Dr. Christopher Burress, DO

Dr. Christopher Burress, DO

Internal Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
42 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Christopher Burress, DO is an internal medicine specialist in Bon Aqua, TN and has been practicing for 9 years. He specializes in internal medicine and pediatrics.

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
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Medicaid of Tennessee
  • MultiPlan
  • POMCO Group
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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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

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."

2  Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics

2  Board Certifications

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

270  Conditions Treated

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114  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
  • Cancer Counseling
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Casting
  • CDL Physical Examination
  • 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
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • HIV Screening
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hospice Care Services
  • Immunization
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Infant Care
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Injection Therapy
  • Insulin Pump Therapy
  • Insurance Physical Examination
  • Intercostal Nerve Block
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Placement
  • IV Therapy
  • 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.


  • 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
93 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (93)

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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 (5)

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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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Thank you for your kind comment.

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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...more
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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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