Dr. James Burns, MD

Dr. James Burns, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 52
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Dr. James Burns, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Univ Of Va Sch Of Med Hlth Sys in 1991 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

1 Bowdoin Sq Fl 11

Boston, MA 02114

Contact Information

(617) 726-1444

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Burns performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Chronic Laryngitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Laryngitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
very high
more than 99% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

37  Conditions Treated

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10  Procedures

  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • ENT Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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

  • Univ Of Va Sch Of Med Hlth Sys
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • University Of Virginia
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University Of Virginia
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Burns has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Burns' Reviews

4.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Burns to family and friends
20 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
    (15)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Burns' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Patient Comments (5)

Extremely qualified and understanding, and most importantly patient since most people coming in for throat exams are anxious. highly recommend.
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Great experience from start - finish. Dr. Burns & his staff are amazing team. He stayed late to accommodate me & patiently answered my countless questions. The day of surgery, Dr. Burns & team were friendly, reassuring & kind. 12 hours after vocal cord surgery, I can hear the improvement - my...more
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Dr. Burns is an angel on earth. He saved my life and I am forever grateful to him. He's dedicated, kind and sincere. I really can't say enough good things about him. Thank you Dr. Burns for everything you have done for me and my family.
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Dr. Burns exudes jackass. Every question is a dumb question. And he'll even refuse (literally!) to answer some basic ones, like what is voice therapy?. He has more important things to do. He is clearly knowledgeable. But due to a complete lack of empathy and interpersonal skills it is hard to...more
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Have had problem speaking since an accident 3 months. Dr. Burs explained in details all options and recommended a specific procedure I agreed to have. He showed me pictures of the area injured and explained all the steps and expectations. The staff was friendly and made sure that everything went...more
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