Dr. Patricia Burford, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & MetabolismFemaleAge 60

Dr. Burford
Telehealth services available

Endocrinology Osteoporosis Center

5050 NE Hoyt St Portland, OR 97213

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(503) 445-8080

Dr. Patricia Burford, MD is a Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Portland, OR and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Burford has more experience with Thyroid Disorders, Osteoporosis & Screening, and Diabetes & Glucose Monitoring than other specialists in her area. She graduated from University Of Glasgow, Faculty Of Medicine medical school in 1987. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Adventist Health Portland and Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. She has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Burford to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for Oregon
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Burford

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Burford treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Burford treats other conditions, please contact the office at (503) 445-8080.

Thyroid Disorders

Thyroid disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the thyroid gland, including hyperparathyroidism, thyroid disease, and thyroid nodules.Compare with other Thyroid Disorders specialists.

Dr. Burford is experienced in the area of Thyroid Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Thyroid Goiter
Thyroid Cancer
Hyperparathyroidism
Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
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High
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Osteoporosis & Screening

Osteoporosis specialists diagnose and treat conditions characterized by low bone density and bone weakness, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.Compare with other Osteoporosis & Screening specialists.

Dr. Burford is experienced in the area of Osteoporosis & Screening. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Osteoporosis
Osteopenia
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Diabetes & Glucose Monitoring

Diabetes specialists manage and treat a range of diabetes-related conditions including type 1 and type 2 diabetes and diabetic ketoacidosis through procedures such as continuous glucose monitoring and insulin therapy.Compare with other Diabetes & Glucose Monitoring specialists.

Dr. Burford is experienced in the area of Diabetes & Glucose Monitoring. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Diabetes Type 1
Diabetes Screening
Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
Diabetic Ketoacidosis
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Dr. Burford's conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acromegaly and Gigantism
  • ACTH (Cosyntropin) Stimulation Test
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Dexamethasone Suppression Test
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Evaluation
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Dynamic Endocrine Function Test
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Female Infertility
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Lipedema
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Lipoprotein Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Obesity
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Osteomalacia
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Rickets
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Subacute Thyroiditis
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Nodule Evaluation
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Thyroiditis
  • Thyrotoxicosis Factitia
  • Turner Syndrome
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Water Deprivation Test

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Dr. Burford accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
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Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Health Net PPO
Humana
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LifeWise
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
ODS Health Plan
Providence Health Plans
Personal Option EPO
Preferred PPO
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Preferred Provider Network PPN
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare
PacifiCare HMO
PacifiCare PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. Burford's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Burford

4.4

Based on 28 ratings

5 Stars
75%
(21)
4 Stars
10.714285714285714%
(3)
3 Stars
3.5714285714285716%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
10.714285714285714%
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I've never seen a Dr. so well prepared for appointments. She will take time to explain test results and answer questions. She's very knowledgeable about various meds and their side effects and her advice is evidence driven.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Oct 24, 2020
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Doctor Burford is very caring, she asks questions, answers questions, gives an exam every visit. One can really tell that Dr. Burford loves what she does.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Linda Trickel – Mar 05, 2020
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Dr. Burford, originally trained as a surgeon, obtained further graduate training as an Endocrinologist. She is one of the true geniuses in the medical field...genius in the purist sense. She has a great bed-side manner, is willing to spend whatever time it takes to communicate effectively, and really cares for her patients. I would score her ABOVE the "5" if I could!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Carl Lloyd – Feb 03, 2020
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She is a superb clinician. Dr. Burford has both an impressive depth and breadth of knowledge. She is calm, thoughtful, creative, innovative, an excellent problem solver, and has that combination of toughness and compassion found in the best physicians. Dr. Burford has been my physician for a few years and the worst thing I can say about her is that she is so well-known and respected in the medical community that openings for new patients are rare. She is also booked solidly well into the future. So, if you are lucky enough to be able to get on her caseload, do it. You will be safely and well cared for. If you are looking for an Endocrinologist, well, you can always try and her office may have referral suggestions.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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E – Jul 24, 2019
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Outstanding physician thorough always review medical history Explains everything couldn't recommend highly enough
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Current patient in Well out of Portland – Aug 15, 2018
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I have seen dr patricia Buford for about 3 years. I have had difficulty from the start getting information about my health, test results or getting the doctor to call me back. This last visit she sent me for an ultra sound for thyroid mapping after surgery. Then sent me for biopsy. But she is unwilling to call me to talk of the results. Will not give me test results. And her staff is not able to explain any of this to me. I refuse to blindly let a y doctor treat my health in this manner.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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C r richoux in Portland, OR – Aug 24, 2017
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I have been with Dr. Burford since the mid-90's as a patient and I have always found her to be genuinely interested in my well-being, as well as being a very good diagnostician. I would have no hesitation recommending her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Vancouver, WA – May 09, 2017
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Dr. Patricia Burford is excellent. Great personality, and wonderful ethics- very patient centric. She zeroed in on something that was very out of balance with me and I'm excited to start correcting this problem. I have many things wrong with me, but no one else had come across this yet. I think she might be the best in her field in the PAC NW, for sure. Her staff is equally excellent.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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JW in Portland, OR – Dec 13, 2016
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Dr. Burford is both knowledgable and caring. She takes time to go over all of my treatment options so I clearly understand my healthcare choices.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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CG in Tualatin, OR – Mar 23, 2016
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Dr. Burford takes care of me. You feel you are a VIP. I only see her once a year for a marathon of tests to monitor my thyroid and diabetes and osteopenia. Always leave feeling well. She is smart, compassionate, and funny. We can talk dogs, horses, and thyroid easily. Glad I found this doctor years ago, she is hands down the best doctor to see you if panicking over possible thyroid problems. She is keeping my endocrine system working. Busy though, appts. can be tough to get so call early.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
14 people found this helpful
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Sheila in Portland, OR – Dec 25, 2015
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Patricia Burford, MD is a Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Portland, OR and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field....Read more

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1993
University Of California Los Angeles
Fellowship Hospital
1991
Legacy Emanuel Med Center
Residency Hospital
1989
U Hawaii
Internship Hospital
1987
University Of Glasgow, Faculty Of Medicine
Medical School
,

Awards

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What are Dr. Patricia Burford, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Burford frequently treats Thyroid Disorders, Osteoporosis & Screening, and Diabetes & Glucose Monitoring. See all practice areas where Dr. Burford specializes.

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Dr. Burford's office is located at 5050 NE Hoyt St, Portland, OR 97213. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Endocrinology Osteoporosis Center

Patricia A. Burford M.d. PC5050 NE Hoyt St Portland, OR 97213
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Burford is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Adventist Health Portland

Portland, OR

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Legacy Emanuel Medical Center

Portland, OR

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

OHSU Hospital - Marquam Hill Campus

Portland, OR

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital

Hood River, OR

83% Patient Experience Rating, 14% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Providence Milwaukie Hospital

Milwaukie, OR

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

Providence Portland Medical Center

Portland, OR

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2022)

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

Portland, OR

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

21 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2022)

Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center

Oregon City, OR

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average