Biography & Education

Biography

"As a physician, my most important role is to listen to my patient’s needs carefully and provide the best possible care for them,” says Alan Burningham, M.D. “My job is to understand what my patient is feeling, what they need and what they expect, and to tailor their care appropriately.”

Dr. Burningham’s philosophy of care is to treat every patient with respect and as an individual. He believes this forms the basis of a healthy physician-patient relationship that will allow the best possible care.

Dr. Burningham earned his medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. He completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in otolaryngology at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. In addition, he completed a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. Dr. Burningham is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and a Diplomat of the American Board of Otolaryngology.

A native of Portland, Dr. Burningham enjoys running, skiing and spending time with his wife, family and friends.

Areas of expertise

Otolaryngology, facial plastic surgery

Education
Medical degree: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland
Fellowship: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport
Internship: general surgery, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC
Residency: Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Otolaryngology
  • Plastic surgery

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.8 out of 5 (84 Ratings, 22 Comments)

100

05/24/2016
very kind and caring....put me at ease and listened to all I had to say....
100

05/17/2016
I wish that the rest of my Doctors [...] were as understanding, empathic and helpful as Alan Burningham.
100

05/12/2016
Dr. Burningham is the epitome of the care provider who is competent & compassionate.
90

04/19/2016
The only issue I have had with Providence Newberg is getting through the automated phone system to the person I need to speak with. Very difficult for me for some reason.
100

04/05/2016
He is very knowledgeable and listens well. He discusses all the options with us.
100

03/22/2016
He went way beyond what he needed to as a specialist not on the case originally to help provide assistance to me. He was thorough, kind, considerate, and extremely helpful.
100

03/17/2016
Very compassionate and thorough.
30

01/26/2016
I didn't feel he knew what was wrong with me and wasn't really trying to figure it out
90

01/26/2016
Good guy ... Listens well & really seems to care ...
80

01/22/2016
very good at listening to my concerns
100

01/19/2016
I always have good experiences with Dr. Burningham and the staff in his office. They are all helpful and positive people. I have recommended Dr. Burningham to several people.
100

12/11/2015
I trust the doctor and his office. Dr. Birmingham is an excellent surgeon and he and his office have given excellent after surgery care. I appreciate their willingness to answer questions.
100

11/29/2015
Great doctor, great bedside manner, and exceedingly competent.
90

10/21/2015
Dr. Burningham always takes time to listen carefully to what I'm saying. He takes what I say into consideration in trying to figure out the best way to treat my condition. He exhibits knowledge and care. This makes me feel confident in him as my doctor.
100

10/20/2015
All excellent experiences
100

10/06/2015
He reviewed CT scan and MRI results BEFORE appointment and was very thorough in explaining everything. What a nice surprise!!!
70

09/27/2015
Dr. Burningham seemed uncomfortable the entire time, perhaps its just his personality, but he appeared to be having difficulty explaining my options to me. Overall, he appears to be nice at least. His medical assistant, [...], was my only problem.
80

08/30/2015
He makes efforts to drop medical jargon, has a sense of humor, and is at ease with himself.
100

08/23/2015
Listened to everything I needed to say & repeated back what I was asking to make sure he had gotten it right. Felt valued as a patient.
90

08/09/2015
Dr Burningham was very easy to talk to and went over my concerns thoroughly.
90

08/08/2015
care was good
100

07/21/2015
Dr. Birmingham listened, ordered the tests that were needed, used the tests to explain what was going on, helped me understand. There were major problems, but he worked up a plan to take the most minimal route and make it work. The surgery worked so well, I feel like I used too, which was excellent!