Dr. Richard Burg, MD

Orthopedic Spine SurgeryMale

Dr. Burg
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Total Orthopedics Sports & Spine - Allen

1125 Raintree Cir Ste 100a Ste 100A Allen, TX 75013

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(972) 727-9995

Dr. Richard Burg, MD is a Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Allen, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Medical City Mckinney and Methodist McKinney Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Burg to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
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Dr. Burg's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Burg accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
HealthSmart
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. Burg's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Burg

3.7

Based on 40 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Worst Office STAFF and MEDICAL ASSISTANT (Marissa) I have had to deal with. When you call you sit on hold for at least 5 - 10 minutes each time. The doctor referred me to another Doctor for Injections and due to that Doctor not accepting my insurance, they had emailed Dr. Burg's scheduler in the office making them aware of this. I waited a month, due to Covid, thinking it was taking longer than usual for that office to contact me. I started making phone calls to find out that the Pain Management Doctor's office had sent the notice, but no one had try to contact me or find another Doctor. I had to make phone calls to several other doctors before finding one and then had to proceed of asking for the referral to be sent to the new doctor. Had three injections, followed up back with Dr. Burg, who then ordered a CT Myelogram. I was referred to Envision Imaging and was told they only do this type of test in Bedford, which is and hour and a half from where I live. Called the office ag
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
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Patient in Pain – Oct 20, 2020
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I’ve been dealing with neck pain for the past 4 years, I’ve seen many different kinds of doctors, I’ve had numerous imaging and numerous procedures, I even had surgery by a different surgeon 11 months ago. All of which ended with the same result....NO result. I’m happy to have found Dr. Burg, I wish I would have found him years ago! I like that he goes over and looks at the imaging in office with you and shows you in detail what is wrong and why it’s wrong. Everything ran quickly and smoothly the day of surgery and everyone on Dr. Burg’s team was great!
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
No results
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Debbie S. – Sep 14, 2020
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Dr Burg took care of my wife and changed her life for the better. Her neck was always hurting. We went to 3 different doctors and hands down felt Dr. Burg was the surgeon to help us. It is truly been life changing. Thank you so much Dr. Burg! If anyone is trepidatious about seeing a spine doctor go see this guy!
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
No results
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James – Sep 09, 2020
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Horrible bedside manner rude and arrogant. Will not prescribe medication to manage pain. Just wants to do surgery immediately.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Sep 08, 2020
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excellent surgeon, Dr. Burg changed my wife's life with a neck surgery. She has been able to return work and enjoy life again. thank you Dr. Burg.
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
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Ray in Sunnyvale, TX – Jun 26, 2019
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Had back surgery for a brace to straighten out my spine. Dr. Burg was extremely professional and competent. In the hospital for two days, in bed at home for one day and up and walking the following day without any pain or discomfort. Did not need any pain pills and have had no problems for the last year. Would highly recommend for a consultation.
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
  • Long wait times
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J. LoBello in Fairview – May 31, 2019
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Dr Burg and his PA Clay are amazing!!! I have been dealing with neck pain since 2014. I've tried all the non surgical options throughout the years to no avail. Dr Burg performed an ACDF at 5-T1, 3 levels. I'm 1 month out with NO PAIN. I can't tell you what a difference it has made in my life. Dr Burg is knowledgeable and was patient with all my questions. I'm SO grateful for these professionals, couldn't recommend more highly.
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
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Shaun O'Neal in Plano, TX – Jan 29, 2019
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Dr Burg gave me my life back! He removed 2 herniated discs in my lower back and by doing so I can now walk tall with ZERO pain! He is a no nonsense person and doesn’t sugar coat anything. I appreciated his straightforward nature as I was better prepared for the recovery process.
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
No results
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A Rubin in McKinney, TX – Nov 26, 2018
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Dr Burg was very thorough & took his time explaining my husband’s condition & choices so we could fully decide on our options. Even to the point of hooking us up w/a primary doctor for our pre op orders since we’re relatively new to town. He seems to be a very caring individual & we’re quite pleased.
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
  • Long wait times
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Ron & Sandy – Jun 15, 2018
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I was highly displeased with Dr. Burgs office and Ortho Texas for their disregard for patient care. I was scheduled for surgery a few weeks ago. The doctor did not show up to my pre-op appointment and the CNA/Nurse rushed my appt and told me everything about my surgery was on a piece of paper. I cancelled my surgery as the conflicting information and lack of care is at the utmost importance when going under the knife. Extremely disappointed. Invest in inter-professional communication training.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • 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
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Leigh Cobbs in Allen Texas – Apr 03, 2018
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Dr. Burg was arrogant, belligerent, and all-around awful to my 84yo mother suffering with chronic pain, reducing her to tears and not caring about that, either. If surgeons are renowned for their lack of bedside manner, this guy is their poster-child. Oh – and we waited 90 minutes for the privilege!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Mar 27, 2018
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Likelihood: ZERO. Made appt. with Dr. Burg, downloaded all new patient docs & completed before going in. Rec'd text confirmation of appt. & replied "yes". Arrived 30 minutes early for 11 am appt. Staff said appt. had been cancelled. I showed them the text & they supposedly "fixed it". In reality, I got bumped. Sat the waiting room until 11:35, with no call back. Finally had to leave & go back to work. I know doctors are "important people", but my time is also valuable.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Mar 22, 2018
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Dr Burg was very thorough with me during our visit and took time to explain everything about my injury and my options he even spoke so that I could understand which is rare with alto of doctors. Thanks Dr Burg
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
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Guy Garland in Irving, TX – May 24, 2017
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Dr. Burg is a fantastic surgeon. After exhausting all non-surgical options to relieve my neck and arm pain, he performed a 2-level cervical fusion for me. I am now pain-free and my quality of life has improved 100%. He is very direct and answered every single one of my questions thoroughly throughout the entire process. He treated me like a person, not just a patient.
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
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C. Merrill in Allen, TX – Apr 05, 2017
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Can't speak highly enough about Dr. Burg. I had 3 years of sciatic nerve pain. 5 days after surgery with Dr. Burg, I was completely pain free. I couldn't be happier.
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
No results
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Cuyler in McKinney, TX – Mar 29, 2017
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I visited Dr. Burg today on Thursday, November 17, 2016. His demeanor when I first met him was annoyed and extremely arrogant. He explained everything well, but offered no practical solutions and would not give me advice on how to proceed because he "cannot interfere with the proceedings of his clients"???? He decided I should have surgery in a few months, but would not prescribe any medications to help. Like prescribing medications to help was below his pay grade. Very rude. Do not support him.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Austin T. in Plano, TX – Nov 18, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Richard Burg, MD is a Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Allen, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Medical City Mckinney and...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

University of Minnesota Department of Surgery
Internship Hospital
2008
Orthopaedic & Neurological Spine Surgery, Cleveland Spine Institute
Fellowship Hospital
2007
University Of Minnesota Dept. Of Orthopaedic Surgery
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Richard Burg, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Burg frequently treats Osteoarthritis of Spine, Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Burg treats.

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Dr. Burg's office is located at 1125 Raintree Cir Ste 100a Ste 100A, Allen, TX 75013. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Total Orthopedics Sports & Spine - Allen

Total Orthopedics Sports & Spine - Allen1125 Raintree Cir Ste 100a Ste 100A Allen, TX 75013
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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OrthoTexas Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

OrthoTexas Orthopedics & Sports Medicine7300 Eldorado Pkwy Ste 165 McKinney, TX 75070
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Medical City Mckinney

McKinney, TX

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

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Methodist McKinney Hospital

McKinney, TX

86% Patient Experience Rating, 17% higher than the national average

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen

Allen, TX

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