About Paige C Barker
My name is Paige Barker, MD, and I am an associate professor of medicine within the division of general internal medicine and division of palliative medicine. I received my medical degree from the University of Florida and went on to complete a residency in internal medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard University, with completion of a primary care track and HIV primary care track. I then completed fellowship training in hospice and palliative medicine at New York University. I now practice both general internal medicine and palliative medicine at UF Health. I am involved in medical education, both as the assistant clerkship director for the third-year medical student ambulatory clerkship and as the palliative medicine thread director. I am also the outpatient palliative care medical director.
I was inspired to become a doctor by my scientific curiosity and drive to help people in need. I pride myself in having a breadth of knowledge as a general internist and depth of knowledge in palliative medicine. I enjoy the work I do and developing long-term patient relationships is most important to me.
As a general internist, I have expertise in preventative care and experience in management of chronic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, depression/anxiety, heart failure, etc. As a palliative medicine specialist, I have expertise in caring for patients living with serious illness with extensive knowledge in symptom management and advanced communication skills.
I was born and raised in Gainesville and returned several years ago after completing training. I am now raising my family here. When I’m not working, I enjoy reading, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Hospice and Palliative MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
- General Internal Medicine
- Hospice and Palliative Medicine
- Preventive health care
- Women’s health