"Patients want to know that I care, before they care what I know. This means I spend the time necessary to truly understand my patients’ needs, goals and lifestyle so we can work together to do more than just treat illness—we create a plan for personal wellness. Dr. Barke co-founded PersonalCare—the first primary care concierge medical group in Southern California. He saw a need for a new model based on spending more one-on-one time with patients and using in-depth diagnostic technology in order to create a more personalized wellness plan and more coordinated emergency care. Dr. Barke earned his medical degree from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at the University of California, Irvine where he previously served as an Associate Clinical Professor. Dr. Barke earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Southern California. Dr. Barke has many passions, including family and community. He married his high school sweetheart and they have two children. He is the medical director of Pathways to Independence, a non-profit organization helping women at risk, and through PersonalCare, provides care to those in need. In addition, Dr. Barke is a former elected member of the Los Alamitos Unified School District Board of Governers."