Robert Barlow, MD

Primary Care
My Specialties: Family Medicine, Board-certified
My Areas of Focus:
Languages: English, Interpreters available for other languages
Gender: Male
Legacy Health Partners

Patient Rating

4.9 out of 5    231 Ratings    113 Comments

Where I see patients

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503 415-4060

Legacy Medical Group - Westside Internal Medicine

2725 S.W. Cedar Hills Blvd. Cedar Hills Crossing, Ste. 250
Beaverton, OR 97005
503-415-4060

About Me:

Dr. Robert Barlow is a board certified family physician, serving Cedar Mill from this location since 1993. He graduated from the University of New Mexico Medical School and was chief resident in Family Medicine at Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital through the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Robert Barlow is a proponent of healthy lives and lifestyles and loves caring for patients, highly values the relationships formed with them over the years. For over twenty years he has seen children, their parents, and grandparents here in Cedar Mill. He and his wife have raised four children in the Cedar Mill area. He enjoys hiking, photography, classic cars, spending time with his family, and exploring the beautiful state of Oregon.

Education:
Medical School: University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Year I Started Practice: 1983
Hospitals Served: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center

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4.9 out of 5     231 Ratings     113 Comments

Jan 22, 2020
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Dr. Robert Pence Barlow has kept me running in pretty good shape in spite of his patient's intransigence over a large number of years.

Jan 16, 2020
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I still do not have my blood work back!! should have by now!Dr Barlow is great, my wife and I are glad to have him!

Jan 10, 2020
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I'm extremely impressed with Dr. Barlows's knowledge of my case and attentiveness to my health needs, as well as being a very personable physician.

Jan 2, 2020
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Dr Barlow is a kind and knowledgeable doctor. I am happy I can see him while my PCP is on medical leave.

Dec 20, 2019
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Excellent Doctor providing excellent service. Very caring.

Dec 17, 2019
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I always have positive experiences with Dr. Barlow. He is kind, patient, and thorough. He takes the time to listen to my questions and concerns and provides thoughtful answers.

Dec 17, 2019
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it is Good

Dec 17, 2019
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I have always had a good experience with Dr. Barlow. He takes time to talk with you and to get an overall understanding of what you have been doing and how you are feeling. He has been very responsive to my questions posed on the My Health site and in updating my prescriptions.

Dec 16, 2019
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I've been going to Dr. Barlow for many many years

Dec 13, 2019
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I recently had a bad experience with my previous provider and a friend referred me to Dr. Barlow. It was immediately clear that Dr. Barlow is a concerned and pleasant dr.

Dec 13, 2019
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I feel very comfortable with Dr Barlow. He listens to my concerns without making me feel silly for asking questions.

Dec 12, 2019
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only thing bad was I sat in my room for an hour before being seen

Dec 6, 2019
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very satisfied with Dr. Barlow.

Dec 5, 2019
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thank you dr. barlow

Dec 5, 2019
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Dr. Barlow always takes the time required to understand and explain. Great Doctor

Dec 4, 2019
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The visit was comfortable, swift and quite efficient.

Dec 3, 2019
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Great provider. I'm very happy with the advice and medical care given by Dr. Barlow.

Dec 2, 2019
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Dr. Barlow is one of the best doctors and best humans that I know. He is a pleasure to see and is very knowledgeable and open to what I am telling him. I wish he would stay in practice forever!

Nov 15, 2019
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I had to wait over an hour before seeing the doctor. I made the appointment in excess of a week earlier. It appeared he spent most of the time time trying to understand the computer. I believe he did some updating of my records. I did not feel that my questions and concerns were addressed completely.

Nov 14, 2019
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Start me up. Prior to my appointment, I completed online the Wellness Exam Questionnaire. I also printed this out and brought to my appointment as directed. Turns out that the receptionist requested my printed questionnaire to which I commented that I had already completed the online questionnaire. The receptionist acknowledged this to which I replied that this seems unnecessary and wasteful, she grunted and took my questionnaire. If I complete a form online, I should not have to print it out and bring it to the appointment. I can't get no satisfaction.

Nov 13, 2019
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Hate to recommend as I want to keep him to myself

Nov 11, 2019
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my visit was fine.

Nov 8, 2019
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Dicussed some difficult issues about my having some difficulty with memory.

Nov 6, 2019
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dr was late by an hour and as a result I couldn't get my labs done which was reason I came to the appointment. It was a waste of my time and I have to come back.

Nov 5, 2019
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Has been my dr. for some 30 yrs. & I not like to change it.

Nov 5, 2019
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Always enjoyable and informative to visit with Dr. Barlow. I appreciate that he takes as much time as required with each patient, even if that means he may not be able to meet with me on time, especially near the end of the day.

Nov 5, 2019
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45 minute wait in waiting/exam rooms. All else is satisfactory.

Nov 4, 2019
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Appreciate Dr. Barlow greatly.

Oct 31, 2019
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Excellent experience.

Oct 31, 2019
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staff went out of their way to help

Oct 23, 2019
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I have been seeing Dr. Barlow for a number of years and he has always been very involved in my care but the move to this office has made it much more difficult to get direct and accurate responses to questions, lab orders and prescription refills.

Oct 23, 2019
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Dr. Barlow was charming. He took lots of time with me and I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. Great guy.

Oct 16, 2019
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the positive experience is the clinic is run very well in terms of the reception, doctor's visit.The negative feedback would be that I cannot always get an appointment with my regular doctor and sometimes I have to wait for a longer time than I used to do in his previous office

Oct 10, 2019
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Dr. Barlow listened well and gave me the information I requested. When he left the exam room I understood that he would return with instructions and to answer my questions about a medication that he recommended. The person who came back with the prescription was very impersonal and robotic in answering my questions, which was concerning to me. She said that she would email Dr. Barlow with my questions and that someone would call me. I have not received a call.

Oct 7, 2019
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Dr. Barlow was nice, but my appt was at 4:05 and I didn't get out of the office till 5:33. It was made known to me (by the receptionist) that Dr. Barlow is always behind schedule... which was a put-off to me.

Oct 4, 2019
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Excellent provider!

Oct 4, 2019
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If I knew the friend or family was able to see D. Barlow, no question I would recommend

Oct 2, 2019
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Good,caring provider. However, missed the diagnosis on recent issue.

Sep 30, 2019
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I would prefer to see the Physician in less than the hour it took from my appt.Room for improvement in that area.

Sep 30, 2019
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very thorough and complete. helpful in all respects.

Sep 24, 2019
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Dr. Barlow is always very caring, attentive, courteous, professional. Perfect doctor!

Sep 19, 2019
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I love Dr. Barlow. He spends time to understand your medical needs. This amount of time breaks todays norms for an office visit 10-15 mins which is great for the patient. I was supposed to be seen at [time removed] and was not seen until [time removed]. My only hesitation to recommend Dr. Barlow is the scheduling problem. Since I don't think you are going to change Dr Barlow, I would recommend appts every 30-45 mins. Then people won't be waiting for 1 hour longer than the scheduled time.

Sep 18, 2019
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Excellent health provider for our family for the last 26+ years. compassionate, knowledgeable and providing encouragement towards achieving health goals. Have recommended many individuals over the years.

Sep 16, 2019
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Dr.Barlow is a very good doctor who takes care of me very well. He spends all the time I need to hear me and advise me on my medical needs. I thank Dr. Barlow very much for taking good care of me.

Sep 13, 2019
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it was a last minute appointment. They worked me in and I didn't have to wait. I was very impressed.

Sep 13, 2019
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This was an annual general checkup and prescription renewal. Service was great but had a long wait time. I like my doctor.

Sep 12, 2019
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only real complaint is the wait time to see Dr after arrival

Sep 5, 2019
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Dr Barlow is a good listener. He also always seems to be up-to-date with current tests and ideas to solve medical issues.

Sep 5, 2019
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I've been a patient of Dr. Barlow's for over 20 years, and have never considered going elsewhere for medical attention. While the location is inconvenient with respect to my office and home, the quality of care definitely makes that inconvenience trivial. Dr. Barlow takes the time to explain things in common language for clarity's sake, and will take virtually as much time as I need to understand my health. He offers up options for gaining knowledge through resources such as WebMD, apps that might help, etc.

Aug 30, 2019
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Provider told me that they would return shortly with a list of therapy exercises for me. I waited for more than 15-20 minutes in the exam room after this without a followup from a PA or other staff person. I started to wonder if I had misunderstood the provider's instructions to wait in the exam room. The other thing that is annoying is that I'm on an unusual dosage of a medication. The computer system does not allow the provider to enter a custom dosage, so instead, my records show that I'm taking Medicine (20mg) and Medicine (10mg). EVERY TIME I speak to someone on the phone or over the patient portal, I get questions about which one I'm actually taking. It would seem that there should be some kind of way to notate that in my records.

Aug 30, 2019
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I have Providence health insurance, but I pay extra to see Dr. Barlow because I know that his main motivation is the health of his patients. He truly cares, and that is priceless. I have never met a finer doctor.

Aug 29, 2019
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very good doctor, gives the time needed

Aug 29, 2019
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Waited 45+ minutes in the exam room before the Dr. arrived.

Aug 20, 2019
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love your new building. dr was absolutely awesome. first visit with him and I already reccomend him to friends and family. if I didn't have primary physical already I definitely would see him. absolutely friendly. funny and took his time.

Aug 13, 2019
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Dr Barlow has been my physician for many years. I've great respect for his advice and always enjoy my visits. He's a great human being!

Aug 8, 2019
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Actually, have already recommended Dr. Barlow to another patient in the past who visited him for a while. Dr. Barlow provides ample time with patients and actually builds a relationship with his patients. He knows me and my history and has been a trusted advisor now for about 10 years. His level of care is probably a thing of the past in most HMO settings, but his care is what sets him and his practice apart.

Aug 8, 2019
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Doctor left after asking a few questions and never returned. The nurse came back in and handed me paperwork with instructions and said I was done. I am accustomed to the doctor coming back in and telling me what his recommendations are and closing out the visit

Aug 2, 2019
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I have been seeing Dr. Barlow since I moved here 11 years ago. He listens, talks to you about how you are doing as a person, not just health problems. I am [age removed] years old, I have been lucky enough to have had some really outstanding family physicians, a couple famous ones. They all have one thing in common - they genuinely care about you and your family and express that in the way they treat you.

Aug 2, 2019
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Dr Barlow spend time to get to know me and makes me feel that he really cares about my health

Aug 1, 2019
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excellent

Jul 24, 2019
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Dr Barlow is a great family doctor, but his wait times can be very long.

Jul 17, 2019
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it was frustrating that I didn't see the doctor until 40min later than scheduled apt time. However when he comes in he spends a lotof time and is not in a hurry and never makes me as the patient feel rushed which I appreciate.

Jul 17, 2019
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Dr. Barlow always gives me his full attention and I enjoy talking with him. My health is relatively good, but I know he'd be on top of things if I needed anything.

Jul 16, 2019
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For some reason I was waiting to see DR Barlow for over an 1 1/2 hours AFTER my initial exam by the tech at one time even the lights went off in the exam room. Also nobody let my wife in the waiting area know what is going on

Jul 16, 2019
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Can not say enough good things about Dr. Barlow. Very much appreciate his knowledge and care for me. When Dr. Barlow was at his own practice prior to Legacy was far superior over Legacy Healthcare. "One call that's all" at his previous practice. Legacy too complicated trying to get information and prescription or general questions. So many button to push to try to get to the party you are calling.

Jul 15, 2019
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Dr. Barlow gave me good advice regarding my sinus infection and prescription to take on the trip I was scheduled to take the next day. I did not need to use the antibiotics he prescribed but was glad that I had them if things got worse.

Jul 11, 2019
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I am very pleased with the care and treatment I am receiving from Dr. Barlow and clinic staff.

Jul 8, 2019
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Dr. Barlow is the best seen seeing him for the 35 yrs.

Jul 1, 2019
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Dr. Barlow has been my provider for over 25 years. Even in the beginning of our relationship he always took time to care for my husband and I. He's always listened intently to our needs.

Jun 28, 2019
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Although my appointment was at 9.20am., I saw the doctor at 10.10am. (50 minute delay). This was a repeat experience. I am not happy with the wait times every time I have to see my primary physician.

Jun 28, 2019
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Dr. Barlow is the best doctor I've had

Jun 26, 2019
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we've been with Dr Barlow for quite some time - love him dearly. I have recommended him to other coworkers.

Jun 20, 2019
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The Doctor was very personable, reminded me of Joe Biden.

Jun 17, 2019
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Very happy with Dr Barlow. Glad he is my doctor

Jun 13, 2019
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I waited 90 minutes before I saw the doctor I had an appointment with. I one said he was running late. I just sat there! once the doctor came, everything was great.

Jun 11, 2019
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When I call for an appt., too difficult to see my PCC. Took over 3 wks. to get in for a couch and wheezing and I am 71 years old. For this matter I did not want to see a new dr.

Jun 11, 2019
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Dr. Barlow is a fantastic doctor. I always feel like he listens to my concerns and he does a great job of addressing them with a solid treatment plan. He is kind and willing to go the extra mile for his patients. I highly recommend Dr. Barlow to anyone wanting a caring, experienced and knowledgeable doctor!

Jun 11, 2019
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Dr Barlow has been my provider for many years. He always takes the time to listen, asks questions, and makes decisions with me, not just for me, about my care.

Jun 8, 2019
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It is a so nice new place to get the office.

Jun 7, 2019
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He is a very good dr.

Jun 7, 2019
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Wait time was over 1 hour

Jun 6, 2019
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Well done.

Jun 3, 2019
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My physician (Dr. Barlow) and I have a great relationship and he has been extremely helpful in helping me to deal with any issues (medical, physical and psychological) I may be dealing with. As well, I really enjoy our conversations in general. He is a wonderful doctor and I trust him to give me the best advice in achieving a long and healthy life. Kudos to you Dr. Barlow and Legacy.

Jun 3, 2019
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I always have a good medical visit with Dr. Barlow but your schedule for him in this office makes it very hard to make appointments with him especially on short notice.

May 31, 2019
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Dr. Barlow is/was very thorough, respectful, & considerate.

May 28, 2019
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been seeing. Dr Barlow for many years

May 17, 2019
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on time took time during visit to look at whole picture was a follow up visit from Hospital ER but also covered other stuff Has been my PC Dr. for quite some time hate to loose him.

May 16, 2019
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everyone from start to finish was polite, professional, courteous and fun. One thing you might look into I think your scale is 35 pounds heavy, may need to calibrate just kidding

May 14, 2019
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I am happy with the new clinic that Dr. Barlow joined.

May 7, 2019
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Long wait time.

May 1, 2019
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great visit. nice facilities. friendly personnel

Apr 30, 2019
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Robert always listens well and explains things well. I value our relationship, and his expertise as my health care adviser.

Apr 26, 2019
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Dr. Barlow always gives a good, well explained, and thorough exam. He's the best doctor that I ever had.

Apr 26, 2019
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I always have an excellent experience when visiting Dr. Barlow

Apr 25, 2019
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very detailed !

Apr 16, 2019
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Excellent support.

Apr 15, 2019
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Dr. Barlow is kind, professional, caring, and knowledgeable.

Apr 11, 2019
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Dr. Barlow is very personable and takes the time to listen. I feel very confident in him. his staff is outstanding.

Apr 8, 2019
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Everything was explained clearly by both the doctor and the assistant. They took time to answer my questions. I felt heard and understood. Dr. Barlow is a gem.

Apr 8, 2019
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I went over my meds list with the medical assitant/nurse in detail. We discussed all the meds I was taking and what needed to be added and deleted. When I got home and reviewed the summary for my visit, I noticed the non-relevant meds had not been deleted.

Apr 5, 2019
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In the past, Dr Barlow was able to order blood work before he saw me. When I did see him we could review the results in person. Now because of Medicare, I have to see him first, then have blood drawn then either revisit or not do it in person. It seems counter productive and doesn't make sense.

Mar 28, 2019
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Excellent experience.

Mar 26, 2019
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I could not be more satisfied with Dr Barlow and his staff.

Mar 22, 2019
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my first visit was very impressive and person who work at reception office and provider with his staff so nice to me

Mar 21, 2019
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I am very UNHAPPY with the experience, specifically around the medication contract. First off, the staff would not send me an advanced copy ahead of my visit. During the visit, I discussed some of my concerns around specific items I had issues with. Dr. Barlow did not say I had to sign it 'or else' Today, I requested a refill for a controlled medication and the staff wouldn't give approval because I didn't initial everything. Rather than just coming in and signing everything at the front desk, if that's what's required I needed to make ANOTHER APPOINTMENT with Dr. Barlow, just to discuss it (like I thought we already had on{date removed to protect privacy}) Very bad experience. Very bad process. Just bad.

Mar 21, 2019
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Front desk people very nice and courteous. MA's way better than his last office. Dr B is great for me. Thank you to Dr B and everybody

Mar 18, 2019
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Good I got my questions answered!

Mar 18, 2019
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enjoyed meeting Dr. Barlow. I am looking forward to working with him on my health care. Appreciated the time he took to get to know me as a new patient.

Mar 14, 2019
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In regards to the results of the blood test... I just had them yesterday and I received the results on line. So the response choices to the question didn't allow me to pick an appropriate response.

Mar 12, 2019
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Great experience. Excellent doctor. Recommend Dr. Barlow to everybody. Facility well kept. MA very courteous, quick, accurate.

Mar 4, 2019
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Good Doctor and good service.

Feb 21, 2019
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Thank you to Dr. Barlow for taking the time to give me the guidance I needed that will insure a healthier lifestyle including diet and other related issues. His expert knowledge of all my medications allowed him to make subtle changes that will help me keep my lab results in line with where they should be. He is an excellent doctor, and I look forward to repeat visits for years to come.

Feb 18, 2019
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I have been seeing Dr. Barlow for over 15 years, and I am glad his new office is covered by my insurance, so I don't have to find another Dr. I doubt there is another one like him.
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