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Dr. James Burns, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat
4.2 (24)
Map Pin Small Boston, MA
Accepting new patients
32 years of experience

Overview of Dr. James Burns, MD

Dr. James Burns, MD is an Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Boston, MA. They specialize in Ear, Nose, and Throat, has 32 years of experience, and is board certified in Otolaryngology. They graduated from UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX / NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CAMPUS and is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, Brigham And Women's Hospital, Cooley Dickinson Hospital and Newton - Wellesley Hospital. Patients rated Dr. Burns an average 4.2 star rating.

Dr. Burns works at Practice in Boston, MA. They frequently treat conditions like Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia), Laryngitis and Laryngeal Cancer along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Cigna as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Burns' Office Locations

  1. 1
    Mass General Voice Center
    1 Bowdoin Sq Fl 11, Boston, MA 02114 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (617) 726-1444
    Monday
    08:00 - 16:00
    Tuesday
    08:00 - 16:00
    Wednesday
    08:00 - 16:00
    Thursday
    08:00 - 16:00
    Friday
    08:00 - 16:00
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    Massachusetts General Hospital
    55 Fruit St, Boston, MA 02114 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (617) 726-2000
    Monday
    Open 24 Hours
    Tuesday
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    Wednesday
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    Thursday
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    Friday
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  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
  • Brigham And Women's Hospital
  • Cooley Dickinson Hospital
  • Newton - Wellesley Hospital

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    About Dr. James Burns, MD

    Specialties
    • Ear, Nose, and Throat
    Specialties
    Years of Experience
    • 32 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1396735320
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    Education & Certifications

    Medical Education
    • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX / NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CAMPUS
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Otolaryngology and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
    Board Certifications
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Dr. James Burns, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Burns is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Burns has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Burns has seen patients for Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia), Laryngitis and Laryngeal Cancer, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Burns on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    24 patients have reviewed Dr. Burns. The overall rating for this provider is 4.2. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Burns.

    Whether a person prefers to schedule an appointment online or over the phone with Dr. Burns, there are benefits to both methods. A person calling to schedule an with Dr. Burns appointment can ask questions about the practice, provider availability, conditions treated, procedures performed, and if their insurance carrier is accepted. While online scheduling is quicker, easier, allows one to view a wide range of appointment times, and may provide the ability to sync with a personal calendar.

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