Barry Schumer, MD

Internal Medicine
1401 Harrodsburg Road Suite B160
Lexington, KY 40504 Get Directions

Annual Membership Fee

412.50per quarter
825.00per semi-annual
1,650.00per 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
from Donald March 28, 2017 for Barry Schumer, MD

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

from Dale March 28, 2017 for Barry Schumer, MD

Barry Schumer has been our family physician since about 1978. he has always been there for us. When Barry joined MDVIP so did my wife and I, Barry has taken my calls all hours of the day a night , I remember one time I called Barry from Lexington,KY when he was in California he answered the call it was at 3:30 am in California he was on vacation and I did not know it he still took care of… See more

from Patricia March 24, 2017 for Barry Schumer, MD

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 well together which puts me at ease. My appointments are always on schedule, and I never feel rushed. MDVIP is worth the extra expense.

from Joe March 24, 2017 for Barry Schumer, MD

I was having serious medical problems and after several tests, Dr Schumer recommended I see an oncologist , It was discovered I had nonhodgekins lymophia. Dr Schumer and my oncologist have worked togreather to provide me with the best medical care possible

from Karen in KY March 9, 2016 for Barry Schumer, MD

I have been a patient of Dr. Schumer for over 20 years, and when he went to MD-VIP, I went as well. I like having more time with him to discuss any issues I am having, and I appreciate the extra tests that are included on the wellness exam. I feel like he does a good job keeping on top of my health needs.

from Gail in KY September 8, 2015 for Barry Schumer, MD

I love Dr. Schumer. I am not only impressed by his medical knowledge and skill, but also by his bedside manner, care and deep concern for my overall well being.

from Ina in KY February 20, 2015 for Barry Schumer, MD

My MDVIP Dr.i is a very caring ,kind person . He listens to my concerns and is always willing to explain answers to all of my questions. I would not trade him for anyone.

from James in KY March 31, 2014 for Barry Schumer, MD

Thanks Dr. Schumer for the personal attention and time you give me in explaining in detail my results of all tests given and providing alternatives, suggestions and just being there to listen. I appreciate you a lot.


from Charles and Diane in KY February 25, 2014 for Barry Schumer, MD

Dr. Barry Schumer has been our primary care physician for over 30 years and during that time he has never failed to give us his most personal attention and care. I credit our good health in our late 60's and early 70's to his proactive approach and his highest degree of professionalism. We are grateful he is our doctor.

from Alvin in KY February 21, 2014 for Barry Schumer, MD

Dr. Schumer has been my doctor for over 30 years. During this time, most of my visits have been for yearly checkups. Since joining MDVIP, I am amazed and grateful for the extra amount of time Dr. Schumer is able to spend discussing the results of my physical. I know that if needed, I will be able to get a quick appointment to see him. Thank you Dr. Schumer.

Annual Membership Fee

412.50per quarter
825.00per semi-annual
1,650.00per year