Barry Schumer, MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

My philosophy of practice mandates equal attention be paid to patient education, patient treatment, and patient peace of mind.

Because the connection between mind and body has been repeatedly proven, gaining peace of mind for my patients is a crucial component of my care.

My goal is for my patients to feel more secure and empowered when they leave my office than when they arrived.

Achieving this goal requires more time with patients, not less - and cannot be rushed, cannot be hurried, and must be scripted solely based on patient need.

I strongly believe that the amount of time required for this type of care is simply "as much as it takes" - and nothing less.

Physician Profile


Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Arts, Zoology 1973
Magna Cum Laude
Medical School
Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto, CA
Doctorate of Medicine 1978
Graduate in Top 10%
UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
Internal Medicine 1979-1981



Professional Affiliations and Appointments

Partner and President, Internal Medicine Associates 1981-present
Member, Permanent Attending Staff, Saint Joseph Hospital 1981-present
Medical Director, Keeneland Racecourse 1999-present
Medical Consultant, Jockey's Guild 2008-present
Medical Consultant, Permanently Disabled Jockey's Fund 2010-present
Creator, Jockey Injury Database 2012
Creator, Jockey Health Information System 2008
Board of Directors, PIE Malpractice Insurance 1990-1997

Hospital Affiliations

Saint Joseph Hospital

Honors and Awards

First Choice Award, National Internship Match 1978
Stanford Summer Psychiatry Department Research Grant 1975
Hillel Foundation Medical School Scholarship 1975
Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society 1973
University of California President's Undergraduate Research Fellowship 1972
Undergraduate Honors Biology Research Program 1971-1973
Undergraduate Volunteer Service Award 1971
California Scholarship Foundation 1966-1969


Thoroughbred Horse Racing and Breeding, Jockey Health Safety and Welfare, Authoring Health Care Op-Ed Essays, Sports and Personal Fitness


American Board of Internal Medicine

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Dale

    Barry Schumer has been our family physician since about 1978. he has always been there for us. When Barry joined MDVIP so did my w...

  • Member: Donald

    Dr. Schumer is just like having a guardian angel in my pocket.

  • Member: Joe

    I was having serious medical problems and after several tests, Dr Schumer recommended I see an oncologist , It was discovered I ha...

  • Member: Patricia

    Dr. Schumer is always available. Even in times when he is away from the office he is reachable by phone. He and his staff work wel...