Dr. Patricia Burford, MD


Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism | Female

Dr. Patricia Burford, MD

Dr. Patricia Burford, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism doctor who practices in Portland, OR. She is 56 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Dr. Burford is affiliated with Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Adventist Medical Center and Providence Portland Medical Center.

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Patient Comments (4)
Vancouver, WA |
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.
in Portland, OR |
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.
in Tualatin, OR |
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.
in Portland, OR |
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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Dr. Burford's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  •  Board certified in Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology and Internal Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acromegaly and Gigantism
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • 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
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Rickets
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroiditis
  • Turner Syndrome
  • Vitamin D Deficiency


  • Medical School
    University Of Glasgow, Faculty Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1987

  • Internship Hospital
    University Hawaii

    Completed in 1989

  • Residency Hospital
    Legacy Emanuel Med Center

    Completed in 1991

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of California Los Angeles

    Completed in 1993

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine

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