Dr. Alexandra Barr is a board-certified geriatrician who is passionate about caring for older adults in many different settings, including the office, the home, and long-term care facilities. Alexandra grew up in Alexandria, Virginia and knew from an early age that she wanted to become a doctor. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts with degrees in Anthropology and Biology. She earned her medical degree as a Doctor of Osteopathy from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, West Virginia. As a D.O., she has a holistic, empathic approach to medicine. Looking at the whole person and taking into consideration lifestyle, behavior and environment gives a meaningful and deeper understanding of her patients rather than just focusing on illness and disease.
Alexandra completed her Family Medicine Residency at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead, New York and her Geriatric Fellowship at the Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Virginia. She moved to Portland, Maine in 2015 to work for Southern Maine Geriatric Associates and was the Medical Director for several long-term care facilities in Southern Maine. In October 2019, she co-founded and started a new geriatric medical practice with a colleague called Coastal Maine Direct Care in Falmouth, Maine. She not only sees her patients in her office but also makes house calls to her frail patients that have a harder time going to the doctor. Bringing her passion and caring to older adults, her special interests include geriatric health and wellness, dementia care, geriatric psychiatry, chronic disease management, palliative care, and end of life care. She was elected to the Board of the Maine Medical Association in 2018 and enjoys being an advocate for other Maine physicians as well as her patients. When she isn't working, Alexandra enjoys singing, hiking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.