Tel: 609. 896.9190 Fax: 609.896.3555

Cara Barlis, MD

Primary Care Medicine


Dr. Barlis is a board certified family physician. She received her medical degree from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Toronto General Hospital in 1988. She began practicing in Toronto and relocated to New Jersey in 1995. Dr. Barlis has extensive experience in primary care in a variety of settings including private practice, college health, and urgent care.

Dr. Barlis believes in a patient centered approach to family medicine, involving patients in their own care through shared decision making. She is a genuinely caring physician who is sensitive to the individual needs of her patients. Dr. Barlis feels that good communication correlates with improved health. She listens attentively, encouraging patients to express their concerns in a nonjudgmental, respectful manner. She takes the time to complete a comprehensive assessment and treatment plan. She is able to translate medical information and to enlist the trust of her patients which is vital to excellent health care. Dr. Barlis emphasizes preventive and integrative medicine, recognizing that mental, emotional and physical wellbeing are interrelated.

At Princeton Family Medicine, Dr. Barlis provides primary care, diagnosing and treating a wide range of medical illness including cardiovascular and respiratory disease, gastrointestinal disease, infections, skin disorders, musculoskeletal problems and mental health concerns. She also offers women’s healthcare including routine examinations, contraception, menopause care, and management of osteoporosis. Her patients range in age from adolescents to senior citizens.

Dr. Barlis serves as college health physician at The College of New Jersey in Ewing. She is responsible for the medical care of students who present to Health Services with medical illness, sports injuries, women’s and men’s health concerns, and preventive needs. She is also consulting physician to The Hun School of Princeton. In addition, Dr. Barlis provides medical services at sexually transmitted disease and immunization clinics offered by the Hamilton Township Health Department.

Professional memberships include American Academy of Family Physicians, New Jersey College Health Association, and College of Family Physicians of Canada.

In addition, she has enjoyed volunteering in medical mission trips, offering care to rural families in Guatemala. Dr. Barlis lives in Millstone Township with her husband and three daughters.


Princeton Sports and Family Medicine 3131 Princeton Pike, Building 4A, Suite 100 Lawrenceville, NJ 08648.

Tel: 609. 896.9190     Fax: 609.896.3555