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Dr. Burns is a diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is a previous adjunct clinical professor at the California College of Podiatric Medicine and the Barry University College of Podiatric Medicine. Practicing in the field of podiatry for more than 30 years, Dr. Burns is recognized as a leader in the treatment of common foot and ankle disorders.
After receiving his medical degree from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 1975, Dr. Burns completed a residency at the Memorial Hospital of Warren in Michigan. His private practice quickly grew in the Detroit Metro area until his move to Phoenix in 1984. Since relocating, he has practiced podiatry exclusively in the Scottsdale/Metro Phoenix areas. Dr. Burns is a member of both the American and Arizona Podiatric Medical Associations.
Verified Patient Reviews
He was great!
Excellent diagnosis and advice. Hopeful for great results.
Doctor Burns always makes time for you. You never feel rushed.
He answered all my questions, treated my problem and scheduled a follow up appt. Very nice doctor.
Best podiatrist in Scottsdale!
On time, stress free, clear explanations re my issues. Thanks
Very nice doctor. Dr. Burns was informative and gave options for treatment. He was cost concence and did not try make unnecessary treatment. He was though and gave me plenty of time. I highly recommend Dr.Burns.
Dr. Burns is a very professional and personable podiatrist. He thoroughly listens to you and makes sure you're comfortable at all times. I highly recommend him as your podiatrist.
I have seen Dr. Burns several times over the last couple of years and he is truly awesome. He does what is best for his patient and is simply no-nonsense. He knows what he's doing with "his best foot forward!"
Very professional, knowledgeable and has years of experience. I was anxious about my procedure...he helped me relax and assured me everything would go well and it did!
Great service and super nice doctor! Dr. Burns and his staff are very friendly , prompt and helpful.The facilities are clean and in nice location!
Arrived early and took me in early. Fast and quick attention to customers.
Fabulous! He was painless and got the job done. I am confident in his work. Will revisit soon.
Dr. Burns was kind, addressed my problem quickly, and gave me a gameplan to get better. Great visit.
Professional......very knowledgeable and caring.....,,no waiting ...:he is my foot doc!
I arrived with a very painful bunion. Dr. Burns diagnosed an inflamed bursa and a cyst. He aspirated the cyst and gave me a shot of cortisone for the inflamation. My pain is gone and I am feeling much better. Thanks, Dr. Burns!
Everything went great, they treated me right away and took care of my problem by giving me a solution right away. They took care of everything in office and I was very pleased.
Was very knowledgeable, answered questions clearly and concisely, explained anything I wasn't sure about, and was very personable and friendly.
It was excellent. Dr. Burns had a wonderful bedside manner, was very knowledgable and informative; he addressed my issues almost immediately.
Good as uaual.
Excellent visit. Had a great grasp on what I needed and helped me tremendously with my injury. To add to it, we also had a great conversation. Nice gentleman and super glad that I had my appointment with him.
Steven is a great doctor.
Very professional, straight to the point to solve medical issues. Felt very confident that this doctor will be able to help me where another wasn't. Dr. Burns was recommended to me and I went to him as a 2nd opinion. Wish I had known about him the first time would have saved me a month of pain. Ellen H.
very professional. Smart answers to everything. good bedside manner and showed honest, real concern without trying to sell me things I didn't need.
had a 10.00 a.m. appt...waited 30 minutes while others with later appts got in...what's up with that???
BEST DOCTOR EVER
Excellent bedside manner. Dr Burns took the time to understand my issues and treated them immediately with no confusion.
Very happy with the services provided.
thorough, professional and efficient
Wow did I have a ingrown toe nail, Dr. Burns looked at it and said he could fix it in a few minuets and he did. I walked out of there with my shoe on and it felt great. He's the man
Very thorough and informative!
Very knowledgeable. Very kind
I have been seeing Dr. Burns for many years. He is professional, sociable, friendly and very nice. I would highly recommend him!!!
I felt Dr. Burns listened to my problem, went over past history of foot problems & got right to a probable solution. His front office worker was very sincere & helpful also.
Dr. Burns was very professional and friendly. He outlined my treatment options very clearly which helped in the decision process.
How explained what he was doing and what was wrong with my foot. He did not rush and he was very friendly.
Great experience! Quick trip and got all of the answers and help I needed!
Very short wait time Arnold Reichler, RN
He is wonderful.
This was our first visit. We were able to schedule a same day appointment on line, and complete all necessary paperwork. We just showed up. Very impressed with the ease of scheduling and appointment availability. Would highly recommend!
Very nice and informative.
I liked Dr Burns a lot. Great bedside manner and through check up.
Knowledgeable, great bedside manners. Works with patient in making the best, not the most expensive option
knowledgeable, realistic, candid. Cant beat that.
Check in was quick even as a new patient. Doctor took xrays himself, was surprised at that. Explained everything well and his staff were really nice. Felt a little rushed at the end.
It was fine. Very professional with quick diagnosis and information on taking immediate action on how to start the healing. Office staff was great. Quick processing of paperwork. Very pleased.
He was very knowledgeable and reassuring
Pleased but have not received my orthotics yet & walked with them, so don' have a final appraisal.
Wealth of experience allowed quick diagnosis and treatment recommendation.
Good Doc. Spent time with me learning the symptoms, took X-rays and then spent time with me reviewing the X-rays, explaining what he felt was the problem and potential resolutions of the problem.
Friendly greeting, saw me within ten minutes of arrival, got right to the exam and the solution. Out in less than 30 minutes! Nice job!
Met my objectives.
Quick and efficient
Went to see Dr. Burns because of some foot problems. He is excellent. He is highly professional and eliminated all of my pain.
Dr Burns was very pleasant and patiently explained his diagnosis. I appreciated his professional knowledge and skill. I will return!
Very thorough, asked a good amount of questions seemed interested in finding a solution. I was in a good amount of pain so I was a little short with him but handled it well. The appointment ended satisfactorly.
He diagnosed my complaint immediately, told me what caused it, gave me an injection to stop the pain (which it did!), told how to avoid it in the future. Quick, thorough, competent, pleasant. What else could you ask for?
very thorough, professional, pleasant, gave me options of what I can do about the problem. didn't feel like he was trying to sell me something I possibly didn't need .
He was great! Explained everything in simple terms and drew a pictorial of the problem on a paper and showed me the X Rays. He recommended some simple approaches before we do anything more invasive.
Dr. Burns was very professional and cordial. He helped me feel at ease about my feet and did not try to talk me into any unnecessary treatments or surgeries. I left there actually liking my feet a little bit better. That's really saying something!
very professional and friendly staff Very competent care
Efficient, conservative, and friendly. I'll be back!
dr. burns was very thorough and explained several options to me to treat my issues.
They called me in right on time and treated me great. The doctor was very humble as well as gentle with the problems with my foot. I didn't feel a thing! I'll recommend family and friends to this doctors office anyday!!!
Very up front explained all my options!
I really appreciate Dr.Burns for his honesty & great office professionlism! I have been going to him since Nov and each time I'm greeted with his positive diaginois & cheery deposition! I highly RECOMMEND
Dr. has been taking care of my feet for about 5 yrs and has taken good care of them.
Dr. Burns and staff were very6 professional and helpful. Answered all my questions and were efficient in getting me my prescription and information.
Get's you in, does the job and let's you go. Fast, complete and efficient. Great guy.
Very thorough, and conservative in treatment plan.
The doctor was fine and I learned a lot from him. The only problem was that I booked a 10:30 AM appointment through Zoc Doc and the doctor's office called my twice to inform me my appointment was at 10:00 AM. The 10:00 AM time proved to be correct. Left hand/right hand.
Dr. Burns was on time and was thorough in his eval of my issue. He also took the time to answer all my questions.
I had a very good experience! Nice front desk/nurse assistant. Very efficient and knowledgeable doctor. Highly recommend.
Dr. Burns was very pleasant, informative and easy to talk to. Thank God I did not need another surgery. His receptionist was equally pleasant and courteous. I would most certainly recommend him.
very thorough, explains everything about the problem
Very thorough and attentive.
Dr. Burns and his staff are efficient, kind and considerate.
The Best In The Valley of The Sun!
I’m a happy patient
Excellent. I'll be back in two months
He communicates well with his patient, me.
I thought Dr Burns was wonderful. He was right to the point, helped with my particular situation. I was able to have the XRAY done in his office which was ready in minutes for us to go over. If I should ever have any future issues I will surely see Dr. Burns!
Dr Burns was very professional and took time to listen to my concerns. I feel I received quality care and plan to schedule an appointment in the future.
Dr. Burns was very professional and thorough. I highly recommend him!
He is one kickass podiatrist
I was very pleased with the overall visit to his office.
He was cordial and saw me early. He was honest in that he isn't able to help with my particular ailment. He did suggest some things to do however and I would recommend him.
Excellent, fast and courteous, knowledgeable, and quick honest diagnosis.
Great visit- Doc is friendly, knowledgeable and caring
I love Dr. Burns - he has a nice sense of humor and he has taken care of two different ingrown toenails wonderfully. I really appreciate him AND his staff.
Professional, knowledgeable. Appropriately conservative about surgery etc
Immediately diagnosed my issue (seed callus) and took care of it. What more can one ask?! Have seen Dr Burns for several different issues over the last few years and have always been very pleased with all aspects of his service.
The long wait time was my fault. Dr. Burns is not able to help me with my current problem but did refer me to others who can. He wants to be kept in the loop so that he can be sure I am getting the care I need.
Prompt, professional, personable and took care of the problem
Love it...well as much as you could love going to the foot doc!!!!!
Great guy, and knows his stuff. 1st time visit and I highly recommend.
liked the office and fast!!!!
He was very knowledgeable and professional. I would definitely recommend him
Great! Kristine was very nice...Dr Burns was very nice....it was a good experience.
Dr. Burns is perhaps my favorite doctor that I've ever been to! The moment I completed my paperwork, they took me back (ahead of my appt!) and Dr. Burns was in momentarily. He talked through my options with me, including cost and after-care. Since I am a girl who wears mostly flip flops and the injury was to my toenail, he also discussed what the different options would look like from an aesthetics perspective, which I appreciated. The procedure was then painless and I was out and on my way in no time at all, with a follow-up appt easily scheduled!
Answered all questions before proceeding. Make sure I understood followup instructions.
Great experience for my first visit to a foot doctor but it went well. He immediately put me at ease and I will feel more confident going back.
This was our third visit to Dr. Burns to care for my dad's feet. Dr. Burns has always been pleasant, courteous, explained the medical treatment thoroughly and have always felt comfortable with the care provided to my dad. Would highly recommend Dr. Burns.
First-rate experience in all categories of patient care.
Very pleasant experience will return!
I had not seen Dr. Burns in a while and am glad to know he is still the friendly and good doctor who knows his specialty. My feet are very happy because of him!
Myi son and I were veryi impressed with Dr,. Burnes. He is a very decent man, and not out to overcharge his patients. It was refreshing to find a doctor who didn't want us to finance his vacation!
Really reasonable and conservative which I like
Always a good experience!!
I have seen Dr. Burns a number of times and have always been pleased. He is pleasant, caring and competent.
He was great. Explained everything clearly.
Just what I was looking for in a Dr.. Caring, Conservative, with the right "game plan" for my foot pain. I made a second Appt., so I thank my Girlfriend and Jazzercise Teacher, Karen Bolt for referral.:)
Great visit, I found him very willing to talk.
Very kind, professional....took my needs, including my financial needs into account, while also seeking to provide the best possible treatment. Answered all of my questioned.
Dr Burns and his staff were knowledgable, friendly & courteous. I will recommend their services to my friends and family.
So far my visit went well. Dr Burns answered all my questions and I have made an appointment to address my concerns. I will see if that goes great too.
Very thorough and friendly. The Dr. went out of his way to explain the procedure. Asked for follow-up.
Doctor is very knowledgable when it comes to laser treatment.