Dr. Christopher Burress, DO

Dr. Christopher Burress, DO

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41 y/o
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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
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Medicaid of Tennessee
  • MultiPlan
  • POMCO Group
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Burress' Experience

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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

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Burress ""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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Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
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Board Certifications

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

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Abscess
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis Due to Food
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Atony
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Blepharitis
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Burn Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Callus
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Common Cold
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Confusion
  • Congenital Diseases
  • Constipation
  • Corn
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficult-to-Control Hypertension
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fever
  • Fever-Induced Seizure
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Folliculitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hidradenitis
  • High-Risk Hypertension
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Impetigo
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • 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
  • Lice
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lyme Disease
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Newborn Jaundice
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Occupational Injuries
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Attention Deficit (ADD)
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ringworm
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Lesion
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Strep Throat
  • Stye
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Throat Pain
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

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Procedures

  • 24-Hour Ambulatory Electrocardiogram
  • Abdominal Paracentesis
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Advance Directive End of Life Planning
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Allergy Shots
  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Ambulatory Phlebectomy
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • 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
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Casting
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Cervical Injection
  • Chest X-Ray
  • Chlamydia Infection Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Care Management
  • Condyloma Destruction
  • Congenital Heart Surgery
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Cyst Aspiration
  • Cystectomy
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Depo-Provera® Birth Control Shot
  • Diet Counseling
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Employment Physical Examination
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Exercise Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Family Planning Services
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gram Stain
  • HIV Screening
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hospice Care Services
  • IV Therapy
  • Immunization
  • Immunization Administration
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • 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
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Nasal Packing for Epitaxis
  • Neonatal Care
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Paracentesis
  • Pediatric EKG (Electrocardiogram, ECG)
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Primary Care for Adolescents
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Removal of Condyloma
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Splinting
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stitches
  • Stress Test
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaccination
  • Wart Removal
  • Well Baby Care
  • Wellness Examination
  • 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.

Education

  • 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
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Burress' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Burress to family and friends
4.5
based on 92 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Burress' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • 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
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
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    Cigna PPO
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  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
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  • Medicaid of Tennessee
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  • MultiPlan
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    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • POMCO Group
  • Tricare
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  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Burress has admitting privileges

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