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Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Katrina Barger, PA-C

Physician Assistant

CTCA Chicago

"I love getting to know my patients and providing compassionate, patient-centered care."

- Katrina Barger, PA-C


  • Associate of Science, Medical Laboratory Technician - College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL
  • Bachelor of Art, Psychology - University of Illinois-Springfield, Springfield, IL
  • Master of Science, Physician Assistant - Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL


  • Certified Physician Assistant – National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support - American Heart Association
  • Basic Life Support - American Heart Association

Practicing since: 2015

Katrina Barger was drawn to work at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) because she believes in the Mother Standard® of Care that CTCA® provides. “I believe patients should be treated individually and with compassion. CTCA offers the care that you would want any of your family members to receive,” says Barger. “Patients feel more comfortable knowing that our focus is to personalize their treatment.”

Barger joined CTCA in September 2017. As a Physician Assistant in the pain management department, her goal is to work with patients to help them manage or eliminate their pain and have a positive impact on their quality of life.

After Barger obtained an associate’s degree as a medical laboratory technician, she shifted her academic focus. Barger completed a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the University of Illinois in Springfield, Illinois. Barger obtained her Master of Science degree, with a focus on physician assistant studies, from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. 

As a physician assistant student, Barger completed clinical rotations in pediatrics, oncology/hematology, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, geriatrics, OB/gynecology, surgery, psychiatric medicine and dermatology.

After graduating, Barger worked for a hospital and a medical group, managing, examining and treating primary care patients and acute care patients.

Outside of CTCA, Barger enjoys spending time with her family. She is an avid movie watcher and loves shopping. She also enjoys watching her son, niece and nephews participate in sports, play in the band and perform in plays.

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Star ratings and comments are only available for medical, radiation and gynecologic oncologists. Gynecologic surgical offerings are not included at this time due to a different survey tool required to evaluate these services. CTCA uses a validated Press Ganey® survey, which captures patient experience feedback for the primary oncology services of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Following industry best practice, star ratings and comments are only published for physicians with a minimum of 30 completed patient surveys.

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