Barbara Bawer

Barbara Bawer, MD

  • Family Medicine
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine

4.9 out of 5
  • 137 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 53 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

  • Disease Management
  • Intrauterine Devices
  • Menstrual Cycle
  • 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

American University of Integrative Sciences, Tucker, GA
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

My Division

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.

137 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 Jun 05, 2023

    Detail oriented, great listener, gives appropriate and thorough medical advice, very easy to understand, feels like she cares about my health a lot.

  • Reviewed on Jun 01, 2023

    I love Dr. Bawer. I have recommended her countless times.

  • Reviewed on May 27, 2023

    Dr. Barbara is a wonderful and thoughtful provider. I came from a bad experience and after I was recommended to see Dr. Barbara from a friend. She has helped me in many ways possible and I will be grateful for everything she has done for my health.

  • Reviewed on May 22, 2023

    Listened and asked for more information. Have next steps and options to complete them.

  • Reviewed on May 20, 2023

    It is all good.

  • Reviewed on May 16, 2023

    Dr. Bawer was excellent. She listened to my concerns and gave me choices on my care.

  • Reviewed on May 02, 2023

    Dr. Bawer is amazing! So glad my husband and I found her. She is very patient and always make us feel at ease and she makes me feel like she is genuinely interested in my health and well being. I'm really hoping she stays at this location and she will be our doctor for years to come! She is the BEST!!!!!

  • Reviewed on Apr 22, 2023

    She's just amazing. So smart, always explaining things so well.

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.