Barbara Bartlik, M.D. is a recognized clinician, teacher, and author in integrative medicine, psychiatry, and sexual health. A graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Bartlik completed a psychiatry residency and research fellowship at New York University Medical Center and is board certified in integrative medicine, psychiatry, and sexual medicine. She takes a holistic approach to treatment, emphasizing lifestyle and nutritional strategies, seeking to responsibly minimize the use of pharmaceuticals while optimizing health and well-being. Dr. Bartlik uses sophisticated laboratory tests to seek out underlying sources of inflammation that lead to medical and emotional problems, and addresses them through diet, nutritional supplementation, and the elimination of toxins and other offending factors.
Dr. Bartlik has published numerous scientific articles and textbook chapters. She studied neurology with Dr. Oliver Sacks in medical school and was an associate in the practice of the late sex therapy pioneer, Helen Singer Kaplan. Dr. Bartlik is co-editor of Integrative Sexual Health (2018), the newest groundbreaking volume in the [Dr. Andrew] Weil Integrative Medicine Library, Oxford University Press (2018).
Dr. Bartlik’s private practice is on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and also via telemedicine. She has been treating women, men, and couples with emotional problems, sexual dysfunction, weight management concerns, and matters of general health and wellness for thirty years. Dr. Bartlik is on the voluntary faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College, New York Presbyterian Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. In her book, Prime Time, Jane Fonda said, "Dr. Barbara Bartlik, sex therapist and psychiatrist, helped me, in her juicy, forthright manner, with ideas for heightening sexuality as we age."