Dr. Burton Sanders, MD

Dr. Burton Sanders, MD

Family Medicine  |  
Male  |  
63 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Burton Sanders, MD is a family medicine doctor who practices in Nashville, TN. He is 63 years old.

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Dr. Sanders' Experience

Dr. Sanders' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sanders "Sterling Primary Care is dedicated to providing you and your family with the best medical care available. Our goal is to consistently provide outstanding healthcare expertise and service to every patient. We are committed to our patients by addressing their specific healthcare needs, community health concerns, and following through with specific and general preventive measures to maintain the health and well-being of our patients and the community."


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  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blepharitis
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Common Cold
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Skin
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genital Warts
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Glaucoma
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ringworm
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Rosacea
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Sore Throat
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wheezing


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Immunization
  • Liver Function Test
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Wellness Examination

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University Of California - Irvine Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of California - Irvine Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sanders has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sanders' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sanders to family and friends
based on 59 total reviews (33 with comments)
Dr. Sanders' 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 (33)
in Nashville, TN |
Dr. Sanders is always friendly and caring. I never feel rushed in and out. Never have to wait long in waiting room. Always responds to my phone calls in a timely manner.
in Nashville, TN |
smiley face staff,accurate timing,and professional service ,highly recommended.Mac Afshari
in Springfield, TN |
I have been with Dr Sanders for a few years now & actually found him thru online reviews so I thought I'd pay it forward. I have not had a good doctor in years like Dr Sanders. In fact before him I had seen a whole lot of bad doctors, but he and his staff are different. I've never had one visit where I felt unheard. Dr Sanders and Alyssa take the time to listen & explain things. It isn't a doctor over patient relationship but a team effort every time I'm there. I'd highly recommend!!!
in Brentwood, TN |
I love Dr Sanders. He always listens to everything I need to talk about and he never rushes In and out. He truly cares about his patients.
in Brentwood, TN |
Dr BURTON Sanders is like a breath of fresh air he is very easy to talk to and to understand he has the absolute best bed side manners of most doctors I have spoken to lately he is very caring and truly has his patients best interest at heart we are very blessed to have Dr Sanders looking after my mom she deserves only the best and that’s why we choose Dr BURTON Sanders
in Nashville, TN |
I've been seeing Dr. Sanders for over 16 years and have never had a problem or complaint. He is professional, knowledgeable, courteous, friendly and concerned about his patients. He willingly talks about treatment options, makes appropriate suggestions and referrals and addresses the patient's fears and concerns. I can't imagine having to switch doctors. The staff at his clinic mimics his professionalism. Each is friendly, professional and concerned about each patient. Highly recommended.
in Nashville, TN |
Dr. Sanders has been my personal family doctor for many years. I am thoroughly satisfied with his service and highly recommend him.
Franklin, TN |
Dr. Sanders saw me Friday and by Saturday I was already feeling so much better. He took the time to explain everything to me and to think through my diagnosis. Would recommend him to anyone (as long as he's taking new patients, the website says he is, the office says he isn't ;) ).
in Brentwood, TN |
Dr. Sanders truly is a great physician. He is personable, considerate, professional, competent, and interested in you as a patient but also as a person. He is conservative in his approach to taking care of patients and does great follow up with each person. Higly recommend Dr. Sanders and his team for your primary care needs.
in Nashville, TN |
Dr. Sanders has been my primary care physician for about 20 years. I count on huim because I can count on him: he figures out what's wrong when something is wrong; he fixes it himself when that's the best course; he sends me to excellent specialists when that's the best course. I am up to date on all my preventive care thanks to Dr. Sanders. He's also just a really nice, good guy who one is likely to find quite congenial, concerned, and interested. If you can get on his patient roster-do it!
in Brentwood, TN |
He really takes the time to explain everything from symptoms to diagnosis and then the necessary steps to be taken with the correct medication as needed. Or alternative to recommend an appropriate Diagnostic Physician when needed.
in Nashville, TN, |
Twenty plus years being a patient of Dr. Sanders! Any patient will receive excellent care from Dr. Sanders and his staff. You will always get referrals to many doctors who are among the best in their specialty. Not only great care but Dr. Sanders cares about his patients which is sometimes hard to find in today's medical fields. My highest recommendation for Dr. Sanders and his staff.
in Nashville, TN |
Outstanding customer service. Everyone that I came into contact with were both friendly and courteous. Dr. Sander's entire staff from the moment that I entered the office was helpful. Dr. Sanders always explains everything to me in non-doctor talk so that I can understand what is going on with my health. There is definitely a professional work environment but it is also a friendly and welcoming office area.
in Hendersonville, TN |
I am so blessed to have Dr. Sanders as my MD; he's very through kind and polite and concerned of his patients. He run a nice clean facility AND his whole staff is wonderful from the front desk with Debbie to the back offices with him.....ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL.. I definitely recommend Dr. Sanders for your health care needs. Wonderful Man.
in Antioch |
I have been a patient of Dr. Sanders for 20+ years. He and his staff are awesome. He is very professional, caring, thorough, he listens, and explains and I've never doubted any treatment plan that he has prescribed for me. Having working in the medical field myself for 23 years these are qualities that always practiced. I would and have referred family and friends to Dr Sanders.
in Hendersonville, TN |
My wife and I are long time patients of Dr. Sanders. He explains things in every day language as much as possible until you understand. He truly cares about his patients.
in Joelton, TN |
Dr Burton Sanders has been my husband's and my PCP for over 20 years. I am fortunate to be above average in health, but did contract a major disease 16 years ago which Dr Sanders got me through remarkedly well. He treats my minor complaints and occasional illnesses very thoroughly and efficiently. I have referred my grown children to him and would not hesitate to refer anyone to him. He's a very friendly, personable doctor who spends plenty of time listening to his patients
in Brentwood, TN |
I've known Dr. Sanders for a while now, but he just became my primary physician. You'd be hard pressed to find a more thoughtful, caring doctor. His demeanor is relaxed, but he is very detailed and on point. He spent the appropriate amount of time with me, while moving between several other patients. His staff was welcoming and efficient. As I was checking out, the couple in front of me commented "I love coming here...they are always so good to me".
Nashville, TN |
Takes the time to answer all questions, regardless of how small they may be. I have referred 3 friends to Dr Sanders and all 3 are very happy with his entire practice.
Nashville, TN |
Personable and knowledgeable doctor. Efficient office operations. Minimal waiting. Enough said.
in Hermitage, TN |
I have been a patient of Dr. Sanders for more than 20 years. I rarely have to wait more than a few minutes in the waiting area. The entire staff in his office is very friendly and professional. Dr. Sanders always takes time to listen to any concerns I have and I trust his judgement in my treatment and care. He is very patient and willing to explain your options in detail and in ways that you are sure to understand. I would highly recommend him as a primary physician.
in Nashville, TN |
The best of the best. You are NOT treated like a number; you are not treated like a fool. Unlike many docs who finish your sentences for you and then tell you what to do, Burt is a great listener who understands that each patient (while perhaps having a problem common to others) is an individual and should be treated with an individual care plan. He is simply in a class by himself.
in Nashville, TN |
Dr. Sanders has been my Physician for the past 18 years, He listens to your concerns and administer the best care possible. He offers suggestions and options for your healthcare, and allows the patient to stay in control in decisions that is best for you. He explains health related questions so that you understand and most times until he feels you understand. You never leave his office wondering "what just happened". I highly recommend Dr. Sanders to anyone!
Nashville, TN |
I have been a patient of Dr. Sanders longer than many marriages last. He's a wonderful physician and genuinely cares about his patients. I highly recommend him as a Primary Care Physician.
in Hendersonville, TN |
I have been with Dr. Sanders for over 20 years. He is through, very caring about his patients, stays up to date on all current and previous medical conditions, and will refer out to a specialist in a timely manner when indicated. He is very friendly, compassionate, and a very competent healthcare provider. I am a Registered Nurse, and have worked with many primary care providers, and have found Dr. Sanders to be one of the best in his treatment regimen. I HIGHLY recommend him to new patients.
in Brentwood, TN |
The best.
Nashville, TN |
I have recommended Dr. Sanders and his staff to others in the past, I would still do so, with no hesitation.
in Hendersonville, TN |
Very concern and professional doctor. He listens and truly concerns for all my problems and gives professional attention to my needs. I highly recommend doctor Burton sanders.
Franklin, TN |
Dr. Sanders is a professional, responsive and personable physician with one goal in mind. My health. I highly recommend Dr. Sanders for primary care in family medicine.
Brentwood TN |
This is a great practice, with friendly people and doctors who are caring and professional.
Brentwood, TN |
Dr has been my dr for over 25 years none better. Rc
in Brentwood, TN |
After moving to TN from California we were hoping to find a great PCP to replace the one we had in CA. We found him! Caring and takes time for his patients.
in Franklin, TN |
I changed my dr after 12 yrs of going to her and went to Dr Sanders and it was by far the absolute best experience I have ever had with a dr and his team. Very caring, compassionate and thorough on his evaluation of my health. If you don't believe me just read the rest of his reviews
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Dr. Sanders accepts 32 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
  • Alliant Health Plans
  • American General
  • American International Group (AIG)
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card
    Network C
    Network P
    Network S
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna HMO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Community Health Network
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
    Choice Care
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • MultiPlan
  • NovaNet
  • One Health
    One Health HMO
    One Health POS
    One Health PPO
  • PHCS
  • Prime Health Services
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Signature Health Alliance
  • Tricare
    Tricare South
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare POS
    United Healthcare PPO
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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