About Dr. Barnes
Dr. Tinka Barnes is a board-certified family medicine physician who practices medicine predominantly in an underserved population in the urban core. She takes the time to help her patients get to the root cause of their health conditions. Using evidence-based medicine to help transition individuals from the standard American diet to a more whole food plant-based diet. She recently started her company Veginar PLLC, that focuses on delivering colorful culturally sensitive seminars and workshops focusing on whole food plant-based nutrition and movement as medicine.
Dr. Tinka Barnes is an alumnus of Jackson State University with a BS in Biology. She graduated from medical school at the University of Kansas, began her internship at LSU in New Orleans in 2003, survived Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and then returned to the University of Kansas to complete her residency.
Being the mother of four beautiful boys, and the wife of an award winning author (Derrick Barnes), has been exciting and helps to keep her motivated and focused.