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Pediatrician joins Adventist Health team in Oakhurst


OAKHURST – Adventist Health Medical Office – Oakhurst is pleased to welcome board-certified pediatrician Janae Barker, DO, FAAP. She provides pediatric services such as newborn, well child and preventative care, adolescent medicine, treatment for common childhood illnesses, and complex care management. She also is a certified lactation counselor for mothers in need of breastfeeding support and education.

Barker’s goal is to care for all children as if they are her own and says, “I love building relationships and realized medicine is a wonderful way to connect with and help people, as well as promote health and wellness.”

She also appreciates the people and beauty of the Oakhurst area.

“I enjoy taking care of children in the mountains because we have a wonderful community in such a beautiful place. Families in our community are good, authentic, hardworking people and I am fortunate to now be a local and live in this community I’m proud to serve.”

Barker earned her doctorate of osteopathic medicine from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Vallejo, where she was a National Health Service Corps Scholar. Afterwards, she completed a pediatric residency at the University of California, San Francisco in Fresno and another as chief resident of Valley Children’s Pediatric Residency Program. The Madera-based program is affiliated with Stanford University.

She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Barker is also a member of the California Medical Association; Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California; and American Osteopathic Association. Her professional interests include community and legislative advocacy; tobacco control and prevention; rural medicine; leadership and mentorship; and breastfeeding medicine. In addition to English, Barker speaks conversational Spanish and Portuguese.

When not caring for patients, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters and Bella, their rescue dog. Other interests include gardening, baking, boating and swimming.

Barker is accepting new patients and may be reached at Adventist Health Medical Office – Oakhurst, 48677 Victoria Lane, with a phone number of 559-683-2711.