Elizabeth Barga, DO Joins FCHC Primary Care in Delta
Fulton County Health Center and FCHC Medical Group are pleased to welcome Elizabeth Barga, DO to FCHC Primary Care of Delta. FCHC Primary Care Delta is located at 6696 US Highway 20A, Delta. In addition, Dr. Barga joins the medical staff at Fulton County Health Center as an Active Staff member.
Dr. Barga received her Medical Degree from Lincoln Memorial University, DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, Harrogate, TN. She received her undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University.
“My medical school and school rotations were in rural Tennessee and had a focus on rural primary care,” says Dr. Barga. “I really enjoyed those experiences and relationships, so I’m excited to go back to a more rural setting here at FCHC.”
“In family practice, I think looking at the whole picture is important, especially meeting people where they are at in terms of what they can or are willing to do,” says Dr. Barga. “I feel it’s vital that we are there to help people make their own health care decisions and help them understand there are always alternate pathways to reach similar treatment goals. I’m an osteopathic physician (DO), and our philosophy incorporates a lot of looking at the whole picture, as well as incorporating non-pharmacological modalities such as OMT.” Dr. Barga describes OMT (osteopathic manipulative therapy) as a mix of physical therapy/massage that focuses mostly on musculoskeletal concerns. “I do use OMT in my practice as part of the treatment plan,” she adds. “OMT can be a great adjunctive treatment to many different issues, but it can be especially helpful with musculoskeletal concerns.”:
“Within family medicine, I’m also interested in a patient’s mental health. Our mental health is vital to our overall well-being and is often an overlooked factor in chronic pain and disease. In addition, I focus on a patient’s overall preventative health, including women’s health.”
Outside of medicine, Dr. Barga says she loves anything involving animals or plants. “I have a large backyard garden, and we added watermelon and grapevines this year in addition to having flowerbeds, sunflowers and too many houseplants. We also just got a third cat (my husband tells me three is the limit, though), but I love all animals and plan to adopt a dog again at some point in the future as well.”
Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Barga is accepting patients of all ages. To schedule an appointment, call her office at 419-822-3242. For more information you can also visit FCHC Primary Care Delta website at www.fchcprimarycaredelta.org.