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
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.

4.9 out of 5 (52 Ratings, 14 Comments)

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09/29/2016
I could not have been or be any happier about the care I received from Dr. Barker and the entire Seaside Providence staff.
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09/13/2016
excellant care and attention
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09/11/2016
My office visit with Doctor Barker was very positive
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07/31/2016
[...] Dr. Barker was great.
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07/25/2016
very nice doctor.
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07/21/2016
Very positive attitude & demeanor.
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06/29/2016
Dr. Barker was thorough had a good sense of humor, was easy to talk to & to understand.
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06/23/2016
Very courteous professional came to visits prepared sat & made eye contact.
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06/21/2016
I am very pleased with the care from DR. HOLLY BARKER. I was referred to her office. Office ahead of time, had my medical records transfered,here.DR. BARKER,HAD TIME TO EXAMINE MY RECORDS BEFORE SHE SEEN ME [...]. Was very pleased with questions & answers.
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06/16/2016
Friendly, understanding, not invasive, but easy to talk to.
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04/27/2016
this was a first time visit, very nice person. makes it very comfortable. I like her!
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03/10/2016
Holly Barker's office called me to schedule my one year follow up colonoscopy just as she said she would do. My appointment was made efficiently as was my visit and the scheduling of my colonoscopy. Dr. Barker is an excellent doctor as is her staff. Providence is efficient with excellent customer service and good billing processes.
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02/28/2016
I liked Dr. Barker, she's very personable and relaxed!
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02/14/2016
In my experience anywhere, an outstanding physician is a rarity. Holly Barker is of that rare quality. I wish I could see her for more of my medical needs. She is friendly and kind, considers my questions and answers them to the best of her knowledge/experience. She inspires calm and confidence. She does not display a haughty attitude, like some doctors I've met. She is very approachable and sensitive to my needs as a patient.