Dr. Patricia Burford, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism •  Female • Age 59
  
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 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Burford has more experience with Thyroid Disorders and Diabetes 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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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 typically treats 96% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Thyroid Disease
Thyroid Cancer
Hyperparathyroidism
Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
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Diabetes

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 specialists.

Dr. Burford typically treats 68% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
Diabetes Type 1
Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Diabetes Type 2
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Dr. Burford's conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acromegaly and Gigantism
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Female Infertility
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Rickets
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroiditis
  • Turner Syndrome
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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Dr. Burford accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Health Net PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
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
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3 Stars
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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
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Oct 24, 2020
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I recently moved out of the Portland area to be closer to my children. Though I have few regrets about the move, one negative is that now I must find a new physician to follow my specialty health care needs. I had complete trust in Dr. Burford. I knew she not only was an excellent, informed health care provider but I always thought she truly cared about me as a person. As my new life in Nevada moves forward I wanted to take the time to let others know about this wonderful doctor. I am sad to leave her care. I wish her and her staff all the best in the future.
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Karen Henniger – Sep 22, 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.
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 33 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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Locations

Endocrinology Osteoporosis Center

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

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Adventist Health Portland

Portland, OR

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

Legacy Emanuel Medical Center

Portland, OR

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

OHSU Hospital - Marquam Hill Campus

Portland, OR

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital

Hood River, OR

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Providence Milwaukie Hospital

Milwaukie, OR

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

Providence Portland Medical Center

Portland, OR

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2021, 2019)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award™ (2020)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

Portland, OR

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center

Oregon City, OR

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

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