Dr. Barker

Meet Dr. Barker

  • Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Specialty Certification in Sports Medicine
  • Shoulder, Hip, & Knee Arthroscopy Specialist
  • Team Physician for Carolina Hurricanes, NC State University, & Broughton High School
  • Published over 25 scientific articles on treatment of Shoulder, Hip, and Knee conditions

In The News

  • March 2018

    Dr. Joseph Barker Travels as Team Doctor for NCAA Tournament

    Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic Surgeon, Dr. Joseph Barker, is traveling this week as the team orthopaedic surgeon for the North Carolina State Basketball team for the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

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  • May 2018

    Rotator Cuff Tears: Answers by Joseph Barker, MD

    The shoulder is one of the most common areas in the body for people to hurt. Most of the time, this pain represents a simple strain or sprain that will heal quickly with minimal treatment.

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  • April 2017

    Dr. Joseph Barker Featured on The Buzz Sports Radio

    Dr. Joseph Barker was featured the Sports Shop morning show on The Buzz Sports Radio to share how he and his fellow physicians work with amateur athletes in getting their bodies ready for the rigors of a combine before the NFL and NBA Draft.

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  • September 2015

    Dr. Joseph Barker Teaches at National Hip Arthroscopy Course

    Joseph U. Barker, MD of Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic was selected as an instructor at a national hip arthroscopy course sponsored by Stryker Corporation in Mahwah, New Jersey, which is the headquarters of Stryker Corporation.

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  • Dr. Barker is phenomenal! He is a skilled, thorough surgeon with an exceptional bedside manner. He really cares about the whole person. His staff are great to work with and helpful. Definitely will go back and see him if I ever need any other ortho surgeries!

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  • The sign of a talented surgeon is post-op pain and suture healing. I have had many surgeries over the past five years, and Dr. Barker did a great job. Manageable pain and beautifully healing sutures. We are fortunate to have him here in the triangle.

    ~ J.G. Know More
  • Dr. Barker performed my Rotator Cuff Surgery with excellent success. He is very cordial, knowledgeable and skillful. I would highly recommend him and give him a perfect score of 10. Thank you Dr.Barker.

    ~ W.B. Know More
  • I had recently torn the labrum in my hip over a year ago from running and have been running in pain since then. Dr. Barker was excellent in diagnosing and educating about the injury. I had surgery to fix the problem, surgery went well, very little pain, excellent rehab and back to running three months post op.

    ~ E.A. Know More