Holly Barker, M.D., general surgeon, has joined the staff at Providence Medical Group-Seaside and is accepting new patients.
From a young age, Barker knew what she wanted to be when she grew up: At the age of 2, she announced to her mother that she was going to be a doctor.
At 8 years old, Barker participated in a medical mentorship program and watched a video of open-heart surgery. From that day on, Barker knew she wanted to specialize in surgery.
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.
Her residency 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, Barker said. 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.
When not practicing medicine, Barker enjoys kayaking, reading, traveling and hiking with her dogs.
Providence Medical Group-Seaside is on the campus of Providence Seaside Hospital, 725 S. Wahanna Road. To contact the clinic, call 503-717-7556.