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Dr. Patricia Burford, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism ·  Female · Age 58

Dr. Burford

Endocrinology Osteoporosis Center

5050 NE Hoyt St Ste 414 Portland, OR 97213

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Dr. Patricia Burford, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in Portland, OR and has been practicing for 26 years. She graduated from University Of Glasgow, Faculty Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism and internal medicine.


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  • Explains conditions well . Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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  • Practices at top hospital . Critical Care Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Burford accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
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

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No malpractice claims found for Oregon
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Burford's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Calcium Metabolism Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Burford treats Calcium Metabolism Disorders more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Burford treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Hyperparathyroidism
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Burford treats Hyperparathyroidism more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Burford treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Familial Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperparathyroidism, Neonatal, Severe Primary
  • Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
Thyroid Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Burford treats Thyroid Cancer more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Burford treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Follicular Adenocarcinoma
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Anaplastic
  • Thyroid Cancer, Familial Medullary
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell

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

Dr. Burford's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Burford

4.3

Based on 24 reviews

5 Stars
70.83333333333333%
(17)
4 Stars
12.5%
(3)
3 Stars
4.166666666666667%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
12.5%
(3)

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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.
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Outstanding physician thorough always review medical history Explains everything couldn't recommend highly enough
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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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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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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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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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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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About Me

Biography

Dr. Patricia Burford, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in Portland, OR and has been practicing for 26 years. She graduated from University Of Glasgow, Faculty Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism and internal medicine.

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

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

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

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018, 2017)
  • Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)

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

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)