Dana Barnett, MD is a pediatrician at Summit Health at our Redmond location. With an interest in American History, literature, social studies and culture, Dr. Barnett majored in American Studies while attending Colby College in Maine. She went on to pursue a master’s degree in medical science at Loyola University Chicago before attending Medical School at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Maine.
Dr. Barnett wanted to be a physician since she was young, believing that “connecting with patients and families on a personal level to address medical issues and conditions is a unique and privileged opportunity.” Particularly she found her passion in pediatrics. “I was inspired by the innate resilience and positivity in caring for children,” she says. Dr. Barnett has a wide interest in pediatric medical issues from newborn feeding issues to teen well exams. Some areas she is most passionate about include sports injuries and concussion, breast feeding, acute illness, skin conditions, and child and adolescent behavior and development.
Listening to, and taking time with, each family is a priority for Dr. Barnett, including answering “all the little questions.” Her goal is for patients and families to feel heard and understood. With a calm and positive personality, she loves working with families to provide education on evidenced-based medicine along with comprehensive, compassionate preventative care, as well as care plans that fit each unique patient and circumstance.
Dr. Barnett has enjoyed being active most of her life. She was a competitive rower and team captain in high school and college. She has always been a runner and cyclist as well. Additionally, she enjoys paddle boarding, antiquing, collecting records, cross country skiing, cooking, sitting by the fire, traveling, and spending time with her husband and daughter.