Eric D. Barnes,CRNA

Stevens Point Anesthesia
500 Vincent Street
Stevens Point, WI 54481

Eric Barnes grew up in South Dakota where he gained both his undergraduate and graduate degrees. He graduated South Dakota State University in 1990 with his Bachelor of Science degree as a Registered Nurse. As an RN, he worked at the Veterans Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD for 5 years in both the   Surgical and Medical Intensive Care Units. He began his Graduate school education in 1995 at Mount Marty College of Nurse Anesthesia, based in Sioux Falls. He graduated in 1997 with his Masters Degree in Nurse Anesthesia. From there he and his family moved to Bangor Maine and he practiced at Eastern Maine Medical Center. In 1999 Eric and his family moved to the Wausau area where he worked for Central Wisconsin Anesthesiology at Wausau Hospital. In 2002 he accepted a job in Merrill Wisconsin at Good Samaritan Health Care Center. There he worked independently and was also the Director of Anesthesia department from 2003-2013. From there he branched out into full independence practice, starting his own company and provided Anesthesia Services in multiple hospitals and surgery centers throughout Wisconsin. In 2016, he accepted a full time position with Stevens Point Anesthesia, and has been providing Anesthesia service and care here at the ASC since then.

Eric has a wide variety of experience across many fields of Anesthesia and health care. Ranging from rural hospitals to Level 1 Trauma centers. Eric and his wife Sue, who is a Registered Nurse, both served in the Army National Guard where they first met. Both are Veterans, as they  served in Desert Storm in 1991. They spent time in Saudi Arabia and Iraq in a Combat Clearing Company which provided basic medical service as well as Trauma service in the field. They gained valuable, lifelong experience in this setting; learning to care for people in the most extreme situations with limited supplies and equipment. Eric said he truly learned to appreciate life from all viewpoints and the privileges that he has.

From all his past experiences, Eric has formed his practice and mindset to treat each patient and family individually and holistically. Surgery and Anesthesia can be a very stressful experience for both patient and family. Eric believes that by being honest, explaining all risks and benefits, and answering all questions to best of his knowledge, helps to assure both patient and family that they will be cared for safely, compassionately, and respectfully.

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