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Peter Barba, MD

About Peter Barba

Pete Barba (pronounced Bahr-BAY), MD, is a Board Certified Family Practice physician specializing in care of middle age through the elderly years. 

Dr. Barba attended Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, where he earned his doctorate with honors in 2001. He then completed a residency (2001-2004) in family practice from Swedish Family Medicine at the University of Colorado. He spent his final year there as chief resident. 

With the goal of preventing chronic illnesses like diabetes and obesity, Dr. Barba promotes exercise and following a healthy diet. He performs skin biopsies and joint injections, among other procedures. He takes pride in showing a personal touch while practicing up-to-date, evidence-based medicine.  Dr. Barba especially enjoys working with the elderly, focusing on quality of life through the senior years.   

Dr. Barba balances work with a busy home life in Placerville, where he and Kate are raising teenage twins. Dr. Barba can be found cooking, gardening or completing home improvement projects. He enjoys the outdoors, especially trail running, skiing and sailing. When he is not working, odds are he is travelling.  Together, he and his family have seen 20 states, ten national parks and over 40 countries.