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Douglas Burns, MD

Patient Ratings

4.9 / 5 (Based on 91 Ratings)

Specialties:

Sports Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Physiatry

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Telemedicine Visits Available

Conditions Treated

musculoskeletal disorders, sports injuries, Sports medicine, and musculoskeletal pain

Procedures Performed

epidurals, joint injections, medial branch blocks, and radiofrequency neurotomy

Contact Information

  • Office: 425-899-1220
  • Fax: 425-899-1219

Locations

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Gender:

Male

Languages:

English

Interpretation Services Available

Honors, Awards, etc.

2021 Seattle Magazine "Top Doctors"|2021 Seattle Met "Top Doctors, Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants"

Board Certification

Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Board Certified in Sports Medicine

Experience

Dr. Douglas Burns is an expert in the evaluation and treatment of spine and musculoskeletal pain conditions and sports injuries, utilizing the most up-to-date diagnostics (exam, radiology, laboratory, consultations) and leading edge/evidence-based treatments (medications, therapy, injections, surgery). He coordinates care among a broad spectrum of health professionals, including chiropractors, massage therapists and acupuncturists along with physical, occupational and speech therapists.
Dr. Burns has experience in both hospital and private practice medicine focusing on musculoskeletal, neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic diagnosis and treatment. He developed the interventional spine department at the Wenatchee Valley Medical Center before relocating to the Seattle area to complete additional training in interventional pain procedures. He has performed more than 10,000 spinal procedures including the cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral spine. At EvergreenHealth Sport & Spine Care, Dr. Burns splits his practice between clinical diagnosis and treatment and interventional pain procedures.
Dr. Burns has given several local, national and international presentations on spine pain related topics and has taught many interventional pain technique courses. He has also been involved in clinical research relating to the field of spinal interventional procedures, and in teaching physical medicine and rehabilitation residents as well as pain fellows from the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Clinical Expertise

Evaluation and treatment of spine and musculoskeletal pain conditions and sports injuries.
Interventional procedures including:
Cervical, thoracic and lumbar interlaminar epidurals
Cervical, thoracic and lumbar transforaminal epidurals
Caudal epidurals
Cervical, thoracic and lumbar Zygapophysial joint injections
Atlanto-occipital and lateral atlanto-axial joint injections
Cervical, thoracic and lumbar medial branch blocks
Cervical, thoracic and lumbar radiofrequency neurotomy
Sacroiliac joint injections
Sacroiliac joint radiofrequency neurotomy
Stellate ganglion and lumbar sympathetic blocks and lumbar provocation discography

Philosophy of Care

My overall goal is to maximize your pain reduction and functional improvement through thorough evaluation and use of all available treatment methods.

Experience

Year began practicing: 1999

Medical School

University of Washington School of Medicine | Seattle, WA

Residency

University of Washington, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation | Seattle, WA

Fellowship

Washington Interventional Spine Associates (interventional pain) | Kirkland, WA

Personal Information

I enjoy medicine because as it's a great combo of dealing with science/technology as well as the human condition and being able to improve someone's life is immeasurable.
I'm a Northwest native, and returned to Washington state after attending college in southern California. I took a year off between college and medical school to teach math and science on St. Vincent and the Grenadine in the West Indies.
My wife and I live in Redmond with our three children, and all of our extended family are here in the greater Seattle area. We enjoy the area's combination of outdoors plus arts, music, culture scene and being around our family.
In our free time, we enjoy anything outside - on the water or in the mountains (road/mountain biking, snowboarding/skiing/xc skiing, stand-up paddle boarding, running, hiking, multi-sport).

Community Involvement

I'm involved with my youngest daughter's soccer team and my son's lacrosse team.

Reviews

3
July 21, 2021
I was called back the week following x-rays to inform me that no issues were discernable from the images and that they would recommend PT. From past imaging I know there is a floating bone fragment in my left shoulder, however the provider could not see this. When I asked about the status of that fragment and for the next steps to engage in PT the provider has not followed up.
5
June 30, 2021
Dr. Burns is excellent in every way. But I am still w/o any treatment for my pain and I'm not sure whose fault that might be?
4
June 28, 2021
My only negative comment is that I ALWAYS have the doc take actual PICTURES of the location of the shot and I have it for my records. I asked for it 2-3 x but didn't get them.
5
June 16, 2021
I have been a patient of Dr. Burns for many years. He is very knowledgeable very caring.
5
May 19, 2021
Dr Burns was, as always, thorough and helped me understand my condition and what may be coming.
5
April 19, 2021
Dr. Burns was great. If anyone had a neck issue, I'd certainly recommend him
5
March 29, 2021
Dr. Burns is a very nice doctor; there was just no proper flow.
5
February 16, 2021
Dr Burns is always wonderful to work with, he asks appropriate questions and works with me to come up with a plan
5
January 11, 2021
All good.
5
December 09, 2020
I feel very confident in Dr. Burns' hands.
5
October 29, 2020
Burns is very good at what he does.
5
October 08, 2020
came in for shot into my back. Nujrse noticed a swollen lower leg refered for periferal vascular Doppler,. Procedure rescheduled good pick up by th nurse. >-) Turned out negartive
5
October 01, 2020
He is one of my best and favorite of all my doctors.
5
August 27, 2020
I love Dr Burns!
5
August 20, 2020
A very comfortable time even though the news of my condition was upsetting.