Dr. Burk Young, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Age 53
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Dr. Burk Young, MD
Dr. Burk Young, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Vernal, UT. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 25 years. Dr. Young is affiliated with Ashley Regional Medical Center.

175 N 100 W Ste 201

Vernal, UT 84078

Contact Information

(435) 789-7845

Dr. Burk Young, MD

Dr. Burk Young, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Shoulder Dislocation
very high
more than 99% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • ACL Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Replacement


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  • Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Young's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Young to family and friends
based on 37 total reviews (17 with comments)
Dr. Young's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (17)
in Vernal UT |
Doctor Young did a great job on my shoulder. He is easy to talk to and honest. He knows what he does well and is not satisfied unless it’s perfect. He has helped me and my family multiple times with great results. Thank you doctor Young.
in Vernal, UT |
Best orthopedic doctor I have ever been too. He is very professional and funny . He truly cares about his patients and their outcomes. He is much a perfectionist and does an amazing job. He will go above and beyond to make sure his patients are taken care of. I'm truly thankful he has taken care of me and my entire family. He is a 10 !!!
in Vernal, UT |
Did a complete knee replacement and repair of complete rotator cuff tear. great surgeon, great follow-up on surgery and physical therapy. the incision is almost invisible just a very fine line.
in Vernal, UT |
Dr. Young is an amazing orthopedic surgeon. He has taken care of several of my family members. He cares deeply for each of his patients. He repaired my son's ACL and miniscus that were torn playing soccer. He called on the phone to check up on him. He was very concerned and attentive both before and after surgery. My son was told by another MD that he would never play soccer again, but after Dr. Young's surgery his knee was even stronger than before and he was able to return to the sport.
in Dinosaur, CO |
My husband has had three surgeries performed by Dr. Young and I have had one. Dr. Young is the most caring doctor either of us has had. His determination to achieve a good outcome is commendable. His relocation to Douglas, Wyoming is truly good fortune for that area. Should either of us require a surgery again, we intend to travel to Douglas to be treated by Dr. Young.
in Vernal, UT |
Meticulous – infection prevention Empathetic – pain management Talented – gifted surgeon Personable – genuine caring
in Vernal, UT |
Dr. Young has been our "go to guy" for problems for many years from broken legs to carpal tunnel releases. He is so thorough and attentive. Our experiences have been totally satisfactory. He is just an all around great individual. One of his most important traits is if he is not totally comfortable doing your procedure, he will refer you to another doctor with more experience in that area. He truly cares about his patients well being.
in Vernal, UT |
Dr. Young was my choice for total knee replacement, the right one in September 2016, and the left one in March 2017. Dr. Young is experienced, meticulous and knowledgeable regarding his patient's health and well-being. My knees are so straight and solid, and I couldn't be more thankful and pleased with Dr. Young, his staff and the hospital here in Vernal for the most excellent and professional care I received. Dr. Young will be sorely missed and we wish him well, always.
in Vernal, UT |
Dr. Young is a great Orthopedic Surgeon. We have all the confidence in him. He has performed a knee replacement on my husband and he has been very pleased with that. He performed ankle surgery on me after a very bad brake and he took such great care of me. He has repaired a shoulder for me and I would recommend him for any orthopedic care.
Dutch John, UT |
My husband and I have both seen Dr. Young because of knee trouble. He is an excellent Dr. and we both appreciated the time he took with us and the care we received from him. I appreciated the fact that he didn't immediately do surgery, but tried to work with us to avoid surgery if possible. In my case, my knee is better, with no surgery. My husband did end up needing knee replacement. The surgery went well, the care we received after the surgery was excellent, and Ed is playing golf again.
in Vernal, UT |
I would definitely recommend Dr. Young I broke my wrist a year ago had to have surgery. I had never had surgery before and I'M 68 years old. Dr. Young explained everything to me and my family that I could understand. He was very kind and did and EXCELLENT job!! He kept in close contact and seen me through complete recovery!! Dr. Young is a fine doctor and man.
Vernal, UT |
I have nothing but positive things to say about Dr. Young and his office staff. My family and I have been under his care for years. I always feel like Dr. Young truly cares about his patients and goes out of his way to help everyone. He has always taken his time with me to thoroughly explain what is going on and answer any questions I might have. He is an outstanding surgeon and the only one I trust. His office staff is always very friendly and helpful with payments and making appointments.
in Vernal, UT |
I tore my ACL earlier this year and Dr Young went out of his way to help me recover after performing my surgery. He personally came to my house and dropped off a stationary bike after he was off one day so I could excercise the muscles and tendons in my knee. I have Never seen a doctor so committed to my recovery or health.
in Vernal, UT |
Dr. Young is an amazing Doctor. My son injured his arm in a hockey game on a Saturday 2 hours away from Vernal so we called Dr. Young and he told us that as soon as we got into town to call him and he said that he would meet us at his office to look at it. My son's arm was broken and Dr. Young took care of everything right then. I am sure that there are not a lot of Orthopedic doctors that would accommodate us like Dr. Young did. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Burk Young.
in Vernal, Utah |
Dr. Young is fantastic. We had a unique case where my son broke his leg the day of a family wedding. I'm a young mom, and was trying to figure out how I was going to get his leg casted and all make it to the wedding. Dr. Young stepped in and got him casted in time for us to all be there. I'm forever grateful. He's a lifesaver (literally). I also feel like he is exceptional in setting bones and insisted on doing the casting himself. My son has had zero issues since removing the cast!
in Vernal, UT |
My experience with Dr. Young has always been positive. He is very professional and is very thorough with explaining what is going on. He has been a huge asset to this community and I would recommend him to anyone!
in Vernal |
I was at the doctors office for 2 hrs total and saw the doctor himself for 16 minutes. I felt more confused about what was wrong with me after our short visit. I had to ask HIM if there was exercises that could help, I had to ask HIM if a cortisone shot would help, I had to ask HIM if he could get me some medication for the pain. Sometimes I seriously felt like I was the doctor in the situation! The office was extremely small and very outdated. I really wish that I would have felt different.
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Dr. Young accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Young has admitting privileges

Ashley Regional Medical Center
150 W 100 N
Vernal, UT 84078
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