Cassandra Barnes, M.D. Curriculum Vitae

Specialty: Family Practice

About Cassandra Barnes, M.D.

Cassandra Barnes is a board-certified family physician who joined Family Practice Center in September 2020. A native of Acworth, Georgia, Cassandra attended The University of Tampa on an academic and softball scholarship where she received her Bachelor of Science degree. Dr. Barnes began her career in the medical field as a certified nursing assistant with a hospice agency while in college. She then became a medical assistant for a local family practice before receiving her doctorate degree from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Barnes completed her Family Medicine residency training at Baton Rouge General and was awarded with the Behavioral Science award by her preceptors. Her primary clinical interests include preventive medicine, acute and chronic illnesses, behavior health and women’s health. Outside of work, she enjoys watching and playing sports, traveling, cooking, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.


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Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Cassandra BarnesBaton Rouge General Family Medicine Residency;
graduation date June 30, 2020
July 2017-June 2020

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine;
Doctor of Medicine
Jan 2013- Dec 2016

University of Tampa; Bachelor of Science, Biology, Concentration in Pre-Medicine;
cum laude
August 2007-May 2011

Dr. Cassandra BarnesFamily Practice Center, PC, Atlanta, GA
Family Medicine and Preventative Health Care

Governors Family Medical Group
Acworth, GA
February 2012-December 2012

Private Home Health Care
Kennesaw, GA
May 2011- January 2012

Regency Hospice
Cartersville, GA
June 2009-May 2011

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine Teaching Assistant, 2013

Oral Presentations:
• Grand Rounds (2020)
“Diagnostic Approach to Anemias: The Case That Came Full Circle”
• Yeturu, P., Barnes, C., Hubble, B., Dave, A., Tati, V., Williams, D. Pancytopenia: A Case of “Whodunit?”. Case Poster Presentation: ACP National Conference 2019
• Family Medicine PGY-3 Presentations (2019)
“Cardiology Pearls for the Family Practitioner”
• Family Medicine PGY-2 Presentations (2018-2019)
“Secondary Hypertension”
“Drug-Induced Lupus Erythematosus”
“Analgesic Efficacy of Calcitonin for Vertebral Fracture Pain”
• Family Medicine PGY-1 Presentation (2018)
“Effect of Opioid vs Nonopioid Medications on Pain-Related Function in Patients With Chronic Back Pain or Hip or Knee Osteoarthritis Pain”
• Surgery Clerkship Rotation (2016)
“Surgical Management of Urinary Incontinence”
• Family Medicine Sub-Internship (July 2016)
“Clinical Manifestations, Diagnosis and Management of Acute Pancreatitis”
• Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship Rotation (October 2015)
“Gestational Diabetes Mellitus”
• Internal Medicine Clerkship Rotation (April 2015)
“Therapeutic Approach to Diabetes”

Quality Improvement Projects:
• Six Sigma Project- Continuity in the Clinic, Member 2019-present
• Six Sigma Project- Patient Centered Medical Home, Member 2019-present
• Six Sigma Project- Cutting Costs of Office Supplies, Member 2019-present
• SAPORO Improving Colon Cancer Screening, Member 2018-present
• Improving Inpatient Team Handoffs, Member 2018
• Improving Vaccination Rates in HIV and Hepatitis C patients, Member 2018

Dr. Cassandra Barnes
• BLS/ACLS, PALS, Neonatal Resuscitation certified
• Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners: Residency Permit 2017-present
• American Academy of Family Physicians, Member 2015- present
• Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians, Member 2017-present
• American College of Physicians, Member 2015-present
• Christian Medical & Dental Associations, Member 2015-present
• American Medical Student Association, Member 2013-2017

Dr. Cassandra Barnes
• Comprehensive Medical Mentoring Program, Volunteer 2019-present
• Adopt a School Program, Health Educator 2018-present
• Family Medicine Residency Recruiting Committee, Member 2018-present
• CME Committee, Member 2017-present
• Medical Student Teaching/Mentoring, Volunteer 2017-Present
• Back to School Physicals, Volunteer Physician 2019
• Capital Area Middle School Sports Physicals, Volunteer Physician 2019
• HIV and Hepatitis C Committee, Member 2018-2019
• Depo Provera Protocol and Contract Developer, 2018
• Revamping the Workspace Project, Leader 2018
• LSU Sports Physicals, Volunteer Physician 2018
• Youth Soccer Club Sports Physicals, Volunteer Physician 2018
• Southern University Sports Physicals, Volunteer Physician 2017
• Hands on Atlanta Volunteer 2016
• EnAble Georgia Volunteer 2016
• Student Representative for Surgery Clinical Clerkship January-March 2016
• AUC Community Action Day in St. Maarten, Volunteer 2013, 2014
• University of Tampa Varsity Softball, Member 2007-2011
• TriBeta National Biological Honor Society, Member 2010-2011
• PEACE Organization, Member 2009-2011
• Harrison High School Softball Camp, Camp Counselor 2006-2010

Dr. Cassandra Barnes
• Behavioral Science Award from Baton Rouge General 2020
• Recipient of the University of Tampa Presidential Scholarship 2007-2011
• Dean’s List University of Tampa 2009, 2010, 2011
• SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
• Captain of University of Tampa Softball team 2010, 2011
• CoSIDA second-team Academic All-District 2011

Dr. Cassandra Barnes
Outdoor sports, photography, fishing, cooking, travel, spending time with friends and family