About Dr. Barbee
My father was an anaesthesiologist, so my interest in medicine was sparked at an early age. In medical school, I realized that I really preferred to get to know patients well, following them for the long-term through their various chapters of life. Family medicine provides the opportunity to build great relationships with my patients and with their whole families, and it’s my favorite part of the job.
Today, it’s rewarding to run my own practice, because I have been able to personally set everything up to make sure my patients feel relaxed and comfortable. Every day, my staff and I work hard to welcome everyone as soon as they call and when they come in. We want them to be satisfied when they leave and we want them to come back often. I have good rapport with my patients; they know that I genuinely care about them and about their well-being, and they’re comfortable confiding in me.
I see patients from age five and up. Often, I will have entire families join the practice—the kids, parents, the grandparents. That’s great because I get a really complete picture of what is going on in all of their lives. As a primary care physician, I am the first person most people go to when something is wrong, and who they come back to after receiving specialist care elsewhere. So I get to coordinate their care and be their advocate with other healthcare providers.
Great primary care is really a partnership between patient and physician. I strive to be a good listener, to promote good communication and a relationship of mutual trust with my patients.
My patients know they can discuss anything with me and I will always treat them with the highest level of care, compassion, and competency.
Between spending time with her husband and son and running her practice, Dr. Barbee stays pretty busy. When she gets a chance, she enjoys the great weather, parks, and places to eat in the Chandler area and in nearby Phoenix. She and her husband are big sports fans and love the Phoenix Suns and the Arizona Cardinals, among other teams.
Dr. BARBEE offers a full suite of comprehensive Primary Care services
What People Are saying About Dr. BARBEE
She was very attentive, didn't rush through anything, and asked me some thought-provoking questions about myself.
She was so caring and professional. The staff were very friendly. Once the paperwork was finished I was seen right away.
Dr. Barbee and her staff were wonderful. Robin, the receptionist was welcoming and efficient at her job. The medical assistant put me right at ease.
Education and Experience
Dr. Barbee studied medicine at Wayne State University in her native Michigan, an urban medical school that exposed her to a very diverse range of patients and conditions. After graduating in 1988, she went out West to find more sunshine and completed her residency and internship at Glendale Adventist Medical Center in California. Before moving to Arizona, Dr. Barbee practiced medicine in California for 16 years, including work in an urgent care, large family clinic, and the Motion Picture & Television Fund, which is a nonprofit organization that serves those in the entertainment industry. In 2015, she opened Barbee Primary Care in Chandler.
University of Michigan
Wayne State University
Certification and membership
American Academy of Family Physicians