Leslie Barnes, M.D.
Dr. Leslie Barnes is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic trauma specialist working alongside Dr. Jason Rocha and a team of physician assistants at Baptist Hospital’s state-approved level II trauma center. Her interests include both acute and complex fracture care, and she works in partnership with The Andrews Institute.
Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA
University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center, Birmingham, AL
Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Candidate Member 2008 - 2011
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Resident Member 2005 – 2011
National Medical Association, 2008, 2011
American Medical Association, 2000-2011
For more information about Dr. Barnes, please visit her practice page > Baptist Medical Group – Orthopaedic Trauma.
Meet Your Doctor
What led you to become a doctor or choose your focus of medicine?
I’ve always had a desire to help people and a fascination with human anatomy. I especially enjoy the practical nature of orthopaedics which allows me to help patients transition from injury or disability to wellness.
What about your line of work do you find most rewarding and why?
Seeing patients regain or improve their quality of life, and being a part of that process.
How would a patient describe you?
Caring, a good listener and very hands-on. I also always do my best to educate patients.
In your opinion, what’s the most important factor in a doctor-patient relationship?
Communication, empathy and understanding
What can a patient expect when they have you as a doctor?
Patients can expect to have their concerns heard and addressed and to have high-quality personal treatment whether surgery is indicated or not.
What do you find most encouraging about the work you do?
In orthopaedic trauma, I meet patients in their time of acute need. It is encouraging for me to help patients gain an understanding of their injuries so that we can work as a team to bring them back to optimal function.
What are your top priorities with every patient you see?
Communication and education about their injury and quality surgical or non-surgical care
Describe one of the top ways you ensure each patient receives the quality, personal health cares he/she deserves?
Continuing to educate myself so that I can always provide up-to-date options for their care.