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Dr. Robert R. Burger, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist

Professional statement

Robert Burger, M.D., a Cincinnati native and LaSalle High School alumnus, graduated Magna cum Laude in 1981 from the University of Notre Dame with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Originally a walk-on, Dr. Burger joined the Notre Dame Football team and was a member of the 1977 National Championship Team. Earning a football scholarship, he started at guard on the 1980 Sugar Bowl team and was named First Team Academic All-American, National Scholar-Athlete, and winner of the Dolly Cohen Award as the top scholar athlete in the country. In 2006, Dr. Burger was inducted into the Academic All-American Hall of Fame. Dr. Burger earned his M.D. in 1985 and completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency in 1990 from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed his Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship in 1991 at the nationally renowned Hughston Orthopaedic Clinic. Dr. Burger is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has an additional certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. Dr. Burger serves as the Head Team Physician and Medical Director for Xavier University Athletics, Orthopaedic Consultant for the Cincinnati Reds, and head Orthopaedic Team Physician for the College of Mount St. Joseph athletics. Additionally, he is Head Team Physician for the Cincinnati Steam and his alma mater, LaSalle High School. Dr. Burger serves on the advisory boards of LaSalle High School, Greater Cincinnati Right to Life, the Cincinnati Chapter of the National Football Foundation, and the Athenaeum of Ohio. Dr. Burger has been recognized as Outstanding Team Physician by the Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association in 2009 and honored by the Ohio Joint Adviso

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Sports Medicine Specialist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Cincinnati, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Cincinnati, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hughston Orthopaedic Clinic, Fellowship in Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • University of Cincinnati, Internship in General Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1134119910

Office locations

Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

6480 Harrison Ave

Cincinnati, OH 45247

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A very pleasant and professional experience.
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I have done to Dr. Burger for a long time and he is always great.
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He’s great!
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Very informative and practical solutions to all my problems. Improved already. Thanks
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I was very pleased with the speed, diagnosis, treatment, and professional manor of the entire staff!
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Very professional and understanding of the pain. Thorough in evaluation and diagnosis.
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Dr. Burger showed me where my joints were experiencing wear, pointed out areas of arthritis and gave me a treatment plan I can live with. His PA injected some cortisone and I was on my way.
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I think he is a compassionate and very skilled doctor who listens to his patient with patience
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Great!
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It was my first time meeting Dr Burger and his asst Dr Drewry. I brought my 90 year old mom and they treated her as if she was their mom. Very thorough and sensitive her limitations. Very please
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I was seen by the assistant on time. Everybody was polite and easily understood my problem. Dr. Burger explained my problem in easily understood fashion and set the plan for getting better.
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Dr Burger is great. I always know he will help me when I see him. There is never a long wait. The staff are great too.
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Great experience very efficent!
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Dr. Burger spent the time necessary to explain my condition and treatment options. His expertise, professionalism and the level of patient care was comforting.
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Very knowledgeable and professional
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Office was running behind schedule today but not a normal thing
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Excellent Dr. He listened, understood and examined. my knees. Gave me my choices and wasn’t pushy. He was kind and personable. He had his NP with him and he was able to listen while she wrote notes. Great team, great doctor!
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He was caring, kind and thorough. Gave me the information and treatment I needed.
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I was satisfied, we discussed the pro’s and cons of having shoulder surgery.
Less than 3 months ago
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Professional, caring, an excellent doctor.
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Burger was very thorough in checking out my ankle and explaining what was going on and how to treat it. I definitely recommend him!!
Less than 3 months ago
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To the point and professional
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Explained entire options
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It was great. Dr. Burger and his staff are awesome. They took great care and time to explain things and found the underlying issue with my knee.
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was a new injury and first time seeing a specialist - was put at ease right away.
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Great physician. Listens carefully.
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He is thorough and takes time to explain and interact with you. No question is dismissed and I left feeling that he cared.
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Excellent visit. Dr Burger was very courteous and patient while working through my injury. His fellow was also very helpful and informative. I would recommend Dr Burger to friends and family.
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Evaluation was thorough and informative. He asked questions about my symptoms and listened to my responses.
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excellent staff and great doctor
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Very satisfied with my treatment. Very glad to be under his care.
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Dr Burger and his support staff are excellent and I could not ask for anything more than what was
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Dr Burger has a great bedside manner, talking to me with candor and kindness. He really knows what he’s doing. His Physicians Asst is remarkable, answering all my questions
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Thanks Tracy
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Dr Burger has a very thorough and diverse staff addressing the specific needs of the patient. I was impressed with his attention to my particular issues.
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outstanding. office very organized and efficient.
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Dr. Burger really knows knees, and was able to provide a preliminary diagnosis (pending MRI confirmation) very quickly. His bedside manner is excellent. He asked for a detailed history of how I injured myself, what I'm currently experiencing, etc. And I had plenty of time for questions.
Less than 6 months ago
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He answered my questions concerning surgery on my shoulder and gave the pros and cons of surgery vs. no surgery
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True professional.
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Dr. Burger is a professional and a very good orthopedic doctor.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Burger was extremely nice and professional. He explained the results of my X-rays immediately and I was given next steps to help with recovery and I felt as if I were his top priority during my visit. I think hemakes all of his patients his top priority and that is very comforting. I could have visited another office nearer to my home, but I am so glad I drove the 45 minutes to see Dr. Burger instead. 5-star rating!
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This was my first visit to Dr. Burger in a few years. I was very happy to see the same excellent, as always, Dr. visit. I stopped seeing Dr. Burger years ago because of the waiting time involved in a visit.I am happy to report that the time issue has been resolved. I was seen at the time of my appointment. Kudos!
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We love Dr. Burger. His caring demeanor is outstanding. He knows and appreciates each patient.
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To begin wih the front desk was very effecient and also helpful And polite. Was called in right away and doc burger staff was quick And took all the information and sent me to xray which was quick All staff wasvery polite and explained all the way thru. Dr burger came into room after looking at xrays and explained Every thing and what was neaded to help with my Symptons was very polite and helpful a very good doctor
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Dr. Burger is the epitome of Professional! He has one of the best bedside manners of any physician I've ever seen. He is efficient and thorough. He is dedicated to helping the individual understand what the issue is and then offerssolutions including exercises/stretches to heal and help the affected area. I was able to get an appt the same day I requested one and was able to schedule the appt on-line. I have always had positive experiences at Beacon with all the Physicians and also the other personnel there.
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Very efficient and thorough.
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Great doctor!! Very knowledgeable, kind and great with patients!!
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Always polite, very thorough and explains all possibilities and actions.
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The Dr. Was extremely professional and very informative.
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Love the man.
Less than 1 year ago
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