I love Dr. Burns. He is so easy to talk to and always gives me all the time I need to ask questions . I find him to be exceptionally caring and compassionate as well as extremely smart. I feel fortunate to call him my doctor and my friend.
My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...
Dr. Burns' Credentials
American Academy of Family Physicians
Family Medicine 1989
Garfield County Program in Family Medicine
Family Medicine 1986
University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
Oklahoma City, OK
Doctorate of Medicine 1983
Arizona State University
Bachelor of Arts, Education and Biology 1974
Graduated with High Distinction
Phoenix Magazine, "Top Docs," issues 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2007
Best Doctors in America, Pacific Region 1996, 1998, 2000
- Board Member 1993-present
- President 1997-2005
Desert Samaritan Medical Center, Chair of Family Practice 1992-1995
"HMO's Must Go," East Valley Tribune January 31, 1999
"My Turn" column on managed care, Arizona Republic 1999
American Journal of Pediatrics, Letters to the editor 1987
Arizona Academy of Family Physicians
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Testimonials from patients of Dr. Burns
After being diagnosed and referred to an orthopedic surgeon by Dr Burns for a hip replacement my surgery was scheduled for a Thursday operation. The surgery went well and by Friday morning the catheter was painfully removed and was released in the afternoon and sent home. Friday night was an event with getting up every hour with painful urination trying to manage a newly acquired walker and… See more
Last September my wife began to experience pain on the lower right side of her abdomen. It worsened noticeably over a 12 hour period so that by 4:00 the next day it was acute. I called Dr. Burns and explained the situation. He said come right over and very quickly determined she had appendicitis. He sent us directly to the ER at Banner Desert and they operated on her as soon as they had a bed… See more
Dr Burns has been my GP for over 25 years and has always shown caring and compassion. He is the doctor who discovered my breast cancer and melanoma and arranged for quick treatment for both. He stays up on the latest procedures and is the doctor that I trust the most with a diagnosis. Dr Burns has helped me through both physical and emotional problems and I am eternally grateful for his… See more
It is great to have the entire Steven Burns team in my corner. I am grateful to be relatively healthy and I appreciate hearing that from you. I feel that you utilize latest research to assist me in being healthy. THANK YOU to you and the nurses and staff who are the very best in my opinion. Three cheers and a hip-hooray.
For 25 years, Doc Steve has been my physician. I am quite pleased that he decided to practice in AZ. Doc Steve is one of those doctors who went into medicine because he wants to make a difference in the lives of others. He truly cares about his patients, and I appreciate all that he and his staff have done for me.
I just wanted to let Steve know how much I appreciate his advice over the years. I can actually have a conversation with him which, in my experience, is rare. I think he listens to my concerns and, for my part, I do my best to follow his advice. I'd also like to point out that the MDVIP experience, although costly, has been valuable. I think Dr. Burns is an excellent physician, and I… See more
I love Dr. Burns. He is so kind and so thorough in giving health care. He takes time to answer my questions and respects my opinions. He is unlike any other doctor I have had in the past. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great doctor.