Dr. Christopher Burress, DO

Dr. Christopher Burress, DO

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43 y/o
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Dr. Christopher Burress, DO is an internal medicine specialist in Bon Aqua, TN and has been practicing for 10 years. He specializes in internal medicine and pediatrics.Read his story

Optimum Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

10044 Highway 46

Bon Aqua, TN 37025
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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' conditions and procedures:

  • 24-Hour Ambulatory Electrocardiogram
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominal Paracentesis
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Abscess
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • 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
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Advance Directive End of Life Planning
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis Due to Food
  • Allergy Shots
  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Ambulatory Phlebectomy
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Asthma
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedsores
  • Behavior Modification
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Biopsy
  • Bird Flu
  • Bladder Atony
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Blood Sugar Monitoring
  • Boil
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Exam
  • Breast Pain
  • Breastfeeding Counseling
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bullectomy
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Burn Care Services
  • Burn Injuries
  • Bursa Injection
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Callus
  • Cancer Counseling
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Casting
  • CDL Physical Examination
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Cervical Injection
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest X-Ray
  • Chlamydia Infection Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Care Management
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cluster Headache
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Common Cold
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Condyloma Destruction
  • Confusion
  • Congenital Diseases
  • Congenital Heart Surgery
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Constipation
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Corn
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Cyst Aspiration
  • Cystectomy
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Depo-Provera® Birth Control Shot
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Diet Counseling
  • Difficult-to-Control Hypertension
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Employment Physical Examination
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Exercise Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Family Planning Services
  • Febrile Convulsion
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Folliculitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gout
  • Gram Stain
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Hearing Screening
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hidradenitis
  • High-Risk Hypertension
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Histoplasmosis
  • HIV Screening
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hospice Care Services
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Impetigo
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Infant Care
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Injection Therapy
  • Insomnia
  • Insulin Pump Therapy
  • Insurance Physical Examination
  • Intercostal Nerve Block
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Placement
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • IV Therapy
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint X-Ray
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Laceration Repair
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lice
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • 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
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Lyme Disease
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Mole Removal
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Nasal Packing for Epitaxis
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neonatal Care
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Newborn Jaundice
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Obesity Counseling
  • 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
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear
  • Paracentesis
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric EKG (Electrocardiogram, ECG)
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Pediatric Overweight
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • 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)
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Removal of Condyloma
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ringworm
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Rosacea
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Scabies
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Sepsis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Lesion
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Sore Throat
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Splinting
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stitches
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Strep Throat
  • Stress Test
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ulcer
  • Urinalysis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaccination
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wart Removal
  • Warts
  • Well Baby Care
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations
  • X-Ray
  • Yeast Infections

About Me

"Our mission is to provide caring evidence based medicine to children and adults of all ages". Our practice is a Group practice consisting of Dr. Burress and his mid-level providers and staff which means you will always get special attention and...

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Education

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

Awards

  • 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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Dr. Burress' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Burress

4.5

Based on 96 reviews

5 Stars
85.41666666666667%
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
11.458333333333334%
(11)

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I will never trade doctors for any reason. I love my doctors and the work they provide for me.
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Dr. Burress has been my doctor for about 10 years. I think very highly of him. He listens, he is very knowledgeable and explains things well. He has given me excellent care.
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As I was notified that the first available new patient appointment is not until August, I feel compelled to share my experience. I scheduled seven WEEKS ago for a new patient appointment for my daughter. We showed up today on time and waited. After 70 minutes (30 of which we were the only ones waiting), I asked how long it would be. We had been overlooked in the waiting room and they had gone to lunch because they didn't even check. I would go somewhere else. This was our first appointment.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
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Cigna
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Cigna PPO
Open Access
Golden Rule
Humana
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Medicaid of Tennessee
Tenncare
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MultiPlan PPO
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POMCO Group
Tricare
TriCare for Life
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