Collaborative Care Partners
M.S., CCC-SLP, COM
His passion for healing began as a teenager when he was treated for low back pain and headaches with manipulative therapy, which gave him relief from his pain. As Dr Barker was involved in sports growing up and then majoring in Kinesiology (Exercise Science) in college, his interest grew in the human body and musculoskeletal system. When he learned more about osteopathic manipulative medicine and the holistic approach of Osteopathy, he knew that it was the best path for him to incorporate manual medicine into a comprehensive treatment plan for his future patients. Dr Barker wants to share the relief that he obtained with as many people as possible.
Dr. Barker is very grateful for the multiple opportunities that he had had to serve as a leader in and out of medicine. As a full time missionary, he was chosen to help supervise and train 170 missionaries in his area. He worked part time in alarm sales during college and then started his own alarm company in California working full time for over a year before starting medical school. In medical school, he was elected president of the Student American Academy of Osteopathy (an organization that provides medical students additional training opportunities in osteopathic manipulative medicine), was chosen as a teaching assistant to help teach the osteopathic principles and practice course, and was hired as a tutor to teach other medical students osteopathic manipulative medicine. In 2018, he participated in two leadership development programs for physicians through the American Osteopathic College of Family Physicians and the Texas Academy of Family Physicians.
Dr. Martin has a special interest in surgical instrument design and splint design. During his residency he started designing instruments and for the past 12 years has designed over 20 instruments. Many are used by surgeons around the world. He still continues to work with the same instrument company and has had the #1-selling surgical instrument in the world, the Grasping-Forcep, for the last 4 years. He has now turned his focus towards designing instruments for bone grafting and dental implants.
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