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Baker, Barbara Jean Calkins, FNP

Affiliated with Novant Health
4.75 out of 5 | 143 reviews
Novant Health Walkertown Family Medicine
(336) 595-3699
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Patient Comments 17 reviews
July 30, 2021
Dr Baker listened and provided care about all issues I had. She and her team were great.
-Patient in BELEWS CREEK, North Carolina

June 24, 2021
This was my first visit with Barbara and she was very professional and personable. She was extremely caring, and I felt very much at ease with her, and her nurse Kristen. Thanks for a wonderful experience, all things considered!
-Patient in Winston Salem, North Carolina

June 20, 2021
Barbara is such an asset to Novant! She’s the best!
-Patient in WALKERTOWN, North Carolina

April 22, 2021
Barbara always shows such compassion and care.She never rushes the appointment.She makes sure she understands what I am trying to explain.
-Patient in WALKERTOWN, North Carolina

April 21, 2021
The staff is always courteous. Barbara is always honest and understanding when seeing me
-Patient in WINSTON SALEM, North Carolina


Practice locations
Novant Health Walkertown Family Medicine
(336) 595-3699

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Graduate School:
Russell Sage College

Board Certifications:
Family Nurse Practitioner

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As a family nurse practitioner, I have combined two of my passions - helping and educating. Before my current role, I spent 15 years as a certified critical care nurse, including several as a critical care educator. I also taught aspiring nurses at a community college in my native New York.

In 1994, I discovered the nurse practitioner career. Simply put, we're primary care providers who focus on managing patients' health conditions and preventing disease. I returned to graduate school for advanced training and became one of the few nurse practitioners in northern New York. Within this career specialty, I decided to become a family nurse practitioner because I have learned over many years of nursing that I understand my patients best when I also know their family.

Prevention is a big part of my practice. Though some patients feel they need to see their provider only when they are ill, I remind them that regular visits can help them avoid getting sick. It is so rewarding to see that approach pay off when patients make lifestyle changes and see their health improve. Sometimes small changes make a big difference, so that's what I work for.

I am a member of Sigma Theta Tau international honor society for nurses and the North Carolina Nurses Association. I am board-certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

I grew up in a small town in New York's Adirondack Mountains. My husband and I return there each summer to visit family. We lived in south Florida for five years. After Hurricane Irma left widespread destruction in the Sunshine State, we joined my sister in North Carolina in 2018. We consider ourselves half-backers, folks who moved to Florida from up North only to move halfway back to a Southeastern state.

Special Interests: Family Medicine

Gender: Female