Dr. James Burcham III, MD

Dr. James Burcham III, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 67
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. James Burcham III, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Aurora, CO. He is 67 years old. Dr. Burcham III is affiliated with The Medical Center of Aurora and Sky Ridge Medical Center.

750 Potomac St Ste 223

Aurora, CO 80011

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Coventry Health Care
  • 8 More

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Top Care Areas


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very high
more than 91% of peers
Eye Infections
more than 86% of peers
Dry Eyes
more than 84% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Burcham III "Our mission is to provide each patient with the most up-to-date and comprehensive eye health care available. We strive to treat each patient as family and nurture a long lasting relationship with our patients."


  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Iritis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Nearsightedness
  • Neuromyelitis Optica
  • Night Blindness
  • Occupational Injuries
  • Ocular Convergence Spasm
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Red-Green Color Blindness
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Strabismus-Like Double Vision
  • Stye
  • Subconjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Disorders
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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 Missouri-Columbia
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University of Alabama
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Colorado
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Certificate of Appreciation from President of Panama for visiting his country and helping the native people with eye surgery, March,2003
Media & Publications

Dr. Burcham III has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Sign Language

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Burcham III's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Burcham III to family and friends
based on 58 total reviews (17 with comments)
Dr. Burcham III's 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 (17)
in Denver, CO |
When I called the office with what could have been a serious condition, they offered to see me immediately. Dr. Burcham completed a very thorough exam checking my vision, retina, and for glaucoma. He also completed lens replacement surgery for me five years ago. I trust Dr. Burcham 100%. I would highly commend this office.
in Denver, CO |
Dr Burcham and staff are the most kindest and caring folks in the medical profession. Both Dr. B and his staff always take the time to answer any questions that I have. They are very professional and give each of their patients as much time as is needed. After having laser surgery, I had a concern on a Saturday, called their number, and Dr. Burcham himself answered the phone, and assured me that what I was experiencing was normal. Dr. B. is an excellent surgeon and an awesome person.
Bennett, CO |
The Office staff goes above and beyond when you have issues with insurance!
Littleton, CO |
Very knowledgeable, thorough, considerate, and kind. Takes the time to explain what he's doing and answers any questions.
I've been a patient of Dr. Burcham for over 20 years. He is skilled and knowledgeable. Would recommend!
Aurora, CO |
Very friendly and efficient office
Aurora, CO |
Dr. Burcham is a very conscientious ophthalmologist. He has taken care of me and my wife for several years, performing regular annual eye exams to cataract surgery and Lasik procedure. He is very thorough and takes his time to ensure that everything is just right.
in Denver, CO |
Dr.Burcham was very helpful.took time to let us know for the eye exam.will recommend him to others.
in Colorado Springs, CO |
Very good people, they give wonderful time and attention.
Aurora, CO |
I called Dr. Burcham's office the evening after an eye injury. Staff asked me if I could come in right away. I said "yes". I was seen within an hour of making the phone call. Christina was very thorough. Office staff was helpful and courteous. Dr. Burcham was thorough and explained my situation in terms I could understand. I am very impressed that I was able to be seen so quickly.
in Aurora, CO |
The doctor is consistently professional, attentive to my eye care needs, trustworthy. The office staff is welcoming, helpful, and efficient.
in Aurora, CO |
personable, professional, caring little wait in waiting area tech very efficient, friendly and professional
in Centennial, CO |
Cant say enough good things to say abt Dr. Burcham. Kind, informative and a good staff thats been with him for years!
in Aurora, CO |
This was a pleasant experience. I did not have a long wait to be seen. I felt my questions were answered to my satisfaction.
in Aurora, CO |
Lovely bedside manor and very experienced. the office seems very efficient and happy. it is so great im referring everyone i know. id love to work in a place that was like this!
in Aurora, CO |
Continue to get excellent reviews from others regarding the cataract surgery he did for me.
in Denver, CO |
The staff were very pleasant and Professional, and Dr. Takara was very informative. My only issue is I was given an appointment date of 8/1, but when I got there I was told it was really for 8/2. I do not know who dropped the ball, the VA, Health Net Federal Services or the staff at Dr. Burcham's. On 8/2, I was well taken care of.
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Dr. Burcham III accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Cofinity
    Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • National Elevator
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
    Rocky Mountain Health Plans HMO
  • Thrivent Financial
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Burcham III has admitting privileges

Sky Ridge Medical Center
10101 Ridgegate Pkwy
Lone Tree, CO 80124
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The Medical Center of Aurora
1501 S Potomac St
Aurora, CO 80012
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