Dr. Geoffrey Burns is a solo Concierge Family Physician practicing in Wellesley Hills, MA since 2014. Dr. Burns specializes in comprehensive health care for people of all ages. In addition to diagnosing and treating illnesses, Family Physicians also put focus on preventative care with routine checkups, tests and personalized coaching on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Burns possesses immense general knowledge on maintaining health and today. As a Concierge physician he devotes more time in the office with patients and when appropriate interacts remotely for convenience via both traditional and secure connections as indicated.
Education and Training
Boston University School of Medicine MD 1996
American Board of Family Medicine
Geoffrey Burns's Expert Contributions
Please get a quadrivalent vaccination for influenza as soon as you can as it includes 2 types of Influenza A and 2 types of Influenza B). Pregnant women are among the highest people at risk for complications and death from influenza illness. Despite the disappointingly low efficacy of the current vaccine, a 1/3 chance of protection is better than no chance when so much is at stake. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/vaccine/quadrivalent.htm READ MORE
You sound tremendously well informed already. You are already ahead of 85-95 % of Americans in your fermented food and dietary choices and intake. Probiotics in fermented foods and probiotics need a healthy "nursery" prebiotic for their offspring to grow and really take purchase. Certain prebiotic foods and their fibers provide the safe place to grow along with polyphenols which supply the nutrients to support a healthy microbiome. Without resorting to supplements, one can eat plantains, onions, artichokes, sliced garlic, and asparagus to providesources of fiber that are food for beneficial bacteria in your gut. These fibers help them grow and thrive. Prebiotic fibers are helpful in the treatment and prevention of irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, and intestinal permeability. In regards to optimal gut balance, trying to regularly include foods that are rich in polyphenols with aid in promoting your gut health. Examples of these are cocoa powder, dark chocolate (>70% cacao), flaxseed meal, elderberry fruit, sage, rosemary, thyme, blueberry, capers, black olives, and plums (prunes). Keep up the healthy focus on your and your family's gut health, for its implications on health are amazingly widespread. Best regards, Dr. Burns READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Clinical Assistant Professor Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine 2006 - 2017
- Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor Boston University School of Medicine 2001 - 2017
- Best of Boston 2015 Boston Magazine
- Best of Boston 2014 Boston Magazine
- Clinical Faculty Teaching Award 2013 Dept. of Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
- Massachusetts Medical Society
- American Board of Family Medicine
- American Academy of Family Physicians
Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors
- Northeast Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity
Geoffrey Burns's Practice location
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- Why Is the Cause of Multiple Sclerosis Unknown?
It is a challenging experience for a doctor to break the news of the disease to a patient suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS) as the cause of the disease is unknown.Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks its tissues. It is a progressive neurological disorder....
- What Causes Middle Back Pain?
Middle back pain, also known as upper back pain or thoracic back pain occurs anywhere between the bottom of the neck to the top of the lumbar spine, where the rib cage ends. The ribs are connected to the sternum (a narrow thickened plate in the center of the chest) and then wrap round the...
- Tips for Living with Stroke
A stroke is a severe condition that is brought about by insufficient blood supply to the brain. This can be as a result of a blood clot or a broken blood vessel. According to physicians, stroke can cause different effects. However, if you stick to the treatment options designed by your doctor, a...
- Are Vaccines Safe for My Baby Under All Circumstances?
Are there any circumstances under which vaccination of young children is forbidden?There are particular conditions when the immunization of your child, unfortunately, cannot be performed. If all terms and conditions are followed accordingly, complications are avoidable. These are the circumstances...
- What Causes Back Pain?
Back pain is a painful condition that can stop you from carrying on with your normal duties. It is impossible for a normal person to stay still at all times; every now and then we find ourselves either bending, stretching or twisting. Tests and DiagnosisDuring the first visit to your doctor, a...
- When Should I See a Doctor if I have Back Pain?
Physical pain brought about by back pain can sometimes be unbearable making sitting, standing or walking a painful activity to undertake. Other aspects of your life might be affected too, such as sleep or your overall mood. Your daily life activities like study or work can also be affected resulting...
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