Dr. pamela barton md

Dr. pamela barton md

Dr. Barton

Born and raised in Manhattan, my work is informed by an interest in the arts and culture, and the sacred and often mysterious transitions of birth, illness and death. It may not sound like it, but I am a traditional physician, an MD who listens and uses the healing power of touch and gentle presence to care for the whole patient.

A member of the medical staff at the University Medical Center at Princeton, I earned my medical degree from New York Medical College. I graduated from the Family Medicine Residency Program at Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington, NJ and am Board Certified in Family Medicine and in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. I am licensed to practice in New York and New Jersey.

I started a house calls practice in 2007 while raising four children in Princeton, NJ, devoting myself full-time to the care of patients in their own homes. I truly love my work and find pleasure in it every day. In my free time, I enjoy writing, walking in the woods or the park with my dog Winston, biking around the city, contra dancing (or just dancing around the living room), practicing yoga and meditation, catching up on the news, and spending time with family and friends.

House Calls

Home visits, long an important tool of the traditional family doctor, make it easier for the very ill to remain near loved ones and to stay as well and as comfortable as possible. For patients with multifaceted or multiple medical problems, particularly those who have avoided or been unable to go out to see a doctor, it may take a few visits to bring all problems under control. I am here to work with you to bring calm and simplicity into your life.

Delivering medical care to homebound patients in this way saves costly and unnecessary ambulance trips, emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and premature nursing home placement. I work closely with home health and hospice nurses, medical equipment companies, and pharmacies to assure that care is coordinated and timely.

Not all of my patients are elderly and not all are at the end of life, but most are medically fragile. I act as an advocate, helping people understand their choices - in medications and treatments, in custodial issues and care management. Perhaps most importantly I help patients and families cope with illness, so they understand the trajectory of the illness and its implications for their medical care.