Barry Schumer, MD

Internal Medicine
1401 Harrodsburg Road Suite B160
Lexington, KY 40504 Get Directions
Barry Schumer, MD
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Annual Membership Fee

512.50 every 3 months **
1,025.00 every 6 months **
2,050.00 each year **

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.

Dr. Schumer's Credentials

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UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
Internal Medicine 1979-1981

UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

Medical School:
Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto, CA
Doctorate of Medicine 1978
Graduate in Top 10%

Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Arts, Zoology 1973
Magna Cum Laude

American Board of Internal Medicine
Saint Joseph Hospital
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
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
Thoroughbred Horse Racing and Breeding, Jockey Health Safety and Welfare, Authoring Health Care Op-Ed Essays, Sports and Personal Fitness

Testimonials from patients of Dr. Schumer

from Susan in KY April 11, 2021 for Barry Schumer, MD
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I have found Dr. Schumer and his staff to be very kind and helpful. They go out of their way to help my current situation whatever it may be. Dr. Schumer in my opinion really cares about my health concerns and takes time to listen to me as well as look up medications that could be helpful. I have OA and it is very painful in my hands. Hes 1 of the rare Dr's that take make you/me feel… See more

from Douglas in KY March 17, 2020 for Barry Schumer, MD

I'm not sure I would go as far as saying I enjoy going to the doctor, however seeing Dr. Schumer is a lot less stressful than ever before. I don't go
to the doctor's office more often because its easier, but more importantly, I don't put off going because its a hassle.
It's often said that a home; a church; an organization will take on the personality of it… See more

from Ina in KY March 16, 2020 for Barry Schumer, MD

I have been a patient of Dr Schumer for 37 years , he is a wonderful Dr and a good friend.
He is very patient to answer questions and explain them.I would not trade for anyone else.

from Charles and Diane in KY March 13, 2020 for Barry Schumer, MD

Over the 35 or so years Dr. Barry Schumer has been our doctor and I could list many stories of how he has cared for us over the years. Thankfully, we have enjoyed good health, and we are convinced it is due to the excellent care he has given us, year after year. Dr. Schumer treats all of his patients as family, he listens thoughtfully, spends as much time as is necessary, and is the calm… See more

from Bonnie in KY March 12, 2020 for Barry Schumer, MD

No one could ask for a more intelligent, compassionate and forward thinking doctor. I am happy to be a patient in his practice and hope he chooses to practice for a long time. Thanks for always being there!!

from Gary in KY March 11, 2020 for Barry Schumer, MD

I was a patient of Dr Schumer’s prior to MDVIP. I am extremely satisfied with our relationship. Dr Schumer listens, ask questions, and offers suggestions and solutions. He is the ultimate professional and I highly respect him for his knowledge. He had always been there for me and I thank him for that.

from Wesley in KY March 10, 2020 for Barry Schumer, MD

I recently came down with the flu and called Dr. Schumer on his personal number about worsening symptoms. Though he was away on vacation, he recognized concerning conditions and ordered numerous scans and a biopsy at a local medical facility. These revealed a malignant tumor in my lung area. With unceasing, tireless effort Joy Tritsch arranged all the necessary scans, tests, and medical… See more

from Bart in KY February 28, 2020 for Barry Schumer, MD
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Never in a rush. Always has plenty of time to answer all my questions and address my concerns. Plus, he has a damn fine personality!
Furthermore, he has the staff of the century! Joy and Melissa are as good as it gets. They always return my calls promptly and professionally, while addressing my requests to my satisfaction.

from Bruce Wayne in KY February 28, 2020 for Barry Schumer, MD

Dr. Schumer is always ready to see me with true concerns and cures that are reliable. His follow thru is impeccable and his referrals get me to the best specialists. I feel he is with me 24/7.

Dr. Barry Schumer has reduced his primary care practice size from 1,800 patients to 400. Like other doctors, the reason for this dramatic change is simple: He joined MDVIP, a personalized healthcare network of more than 800 doctors across the United States.… See more