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About Dr. Larry J Barker
Dr. Larry J Barker, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Sherman, TX, with other offices in Durant, OK and Denison, TX . He has 42 years of experience. His specialties include Geriatric Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Medicine, Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine. He speaks English.
Dr. Larry J Barker has the following 4 specialties
- Geriatric Medicine
A geriatric specialist is a physician who treats the elderly population and the conditions that most commonly affect them. These doctors have special training in the effects of aging on the body and mind of a patient.
Geriatric specialists treat common ailments faced by senior citizens, such as frailty, incontinence, memory problems, arthritis, senility, decreased functioning and more.
In addition, geriatric specialists keep abreast of the different medications that an elderly person is prescribed to treat their more complex health issues in order to decrease adverse side effects and avoid dangerous drug interactions.
- Hospice & Palliative Medicine
- Medical Oncology
Think of an oncologist as your main physician for cancer care. After being diagnosed, you’ll meet regularly with an oncologist to explore and manage your treatment options, as well as monitor your condition throughout the process. Medical oncologists are extremely knowledgeable in various types of cancer treatment and can recommend the right method for the type and stage of cancer you’re facing.
They may also refer you to additional specialists throughout your care, but they will always be your home base for questions and support. It’s also worth mentioning that medical oncologists deal mostly with solid tumors while hematologists specialize in cancers that involve blood disorders, such as leukemia.
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Dr. Larry J Barker has the following 4 expertise
- Alzheimer's Disease
Dr. Larry J Barker is Board Certified in 4 specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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Dr. Barker makes me feel comfortable, and I believe he is really concerned. I feel a sense of security when I visit him. I visit his office every Wednesday for chemo. He understands my fears, and worries from previous experiences. I would highly recommend Dr. Barker and his Nurses Michelle and Debbie, to me, they are one of the best nurses I've EVER had, they are understanding and compassionate, they are willing to go way beyond their call of duty to comfort and care for you. Also, I would like to credit Marianne, for the many hours she tried to help me find someone to help me with dentures. This group of people have given me the best care possible, and still are.
42 Years Experience
University Of Texas Medical Branch School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1976
University Of Texas Health System
Dr. Larry J Barker accepts the following insurance providers.
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS TX BlueChoice
- BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
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