Dr. Joan Barber MD
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Dr. Joan Barber specializes in psychiatry, pediatric medicine, child psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry in Washington, Washington DC. Details of Dr. Barber's 64 years experience as an MD, her hospital affiliation and education at Cornell University are available on your free doctor report.
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2141 K St NW
Washington, DC 20037
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A psychiatrist specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental, addictive, and emotional disorders such as schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance-related disorders, sexual and gender identity disorders, and adjustment disorders. The psychiatrist is able to understand the biologic, psychologic, and social components of illness, and therefore is uniquely prepared to treat the whole person. A psychiatrist is qualified to order diagnostic laboratory tests and to prescribe medications, evaluate and treat psychologic and interpersonal problems, and to intervene with families who are coping with stress, crises, and other problems in living., Pediatric MedicinePediatric Medicine
A pediatrician is concerned with the physical, emotional, and social health of children from birth to young adulthood. Care encompasses a broad spectrum of health services ranging from preventive health care to the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic diseases. A pediatrician deals with biological, social, and environmental influences on the developing child, and with the impact of disease and dysfunction on development., Child PsychiatryChild Psychiatry
A psychiatrist with additional training in the diagnosis and treatment of developmental, behavioral, emotional, and mental disorders of childhood and adolescence. and Geriatric PsychiatryGeriatric Psychiatry
A psychiatrist with expertise in the prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of mental and emotional disorders in the elderly. The geriatric psychiatrist seeks to improve the psychiatric care of the elderly both in health and in disease..
A hospital affiliation covers any doctor who has an affiliation, association or admitting privilege with a hospital. A doctor's particular affiliation to a specific hospital can translate to the overall quality of that provider.
Dr. Barber is affiliated with 1 hospital:
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
1011 N Capitol St NE
EducationDr. Barber attended medical school at Cornell University Weill Cornell Medical College and graduated in 1949 having 64 years experience. Additional Pediatric Medicine training was conducted at New York and Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell Campus. Additional Pediatric Medicine training was conducted at Bellevue Hospital Center.
While there is no proven correlation between the quality of one's educational institution and the quality of one's professional competence, it is often an indicator. Medical schools have various levels of selectivity (some are harder to get into than others), and both the quality of their clinical training and level of research are measured. Additional medical training in both residency and fellowships and the facilities they are conducted at also provide a history of the doctors' level of training and experience.
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