Dr. Burch was raised in an Air Force family, and has lived in 11 locations in 9 states as well as overseas. Although he enjoyed this experience, he fell in love with the Commonwealth and attended Western Kentucky University, where he met his future wife. He then was accepted to the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, where he graduated with High Honors in the top ten percent of his medical school class. He received additional fellowship training in Hand and Microvascular Surgery, studying under the famed Dr. Joseph Kutz , Dr. Harold Kleinert, and Dr. William Breidenbach, who performed the world's first successful hand transplant. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Burch was accepted into the Orthopaedic Residency Program with advanced standing, and received several academic and clinical awards, including Outstanding Surgical Intern. Since coming to Bowling Green in 1991, Dr. Burch has served his alma mater Western Kentucky University as Team Physician, and enjoys traveling to cover away games for all sports. In his spare time, Dr. Burch enjoys outdoor activities of all sorts, including kayaking, hiking, hunting, and flyfishing. He is a licensed airplane pilot and has continued to travel extensively, recently taking a missionary trip to China. He has a passion for music and plays several instruments. Dr Burch swims daily for exercise, and enjoys painting and calligraphy. He is very active in his home church, where he has served as an elder since 2006. Dr. Burch and his wife Marla have three children and one dog, and have one grandchild on the way.
I feel strongly that if patients have placed their trust in me for their care, I have a great responsibility to spend the time, energy, personal resources and care to come up with an accurate diagnosis and ultimate successful treatment. Whenever possible, it is my personal conviction that the most minimally invasive treatment is for the best.
I feel that it is my duty to spend much time in continuing education, the reading of medical journals and attending specialty meetings to remain engaged with the current best medical and surgical advances to provide optimum, compassionate care to all of those under my charge.
My personal philosophy is to treat my patient as I would want to be treated, in all phases of their treatment.
I have never had a moment's hesitation to offer to send a patient for a second opinion if requested or if I feel it is in their best interest.
Dr. Burch II's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
Orthopedic Hip Surgery
Orthopedic Knee Surgery
Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
Why It Matters: Dr. Burch II's Board Certifications
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Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
De Quervain's Disease
Degenerative Disc Disease
Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
Difficulty With Walking
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Internal Derangement of Knee
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
Osgood Schlatter Disease
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Pediatric Bone Problems
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Rotator Cuff Tear
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
Allograft Tissue Reconstruction
Ankle Fracture Repair
Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Arthroscopic Surgery Reconstruction
Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
Carpal Tunnel Release
Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
Clawtoe Correction Surgery
Complex Shoulder Joint Replacement
Core Muscle Endurance Testing
Corrective Foot Surgery
De Quervain's Release
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Joint Replacement Using Alternate Bearing Surfaces
Knee Cartilage Implantation
Knee Cartilage Repair
Knee Ligament Reconstruction
Knee Replacement Revision
Knee Tendon Repair
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
Meniscal Allograft Transplant
Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery
Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Multi-Ligament Knee Reconstruction
Muscle Problem Surgery
Muscle-Testing Electrodiagnosis With Chronaximetry
Muscle-Testing With Torque Curves During Isometric and Isokinetic Exercise
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Nerve Block, Somatic
Nerve Conduction Studies
Partial Knee Replacement
Peripheral Nerve Block
Physical Exams for Sports, School and Summer Camp
Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
Posterior Tibial Tendon Reconstruction
Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
Reconstructive Foot Surgery
Repair of Amputated Digit
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
Rotator Cuff Surgery
Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Reconstruction
Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Replacement
Sports Medicine Arthoscopy
Sports Medicine Related Procedures
Sports Medicine Surgery
Sports Physical Examination
Stem Cell Therapy
Stem Cell Transplant
Tendon and Bursa Injection
Total Wrist Replacement
Trigger Finger Release
Trigger Point Injection
Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
Wrist and Forearm Tenotomy
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
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Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Western Kentucky University
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
University of Kentucky
Medical School | Graduated 1986
University of Kentucky
Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
University of Kentucky
Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
Christine M. Kleinert Hand Institute
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989
Hand & Microvascular Surgery Fellowship, Jewish Hospital, Louisville, KY
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Burch II has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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Dr. Burch II Says:
I make it a point to review patient surveys on a regular basis. My office staff is hand-picked and comprised of some of the finest folks I've had the pleasure of knowing. However, if you should have an issue with any staff member at any time, I would be in your debt for you to bring this to my attention so that it can be addressed as quickly as possible in the interest of best patient practices, and...