Biography & Education


Additional Information

Dr. Barr was voted "Top Doctors" in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine (2013)

Physicians, nurses and physician assistants in King, Kitsap and Snohomish counties nominated colleagues they would choose to treat themselves and their loved ones.

News Release

Dr. Barr was voted "Top Doctors" in Seattle Magazine (2013).

Surveys were mailed to physicians in King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties. The survey asked physicians to name the provider they would seek out or recommend to loved ones.

News Release

  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast-Cancer Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
Education Background
Medical School University of Alabama, AL
Residency Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
Fellowship University of Washington - Liver, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant
  • English

Care Locations

Swedish Surgical Specialists
801 Broadway
Suite 300
Seattle 98122
Fax (206) 215-6499
Monday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Wednesday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
1221 Madison St.
Arnold Pavilion, Suite 1401 and 1411
Seattle, WA 98104
Fax 206-386-6706
Accepted Insurances
  • AARP (American Assoc Retired Persons)
  • CAPP Care
  • Carpenter's Trust
  • Cigna
  • Commonwealth Health Alliance
  • Community Health Plan of Washington
  • Connecticut General
  • CoreSource
  • Crime Victims Compensation
  • DSHS/Medicaid
  • EBP Insurance Service
  • Equicor
  • General American
  • Great West Life (One Health Plan of WA)
  • Hartford Insurance
  • Healthy Options/Call PCP
  • Integrated Network Systems
  • John Alden
  • John Hancock
  • Kitsap County Medical
  • Labor & Industries
  • Lincoln National Standard
  • MassMutual
  • Medicare
  • Medical Service of Eastern WA
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Northwest Administrators
  • Northwest Benefit Network
  • Northwest National Life
  • Options Healthcare
  • Pacific Mutual
  • Pacificare Point of Service
  • Pacificare of Washington
  • Preferred Health Care
  • Pru-Net PPO
  • Retail Clerks
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Secure Horizons
  • Skagit County Medical Bureau
  • Teamsters
  • Uniform Medical Plan (WA St Health)
  • United HealthCare
  • United of Omaha
  • United Physicians of WA
  • USA Health Network
  • Whatcom County Medical
  • West Grocers
  • Washington Physician Services
  • Zenith Administrators
  • Aetna (All Product Lines)
  • Champus/Tricare (Health Net Federal Services)
  • One Health Plan of WA
  • Cigna (First Choice)
  • First Choice/Boeing
  • First Choice/Costco
  • First Choice Health Plan - HMO
  • First Choice Preferred/Triple Option
  • Premera Blue Cross/Health Plus
  • Premera Blue Cross Federal
  • Regence Selections Basic (Basic Health Plan)
  • Regence Care (HMO)
  • Regence Preferred
  • Regence Standard Indemnity
  • Regence Selections
  • Regence Traditional - Boeing
  • United Healthcare Preferred
  • United Healthcare Standard
  • First Choice Health Network
  • Guardian
  • Health Net
  • Tricare Extra
  • Premera Blue Cross - Microsoft
  • Alliant
  • Regence Federal Employees
  • Premera Blue Cross - Foundation
Accepted Payment Methods
Medicare, Medicaid/DSHS, Bill Insurance, VISA, Master Card, Cash, Check, Payment Plan, American Express
Accepting Medicaid



  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast-Cancer Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Blood Management Techniques
  • Breast Surgeons
  • Breast Surgeons & Breast Health Professionsals
  • Breast Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Liver Surgery
  • Pancreatic Conditions
  • Pancreatic Surgeons
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Surgeons
  • Swedish Cancer Institute


Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.8 out of 5 (51 Ratings, 15 Comments)


Dr. fabulous. Nurse difficult at times - on phone.
Swedish Patient

*Dr. Barr is the best!
Swedish Patient

Very qualified staff.
Swedish Patient

*Dr. Barr has always been & continues to be an excellent service provider. I trust her implicitly. She listens and engages in informative conversation about my concerns/health plan. !!! Good discussion.
Swedish Patient

Really the *Doctor Barr and her staff are excellent.
Swedish Patient

Nurses were excellent; however, there seemed to be mixed messages from unseen doctors (not Dr. Barr) about the possibility of being sent home with catheter and leg-bag, with little acknowledgement of what a huge hassle this would have been.
Swedish Patient

Unfortunately, because of my experience with the processes that surround Dr. Barr's surgical practice, I would not recommend this office to others. It's unfortunate, because Dr. Barr is wonderful - kind, easy to talk to, empathetic, and a good surgeon.
Swedish Patient

This surgeon is exceptional with cancer for nearly 15 years, [...] *Dr. Barr is head and shoulders above nearly ALL of them.
Swedish Patient

My provider is a best doctor I ever see or heard.
Swedish Patient

*Dr. Barr was incredibly warm, easy to talk to, and generous with her time. I felt like we were a "team" because she treated me with respect & listened, & was knowledgeable & thorough.
Swedish Patient

She was so personable & great!
Swedish Patient

She was stiff & made me feel like I was faking it. The next dr. figured out what I had & was very surprised she didn't. She wouldn't even touch my stomach where the pain was.
Swedish Patient

Doc even though she's behind but she's friendly and very good on dealing the situation.
Swedish Patient

She spent a lot of time with me explaining not only my hernia, but treatment options that she would have to refer me for, if I chose them.
Swedish Patient

I had an open wound she said not to worry about. She was very reassuring.
Swedish Patient