Attended University of Kansas School of Medicine, 1980-84.
Blank Children’s Hospital, Des Moines, IA, 1987
Pediatric Board Certified 1990, 2000
Involved in Cancer lab research during medical school along with his wife Dr. Mary Barnes involving chemotherapeutic agents and affects on cancer cell lines and tumors in rats. Along with his wife and supervising Doctor, they have several joint publications.
Special interests in behavioral pediatric medicine, ADD, adolescent depression, allergies, asthma and improving local access to healthcare for children. Involved in Cheyenne in advisory status to governor on Medicaid. Richard Barnes is on the Hospital Board, Sec/Treas. and past president of the Fremont County Medical Society and has served on Governor Mead’s Healthcare panel in discussing Medicaid expansion in Wyoming in 2012. Dr. Richard Barnes has successfully lobbied in Cheyenne, Wyoming at the legislature for much needed reforms to Medicaid over the last 10 years.
Dr. Richard Barnes is the past and current President of the Fremont County Medical Society, and serves on the executive board of the Wyoming Medical Society. He also has served on the Lander Hospital board in the past and on the Joint Board for Lander and Riverton Hospitals as the two hospitals merged into a single healthcare entity serving all of Fremont County.
Dr.s Richard and Mary Barnes came to Lander in 1996 and took over Dr. Gee’s Pediatric practice and have successfully grown it from one physician to 5 physicians and expanded to Riverton with a full time office there also. We now have one of the largest Pediatric practices in Wyoming, allowing us to provide for our patients a rested Pediatrician to handle after hours emergencies, something Dr. Barnes is very thankful for after being on call every night for years. There daughter is a Doctor also, currently training in both adult and pediatric care. They hope to recruit her back to the region.
Hobbies include spending time with his family (wife and 5 children, 3 dogs, 5 cats and 6 horses, 1 donkey), photography, ranching, computers, marksmanship, camping, and technology, national and world politics.