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Dr. Ryan Barrientos is an internist, primary care doctor, and gastroenterologist treating patients in the Houston and greater Texas areas. He is the current Chief of Gastroenterology at Park Plaza Hospital, and a member of a number of professional organizations, including the American Gastroenterological Association, the American College of Gastroenterology, the Texas Society for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy, and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
A native Houstonian, Dr. Ryan Barrientos graduated from Strake Jesuit College Preparatory. He attended Texas A&M University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, in Biomedical Science. He also completed a premedical academy program at Rice University, in conjunction with Baylor College of Medicine.
He was awarded his Doctorate of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston, where he also completed his residency in Internal Medicine. He successfully completed his Fellowship in Gastroenterology & Hepatology, treating patients at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Memorial Hermann Hospital, and the Methodist Hospital.
As the Section Chief of Gastroenterology at Park Plaza Hospital, patients visiting Dr. Barrientos can receive a full range of gastroenterological care. He is available for general consultations, as well as consultations specific to the field of gastroenterology. In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Barrientos has produced a number of publications on topics ranging from the use of electronic records to learn from ambulatory diagnostic errors to the involvement of gastrointestinal issues in mantle cell lymphoma.
Verified Patient Reviews
Great Dr, went in for a check up and he asked the questions to try to reach the accuracy needed.
It was a good visit, was able to describe my symptoms and get treatment options right away.
This was my consultation appointment only. Really enjoyed meeting him and visiting with Dr. Barrientos. Very sincere and respectful. Very down to earth and easy going. Really took the time to explain and make me feel very at ease and comfortable.
Very attentive and honest. Listed to my troubles and reviewed previous treatments and offered his opinion. Provided options and a course of action.
I think I was rushed given medicine and I had problems with rectal and stomach issues. I had one test done nothing else. I wasn't told to come back for follow. I rescheduled with another doctor for second opinion.
Dr. Barrientos is wonderful! He makes me feel at ease when I visit him, and he lets me know he is there to help me find a solution to my problem. I feel like I am in good hands and that he has my best interest in mind. The last time I visited I waited a little longer than usual, but I don't mind because I know he is thorough with his patients and he is well worth the wait! I highly recommend him to everyone I know!
Dr. Berrientos was a true professional during our visit. He saw me on time and was very courteous and patient. I highly recommend him. Best, Jeff
I was very impressed! I was nervous about finding a new gastro because I had a bad experience with my last one. He was super friendly, obviously well educated, and seemed very genuine in wanting to help me. I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family.
I had to wait almost an hour before the physician came in to see me. Was told he was at the hospital with a difficult case. But when he came in he was not rushed. He listened attentively and answered and explained everything thoroughly. His schedule was available for scheduling a day procedure that I need. I would recommend him.
Office staff all helpful and friendly. Dr. has great bedside manner and very good at actually listening to his patients.
Dr. Barrientos is the best! He really cares about me and takes the time necessary to discuss my health and well being. I highly recommend him. His new office suite and staff are great!
Competent, efficient office staff. Friendly and knowledgable Dr.
Great doctor and very knowledgable but his nurses were very rude and didn't listen to my answers when they asked questions. Hesitant to return because of his staff.
Very friendly, professional demeanor. Seems very knowledgeable.
He was one of the most personal doctors I ever met, and he diagnosed my problem quickly. I would recommend him to anyone.
Dr Barrientos was great, very knowledgeable and through with his explanations. I could tell that he was going to do everything possible to find out why I was having issues. However, his office staff is a different story. I tried to call about a severe issue 3 days in a row and was twice told that a nurse would call me back after leaving a message, the third day all I got was a voicemail and got no call back after leaving a message. A few weeks later I had another severe issue that I spoke with someone and they again said they would contact the doctor and then call me back, I never heard anything. With both issues I would have ended up back in the emergency room had I not had another provider to call.
I had an awesome experience with Dr. Barrientos! I was taken back within 20 minutes and then immediately seen by him when i got into my exam room. He spent 45 minutes with me listening to my concerns and didn't rush me one bit. He made me feel like our plan of action was extremely individualized for my needs and not something he tells everybody. I feel extremely confident in his expertise.
This doctor put me on ease right away discussing a sensitive matter. We also had some good time talking about golf! Polite and professional, happy with visit and procedure.
Finally I found a specialist that I trust to be honest, to carefully consider treatment options, to take immediate action, and to communicate clearly. Dr. Barrientos has a great sense of humor, makes eye contact, really listens, and actually smiles. It felt like he was genuinely concerned about my condition and my overall health. Also, everyone on his staff was competent, professional, and friendly. I left my appointment without one single complaint or issue. Quite rare to have such a positive experience these days. Highly recommend!
I enjoyed meeting Dr Barrientos. He thoroughly reviewed my history and made me feel extremely comfortable. Very professional and also friendly!
I was very pleased with my visit after being frustrated by previous doctor's I have tried. He is very knowledgable, honest, realistic, and has a great personality. He does not push any tests on you that you don't need. He listens and does not rush you, which took a lot of anxiety off me. He is willing to discuss options and gave me a plan and hope for healing. There was a wait, but it didn't bother me because once I was seen I had as much time as I needed until I was completely done with my questions. That is a big deal to me not to feel rushed.
Dr. Barrientos was extremely attentive and took as much time as needed to answer my questions. I will definitely continue to schedule appointments with him in the future. I would highly recommend this clinic.
Nice octor but will not be waiting for 1hr 35 mins again
The doctor was friendly, professional, thorough and timely. Wonderful experience.
Listened to what I had to say, and asked questions to try and get to the root of the problem. Great staff, Great visit.
Dr. Barrientos is most likely the best physician I have seen. He listens, asks the right questions, and knows his medicine. I had an issue that I had seen doctors for over year about, and he nailed it within 15 minutes. If you are looking for a brilliant, easy to get along with, down to earth caring Gastro Doctor, do yourself a favor and see him.
Great man. Appears to genuinely care
It was wonderful. He is so kind
Very informative and easy to talk to. Felt comfortable and aware of the issues and next steps.
Good and very helpfull....
Staff is friendly and attentive. Dr. Barrientos made the experience comfortable.
Dr. Barrienttos was highly informative, and after he patiently listened to my symptoms implemented a medical plan to treat my issues.
Dr. Barrientos has a fabulous manner that puts you at ease right away and does a great job of explaining what different results or issues may mean and what causes them. This visit was to get a second opinion on some blood work I had done and Dr. Barrientos immediately stood out as a doctor I could trust.
Mr. Barrientos was very informative, and really took the time to go over everything from A to Z. He didn't make me feel rushed, and went through best and worst case scenarios and reassured me about issues I was concerned about. Super friendly staff, would highly recommend!
Dr Ryan Barrientos is a kind person, saves money for patient.
Great Dr and great staff!
Listened to me ramble on about my problems as we tried to figure out the best course of action and did not try to judge me for health and/or lifestyle choices. It was a refreshing change from doctors that belittle you for being ill.
Very friendly guy, asked lots of questions to figure out what was wrong with me, wasn't rushing at all. Definitely glad I found him.
He and all of his staff are wonderful. I was able to be seen at my appointment time, he addressed my problem immediately, and fully explained all future treatment methods and procedures. He's a keeper.
a great team works in there!! I'm a new patience and the doctor took time to answer every and each of all my questions even that i call-in at very last minute with stomache pain! the lady on the front desk is very nice ( bilingual Spanish/English just as the doctor) it's a clean offices!
Dr. Barrientos was very nice. Professional, kind, straight to the point. Would revisit.
He was very proffesional with a wonderful sincere caring character!! I found a new GI specialist!
Great doctor and well educated in the area of Gastro.
Excelente doctor, muy humano, buen hombre. Inmediatamente salí sintiéndome mejor y con un buen tratamiento. Altamente recomendado.
very intelligent and good doctor. he is well versed in the area of gastro and gives you a straight to the source answer and will not just keep you on pills all your life. i saw him as a second opinion and barrientos immediately saw an answer to my constant burping and chest pain.