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Dr. F. Alan Barber, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Professional statement

F. Alan Barber, M.D., FACS Orthopedic Surgeon, is a native of Oklahoma where he excelled in sports and academics in high school, was a member of the state championship swim team, was selected to attend Boys State and spent his senior year in Madrid, Spain. He was then awarded a four-year Army ROTC scholarship and attended Oklahoma State University, where he graduated with honors. Dr. Barber received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX and completed orthopedic surgery training at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. He continued to serve as an officer of the U.S. Army and was Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at military hospital’s in both Germany and at Ft. Knox, Kentucky as well as the Chief of Foot Surgery at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. He left the Army with the rank of Lt. Colonel after having received the U.S. Army Surgeon General’s Physician Recognition Award. After leaving service for civilian life, Dr. Barber pursed advanced specialty training as a fellow in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery at Medical Arts Hospital in Dallas, TX. He has since received numerous awards, has published numerous articles on knee, shoulder and sports medicine injuries and has written several book chapters on surgical techniques. He serves on the editorial advisory boards of several professional journals and was named reviewer of the year by the Arthroscopy Journal for which he subsequently served as an associate editor. Dr. Barber is a frequent lecturer to physician colleagues around the world having served as an Instructional Course Lecturer for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, a Master Instructor at the Orthopedic Learning Center for the Arthroscopy Association of North America and regularly lectures at the San Diego Shoulder Arthroscopy course. He is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas. Dr. Barber and his wife, Sherry, have three children and two grandchildren. To obtain new patient forms prior to your appointment for Dr. Barber please visit us at: http://www.posmc.com/patient-info/patient-fo

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - Baylor College of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine
  • Tripler Army Medical Center, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Medical Arts Hospital, Dallas, Fellowship in Arthroscopic and Reconstructive Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1366447120

Office locations

Plano Orthopedic Sports Medicine & Spine Center

5228 W Plano Pkwy

Plano, TX 75093

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Everyone was friendly, Dr Barber and his PA are amazing! Highly recommend!
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A thorough group.
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He was really helpful in explaining my diagnosis. Didn't mind me asking some follow up questions. Gave me an honest prognosis that helped guide some decisions down the line. Good ortho.
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Extremely professional and excellent bedside manner.
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An absolute amazing doctor. He was able to tell everything about the history of my knees in 2 seconds, meanwhile my last doctor took 2 months to figure out the extent of my issues. He has a really welcoming personality as well
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A true professional with excellent support staff!
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very professional. Explains in detail. Great bedside manner. Very punctual.
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Excellence all around! Dr Barber took the time to explain everything clearly and his proposed care for my situation is perfect for me and my situation!
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I have had three knee surgeries with Dr. Barber and sent my wife and brother-in-law amongst others to see him. He and his staff are some of the most professional that I have used. He runs a well-pooled and efficient machinethat has extremely low wait times and a team that will go out of their way to ensure a strong experience. I have given reviews to all kinds of businesses in the past, but Dr. Barber is the best bar none.
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As always it was GREAT! Great news and great care.
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Filled in a lot of blanks and much appreciated.
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Awesome and I love the technology.
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Excellent as usual.
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