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About Dr. Thomas Barker

Dr. Thomas Barker, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Santa Cruz, CA, with another office in Freedom, CA. He has 35 years of experience. His specialties include Allergy and Immunology, Otolaryngology and Family Medicine. Dr. Barker is affiliated with Watsonville Community Hospital, Dominican Hospital and Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center of Santa Cruz. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

8 Ratings with 2 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Thomas Barker is Great. Dr. Thomas Barker has been rated by 8 patients. From those 8 patients 2 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Thomas Barker is 4.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Santa Cruz ENT

1595 Soquel Dr
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
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Santa Cruz Ear Nose Throat Medical

243 Green Valley Rd
Freedom, CA 95019
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Specialties

Dr. Thomas Barker has the following 3 specialties

  • Allergy and Immunology

    An allergy & immunology specialist is a physician who is specially trained in matters pertaining to chronic and acute allergies, as well as deficiencies of the immune system. The doctor will determine whether an allergy, which attacks our immune system, is present. They'll also determine the cause, whether it be environmental triggers like trees and pollen, food-borne like peanuts and dairy, the venom of insects like bees, or a medication like penicillin.
    In addition to determining the allergen causing an immunological response in a patient, the specialist will treat the symptoms caused by the reaction.

  • Otolaryngology

    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.

  • Family Medicine

    A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
    The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.

Board Certifications

Dr. Thomas Barker is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Worst part of moving away is losing a great doctor.

Dr. Barker was our family physician for over 18 years. During this time he literally saved my life and my wife's life at least once by following up quickly when we had dangerous symptoms (kidney cancer in my case and my wife's inflamed gallbladder). He is very attentive and takes the time to listen to you.

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No time for patient care

I was referred to Dr. Barker because my primary care physician was concerned about some symptoms I had told her about. Dr. Barker spent less than five minutes with me and charged $250.00. He looked in my ears, nose, and throat then took me out to the waiting room to wait for the Audiologist. Since I didn't have an appointment with the Audiologist, she came out after twenty minutes to let me know it would be at least another 1/2 hour or I could make another appointment.Foolishly I returned to Dr. Barker and saw the audiologist at a later date. Another $250.00. He did little more than the first time and although my hearing is impaired, I have constant noise in my ears, and frequent vertigo, his parting words were: "if you are still having symptoms come back in two weeks." Sure, another $250.00 for him. I would not recommend Dr. Barker. He has impressive credentials but doesn't seem to care about his patients.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Barker is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Watsonville Community Hospital
  • Dominican Hospital
  • Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center of Santa Cruz
  • Education

    35 Years Experience

  • The University Of Texas School Of Medicine At San Antonio

    Graduated in 1978

  • Kaiser Permanente Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Thomas Barker accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • UHC West
    • UHC SignatureValue Focus
    • UHC West SignatureValue HMO

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