Preventative Medicine Specialist332 Washington Street Suite 200 Wellesley Hills MA, 02481
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
Should I get the flu shot during pregnancy?
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
Can you suggest natural remedies to protect the gut?
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
- David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, CA
Professional Society Memberships
- Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians, 9/2009-4/2014 Member, Advisory Board, John D. Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 5/2010-present Member, Board of Directors, Surgical Education Foundation, West Newton, MA 8/2011-9/2014 Member, Primary Care Physician Advisory Board, Boston Scientific Corporation
What do you attribute your success to?
- Treating each patient with care and dignity, and giving them his full attention.
Areas of research
- 4/2005- 7/2006 Sub-investigator on the following trials: with Partners Research and Education Program (PREP )Irbesartan in Heart Failure with Preserved Systolic Function (I-PRESERVE)Aggressive Reduction of Inflammation Stops Events (ARISE)Atrial Fibrillation Clopidogrel Trialwith Irbesartan for Prevention of Vascular Events (ACTIVE)A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Multicenter, Phase II Study of Rosuvastatin 20 mgin the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Events Among Subjects with Low Levels ofLDL-Cholesterol and Elevated Levels of C-Reactive Protein (JUPITER)A Prospective, Multinational, Multicenter, Double-blind, Randomized, Active-controlled Trial toCompare the Effects of Lotrel (amlodipine/benazepril) to benazepril and HCTZ combined on theReduction of Cardiovascular Morbidity and Mortality in Patients with High Risk Hypertension(ACCOMPLISH)Phase III, Multi-Center, Double-Blind, Randomized, Parallel Group Evaluation of the FixedCombination of Torcetrapib/Atorvastatin, Administered Orally, Once Daily, Compared withAtorvastatin Alone, on the Occurrence of Major Cardiovascular Events in Subjects with CoronaryHeart Disease or Risk Equivalents (ILLUMINATE)Trial to Reduce cardiovascular Events with Aranesp (TREAT)
- 1/2004-present Volunteer Physician, Northeast Volunteer Optometric Society for Humanity (NEVOSH),Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Panama, Central America4/2014- present Volunteer Physician, Remote Area Medical (RAM), in Memphis and Bristol, Tennessee6/2004-8/2012 Volunteer Physician, Summer Primary Care Clinic, Cuttyhunk Island, Gosnold, MA10/2008-5/2016 Volunteer Physician/Attending, The Sharewood Project, Primary Care Clinic for the uninsured,Malden, MA
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- Tips for Living with Stroke
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