Dr. James Burns, MD

Dr. James Burns, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Male  |  
Age 52
(20)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. James Burns, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Boston, MA. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 26 years.

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
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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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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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
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Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

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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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Burns to family and friends
4.0
based on 20 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Burns' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Jupiter, FL |
Extremely qualified and understanding, and most importantly patient since most people coming in for throat exams are anxious. highly recommend.
in Hingham, MA |
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 voice sounds 100% better, I can laugh out loud now, raise my voice in a social setting to be heard. I'm so happy I chose him for my surgery. He is truly one of the best in the world.
in Watertown, MA |
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.
in Cambridge, MA |
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 know whether to trust what he says. The other staff are wonderful.
in Winthrop, M |
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 well.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Burns accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan
    Tufts PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Burns has admitting privileges

Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit St
Boston, MA 02114
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