Steven C. Burns, MD

Family Medicine
2034 East Southern Avenue Suite O
Tempe, AZ 85282 Get Directions
Steven C. Burns, MD
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Annual Membership Fee

412.50every 3 months
825.00every 6 months
1,650.00each year

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

My family practice is not really about me. It’s about you, my patient—your hopes, plans, wellness, even your worries and pain. Together, we can plan your health strategies to meet your needs and help you reach your physical and emotional potential for a long and happy life. My MDVIP-affiliated practice provides the resources we need to accomplish these goals.

Dr. Burns' Credentials

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Garfield County Program in Family Medicine
Enid, OK
Family Medicine 1986

Medical School:
University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
Oklahoma City, OK
Doctorate of Medicine 1983

American Academy of Family Physicians
Family Medicine 1989

Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ
Bachelor of Arts, Education and Biology 1974
Graduated with High Distinction

American Board of Family Medicine
Banner Desert Medical Center
Best Doctors® in America 2009-2012
Phoenix Magazine, "Top Docs," issues 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2007
Best Doctors in America, Pacific Region 1996, 1998, 2000
Desert Physician Association
- Board Member 1993-present
- President 1997-2005
Desert Samaritan Medical Center, Chair of Family Practice 1992-1995
Vaccination Column, East Valley Tribune July 2000
"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
American Academy of Family Physicians
Arizona Academy of Family Physicians
from Mary April 22, 2018 for Steven C. Burns, MD

I love you Dr. Burns, come and see me when you can.


from Jean in AZ March 16, 2018 for Steven C. Burns, MD

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.

from Kevin in AZ March 15, 2018 for Steven C. Burns, MD

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.

from Geoffrey in AZ March 10, 2018 for Steven C. Burns, MD

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

from Mary Ann in AZ March 9, 2018 for Steven C. Burns, MD

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.

from Linda in AZ March 7, 2018 for Steven C. Burns, MD

Wonderful office staff and outstanding care.

from Vickie in AZ March 4, 2018 for Steven C. Burns, MD
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Sure, we love the time Dr. Burns spends during our annual physical. But the real impact is when something happens. Here's a great example:

After walking on a painful knee for months, I finally broke down and saw Dr. Burns. I got in right away; he ordered xrays which showed arthritis. My inner voice said that it was something more so I asked if he would go beyond normal protocol… See more

from Billie in AZ March 2, 2018 for Steven C. Burns, MD
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Dr. Burns worked with me to control my diabetes. I'm now healthier than I have ever been!

from Dale in AZ March 2, 2018 for Steven C. Burns, MD

Thanks for listening. I consider you a good friend. Finally, you are a good judge of others as demonstrated by your excellent staff.

from Gregory in AZ March 1, 2018 for Steven C. Burns, MD

You have been my doctor since I was a young boy. I only know your kind demeanor and caring soul. I appreciate the love and care that you put into all of our interactions. Prior to MDVIP I remember the office always being overloaded with patients and the wait was, at times, extreme. No matter for me as I valued Dr. Burns approach of compassion and caring for each person as an individual. I knew… See more