Dr. Patton Morrison Barton was born in Selma, Alabama. She attended Birmingham-Southern College and Auburn University. In 1997, she graduated from the University of Alabama School of Medicine and went on to residency at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Barton had multiple publications in the field of Gynecology during her residency. She joined the Mobile Bay Ob-Gyn Center in 2001.

Dr. Barton is married to John. Together they have a menagerie: five dogs (Quintessa, Vander, Seraphina, Red, and Blanco) and two horses (Sil and Tuko). Dr. Barton is an avid horseback rider and also enjoys gardening, reading, and spoiling her nieces and nephews.