Meet the Doctor

  • Dr
    Sarah Wilkes

    Sarah VanValkenburg has been a part of Barker Chiropractic’s family since 2007 when she worked as a chiropractic assistant until she decided to follow in the footsteps of it’s founder, Dr. David K. Barker. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in human biology as well as her Doctorate of Chiropractic, licensed in the state of California.

    She has also completed her post-graduate studies specializing in Prenatal and Pediatric Chiropractic through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). In addition, she has diligently studied the work of Dr. David K. Barker as well as the techniques utilized in his practice of 39 years. Her passion for chiropractic exudes in her work with each and every patient she encounters.

    She is dedicated to continuing the legacy of her late mentor Dr. David K. Barker. In her words, “I am thrilled and grateful to be an integral part of Santee’s healthcare community and will devote myself to the health and happiness of every single one of my patients.”


It has been our pleasure at Barker Chiropractic to have served the Santee community since 1981. Our goal is to educate, inspire and help heal our patients and those in our surrounding communities through natural chiropractic care. Our purpose is to be the premier center of optimal health, function and wellness serving all of San Diego County. Through up to date education and services, we strive to create happier, healthier, and better functioning members of society.


At Barker Chiropractic, our approach to health is uncomplicated. We are dedicated and focused on subluxation prevention, detection and correction. We understand that the best possible health expression and wellbeing is found by relieving any stress or interference on the nervous system.


Our mission is to educate, assess and specifically adjust the spines of all the members in our communities including adults, children, co-workers and loved ones. We are dedicated to empowering our patients to make informed healthcare decisions and understand the importance of pediatric and family wellness.


Our vision is to provide the best specific chiropractic care and education to our community and beyond. We also strive to be a trusted destination for natural healing and a healthy lifestyle. We envision our neighborhoods full of healthy and happy people that understand the importance of their spine and central nervous system and the direct effects subluxations have on overall health and wellness.


Education: To provide the best and most current information possible to each patient to make informed decisions for all aspects of their healthcare.

Commitment: To diligently provide the best possible chiropractic care to each patient with continued education and the most current evidence-based literature.

Passion and Love: To share the passion and love for chiropractic and its profound effects on the human body. To love each patient and treat them with kindness, respect, and consideration.

Being Proactive Rather Than Reactive: Understanding that the significance of preventing disease is more effective than attempting to treat only the symptoms.

Responsibility: Taking responsibility as a patient is a necessary step for improving health. Responsibility with pre-scheduled appointments, scheduled or auto-payments, prescribed at-home rehabilitation and exercises, any nutritional advice, and more.


  • "Dr Janis was excellent! She really listened to my complaints and addressed all. Felt very comfortable with her and would not hesitate to recommend this chiropractic office."
    - Jay B. 3/6/2020
  • "I was quickly taken care of and everyone was pleasant. I miss some of Dr Barker's old ways. I feel incomplete without them. I do feel much better after coming in."
    - Dawn R. 4/22/2020
  • "Dr. Sarah and Dr. Janet are amazing! They really listen to your needs and genuinely care about your overall health. From reception to exit you really feel welcomed in this office! Simply the best I've found."
    - Stephanie L. 5/6/2020
  • "I always walk away feeling better physically and mentally. Dr. Sarah is incredible, professional and knowledgeable. I look forward to going every month!"
    - Summer S. 5/6/2020
  • "What an incredible group of people! They feel more like friends then just a doctor patient type relationship. Doctor Sarah made all the difference in my pregnancy and made the final weeks so much more comfortable. Thank you Barker Chiropractor team!!"
    - Paige C. 5/7/2020

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Our Location

9308 Carlton Hills Blvd. Santee, CA 92071

Hours Of Operation

Our Regular Schedule


9:00 am-6:00 pm


6:30 am-12:00 pm


9:00 am-6:00 pm




9:00 am-2:00 pm