Dr. Carie Barlow, an Internal Medicine Specialist, has been chosen as the winner of the Community Impact Award as part of the 2018 Healthcare Leadership Awards by AZ Business Magazine. Always going above and beyond for her patients, she is definitley a most-deserved winner in our eyes!
Meet Dr. Barlow
In 2010, Carie R. Barlow, MD, left her position as a hospitalist to be home with her children. She soon felt a strong desire to try to help those around her who were less fortunate and did not have access to quality healthcare. In 2014, she applied to become a volunteer physician with Mission of Mercy. It was important to her to volunteer at a clinic that provided completely free care to help those who needed it the most.
Dr. Barlow volunteers 2-3 days each week at Mission of Mercy Arizona’s free mobile healthcare clinics. During clinic days she sees patients, orders prescriptions and refills, and conducts medical coding. She is also in charge of specialty referrals, which is invaluable to the patients of Mission of Mercy Arizona. Without Dr. Barlow as an advocate for them, they would be unable to receive the additional medical care that many of them desperately need and cannot afford.
Dr. Barlow’s volunteer role also involves finding subspecialists to see patients, helping get low-cost radiology tests and procedures (paid for by Mission of Mercy Arizona or provided free of charge by donors), as well as securing expensive medications through patient assistance programs. At Mission of Mercy’s Avondale clinic, she is also responsible for physician education and clinic management.
Her volunteer service for Mission of Mercy totals more than 2,500 hours since she began in July 2014!
In addition to her volunteer work with Mission of Mercy Arizona, for the past two years she also volunteers twice a month feeding the homeless with an organization called Mama Jo’s. The nonprofit feeds more than 700 homeless people starting at 7 a.m. on Saturdays.
She is also on the Missions Board of Life Church of the Northwest Valley, where she spearheads and participates in numerous other volunteer projects. She has a passion for community service in Mexico where she has built two homes a year for deserving families through 1Mission. She also helps at a children’s home, Esperanza Para Los Ninos, and the Parables de Esperanza Community Center in Puerto Penasco, Mexico.
Dr. Barlow is married and lives in Peoria with her two children, ages 5 and 7. Her husband is also a local physician.
Thank you for your service, Dr. Barlow, and congratulations again!