Dr. David Burns, MD
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Dr. David Burns, MD


Rheumatology | Male

DAVID E BURNS, MD 902 Frostwood Dr Ste 307 Houston, TX 77024 Get Directions


Dr. David Burns, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Houston, TX. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 39 years. Dr. Burns is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Dr. Burns' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (12)
in Houston |
I want to tell you this doctor cares... I came to him very sick and not knowing what was wrong with me. He ran many tests and found that I had various problems. In about 3 month of treatment and different medicines, I am now feeling great and doing extremely well. I would recommend if you have a medical problem and need to discover what the REAL problem is this is the doctor for you. FEELING GREAT AND THANKFUL!
in Houston, TX |
Highly recommend. Dr. Burns spend quality time with each and every patient.very knowledgeable and welcomes questions. I feel like I am good hands with Dr. Burns
in Houston, TX |
I have a second lovely baby thanks to Dr, Burns! I will never been able to pay him off for his support.
Houston, TX |
I saw many doctors before finding Dr. Burns. I love how thorough he is with his analysis. Dr. Burns changed my life.
in Houston, TX |
I have been seeing Dr. Burns for over 3 years and would not change him. He effectively diagnosed my conditions, when others couldn't. He genuinely cares for my well being and is very thorough when any concerns arise. He cares about my opinion and concerns with medication and is willing to work with my individual needs.
in Houston, TX |
My mother has been a patient of Dr. Burns for a year now and he has totally helped her. She was taking medications that were working against each other and he has now gotten her meds in sinc with each other. She is a new person. Also, the doctors he has referred her to have been wonderful and very helpful in handling extended issues.
in HoustonTX |
Very patient and knowledgeable Took time to talk to me about my many health problems. Feeling better than I have in a long time with my new my medications.
in Houston, TX |
Dr. Burns used many diagnostic tools to pinpoint what conditions you may have. He goes way beyond what my general practitioner has done to ensure that I a, getting the best are possible. His office staff is very courteous.
in Houston, TX |
Irrelevant Diagnosis! Several Blood work including some tests which were not covered by my insurance and I ended up paying around $500 for nothing. I made several attempts to call and talk with him or his assistants, but each time they asked me to call back to talk with another person who at the time was not in the office. I do not recommend him at all.
in Houston,Tx |
Dr. Burns is very thorough. After taking my Mom to several doctors he was the only one to help her not only with her RA but he also helped her get all her other health problems in check. He is a one of a kind genuine Dr. that still cares about his patients well being!
in Houston, TX |
He didn't listen to anything I said in the appointment. Then when the blood tests came back, he told me I needed to go to counseling to deal with my fatigue? Really??? I paid for a second appointment to be told to do something I ALREADY told him I was doing... not a great doctor.
in Houston, TX |
Dr burns saved my life. I would recommend him in a heart beat. The wait to see him is long because he spends the time he needs to with every patient. His staff is the best. The office has a homey environment and you can tell that dr burns and his staff care about you. I am so glad to have found him!
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Dr. Burns' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Rheumatology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  Sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Background Check

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    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Texas.

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  • 1

    Dr. Burns has received 1 sanction

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
    • Disciplinary action in another state (11/4/2005)
    • Action Taken: Surrender
    • Summary: Dr David Erin Burns; License # C50049

      Nature of Complaint:

      The Physician has been the subject of disciplinary action in another state.

      The Physician has been disciplined in the State of Texas for failure to meet the standard of practice in his care and treatment of five patients.

      Action Taken:

      The Physician has chosen to Surrender the license to practice medicine in the State of California.

    • State: California
  • 0
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Board Certifications

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Vascular Disease


  • Medical School
    The Queen's University Of Belfast, College Of Medicine and Health Sciences

    Graduated in 1978

  • Internship Hospital
    U Western Ont

    Completed in 1979

  • Residency Hospital
    Univ Of Western Ontario Ontario Canada

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Rheumatology

Procedures Performed

  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection