Robert B. Barriger, M.D.
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Robert B. Barriger, MD, is a radiation oncologist with OHC whose areas of expertise include targeted radiation therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiation therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy and 3-D conformal radiation therapy. Dr. Barriger uses his expertise to treat all types of cancer, with special interest in thoracic (lung and esophageal) tumors, breast cancer, and prostate cancer. He has held leadership positions in numerous professional organizations, formerly serving as Chair of the Radiation Oncology Program of the American Institute of Radiologic Pathology and as Co-chair of the Radiation Oncology Esophageal and Lung committees for Via Oncology Pathways, an organization that helps cancer centers demonstrate the value of their care to patients, referring physicians, and payers.
Dr. Barriger likes his patients to be actively involved in their care so they understand their options, the expected course of treatment, and outcomes. In addition to the treatment plan, Dr. Barriger understands that cancer is a life-changing diagnosis, so he works with the OHC team to surround patients with kindness and compassion. “My patients become extended family members, and this is how I would treat my family.”
In his free time, Dr. Barriger enjoys spending time with family, golfing and cycling.
Education & Training
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine, Bloomington, IN
Residency: Indiana University School of Medicine, Radiation Oncology
American Board of Radiology
Positive and upbeat. Clear as to what we are going to do, the game plan if you will. – Mark, April 2019
Every time I walk in, I am treated like the only person there. I feel like my health is the most important issue. – Tina, March 2019
Thank you for making this dreaded disease comfortable for the people that have it. – T., February 2019
He always treats me very well and is very caring for me – W., February 2019
They (Dr. Barriger, advanced practice provider, nurse, other staff) made everything easy; made me feel comfortable and relaxed. They spoke to me as if they had known me all their lives. It made the treatment easier to go through. – Teri, February 2019
You are greeted with a smile from the doctor. My experience has been very attentive and gives me the feeling that they care how I am doing. I am glad that I chose to go to Springfield OHC - I wasn't a number, I was a person. -- Janet, April 2018