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Samaritan Welcomes James Barlow, MD


James Barlow, MD, has joined Samaritan Health Services. Dr. Barlow is a pulmonologist at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. He also see patients with respiratory conditions at Samaritan Medical Group Pulmonology – Corvallis.

Dr. Barlow earned a bachelor’s degree at Xavier University and a medical degree at University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He completed residency training at Virginia Mason Medical Center and a fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University.

Being a doctor allows him to practice science and to help people improve their lives. He enjoys getting to know his respiratory patients, establishing relationships over months and years. With critical care, he finds fulfillment in working with families.

“Often, the patient is not able to speak for themselves,” he said. “So, we surround the patient with care.”

After completing a fellowship in Portland, Dr. Barlow chose to stay in Oregon and join Samaritan, where he can work with medical students and resident physicians.

“I wanted to stay in Oregon, and Corvallis is a great-sized city for me,” he said. “Samaritan’s goal of building healthier communities aligns with mine.”

In his free time, Dr. Barlow enjoys being outdoors, backpacking and hiking with his dog.

Dr. Barlow is accepting new patients and can be reached by calling 541-768-1261.