Dr. Barker was very thorough in her explanations of [...]'s medical condition in language she could understand and she listened patiently to her questions and gave complete answers. We were very pleased with our visit for this consultation.
100

06/16/2017
Gentle, thoughtful and well informed conversation about my health issues.
100

05/08/2017
Excellent all around.
100

04/04/2017
Very knowledgeable about my condition; scheduled a procedure right away.
100

03/16/2017
Wrote personal email to Dr. Barker I consider my dr. all family.
100

03/08/2017
Dr. Barker has been very helpful to me in counsel and she performed one procedure in the OR that was surprise. She also saved my wife's life in the ER one winter's night, I will always be grateful. She is a strong asset for only institution!
100

02/10/2017
I was very happy with all the serviced I have had from Providence.
90

11/05/2016
Dr. Barker was absolutely wonderful. She listened to all of my concerns and addressed everyone of them.
100

09/30/2016
I could not have been or be any happier about the care I received from Dr. Barker and the entire Seaside Providence staff.
100

09/14/2016
excellant care and attention
100

09/12/2016
My office visit with Doctor Barker was very positive