Steven C. Burns, MD

Family Medicine
2034 East Southern Avenue Suite O
Tempe, AZ 85282 Get Directions

Annual Membership Fee

412.50per quarter
825.00per semi-annual
1,650.00per 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 Dale March 27, 2017 for Steven C. Burns, MD

Dr.Burns has been my healerfor many years,before and after his joining the
MDVIP program.The basic question is ..why. Why do I spend the extra dollars to retain him?His communication skills are outstanding.His caring attitude his outstanding assistants and office personnel are the simple reason that I spend those extra dollars.I want Dr. Burns as my healer in charge

from Vickie March 24, 2017 for Steven C. Burns, MD

What I appreciate most about Dr. Burns is his responsiveness. While my husband and I are pretty healthy, every time we needed him, Dr. Burns was right there.

Example: I was worried about a follow up mammogram and called his cell phone. His office called immediately to explain that he was away from the office but would call back within a day or so. To my surprise, I heard from him later… See more

from Bryan March 20, 2017 for Steven C. Burns, MD

On my first annual physical with MDVIP Dr. Burns produced a small device roughly the size of a cell phone and said, Look what I bought through MDVIP! It was a hand-held ultrasound unit. He then proceeded to show me my heart valves, thorasic aorta and a few other parts I'd never seen before. After probing around my right kidney for about a minute, he produced some images of plum sized… See more

from Mary in AZ March 15, 2016 for Steven C. Burns, MD

Dr Burns and his staff are excellent and I really feel that they have my best interest in mind no matter what the situation. For the first time in my life I feel like my health is improving because of the care they provide!

from Margaret in AZ February 19, 2014 for Steven C. Burns, MD

Two years ago my husband had a traumatic fall in our home. His brain was
severely injured, and was never able to return home. Dr. Burns kept in constant
contact with my husband's case. I was always able to stop by his office
at anytime and his staff welcomed me. Other than for medical reasons,
sometimes just to receive some comfort, and they were most kind. I… See more

from Dale and Loretta in AZ February 14, 2014 for Steven C. Burns, MD

My wife and I were patients of Dr. Burns long before he switched to the MDVIP organization. When he announced his new affiliation, I had serious misgiving as to investing $3000 per year to retain our relationship. We subsequently elected to stay with Dr. Burns.

Our prior, pre-MDVIP, association with Dr. Burns, while more than satisfactory, has blossomed. The ability to communicate… See more

from Elsie in AZ February 11, 2014 for Steven C. Burns, MD

If it wasn't for his dedication and willingness to keep up with latest medical technologies I probably wouldn't be here sharing with you today
During my latest wellness tests a calcium buildup was noticed in my heart.
He recommended I see Cardiologist and it was discovered I had suffered a silent heart attack. It never showed up on EKGs and is still a complete mystery as… See more

from Jeffery in AZ February 8, 2014 for Steven C. Burns, MD

I have been under Dr. Burns' care since he began his practice here in Tempe, AZ. I have always been in awe of his breadth of knowledge, professionalism, and courtesy as well as the genuine concern he has for his patients. His real gift, however, is in diagnosis. If Dr. Burns says it, it is most probably true and whatever instructions he gives are right. He is universally respected by his… See more

from Katheleen in AZ February 8, 2014 for Steven C. Burns, MD

He's always there when you need him. He makes your yearly physical bearable, answers all your questions(even stupid ones) which makes his bedside manner the best. I respect that he does recommend doctors outside his practice and I have found them to be good choices. His personality is outgoing with a good sense of humor, and he makes you feel relaxed in his presence no matter how personal… See more

from Pamela in AZ February 6, 2014 for Steven C. Burns, MD

It is incredible to be able to see such a wonderful physician on a moment's notice. His staff are efficient and friendly, and his skill, both on a personal and professional level are outstanding.

Annual Membership Fee

412.50per quarter
825.00per semi-annual
1,650.00per year