Barbara Bawer

Barbara Bawer, MD

  • Family Medicine
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine

Accepting new patients
4.9 out of 5
  • 64 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 22 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

About Me

As a primary care physician, I specialize in care for the entire spectrum of life from newborn to end of life. I believe that health means something different to a lot of people and that health is made up of the social, psychological and biological all wrapped into one. To treat a person fully, I provide care that encompasses all three areas.

I’m passionate about listening to a patient’s concerns and coming to a shared decision on how best to treat each individual so they can enjoy the quality of life they deserve.

I love that Ohio State provides a space for everyone, regardless of background or situation, and that we can all learn from each other and work with world-class multispecialties to create a plan that is in the best interest of the patient.

In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, reading books, traveling to new places and hidden local spots, and spending time with my family and friends creating memories.
  • Assistant co-chief resident at The Ohio State University Family Medicine Residency Program
  • Pioneered a financial curriculum for residents
Additional Languages I Speak
  • Polish
  • Russian

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Menstrual Cycle
  • Intrauterine Devices
  • Disease Management
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Hypertension
  • Primary Care
  • Women's Health
  • Asthma
  • Heart Diseases
  • Pediatrics
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
  • Chronic Disease
  • Contraception

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University of Saint Eustatius School of Medicine, Netherlands,
8/1/2009 - 12/22/2014


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/2017 - 6/30/2020

Academic Information

My Department

Family Medicine


The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

64 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.7 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Mar 14, 2022


  • Reviewed on Mar 13, 2022

    Dr Barbara is excellent! Love her bedside manner.

  • Reviewed on Mar 08, 2022

    She was excellent. Spent a lot of time with me and explained everything in detail.

  • Reviewed on Mar 08, 2022

    My doctor remembered my previous concerns and followed up. She gave me choices so I could have control of my health.

  • Reviewed on Mar 05, 2022

    Dr. Barbara is very relaxed and I really like that. She likes to ease me into things instead of throwing medicine at me. She is also interested in wholistic solutions to my healthcare.

  • Reviewed on Feb 17, 2022

    Listened well and took her time to establish relationship and talk about my concerns I gad

  • Reviewed on Feb 07, 2022

    Felt appreciated as a person and a patient; listened and took my history into account to evaluate my current state symptoms.

  • Reviewed on Feb 05, 2022

    She was late because of an earlier appointment, but she never rushed me during my appointment. I was very comfortable talking with her about my medical concerns. I was looking for a new primary care doc, and I no longer need to keep looking.

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 10/25/2021, Dr. Bawer has reported no relationships with companies or entities.