Mark Lucian Barba , MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

(815) 398-9491

5875 E Riverside Blvd
Rockford, IL 61114


Welcome to Rockford Orthopedic! My name is Mark Barba and I would like to take this opportunity to tell you more about myself and how I became committed to healthcare. I am a subspecialized orthopedic surgeon with a practice in joint replacement and a special interest in replacements of the hip joint. When I was growing up, I had a garage full of automotive tools and a father who patiently taught me how they worked. He was also very concerned that I properly cared for the tools and remained disciplined and organized. A place for everything and everything in its place was his lesson -- boring for a child, but a great foundation for a surgeon. I always knew I wanted to be a doctor. I could not understand how a kid would want to be anything else. I needed stitches three times while growing up and loved every visit to the emergency room! In medical school I chose to focus on orthopedics; the instruments just felt natural in my hand, and no one had to tell me which way to tighten a screw. I chose to further subspecialize in joint replacement because I have a hard time with failure and replacement of an arthritic joint is almost always a victory. I did not see this in any other aspect of medicine I studied. I love it even more now than ever. Joint replacement implants have evolved to provide amazing results. I especially focus on devices that now allow people to return to even higher levels of activity. Ask me about the Birmingham Hip and the Oxford Knee and I think you will be impressed with how far the science of joint replacement has progressed. No matter what the reason for your appointment, I look forward to our visit because it is people that are my motiviation. Otherwise, I would probably be working on cars.

Gender: Male

Years in Practice: 30 Years

Languages Spoken: English

Education & Training

Medical School: University Of Illinois At Chicago College Of Medicine

Graduation Date: in 1991

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Rockford Memorial Hospital
  • Swedish American Hospital

Specialties: Orthopaedic Surgery

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aexcel PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Choice Preferred PPO
  • Blue Choice Select PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health and Life IL PPO
  • Coventry IL PPO
  • Coventry MO HMO POS
  • Coventry MO PPO
  • Coventry PPO Platinum
  • First Health PPO
  • Gundersen Health Plan Select Network
  • Health Alliance HMO/POS
  • Health Alliance IL IA Public Mrktplace QHP Provider Directory
  • Health Alliance PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana Illinois HMOx MRF
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Quartz Performance
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO
  • Unity Health Commercial HMO / POS

Barba's Office Information

Fax: []
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Medicaid Accepted: Yes

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Doctor Barba's Other Office Information

Rockford Orthopedic Assocs
324 Roxbury Rd
Rockford, IL 61107
(815) 398-9491

Fax:(815) 538-1749
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:Yes
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM