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Matthew A. Barker

Matthew A. Barker, MD, FACOG

Urogynecology, Surgery, and Gynecology
4.7 / 5 (Based on 532 Ratings) Read Reviews | Learn More

“Caring for my patients starts with building trust by listening and being honest and sincere. I hope they feel like they’re in a safe, caring environment with people who truly want to help them.“

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Office Information

About Me

Region’s Only Urogynecologist

As the region’s first and only fellowship-trained and board-certified urogynecologist, Dr. Barker provides specialized care for women with pelvic floor disorders.

Areas of Interest

  • Incontinence or loss of bladder or bowel control
  • Prolapse of the bladder, rectum, uterus or vagina
  • Complications from prior pelvic surgery
  • Emptying disorders
  • Pelvic pain including bladder or urethral pain
  • Overactive bladder
  • Female sexual dysfunction

Treatment Options

  • Botox therapy
  • MonaLisa Touch™ painless vaginal laser treatment
  • Hidden Scar hysterectomy
  • Neuromodulation therapy
  • Nonsurgical therapies
  • Physical therapy and biofeedback
  • Robotic-assisted surgery

Urogynecologic Surgeon

If your condition requires surgery, count on Dr. Barker’s extensive training in vaginal, laparoscopic, and robotic-assisted surgery. He specializes in female reconstructive surgery for incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

Sexual Medicine Program

In collaboration with Avera Cancer Institute and providers across the Avera system, Dr. Barker offers the region’s first and only Sexual Medicine Program. This innovative program provides comprehensive and holistic care for women who experience pain during intercourse following cancer treatment, birth, surgery or trauma.

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Personal Advice & Interests

Dr. Barker advises patients to take time to sit back, relax and enjoy life. In his free time, Dr. Barker enjoys spending time with his family, riding horses and reading.

Experience

Education

University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, Vermillion, Medical School

Residency

University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics, Madison, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Fellowship

Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

Certifications

American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certified-Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Reviews

May 28, 2022
Checkup-No Problems
May 23, 2022
Dr Barker and his assistants are very patient and listen to any concerns. I feel very confident I am getting the best care possible. I would recommend Dr Barker to anyone requiring his type of specialty.
May 20, 2022
Excellent group of professionals!!
May 17, 2022
This time they were very good but first time not so great so to average out I might not recommend or do it with an explanation
May 17, 2022
The providers are doing tests/evaluations as to what is the root cause of my problem. The explanations that were given were concise, informative and done with great professionalism. I asked questions and they made me feel that 'no question was too dumb'.
May 12, 2022
Very good communication by all team members.
May 07, 2022
They all made me feel so at ease.
May 02, 2022
Md did talk fast, little overwhelming with students in room and trying to focus on conversation
April 16, 2022
The clinic and all related parties have been exceptional. We are from out of town though - so recommendations would be specialized to specific friends/family who may be experiencing the same medical history.
April 05, 2022
He talked fast. I had to ask several questions on what he told me so I could write them down.
March 06, 2022
Overall great experience and very pleasant
March 04, 2022
Good
February 24, 2022
Excellent care at this clinic
February 13, 2022
I had the nurse practitioner and the physician see me during the visit. Both were very courteous and respectful and responsive to my questions.
January 23, 2022
The best example I can give is: I really look forward to my visits. The people here are excellent to work with.
January 23, 2022
Dr Barker listened to all I had to say. I felt like he wanted to help me with my medical problem. Of course, on the long drive home, I thought of more questions I wished I had asked.
January 22, 2022
Good
January 20, 2022
Excellent care
January 13, 2022
The doctor talked so fast I had a hard time hearing everything he was telling me about my treatment and I had questions when he finished but wasn't able to ask before he went out
October 05, 2021
Questions i asked were answered clearly and solutions were explained.
October 05, 2021
Dr. Barker's team is the greatest!
October 05, 2021
It was fine!
September 28, 2021
My experience was very good and satisfying,
September 21, 2021
Very professional
September 21, 2021
She explained everything to me and l felt comfortable.
September 21, 2021
I'm happy my provider was knowledgeable and experienced. His education was specific to why I was seeing a provider
September 21, 2021
I did not actually see Dr. Barker--it was an APP but she was great
September 21, 2021
It was all very good!
September 14, 2021
I was personally greeted at each appointment. I was treated with gentleness for each procedure. This lowered my apprehension for the series of appointments.
September 07, 2021
Dr. Barker has always taken the time to find ways to provide me the best care for my condition. I always feel my medical needs are met when I am there.
September 07, 2021
So thankful for Dr. Barker and his staff. I drive from Aberdeen to see him and will continue to do so!
August 31, 2021
I never saw Dr Barker
August 31, 2021
I had a Dr. Appointment for my 1yr post opp. Again, I did NOT see Dr. Barker. Not sure why I have to make sure my appointments are scheduled when he is in???
August 31, 2021
Friendly and helpful nurse and P.A.!
August 31, 2021
Would have liked to see DrBarker also!
August 31, 2021
This experience was very positive. Each person I encountered not only did their job well, but acted in a way that made me feel that they liked their job and it was important that we mutually share a good experience. A+
August 31, 2021
I would recommend this clinic
August 24, 2021
Always been excellent by everyone!
August 24, 2021
I feel like they treat me like they would a close member of their family. So much respect and care
August 24, 2021
I have had 4 appointments with Dr. Barker's office. I saw Dr. Barker at the first appointment and haven't seen him since. His nurse practicioner is delightful/knowledgable, but I did expect to see Dr. Barker when considering whether I should have surgery this year.
August 24, 2021
The PA I saw is wonderful.
August 17, 2021
Great team at Avera Urogynocology!
August 17, 2021
I have never met anyone at Avera that was not kind and compassionate.
August 17, 2021
I never see Dr. Barker during my visits. Always his nurse practioners.
August 10, 2021
Awesome team
August 10, 2021
Entire staff was courteous and respectfull
August 10, 2021
I wait for an hour to be seen once in the examine room. I had to call in order for someone to come see me
August 10, 2021
Dr Barker and his PAs and nurses are always so nice and informative. I'm very happy with the care I have received from them!
August 03, 2021
I should of seen the doctor more often
August 03, 2021
Dr. Barker and staff are the best! Thank you for helping me!
August 03, 2021
There always nice and share a smile I drive from Deadwood SD because I receive great care. Dr. Barker has been a life saver for me. His staff is always the best also.Thanks for the great care.
August 03, 2021
Very kind, very efficient. Very patient
August 03, 2021
Very great care overall
July 20, 2021
Always very professional and caring
July 20, 2021
The nurses were very good at what they did and were kind and considerate.
July 13, 2021
So far,so good
July 13, 2021
very friendly nurses from home towns
July 06, 2021
Pleasant staff. Listened to my questions and gave me understandable(?) answers. Appointment went smoothly from start to finish.
July 06, 2021
Very good.
July 06, 2021
I have no complaints.
June 29, 2021
Dr Barker seemed in a hurry and I was interrupting his day. Not caring how I feel and just not very caring. I do not want to go back.
June 29, 2021
Everybody I encountered on my last visit was very friendly, competent, and very well organized.
June 22, 2021
Good and professional
June 22, 2021
All is good??
June 01, 2021
Everyone at Avera are very caring and address all of your questions and concerns.
June 01, 2021
Very good listeners
June 01, 2021
I love this place and all these people. Everyone is so caring and compassionate.
May 25, 2021
I had a very good experience but I did not see the doctor with whom I had an appointment.
May 18, 2021
I appreciate that they are looking into more options for me
May 11, 2021
Dr. Barker and his staff are excellent. They are both compassionate and professional. I give them the highest accolades.
May 11, 2021
Procedure properly done
May 04, 2021
He is the best!!
May 04, 2021
Dr Barker's whole staff was The Best. Dr Barker and the nurse I can't remember her name
April 27, 2021
I feel so safe and confident that I will get the care I need. Everyone is so caring.
April 27, 2021
Great job
April 20, 2021
We were happy to get in with the Dr so quickly after registering, literally no wait.
April 20, 2021
I'm not how my appointment got canceled but it was great that they got me in anyway.
April 20, 2021
The tech who assisted him was very helpful. I really enjoyed her!
April 13, 2021
Everything was excellent
April 06, 2021
Wait time was minimal. I appreciated staff introducing themselves. I recently visited another clinic. I wasn't sure who was caring for me, they didn't even wear name tags. t
April 06, 2021
Very good experience
April 06, 2021
Love the results
April 06, 2021
I saw this provider a few years ago & I admittedly didn't have great feelings about it at the time. But I have to say that in the past few months, I've seen Dr. Barker/ his team 3 or 4 times and it's been so wonderful. They have been helpful, attentive & compassionate. They've taken the time to educate me about my physical situation & I feel very much like we're on a good path towards resolution. They have really been a bright spot in an otherwise frustrating/ painful/ challenging situation. I am grateful!
March 30, 2021
I'm always impressed with level of attentiveness & knowledge of everyone.
March 30, 2021
He's honest and listens to patients concerns.
March 30, 2021
Dr Barker and his entire staff are so amazing and caring!!
March 16, 2021
Very personable and informative staff
March 16, 2021
Avera Urogynecology is a top notch group of healthcare providers. So grateful!
March 02, 2021
Dr. Barker and his team were wonderful!
March 02, 2021
I was impressed with all aspects of my urology appointment yesterday. Very thorough and caring nurses! I'm in great hands.
March 02, 2021
My recent brief appt was to simply draw a sample for analysis. The physician is a specialist in his field and has very professional, trusted staff. No complaints here..
February 23, 2021
I appreciate that the appointment was right on time.
February 23, 2021
They were very thorough
February 16, 2021
This was my first time here. They were very thorough!
February 09, 2021
receptionist was very pleasant and easy to talk to.
February 09, 2021
Everyone I talked to was very helpful and very courteous.
February 09, 2021
Everyone is so helpful and most of all friendly with a smile!
February 02, 2021
The provider took extra time to explain other alternatives I might have if the current treatment did not completely reach my goals. Pros and cons of each alternative presented. Very truthful about possibility of current treatment working.
February 02, 2021
I was treated very nicely at this visit. However, today I was unable to follow the instructions. I will continue to try to be successful later today . I did feel comfortable with every thing I was told.
February 02, 2021
Long wait time to talk w/surgical scheduler
February 02, 2021
Fabulous, detailed, 1st class care, Thank you Dr Barker and staff. I appreciate you!
February 02, 2021
There are things that have not been explained to me. I have a Ph.D. so can understand and would like to be told about all things.
January 26, 2021
Dr. Barker and his staff are excellent. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
January 26, 2021
Everybody was helpful
January 26, 2021
Great staff, great experience.
January 26, 2021
Doctor Barker and staff are very personable, and professional.I appreciate Doctor Barkers concern for my well being emotional and medical. From the time I walked into the front door until I left...I felt comfortable even with this virus going on..Everything was clean and in order. I appreciate the signs of reminders of keeping others safe. Also I was there for prayer time, which means the world to me. Thank you healthcare workers!!! Keep doing a wonderful job Avera...
January 19, 2021
Very Nice Staff & Dr.
January 19, 2021
Great people and greatcare
January 19, 2021
I appreciated the successful treatment that I received.
January 19, 2021
Dr Barker and his team are very caring and I would recommend him to anyone who would require him as their Doctor!!
January 19, 2021
They listened to all my concerns and made me feel comfortable.
January 12, 2021
The team is phenomenal!! They make my visits so stress free and has an amazing personality. Nursing staff are also great!!
January 12, 2021
I appreciate the kindness and understanding that was demonstrated to me during my appointment
January 12, 2021
Wonderful place
December 15, 2020
I have recommend Dr. Barker and the Avera clinic to friends. I am very pleased with him and his staff.
December 15, 2020
people were wonderful
December 15, 2020
Didn't know this good was possible

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