Southwestern Medical Center welcomes surgeon, Dr. Timothy Barron


Southwest Medical Center is proud to announce the arrival of a general surgeon, Timothy Barron, MD, to the liberal community. Last February, Dr. Barron joined the surgical team at Southwest Medical Center as part of the General Surgery Care Center.

Dr. Barron was born in Jacksonville, Texas and spent his youth in Tampa, Florida and Greenville, Tennessee. He states that his interest in studying medicine stems from his military service.

“Coming out of high school, I was really excited about joining the Navy. I worked as an operating room technician, which sparked my interest in being a surgeon. I was fascinated to see the improvement in patients’ quality of life after the procedures, and I knew I wanted to play a part in that. I also worked part-time as an operating room technician while I completed my undergraduate and medical degree,” Dr. Barron said.

Dr. Barron received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine located in Memphis, Tennessee. He completed a general surgery residency at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, Georgia.

Dr. Barron has practiced medicine for over 20 years as a general surgeon in public and private practices. Most recently, he practiced in Elkin, North Carolina. When considering where to move his practice, Dr. Barron said his visit to Liberal and the people he met influenced his decision to choose Southwest Medical Center.

“I love the Midwest, and during my visit I was very impressed with the community and the Southwest Medical Center. They have all the amenities necessary for what I want to accomplish when it comes to treating people with surgical issues. Plus, Kansas is an amazing state. It has a rich history and a very diverse community. Everyone is so friendly and liberal with their help.”

Dr. Barron is board certified by the American Board of Surgeons and was recently recertified. He specializes in minimally invasive procedures, also known as complex laparoscopic procedures, including hernia repairs, colectomy for benign or malignant disease, and reflux. He can also perform upper and lower endoscopies. Dr. Barron says being a doctor is a gift from God and a privilege he does not take for granted.

I came to understand that God guides us if we listen. So, like the great physician Jesus healed, and he gave me a talent, and by using my talent, I glorify God. Every individual I treat is because that’s what God wants me to do. Being a doctor is the ultimate opportunity to help others. As a surgeon, this allows me to have an immediate positive impact on the care of my patients and the community.

Dr Timothy Barron now sees patients at the General Surgery Care Center, alongside general surgeons Dr Jose Maeda and Dr Anthony Galitsky. The practice is located at 305 W. 15th Street, Suite 204 inside the Medical Office Building at Southwest Medical Center. Dr. Barron accepts new patients and most major insurances including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare and Kansas and Oklahoma Medicaid. For questions about the services provided by Dr. Barron, please call (620) 624-4946 or visit


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