Caroline Barrett, MD, chose family medicine because she believes in caring for the whole family from childhood to old age.
“I embrace forming a team with my patients to arrive at mutually agreed upon goals for each individual’s health,” says Dr. Barrett.
What she enjoys most about being a medical provider is listening to patient’s stories and learning about their lives and them as people.
Dr. Barrett earned her medical degree from Oregon Health and Science University and completed her internship and residency through Community Health Care. She also holds two undergraduate degrees: a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Portland State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Concordia University.
She believes her most important role as a provider is to help patients achieve their best possible mental and physical health by first earning trust, and then building on that trust with lifestyle and medical recommendations to improve health.
Dr. Barrett also has a special interest in caring for pediatric patients, from newborns through adolescence. She loves caring for entire families and getting to know each member.
Her philosophy of care is communication first most important is for a patient to feel heard and acknowledged and then to jointly make medical decisions to maximize health.
In her free time Dr. Barrett enjoys exercising, reading fiction, gardening, and being with family and friends. She speaks Spanish and is committed to serving Spanish speaking patients and the Hispanic/Latino community.
Oregon Health & Science University Medicine
American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine
The provider expressed a genuine interest in my health.
First time appointment and she very thorough.
She is confident in her roll with compassion for her patients.
First time meeting this provider. My daughter and husband were all together in my and my husbands first meeting with her. She was very good with good questions and follow up. We were all very impressed.
This was my first appointment with a new primary care physician. I was very impressed with her knowledge of my health records and concerns for my care.
Very caring, listened well, and patiently to my concerns. Reacted in a swift manner to my issues with hearing loss.