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Michael J. Barber, MD, PhD, FACC, FHRS, FAHA

Medical Director

"As a traditionally trained MD with over 35 years of clinical experience my mission through the years was to provide the best care possible to the people who entrusted their health to me. I spent over two and a half decades treating my patients using accepted “mainstream” treatment algorithms. Approximately 10 years ago I began to question the role of a pure allopathic (traditional) approach to clinical practice and began to research and utilize a more integrative practice style. This culminated in the development of a philosophy that neither traditional nor complementary medicine provided all the answers when it came to optimal patient care. As a result, I pursued an education path that assisted me in evolving my medical practice from the traditionally based approach to one utilizing all aspects of allopathic and complementary/integrative medicine. This culminated in my ‘retiring’ from my established medical practice to become the Medical Director of Strata Integrated Wellness Spa at the Garden of the Gods. Here I have been allowed to pursue my upgraded mission to develop a truly Integrative Medical Program by recruiting clinicians all of whom believe in the use of the best evidence-based allopathic and complementary medicine approaches. This will allow us to create a unique environment of inter-clinician communication and to provide better, more comprehensive treatment plans. The end-game and overall mission of Strata Integrated Wellness Spa is to produce optimal clinical outcomes for all clients."

Our clinical team is headed by board-certified Cardiologist, Internist and Electrophysiologist, Michael J. Barber. He received his PhD with distinction in Physiology from Loyola University in Chicago. Dr. Barber attended the Indiana University School of Medicine where he received his M.D. as well as the University of Virginia for residency and Duke University for Cardiology and Electrophysiology fellowships. As an expert in his field, Dr. Barber holds several medical fellowships and serves on advisory boards and committees within these professional organizations. He holds fellowships with the American College of Cardiology, the Heart Rhythm Society and the American Heart Association.
 
Dr. Barber’s areas of focus are cardiovascular disease, integrative cardiology, internal medicine, hypertension and lipid abnormalities, executive wellness and IV nutritional therapies.