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Andrew Barker, MD


Andrew Barker, M.D., is board certified in pain medicine.

Dr. Barker chose to enter the field of pain management for personal reasons. “Like so many others, my family has been significantly impacted by chronic pain,” he explains. “Based on my family’s experience, I believe that there is room for improvement in the way we manage pain and I want to be part of that solution.”

Prior to joining Utica Park Clinic, Dr. Barker cared for patients at Saint Francis Hospital and Warren Clinic in Tulsa and at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan, Kansas.

Dr. Barker graduated summa cum laude from Oklahoma Christian University in 2005 earning a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. He earned his medical degree in 2009 from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita, KS. He completed his anesthesiology residency in 2013 and completed his interventional pain management fellowship in 2014, both at Texas A&M Scott and White Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Barker is a member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, the Oklahoma Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

His personal interests include involvement with his church and being a husband and father. He also enjoys playing the guitar and following Kansas Jayhawk basketball.

Responsible Prescribing

Objectives:

  • Discuss the scale, origins, and trajectory of the opioid epidemic.
  • Review the role of Narcan and risk reduction strategies when prescribing opioids.
  • Discuss best practices for responsible opioid prescribing and abuse deterrence.