Thanks for visiting. Please feel free to stay awhile. As you scroll down the page, you’ll find links to my most recent work as a contributing writer to Fortune. The articles are part of my goal as a 25-year emergency physician and journalist to share my knowledge of current topics in science and medicine, with the help of some of the world’s foremost authorities.

At left you’ll see my book, Runaway Medicine: What You Don’t Know May Kill You. Named an Amazon #1 Hot New Release upon publication, this is a deeply personal look at how unnecessary procedures and treatments cost you money without improving your life. Simply put, our healthcare system is broken — we overspend and underdeliver. Based on my experience as both a physician and a patient, Runaway Medicine will have you asking more questions and getting the answers you deserve. Order yours today.

Take good care. To your better health!

The peril of American medicine as uncovered by a 23-year-old banker diagnosed with cancer. Now, her deepening concern as a Johns Hopkins-trained physician. 50% indictment. 50% personal story. 100% compelling. David Bradley, Chairman, Atlantic Media
Carolyn’s writing combines the storytelling skills of a great journalist, the analytical acumen of a Wall Street veteran, and the moral urgency of someone on the front lines of some of society’s most important battles. She’s a must-read. Matt Heimer, Senior Features Editor, Fortune

About Author

Carolyn Barber MD

Carolyn Barber, M.D. has been an emergency department physician for 25 years. She has published extensively. Her writings on scientific & health-related topics have appeared in Fortune, TIME, Scientific American, the NY Daily News, etc.