Joseph T. Barry, MD

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A Message from Joseph T. Barry, MD

I have practiced medicine here in Camillus for the past 27 years and during this time I have had the privilege of caring for many of you and your families. It has been such an honor to be your physician and share in your quest for a healthy, active life.

As you know from personal experience, our healthcare system is becoming extremely complex. From my perspective as an experienced physician, the many changes underway in healthcare will continue to affect our relationship and my ability to provide the highest standard of care to you, my patients. After much reflection and soul-searching, I have decided that I do not want to compromise my diligent attention to your individual care.

Therefore, I am going to devote the next phase of my medical career to providing comprehensive care for a smaller group of patients, who want to achieve the best possible health through the next decades of their lives. There is good scientific documentation that preventive medicine and attention to wellness lead to longer, more active and vigorous lives.

I will work diligently with you to continue to make the next segment of your life as healthy as possible. Whether you are in your 30’s, 80’s or anywhere in between, I want you to achieve the best possible health and lifestyle that you can.

I hope that you will join me in this new program for assured, comprehensive healthcare. If you do, you will have my careful and devoted attention to your personal wellness in a less hectic and more personalized medical practice. Every year we will perform a thorough executive physical to establish your health baseline and medical goals for a wellness program. We will sit down and monitor your progress towards these goals. If you are not making progress, then together we will re-design your program of care, and I will do everything in my power to move you toward these goals. Together, we will strive for a proactive approach to keep you healthy.

I will dedicate my skills and knowledge in Internal and Geriatric Medicine to your quest for optimum health and happiness. I hope you will join me on this exciting journey.

About Joseph T. Barry, MD

Dr. Barry attended West Genesee High School and graduated in 1976.He attended Cornell University and graduated in 1980.

Dr. Barry received his medical degree from the Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.He completed his three year Internal Medicine Residency program in Boston at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in 1987.

Dr. Barry grew up in Camillus, NY, and after graduating from Medical School returned to join his father in private practice. Shortly thereafter Dr. Knudsen joined the practice and it continues to grow.

He is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. He has relationships with Community General Hospital and has worked at Van Duyn Home and Hospital since 1989. He also has a longstanding relationship with the Iroquois Nursing Home.

Dr. Barry believes you must treat the whole person and not just the presenting problem. He believes there is a real and important connection between your brain, your body and your spiritual self.

Dr. Barry lives in Lafayette with his wife Debbie and their two children Kyle and Shan- non. His interests include chess, reading, old movies, hiking as well as a longstanding interest in the marital arts. Dr. Barry writes a column for Table Hopping every month.

Dr. Barry is a proud member of the Lafayette Optimist Club.

Doctor Barry’s Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is your motivation Dr. Barry?

A: I have been in medical practice for over 27 years, and it is clear that medicine is changing—and not always for the better. It is becoming increasingly difficult for me to deliver high quality personalized care to you through our present system of healthcare. I want to work with you to deliver the best medical care possible, emphasizing wellness and prevention.

Personalized care is an innovative model that is becoming increasingly popular throughout our country. It allows me to work with you in a partnership where I can guide you to health and longevity and I encourage you to seriously consider joining this partnership for your health. I look forward to serving you in this more personalized model with the goal of making the next years of your life as exciting and fulfilling as the past.

Q: What are the Benefits of Personalized Care?

A: Recent studies have indicated that patients under highly personalized preventative care programs achieve far better health outcomes than do their counterparts in the standard health system. One study suggested that patients in these types of programs experienced 65% fewer hospitalizations than did their peer group. The Personalized Care Program includes:

  • Comprehensive yearly executive physicals.
  • Comprehensive patient visits whenever needed, and that are on-time and never rushed.
  • Same day or next day appointments that start promptly.
  • Recommendations and/or referrals to the best specialists in your area and around the country, and coordinating those appointments.
  • Physician availability for your visiting friends and family.
  • State-of-the-art Electronic Health Records.
  • Secure Patient Portal so you can access your records online.
  • In-office blood draws.
  • Health research.
  • 24/7 availability on my personal cell phone.
  • My undivided attention.

Q: What is the Yearly Comprehensive Physical?

A: The Executive Physical, the cornerstone of care, is a 90-minute comprehensive yearly physical, which includes:

  • Comprehensive labs (complete metabolic panel, complete blood count, hormone panel, cholesterol profile, B12 and Vitamin D testing).
  • Full screenings including family history evaluation and sleep apnea screening as needed.
  • Full Testing Protocols including, but not limited to, EKG, Pulmonary Function Tests, Vision, Audiology, Carotid/Coronary Artery Plaque testing available if appropriate.
  • Full explanation of results including an exercise prescription, discussion of health risk factors for cancer & heart disease, laboratory results review, and overall wellness & prevention planning.
  • While we will bill your insurance for the physical, you will not be required to pay any additional out-of-pocket fees.
  • There will be times when Dr. Barry makes recommendations that go beyond the minimum suggestions of the insurance companies or panel guidelines. In each case he will explain the current guidelines and his personal recommendations for you.

Q: How Much does it Cost?

A: The annual cost for this program is $1,650 per patient, with discounts available for additional family members. We will be happy to care for dependent children, 25 and under, of members on the usual fee-for-service basis. When possible, we will also accommodate friends and family visiting from out of town.

Q: How do I Join?

A: Visit or call our office and meet with our Patient Liaison, who will explain the benefits of the program and answer any questions that you may have. Our Patient Liaison will be able to provide you with all of the documents that you need. You may also download, review, and complete the membership agreement by clicking on the “Member Agreement” link on this webpage.

Q: What happens to Patients who choose not to join?

A: If you choose not to join the program, you will no longer be able to see me as your personal physician, but no need to worry. We will make arrangements to ensure that you continue to receive high quality healthcare, from a qualified provider, with no interruption in our office.

  • Thank God, my physician has not given up on me, like so many before. He is helping me find my way back to health.

    Robin | Program Member
  • I would recommend the SignatureMD service to anyone. I have utilized the service a number of times and my personal physician has responded in less than 5 minutes each and every time.

    Kathy | Program Member
  • No hassles, no frustrations, and the ability to speak to my physician personally when needed additionally highlight my customer satisfaction.

    Debra | Program Member
  • I rarely go to my doctor, but when I have a question or need something it is great to call him and get to speak to him right away.

    William | Program Member
  • The scheduling and various routine office issues such as scheduling, blood draw etc. were handled smoothly and very professional. A+ for the whole experience.

    Alan | Program Member

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