Ratings for Dr. Richard J. Burger
Dr Burger was my mother's doctor for almost 30 yrs, prior to her death in 2004, he even made two house call to check on her. Compassionate? I think you looked the word up in the dictionary you'd find his picture under the defination. You ever hear of Burger time? The reason he's never on time is because he spends so much time with each patient. Knowing this all I did was call the office and ask them when I should bring my Mother in. His office staff, you can not find more caring compentent women. Dr. Burger is very knowledgable about the elderly, what he did not know he called collegues across the country trying to find the answer and treat my Mother illness. I only wish we had more Doctors like Doctor Burger.
Outstanding internist. very up-to-date with medical knowledge. aggressive treatment of chronic problems. Not afraid to prescrine medicine. Be prepared for appointment delay - try to get one in the AM when there is less delay. Charges small retainer fee - probably flexible. Unforturnately close to retirement - who in AK could match this guy??
This doctor lacks the compassion, patience and understanding of working with the elderly.He was my grandmas doctor and he never showed up when he was suppose, his appointment times were always late. He seemed to be very mesmerized about the elderly or gereatric medicine. My grandma had serious health issues and he blew them off most of the time.When grandma got put in the hospital here and had several strokes, he was very rude and said alot of hurtful things to my mom who had taken care of her mom for over 50 years.Those things were unprofessional and never should have been said. What a poor way to conduct a practice.This doctor lacks compassion for the family of the patient he is caring for. The doctor the three people are talking about above is a mystery to our family, we never saw his heart the whole time he was the doctor for grandma, i am frankly glad he is full for patients, we wouldnot encourage anyone to be his patient!
Best Doctor I have ever been too, listens and will work to resolve a medical problem until it is solved. Takes more than suffient time with you, there is never a feeling of being rushed,and I don't think any of his patients worry about the punctuality because we know when we see him we will have his undivided attention for as long as it takes. Sorry he isn't taking new patients because people are probably missing out on the best Dr. in the whole wide world, but so glad he is our Dr.
Also specialist in infectious medicine. Probably the best overall doctor in Alaska and quite possibly in the whole country. Can't say enough good things about him. Utterly devoted to his practice/patients, highly personable, spends a lot of time talking with his patients, explaining and answering questions, extremely knowledgeable in a wide range of areas. Works 16 hour days, 6 days/week. Generally not on time because of all the things that make him a truly great doctor. Not seeing new patients as he barely has time for all the patients he currently has - at the level of quality and service he wants to provide. Off the charts on this rating system!
Dr. Richard J. Burger's Credentials
Accepting New Patients
- Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242 (Grad. 1975)
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