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.

Medical Education

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

Additional Information

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.

Patient Stories

Dr Leslie & Mr. Marty I just wanted to say Thank you for your kindness. Just to bring you back to who I am and what happened. My wife, I and our son had come to Pensacola to see him off to his age appropriate 2 week boot camp at Naval Base. I had carpal tunnel release on June 5; all was good till I fell on the 13. Went and saw my surgeon Nurse Assistance and stated all would be fine. Before Daylight my hand was swollen with unbearable pain. After my unneeded LENGTHY stay at Gulf breeze I finally got to see Mr. Marty & Dr. Leslie. Words can’t describe how professional you and Marty was. From being out of town and not know who was working on me I couldn’t be any more pleased. I do know GOD was on this journey with me and led Dr. Barns and Marty to my care. The compassion and professionalism was over the top. God Bless you and your families, your staff.

It's a daughter's biggest nightmare; that mom might fall while I'm at work, shopping, or something...well, it happened. Mom tripped on the area rug and fractured her wrist and broke her index finger! After quite sometime on the floor, she managed to call me in my classroom for help. I told students I'd have to take that call because my mom was calling and put her on speaker. "Honey, I fell down,"' she said. The kids looked at me in horror. They chimed...."go, Ms. H., we'll split ourselves into classrooms." I did. Thanks kids! I got to mom ( who'd I'd moved in a year ago for fear of this occasion ) quickly and dashed her to Baptist ER where we met the most compassionate, empathetic, and didactic doctor we've ever encountered; and at 78 yr old that's saying something. Thank-you Dr. Barnes et al for the superior care you gave to my mom and and brilliant tutorial on her geriatric needs with bone care. Not only did you heal the breaks, calm her fears (and mine), but addressed her osteoporosis challenges and good hips supplements. For such an awful day, we sure are grateful you and your staff were there for her. BTW: Your physian's assistant is awesome as well! The students picked a pink cast for mom that looks way too cute and sassy! God Bless~

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