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.