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About Dr. James S Barna
Dr. James S Barna, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Port Richey, FL, with another office in Clearwater, FL. He has 33 years of experience. His specialties include Otolaryngology, Sleep Medicine and Plastic Surgery within the Head and Neck. Dr. Barna is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. He speaks English.
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Dr. James S Barna has the following 3 specialties
An otolaryngologist is more commonly referred to as an ENT, someone that can treat medical issues you may be having with you ears, nose, or throat. This is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions of the ear, nose, sinuses, larynx (voice box), mouth, throat, head, and neck. These doctors treat patients through both medical and surgical means. For instance, an otolaryngologist may treat an obstruction of the nasal passage, caused by malformation of the nose, through rhinoplasty.
- Sleep Medicine
A sleep medicine specialist is specially trained in diagnosing and treating disorders involving sleep.<br>Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and insomnia are very common and can often cause other serious health issues, such as depression, asthma, and migraines. Sleep medicine specialists often work in sleep centers where they observe a patient while sleeping and monitor brain waves, behavior, and vital signs in order to identify the causes of sleep disturbance, or an inability to sleep (insomnia).
Sleep medicine specialists treat patients through advising on sleep hygiene, providing cognitive behavioral therapy, using light therapy, or medical sleep aides.
- Plastic Surgery within the Head and Neck
Dr. James S Barna has the following 1 expertise
- Sleep Apnea (Sleep Apnea Syndromes)
Dr. James S Barna is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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Provided second opinion
Self-verified patient of Dr. James S Barna - Posted on August 30th, 2014
I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Barna for a second opinion regarding surgery on my sinus. He was very nice and answered all my questions and explained the procedure better then the doctor who is going to operate on me. He said he felt confident that the doctor that is scheduled to do my surgery in Tampa was doing the correct procedure and told me I was in good hands . I'm not looking forward to it but I'm a lot more comfortable .
doctor seemed nice at first but......
Self-verified patient of Dr. James S Barna - Posted on August 24th, 2014
I was referred to this place from my primary care physician because I kept getting the same sickness over and over. I set up an appointment went in and was told I have to pay the copay upfront which is fine that seems to be a pattern here in florida. I sit in a chair doctor comes in seems nice I tell him what the problem is that I keep getting upper and sinus infections and he said ok lets take a look im like ok. so he tilts my head back shines a flashlight up my nose takes about 20 seconds he says yeah its very bad completely blocked I want you to get some x rays so I agree. I go to anoter place to get x rays and I pay for them 200 dollars I go back show him the x rays he says again yeah very bad I recommend you get another surgery to fix this I say ok how much is this going to cost me he says talk to the lady at the front desk to find out and to set a date and time. I ask them they say there not sure it depends on my insurance. I say ok lets not do anything until I know how much its going to cost they say we will be sending you in the mail a statement that shows how much the surgery will cost after your insurance. fast forward to about 6 weeks later. I get a statement in the mail saying I owe 140 dollars I call up and ask is this the remaining amount owed for the surgery they say yes. ok another 3 weeks later I get a bill in the mail saying im 60 days past due for amount of 140. I call up the billing dept and ask what this is, they say that that's the remaining amount owed for when doctor looked at my nose. I said are you kidding me? it took him 20 seconds. They said it doesn't matter that it was a procedure and that's how much it is. (that's the amount after insurance too) I said I was never told this was a procedure that would get billed to my insurance I thought this was just normal routine thing that is cover under the copay. I mean you don't go to a primary care physician and pay a copay then a separate bill for him to take your temperature and blood pressure. then the billing dept was extremily rude and said are you going to pay this or not! I said no. I then called up the clinic trying to talk to the doctor and was told the doctor doesn't speak to patients about there account. im like ok that's ridiculous. so I ask for the billing dept manager and get a voicemail I leave a message asking that she contact me to discuss this issue and its been 4 days no call. so like I said nice doctor but if this is how they handle issues with there customers then ill go elsewhere.
Self-verified patient of Dr. James S Barna - Posted on June 15th, 2014
Self-verified patient of Dr. James S Barna - Posted on October 23rd, 2013
I scheduled an appointment for my daughter after being referred by my pediatrician for a third opinion. She was seen by two other ENT doctors who recommended surgery, one wanted to take her tonsils and adenoids out and one wanted to do major sinus surgery . Dr Barna was fantastic and patient with my little girl, looked at her sinuses with a metal scope and took a culture! I can't believe the other doctors didn't do this!!! He was able to find that my daughter had MRSA!!. After treatment with the CORRECT antibiotic the infection resolved WITHOUT SURGERY!
Self-verified patient of Dr. James S Barna - Posted on September 23rd, 2013
I went to him regarding my hearing loss and hoarseness which I knew was caused by allergies. Next thing I know he walks in shoves a tube up my nostrils which was so painful even though they sprayed it with numbing spray. He tells me I need a throat test and walks out? Walking to my car I saw him speeding out the parking lot in his red corvette. I canceled my next appt with him
Dr. Barna is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
33 Years Experience
Albert Einstein College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1985
Medical College Of Virginia Hospital
Dr. James S Barna accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- AvMed Empower
- AvMed Engage
- Avmed Choice
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- Florida Blue BlueCare HMO
- Florida Blue BlueOptions
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry FL Employer Group HMO Open Access
- Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana HMO
- Humana HMO Premier
- Humana HMO Select
- Humana National POS
- Humana Tampa Bay CoreNet
- Humana Tampa Bay HUMx HMOx
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
UHC of the River Valley
- Neighborhood Health Partnership Commercial
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
More about Dr. James S Barna
I most enjoy the doctor/patient interaction and being able to offer the best treatment plan possible. The advancements in hearing health, along with less invasive surgeries and staying current, also make my profession a joy. I try to focus on the reason the patient is seeing me and what they hope to go away with. Sometimes that means relief of symptoms. Sometimes it means reassurance that there is nothing seriously wrong. I explain complex issues with diagrams and models and try to involve family members when appropriate.
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