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
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4.7 out of 5 (107 Ratings, 27 Comments)

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02/21/2017
my regular care provider, is DR.Lam. on a few occasions I have had to wait a week or for a prescription to be calls in. When this has happens, I have had to call the office and whom ever I speak to, tells me they can call that in right away. So why does it take me calling the office to get my mess. called in? When I ask either party, they put the blame on the other. It is irritating to me to fight to get my pills.
90

02/07/2017
At a visit with PA [...] on [...], she thought she saw blood behind my ear drum, and reccomended I see Dr. Birmingham as soon as possible to determine if something in my ear was contributing to dizziness and near fainting. The earliest appt. I could get was [...] seven weeks later. Probably a goo thing I turned out to be anemic and not have bleeding in my ear. I realize this is not the Dr's fault or his office, but the shortage of Drs.
100

01/23/2017
Dr. Burningham gave excellent advice and follow up care for my thyroid nodules. My husband and I are so thankful for the great surgical outcome, and for all the staff during a emotional time dealing with an uncertain thyroid condition.
100

01/20/2017
He was outstanding, good at listening and making connection with patient.
100

01/11/2017
I love Dr. Burningham, however, some of his receptions and nurses that we talk to on the phone, need some one on one training.
90

12/06/2016
Dr. Burningham was well informed of my medical history and made sensible recommendations for treatment and follow-up for my specific condition.
100

12/06/2016
Dr. Burningham performed Thyroid Cancer Surgery on me and his care and concern made a very difficult time a lot easier on my family and on me. He has always been caring and attentive to being sure we understood what he was talking about and let us know he was teaming up with us not just operating on us and then on to the next surgery. A very caring and compassionate man and that cannot be taught in med school.
100

11/01/2016
Dr. Burningham has always been great.
100

10/04/2016
He listened to all my concerns and truly understood me. My other ENT, did not. He is great!
100

09/14/2016
The office was able to get my son in for a visit in a timely manner- the squeezed him in for this necessary visit.
100

08/31/2016
I feel Dr. Burningham is well qualified to give me the service I sought.
100

08/04/2016
We were treated like family not just a number or case file. I cannot say enough good things about all of Providence staff, but especially Dr. Burningham.
100

07/27/2016
My son is 3 & shy, Dr. Burningham was very patient w/him.
100

07/25/2016
Dr. Burningham is a kind & caring physician.
100

07/23/2016
Dr Birmingham and staff are very pleasant to work with
100

07/11/2016
Dr Allen Burningham is first class
100

06/28/2016
Outstanding care from Dr. Burningham. Out patient surgical staff especially the Short Stay nurse [...] was wonderful. The RN [...], Dr. Burningham and the anethsiologist with his student all listened to me, showed that they heard me. Each always conveyed to me that they cared about me and that I was safe and in good hands. Very reassuring. The caring started at the door when I came into reception and all the way out the door. Great experience [...]
100

06/07/2016
very in tune with what I needed.
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 ...