Ratings for Dr. Mark V. Burke
Very bad for the elderly. -- didn't tell me about my moms condition until two weeks later, and he canceled the Home-visit appointment for the week it was made. I had to ask my moms private nurse if i should bring her to the hospital, given moms symptoms. - this 'doctor', Mark Burke, didn't even tell me my mom was that sick...and delayed her blood tests for 10 days that showed she had a massive blood infection and was getting septic shock in her brain. - he delayed the blood test for last of all tests done.
I am new to rating and critiquing doctors or business's online, but I feel the need to share what I have experienced being a patient of Dr. Burke. I found Dr. Burke online in April of last year when I was just starting my new job and needed to have a physical exam done. I chose Mr. Burke (I am done use Dr. as believe me he does not deserve the title) do to his convenient location to my house and figured how bad could he be. Well I was about to find out. On my first visit to get have my physical he read my name of my chart and said " oh Garcia, you do not look Spanish, thank god for that huh" . I instantaneously felt a pang of disgust at his flippant racist remark... Strike 1 Sir! I left his office that day deciding to never go back, but a few months later I got sick and had forgotten to contact my insurance provider to change the racist, so I went back deciding my health was more important than his ignorant comments. The second visit was not as uncomfortable accept for a few inappropriate jokes.. Strike 2 Sir! My third and most certainly last encounter with Mr. Burke is when I needed to have some emergency blood work done. By this time I had been at my job for over a year and was in the midst of changing insurance providers so I knew I would have to pay out of pocket for them to draw my blood. I contacted his office and spoke with one of his nurses assistance, I asked the nice woman how much the blood work would coast without insurance, she informed me the price would be $20 dollars and whatever the lab coasts were. I asked her for the Labs number so I can call and see how much the entire process would coast out of pocket (because like most of us I am budget conscious) . I call the lab they give me a price of $125, so all together $145.00, not bad on short notice and its needs to be done. I go to Mr. Burke's office the next day the nurses assistance draws my blood, I give her a $20.00 bill and she says "excuse me, its $25.00" I remind her we spoke the day before and was told the blood work would be $20.00 she informs me I must have miss heard. I give her the $5.00 and leave annoyed but figuring it is only $5.00 so its not that bad. I contact her as she told me to do two days later to see if my results are in, she informs me that they are in and that the doctor has informed her since I was "not a patient" and have no insurance I must pay $100.00 to get the results of my blood work!!! UM STRIKE 3!!!!!!!!!! I tell the nurses assistant that I would have never agreed to have the blood work done through them if they would have disclosed this fee prior, I also remind her that I am a patient of his and demand to speak to him. Well Mr. Burke gets on the phone straight attitude from the beginning of the conversation, scolded me for not having insurance, accuses me of lying about being one his patients and then the kicker...... HANGS UP THE PHONE ON ME!!!! (UR OUT) I was in such shock I was shaking. I call back and the nurses assistant picks up and says that the doctor no longer wishes to speak with me and that if I wish to get my results I must come in that Saturday and I must pay the fee. At this point once again I make the decision that once again, my health supersedes his ignorance and arrogance, and make the appointment for that Saturday. I had knots in my stomach the whole way to his office as I can not believe that on top of a health issue that is scaring me to death, I am forced to deal with this mans blatant rudeness. I get there he is not even there and the nurses assistant immediately informs me that he told her to get my money as soon as i walked in and before she gave me the results. Feeling disgusted and almost tearing at this time, I give her my credit card and flee as soon as she hands me my results, which thank goodness were negative and that in itself was a relief. In conclusion if you are looking for a racist, arrogant, rude doctor, Mr. Burke is your man.
Dr. Burke is the best doctor ever. He make you feel very comfortable. He is very thorough. I have been jumping from Doctor to doctor for a long time. I haven't been happy , until I found him. He is always attentive to my complaints . He is the cure all. His office is very homey and comfortable. His staff is nice an accommodating. Since I have been going to Dr. Burke, I have recommended him to my son, my nephews and friend. they are all so happy. He is the BEST. I highly recommend Dr. Burke
I started going to him in June of 2014 because my mom recommended me to him. At first he was great, thorough, caring, would always put out his medical book and would prescribe what needed to be prescribed. He started doing bloodwork, found out I had anemia and then did more blood work, tells me 2 weeks later about my thyroid levels being off when he didn't tell me from the first blood results. When I go there he seems forgetful, even though he's looking at my chart. The nurses seem a little lost too. They don't always put down your weight and blood pressure so when you tell him something, if it isn't written there he doesn't go by your word. He can get very nasty when you don't do what he wants you to do. he had a bad attitude w/ my dad once because my dad had to leave for work and the waiting in the office is long sometimes. He came out talking nasty to my dad. He curses, very unethical, the technician he has that goes there once a month on a Monday has a bad mouth too. My son was with me in the room while I was getting a sonogram done on my liver and my son was crying because he was scared and the tech actually yelled at my son to be quiet and used God D*mn a lot which for me was offensive. He wanted to try and put me on some new meds but wanted to check my eyes for Glaucoma first. I'm 28, I don't have Glaucoma, and my eyes were just checked a few months ago. The nurse puts the drops in my eyes and only my right eye became numb but I don't think the left eye did. He lays me back and opens my eye and puts a pencil looking thing in my eye and touches my pupil. It hurt so he says "theres no way it hurts its numb" n I told him it hurt but he tried again n it really hurt I pushed him away out of reflex. He got mad n walked out of the room. When I needed to talk to him again he waited 10 mins before coming back and came in with a bad attitude and said "what?" and I asked him about my ibs and he said he thinks its all stress related and then I went to ask him about a lump in my arm n before I could get my words out he told me "I really gotta go I can't talk to you" and left n closed the door on me. I found him to be VERY VERY rude. You are a doctor for a reason. Not to shut your patients up. I don't like him and I'll be looking elsewhere!!! I do NOT recommend him to ANYBODY! You want a thorough doctor? sometimes be your own advocate.
I've never met a doctor that paid more attention to his patients. The waiting room time is a little long, but once you're in the exam room he spends an incredible amount of time with you. He takes a very comprehensive history and performs a thorough physical exam. Follows up with blood tests yearly, sends to specialists for evaluations if necessary. And is willing to listen to the patient for their input. He doesn't pretend to be the end-all be-all of medicine, and is willing to defer to another opinion if necessary. I like that he isn't afraid to admit when he doesn't know what a rash is, and that he takes the time to call the dermatologist for his input.
Dr. Burke is very thorough. And if he doesn't know something he will call a specialist to make sure he is giving you the right answer or treating you properly. He is a great doctor who takes his time to explain things and make sure you are comfortable with whatever treatments you need. Would definitely recommend!
Dr. Mark V. Burke's Credentials
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- Univ Cetec, Sch Of Med, Santo Domingo, Dom Rep (Closed 1984) (Grad. 1982)
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