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Dan Barnes, D.O.


Dan Barnes, D.O., has served as president of FirstHealth Physician Group since January 2012.  The FirstHealth Physician Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of FirstHealth of the Carolinas with more than 200 physicians, physician assistants, dentists, nurse practitioners, psychologists and social workers.  Dr. Barnes earned his medical degree from the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed both his internal medicine internship and residency at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston in Texas and is board certified in internal medicine. Dr. Barnes joined FirstHealth Hospitalist Services while completing an assignment as a physician at Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg. During a deployment to Iraq, he received the Surgeon General Award for developing a mobile clinic to help meet the underserved medical needs of Iraqi citizens in remote areas of the Sunni Triangle. Dr. Barnes became medical director of FirstHealth Hospitalist Services in 2007 and has served as vice chair of Moore Regional’s Department of Medicine and chair of the Department of Medicine. He helped design and launch the FirstHealth Physician Group and serves on its Executive Committee while leading the Finance and Operations Committee.