Leslie Barnes, M.D.

Dr. Leslie Barnes is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic trauma specialist working alongside Dr. Jason Rocha, Dr. John Riehl and Dr. Jan Szatkowski, and a team of physician assistants with Andrews Institute Orthopaedic Trauma & Fracture Care at Baptist Hospital’s state-approved level II trauma center Gulf Breeze Hospital. Her interests include both acute and complex fracture care.

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
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Resident Member
National Medical Association
American Medical Association

Additional Information

For more information about Dr. Barnes, please visit her practice page > Andrews Institute Orthopaedic Trauma & Fracture Care.

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.

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