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As of August 19, 2014, Dr. William (Will) A. Burch III was still listed on the Inova website as a practicing ob-gyn affiliate of Inova Fairfax Hospital. If this is true, it's appalling and irresponsible. My first-hand experience with Dr. Burch: Terrible, horrible, scary. Left me scarred and traumatized, physically and emotionally. He was very rough, very inappropriate and insistent, and at times very incoherent. I just wanted to get out of there and away from him. And I confirmed - it's all true - as other reviewers have unfortunately realized after the fact: Dr. William (Will) A. Burch III is a convicted, multiple, violent criminal offender. He was convicted of stalking, threats (including death threats), and multiple counts of assault, and was sentenced in D.C. Superior Court on January 16, 2014. Dr. Burch confessed using cocaine during his crime spree, which lasted nearly a week and included targeted, repeated, and increasingly violent attacks that culminated in his arrest by the D.C. police and his being charged by the U.S. Attorney's office. Dr. Burch was convicted and found guilty on all criminal charges. D.C. Superior Court, Case 2013-DVM-829, Judge: Jose M. Lopez, Prosecutor: Michael J. Marando, Contact: U.S. Attorney’s Office (D.C.), Search: D.C. Courts Online. These are established facts and public records, verified and certified by a court of law, and needless to say this is very relevant information that consumers and citizens must know in order to make better, more informed decisions about their health. Inova Fairfax Hospital can, and should - it has a duty and responsibility - to offer the community and its patients much better than this, to say the least.
Submitted Sept. 2, 2014
I completely agree with the previous reviewer. That Dr. William A. Burch is still listed as affiliated with Fairfax Inova Hospital is: Incredible. Unbelievable. Irresponsible. Outrageous. So... Let me get this right... Fairfax Inova patients are supposed to ignore Dr. Burch's recent, violent, criminal - and very, very creepy convictions (especially for an OB - OMG!!!), and his admitted illegal drug use?! How could any sane, reasonable person or patient ignore all this?? It's obviously all directly relevant and it matters - a lot. Trust me, I know, from personal experience, and here's a real review:
I was an OB patient of Dr. Burch for my pregnancy with my third child...
Late one evening, when I was 34 weeks and 5 days along and had very serious indications that I needed to rush to the hospital for my baby. On the way to the hospital, we called his office repeatedly, but the answering service never picked up. We went to the ER and my baby was delivered via emergency C-section by a very competent on-call OB doc within the hour.
The following afternoon, Dr. Burch stopped by my hospital room for a lengthy visit and that was the last I saw of him during my 5 day stay. He was supposed to do the circumcision on my son (upon release) who was in the NICU, but was "not able to be reached" when the time came.
One week after I left the hospital, in the middle of the afternoon, I became lethargic, feverish, had a headache and suddenly began to bleed a great deal. I tried to call Dr. Burch again, but luckily, this time at least an answering service picked up. Another doctor returned the call and instructed me to head to the ER immediately. Still no Burch. I had a D&C and was admitted for another couple of days on heavy antibiotics for a severe infection. Still no Burch.
The day after I was released, I scheduled an appointment at his office and when I arrived to see him they said he wasn't available and I was ushered into a room with the wonderful NP again. I asked to see him directly, so he quickly leaned in the doorway for less than 60 seconds and assured me that I was fine (without even looking at my hospital records or talking to me at all) and he then had to run (something about his car). His behavior was erratic, his clothes were crumpled and he was clearly stressed out. He completely dismissed the hospital stay I had just had. No answers or examination.
Several days later, I began to bleed heavily again and called his office on my way to the hospital ER again, but he recommended that I come to his office instead. That was when we fired Dr. Burch.
My ordeal began on Jan 8, 2014. As I understand, he was experiencing some very heavy personal issues at the time and my health was not a priority ... I sincerely hope that he has sorted out his issues and is back on track being the great doctor others have professed him to be. I was very shaken, disappointed, and felt abandoned, to say the least. Now, in hind sight, I'm glad that he wasn't available the night of my son's delivery or things may have turned out differently for my baby. God is so good!
My strong recommendation: Be aware and beware. Dr. Burch's recent violent criminal convictions and his illegal drug use are as directly relevant as anything could be regarding your health and well-being - and that of your loved ones!!! If Inova Fairfax doesn't care about something as egregious and outrageous as this, that endangers the health and well-being of their patients, what does that say about Inova Fairfax in general, and what else might be going on there?! Be aware - and beware!!!
Submitted Sept. 2, 2014
Several Admissions since 1997. One procedure Cyroablation in 2011. Service/response very good. Food service very good. Nurse knowledge/response-excellent. TOTAL faith/confidence/trust in my Cardiology group ( Mt. Vernon Cardiology). All techs (radiology, MRI,CAT, etc. pleasant, knowledgible and give full explanation of procedures prior. I really like this hospital!!!
Submitted Jan. 27, 2013