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Barbara T Ennis, FNP

out of 5
91 Ratings
13 Comments

Specialty

Orthopaedics

Locations

Ambulatory Care Center
417 N. 11th Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Stony Point 9000
9000 Stony Point Parkway
Richmond, VA 23235

Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Wellness Center (NOW Center)
11958 West Broad Street
Henrico, VA 23233

Department

Orthopaedic Surgery

Education

Nursing School

University of Virginia School of Nursing

Biography

Treating all ages for all ranges of orthopaedic care

From a bone break during a high school sport to the treatment of osteoporosis – and all needs, urgent or chronic, in the ages in between – Barb Ennis is ready for any orthopaedic condition that comes her way. A registered nurse practitioner specializing in orthopaedic care, Ennis serves as a “Fragility Fracture Liaison” at VCU Health clinics downtown and at our Stony Point location. “Regardless of your age, we are all affected by orthopaedics in one way or another,” she says. “We’re here to help you assess your options, provide treatment, and help you get back to life.” In addition to urgent care for bone breaks, joint or ligament tears and trauma, Ennis is a specialist in vitamin-D deficiency, treating mostly older adults living with bone-density disorders such as osteopenia and the more severe osteoporosis. She reviews lab and bone-density scan results with patients, then helps formulate a plan for treatment, which can include vitamin D management and medication. “I like being able to relay, in terms that are easy to understand, what is happening in the patient’s body and how medication or surgery can help them in the future,” she says. Ennis helps patients become their own advocate, because issues in bones and joints can often lead to life changes — and require additional support. “There are many healthy ways to cope, and many times, you need to open yourself up to accept help from family and friends,” she says. “Outside of our hospitals, there are resources in the community to help you navigate your resources — and we encourage you to reach out and use them.” At home, Ennis enjoys gardening, hiking, traveling, reading, and time with friends and family. She is also active in her church.

Clinical Interests

Osteoporosis/metabolic bone

Locations

Ambulatory Care Center

417 N. 11th Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Stony Point 9000

9000 Stony Point Parkway
Richmond, VA 23235

Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Wellness Center (NOW Center)

11958 West Broad Street
Henrico, VA 23233

Ratings & Reviews

Provider was excellent & educated me greatly about my situation & available therapies so that I can make an informed decision.
March 2020
Extremely helpful - so glad I got to meet Barbara.
January 2020
She gave a very thorough description of everything that could be wrong. But after diagnosing me w/an X-ray, she didn't give very clear treatment & care instructions. I left unsure how long to wear my boot, but with a lot of extra knowledge about breaks vs. sprains.
December 2019
NP Ennis had helped w/my husband's care after foot surgery several years ago. I liked her then & still do. Glad to see that she is still w/VCU Health.
November 2019
Good.
August 2019
She knows her subject and informs in appropriate manner.
August 2019
Great NP very knowledgeable & seemed to understand. The information needed to be covered was very helpful.
May 2019
She was all good.
February 2019
Good.
December 2018
Barbara is a very nice and friendly provider
November 2018
She has a great personality.
November 2018
Physician assistant Ennis explained the use of opiates during visit, was diligent in responding to my questions in the patient portal, and instrumental in getting approval for my MRI.
August 2018
She took her time with me (and my husband) to explain to me our concerns and I felt as though never pressed for time.
July 2018