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The recreational opportunities and sheer scenic splendor of South Lake Tahoe have attracted a wide range of highly qualified health care specialists who choose to call South Lake Tahoe home. Thus residents and visitors alike have access to excellent health care services whether they are seeking traditional western or an eastern perspective. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Barton Healthcare System. It has been providing exceptional health care for South Lake Tahoe, El Dorado, Douglas and Alpine counties since 1963 via Barton Memorial Hospital and more recently via its outpatient services offered at the Stateline Medical Center.


The hospital provides 24-hour emergency services, over 70 patient beds, a Skilled Nursing Facility with over 45 resident beds and a vast array of departments that serve the health care needs of the community and surrounding regions. With a stellar assortment of 16 expert orthopedic surgeons, each with his own unique specialty, patients come to Barton Memorial Hospital from all over the country for outstanding orthopedic care. Barton’s myriad of services have expanded tremendously with state-of-the-art technology and facility upgrades ranging from the multi-million dollar Heliport to the 64-slice CT scan and an Achieva 1.5 MRI. Other Barton services include physical therapy, occupational medicine, the new Family Birthing Center, surgery, infusion therapy, nutritional services, intensive care and three laboratories.

South Lake Tahoe is home to a wide array of state-of-the-art physicians, chiropractors, dentists and plastic surgeons, in addition to a welcome assortment of individual practices that specialize in nutrition, Chinese herbs, acupuncture, physical therapy, massage therapy and holistic healing. Where else can you have a filling put in while looking at the lake or listen to waves lap up on the beach while having a hot stone therapy massage? A comprehensive listing can be found in the business directory section or go to for more details on each practitioner.

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