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Dr. David Barclay, MD

Family Physician

Philadelphia, PA

About Dr. David Barclay

Dr. David Barclay is a Board Certified Family Physician and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. In 2011 he was listed in Best Doctors in America. Dr. Barclay attended Haverford College in the 70's where he graduated with a degree in Philosophy. He earned his medical degree at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans where he also completed a Masters Degree in Public Health (MPH). He completed his Residency at the University of Maryland, Department of Family and Community Medicine. After Residency Dr. Barclay served on the faculty of the University of Maryland, Department of Family and Community Medicine. In 1997 he joined the faculty at Temple University School of Medicine in the Department of Family and Community Medicine where he worked for 15 years. He recently opened a his own private practice in Philadelphia.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • AmeriHealth

Specialties

  • Family Physician

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - Tulane University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Tulane University (Master’s)
  • University of Maryland, Internship in Family Medicine
  • University of Maryland, Residency in Family Medicine
  • Haverford College (Bachelor’s)

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Awards and publications

  • Medical Director, Prevention Point Philadelphia
  • Best Doctors in America, 2011

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1396733325

Overall rating
4.5
Recent reviews
A little awkward and bedside manner was not satisfactory. You can hear the doctor’s conversations with other patients outsideof the waiting room. He was also quite rude and unsympathetic toward my condition.
A little awkward and bedside manner was not satisfactory. You can hear the doctor’s conversations with other patients outside of the waiting room. He was also quite rude and unsympathetictoward my condition.
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Dr. Barclay was calm, kind, and easy to speak with. It was my first appointment with him and it went assmoothly and professionally as I could have hoped.
Dr. Barclay was calm, kind, and easy to speak with. It was my first appointment with him and it went as smoothly and professionally as I could have hoped.
Initials hidden · February 2, 2019

Dr. David Barclay's office location

David M.Barclay, III, MD

1601 Walnut Street, Suite 208

Philadelphia, PA 19102

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Excellent physician, impeccable physical exam skills. Great old school physician, I'm impressed.

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A little awkward and bedside manner was not satisfactory. You can hear the doctor’s conversations with other patients outside of the waiting room. He was also quite rude and unsympathetic toward my condition.

Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Barclay was calm, kind, and easy to speak with. It was my first appointment with him and it went as smoothly and professionally as I could have hoped.

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He did not help at all. I dont think he took me seriously when I described what was wrong.

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I enjoyed my check up with Dr. Barclay. Professional, friendly, knowledgeable and extremely attentive to his patients needs and/or questions.

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I really like Dr. Barclay, knows his stuff, gets to the point, and courteous and friendly staff.

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I like that Dr. Barclay is a profesdional. He explains to me what treatment I need and he doesn't sugar coat it. Also, I've never have a long wait. He is mindful of my time.

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I value Dr. Barclay's medical acumen, his professionalism and the fact that he sees me right on time.

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I am satisfied with my visit. I am a new patient and I was treated with care in the doctor's office.

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Had a fantastic visit with Dr. Barclay. Extremely thoughtful, kind, and professional. I couldn’t ask for more!

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Very easy to talk to. Listens to the patient. Made him my primary after one visit

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He’s very awkward and didn’t make me feel welcome and had blank stares or blank moments of thought many times.

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Unfortunately the privacy of the doctor office wasn’t great everyone in the waiting room could hear our conversation. My husband was waiting for me and said he could hear all of our conversation. The doctor was on schedule and was through.

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Dr. Barclay was great. He kept the appointment even though a storm hit, he worked around some insurance snafus that popped up, his bedside manner was great and he's competent and easy to talk to. As someone who is fat a lot of times I feel very uncomfortable at doctors offices, but while Dr. Barclay did make note of my weight, he was happy that I am already on a diet and losing weight and was supportive and kind. Definitely recommend.

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Very thoughtful physician who takes his time and is very thorough— rare for PCPs who are under more and more pressure to see 6 patients or more an hour. The office staff are intelligent and efficient The location is convenient for Center City patients.

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Great!

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Dr Barclay was very professional. The office was not the usual practice mill that many physicians are forced to operate in these days. I never felt rushed & he addressed all my issues. I'll go back for sure!

More than 1 year ago
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Very kind and helpful, office was small and personal feeling and he took time to connect with me personally. I wasn't just a chart to him.

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As someone who is terrified of doctors, I can't recommend Dr. Barclay highly enough. He's so friendly and reassuring and seems to want to do things properly.

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I came to Dr. Barclay, complaining of severe headaches. Dr. Barclay gave me a thorough exam, and he made sure not to overlook any details that would cause my health issue or diagnoses. He was very attentive and knowledgeable about the issue at hand as well as the typical treatment for this problem. He also made it clear that I had the freedom to contact him after the fact through his office or cell phone should his prescribed solution not help. I was very pleased with Dr. Barclay's professionalism and intellect with this matter.

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Absoulte waste of time.

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Dr. Barclay introduced himself, made me feel welcome and actually sat and talked to me about my concerns and the reason for my visit. I didn't feel rushed or ignored, which made me very happy (and had not been my experience with a few other doctors in the area). I felt my diagnosis and treatment were appropriate and not too much or too little. Very happy with my experience.

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Very nice and professional man. He made me feel at ease and directed me to an ENT in the same building! The receptionist was professional and polite. Overall it was a great visit!

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It was my first time meeting Dr. Barclay. He was on time, knowledgeable and thorough. I don't have any reservations about seeing him as my primary care physician.

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Doctor Barclay was fantastic. He is situated in a quiet little office in a great location and he and his staff are both extremely pleasant. Dr. Barclays struck me by how profoundly nice and sweet he is. He was very helpful in all of my concerns and very professional. Very nice guy! Loved him.

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He was very thoughtful and pragmatic.

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Dr. Barclay is very professional and pleasant to work with.

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I was able to see the doctor right away and he spent 30 mins with me. I'm very impressed with my experience and am satisfied with making him my new PCP. It's convenient that he can do blood work right in the office. He also administered my flu shot himself.

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Dr. Barclay is very professional and he really takes his time instead of rushing along for the next appointment.

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One of the best medical practitioners I've seen in Philadelphia. Very east to talk to and doesn't rush the appointment. Sympathetic, thoroughly explains his assessment, and is more than willing to help.

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when I went to him after being in a car accident, he discredited my suspicion of having a concussion, despite the fact that I had all the symptoms according to everything else I read. Quick to prescribe over the counter drugs instead of a thorough diagnosis.

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He had no clue what to give me or how to help me... he has no experience with lupus....

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Dr. Barclay was great! Chill, efficient, and took time to explain medical terms. The assistant Layla was also very kind! A great doctor's visit.

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Great doctor - highly recommended

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Dr. Barclay was wonderful. He was very kind and took a thorough history since it was my first visit. He answered all my questions and addressed all my concerns. I was also pleased that the office was very efficient and everything was running on schedule, so he saw me right at my appointment time.

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The experience of The doctor's appointment was very pleasant. Dr. Barclay was very professional and friendly. I did not feel any pressure and uncomfortable during the entire process of the visit. I highly recommend his services to the public.

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First time visit. However, he was very attentive to what I explain how I was feeling. He asked questions of my family history of types of illness.

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Dr. Barclay was very helpful, knowledgeable and assuring during my visit. He also was very clear and thorough in his examination and explanations of the reasons for his questions/tests. Exactly what you'd want in a primary physician.

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When I went to Dr. Barclay's office I got wonderful personal care. His office is run efficiently so there's no long wait to see him. He took the time to answer all my questions. Dr. Barclay is a caring professional. I would recommend him highly to anyone who's looking for a doctor

More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Barclay was very kind and attentive. He listened to my concerns and answered all of my questions and inquiries. I learned a lot during my visit with him today.

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Dr. Barclay is listed as a podiatrist on zocdoc but he is actually a family doctor. He was so kind and understanding that I ended up choosing him as my pcp!

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Dr Barclay was very professional and efficient. He let my fiance come into the exam room, which I really appreciated. He listened well, and made me feel comfortable. Crucially, he didn't just give me a prescription and send me out the door. He was honest and not at all condescending. I would recommend him.

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Very unpleasant experience. Staff was not friendly and felt very judged by them when I was there.

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Very thorough and thoughtful.

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