Dr. Christopher Burress, DO

Dr. Christopher Burress, DO

Internal Medicine  |  
Male  |  
41 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Christopher Burress, DO is an internal medicine doctor who practices in Bon Aqua, TN. He is 41 years old and has been practicing for 12 years. Dr. Burress is affiliated with Tristar Horizon Medical Center.

Optimum Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

10044 Highway 46

Bon Aqua, TN 37025
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Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Medicaid of Tennessee
  • MultiPlan
  • POMCO Group
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

"Our mission is to provide caring evidence based medicine to children and adults of all ages". Our practice is a solo practice consisting of Dr. Burress and his staff which means you will always get special attention and care provided by the same Doctor and nurse. Our clinic prides themselves in caring for all patients regardless of their ability to pay and working to improve patient clinical outcomes. A Med/Peds clinic is an advanced outpatient facility that can provide care for all ages.
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Dr. Burress' Experience

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


  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Burn Injuries
  • Callus
  • Congenital Diseases
  • Corn
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Difficult-to-Control Hypertension
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Genital Warts
  • High-Risk Hypertension
  • Occupational Injuries
  • Pediatric Attention Deficit (ADD)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Skin Lesion


  • 24-Hour Ambulatory Electrocardiogram
  • Abdominal Paracentesis
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Allergy Shots
  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Ambulatory Phlebectomy
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Behavior Modification
  • Biopsy
  • Blood Sugar Monitoring
  • Breast Exam
  • Breastfeeding Counseling
  • Breath Testing
  • Bullectomy
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Burn Care Services
  • Bursa Injection
  • CDL Physical Examination
  • Cancer Counseling
  • Casting
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Cervical Injection
  • Chest X-Ray
  • Condyloma Destruction
  • Congenital Heart Surgery
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Cyst Aspiration
  • Cystectomy
  • Depo-Provera® Birth Control Shot
  • Diet Counseling
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Employment Physical Examination
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Exercise Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Family Planning Services
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Gram Stain
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hospice Care Services
  • IV Therapy
  • Immunization
  • Infant Care
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Injection Therapy
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Insulin Pump Therapy
  • Insurance Physical Examination
  • Intercostal Nerve Block
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Placement
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint X-Ray
  • Laceration Repair
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Mole Removal
  • Nasal Packing for Epitaxis
  • Neonatal Care
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)
  • Paracentesis
  • Pediatric EKG (Electrocardiogram, ECG)
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Primary Care for Adolescents
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Removal of Condyloma
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Splinting
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stitches
  • Stress Test
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaccination
  • Wart Removal
  • Well Baby Care
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations
  • X-Ray


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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.


  • University of Tennessee at Martin
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
  • Kansas City Univ Of Medicine Bioscience College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • University Of South Alabama-Internal Medicine/ Pediatrics
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • University Of South Alabama-Internal Medicine / Pediatrics
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • University of South Alabama / Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Chief Resident
    Other Education | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • National Health Service Corps Scholar, 2005
  • Tennessee Primary Care Association's - Practitioner of the Year Award, 2010
  • Avalon Hospice Medical Director Award, 2011
  • Victor Benator Award - Award for Top Teaching Housestaff in Internal Medicine, 2009
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Burress' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Burress to family and friends
based on 92 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Burress' 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 (4)
in Memphis, TN |
We absolutely adored Dr. Burress. He's a very sweet man, social with the adults, respectful, not condescending, friendly. He obviously loves his job - all the rooms are themed. The waiting room has a giant pirate ship play house/jungle gym thing for the kids, and the exam rooms are jungle themed and Dr. Seuss themed. He is the only doctor I know of that still does house calls. He also accepts walk-ins, so he is pretty much always available. We only left because we moved away.
We just love him! He has been home visiting mother every month for a couple years. He is so personable that we have made him part of our family.
in Dickson, TN |
I Over a year ago,I was having some back problems My then doctor acted like he was going to help me so he referred me to a sports medicine clinic and after taking Xrays I was handed a script that had written on it. Refer to Chiropractor and was told when my insurance company called me with the name of a chiropractor to give the Sports medicine clinic a call and I was ignored and left standing in the hall. I was devastated to say the least. So I got rid of my PCP and went to Dr Burress.
Thank you for your kind comment.
in Centerville, TN |
He seems like he's a decent dr, but my husband and I are not ok with the current immunization schedule for personal, close to home reasons. The whole time I was in the examination room with my 4 month old, he berated me about this! He was very pushy and asked multiple times if I was going to get him vaccinated. How he even managed to listen to his lungs is beyond me. If your a parent like me go see Dr. Mary McNeal in Dickson.
As a pediatrician, I always stress the importance of immunizations. I feel strongly that it is the correct course of action for a child's overall healthcare. I always explain this professionally.
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Dr. Burress accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
    Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Medicaid of Tennessee
  • MultiPlan
    Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • POMCO Group
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Golden Rule HMO
    Golden Rule POS
    Golden Rule PPO
    Medicare Advantage HMO
    Options PPO
    Secure Horizons
    United Healthcare

Hospitals where Dr. Burress has admitting privileges

Tristar Horizon Medical Center
111 Highway 70 E
Dickson, TN 37055
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