Barbara Bawer

Barbara Bawer, MD

  • Family Medicine
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine

Accepting new patients
4.9 out of 5
  • 110 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 38 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

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

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

Board Certification

American Board of Family Medicine

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.

110 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
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Nov 25, 2022

    Dr. Bawer is incredibly patient and reassuring. She took time to explain my medication, dosage history, and some symptoms I was experiencing that I hadn't tied to my condition. She is the best MD I've ever seen, hands down.

  • Reviewed on Nov 12, 2022

    Dr. Bawer was really down to earth and very approachable. She explained things very well and made sure I understood everything. I felt comfortable talking to her about things I that were bothering me. I appreciated how much she listened to what I had to say and to give me advice on things.

  • Reviewed on Nov 10, 2022

    Dr. Bawer is amazing!

  • Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

    Dr. Bawer is easily the best PCP I have ever had. She is extremely intelligent, thorough, and easy to understand.

  • Reviewed on Sep 04, 2022

    Knowledgeable friendly and courteous

  • Reviewed on Aug 20, 2022

    The care provider I saw conducted a thorough family history questionnaire and asked detailed questions to ensure she understood me. She presented many care and treatment options for my concerns and was in no way dismissive of my concerns. She was considerate, professional, and solution oriented.

  • Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

    She took the time to listen to my concerns and was very helpful with solutions.

  • Reviewed on Aug 03, 2022

    No problem with her at all

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 09/30/2022, Dr. Bawer has reported no relationships with companies or entities.