In 1997, Dr. Steven Barrett became a founding member of FMA, and continues to work in our Manchester office, having begun his private practice in family medicine in Manchester in 1976. “I feel privileged to work with such top-notch coworkers,” says Dr. Barrett, “but my biggest professional satisfaction is the wonderful patients in the practice.”
Dr. Barrett has enjoyed teaching medical students from Boston University, Tufts, Harvard, and UMass medical schools at his practice and has been active both locally and nationally in the Academy of Family Practice in medical schools and everyday practice. He has also been active in local medical staff affairs, ultimately as president of the Northeast Health Systems Medical Staff from 1996–8, promoting high-quality medical care and improved customer service, which remain his passionate concerns.
Dr. Barrett grew up in Bethesda, Maryland. He attended high school in Switzerland while his father worked at the American embassy in Poland, then graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover. He graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1969 and from Harvard Medical School in 1972. He completed his specialty training in family practice at the University of Colorado Medical Center in Denver in 1975 and then also completed a one-year fellowship in psychosomatic medicine. He has been certified by the American Board of Family Medicine since 1975. He also became a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (FAAFP) in 1995.
Dr. Barrett and his wife Debbye have three children and three grandchildren, all of whom give him his greatest joy. They currently reside in Hamilton. He loves sports, photography, music, and theatre.