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.

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 (38 Ratings, 7 Comments)

100

10/20/2015
Very satisfied with services and follow up
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/07/2015
I had a very good experience with this provider she was very nice and very intelligent and easy to deal with I would recommend her to anyone
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/25/2015
Dr Barker is extremely personable. she is very good at putting a person at ease and explaining the problems and corrective services needed. if I needed her type of services again I would de finely go to her, as would my wife.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/09/2015
Outstanding Dr.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/08/2015
It was a very good experience as far as colonoscopys go.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/29/2015
Excellent experience. Have already recommended Dr. Barker and Providence Hospital to co-workers for colonoscopy.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/09/2015
Provider did an excellent job of caring for my wound and joined in my light hearted joking at the situation
Providence Health & Services Patient