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About Dr. Harold J Burstein

Dr. Harold J Burstein, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Boston, MA. He has 24 years of experience. His specialties include Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Burstein is affiliated with Brigham And Womens Faulkner Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Plymouth and Falmouth Hospital. Dr. Burstein has received 4 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

20 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Harold J Burstein is Great. Dr. Harold J Burstein has been rated by 20 patients. From those 20 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Harold J Burstein is 4.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Inc

450 Brookline Ave
Boston, MA 02215
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Specialties

Dr. Harold J Burstein has the following 2 specialties

  • Medical Oncology

    Think of an oncologist as your main physician for cancer care. After being diagnosed, you’ll meet regularly with an oncologist to explore and manage your treatment options, as well as monitor your condition throughout the process. Medical oncologists are extremely knowledgeable in various types of cancer treatment and can recommend the right method for the type and stage of cancer you’re facing.
    They may also refer you to additional specialists throughout your care, but they will always be your home base for questions and support. It’s also worth mentioning that medical oncologists deal mostly with solid tumors while hematologists specialize in cancers that involve blood disorders, such as leukemia.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Expertise

    7 Expertise

  • Epidemiology
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • Metastasis
  • Cancerous Tumor
  • Segmental Mastectomy

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Three Stars

Great cancer center but he is very rushed, sometimes you are only seeing the nurse and at times he is not very compassionate.

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smart doctor, very good cancer center

smart doctor

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Wonderful doctor, doesn't get better OR smarter or more caring than this!

We recently saw Dr. Burstein for a second opinion after my oncologist at a major academic medical center seemed inadequate with regard to most up-to-date knowledge of the literature on several important breast cancer topics. First, Dana Farber is a fantastic cancer center and it just doesn't get any better than Dr. Burstein. He knew the literature, he knew the guidelines (heck, he wrote many of them). He printed articles for us; he explained everything clearly. He laid out options and the rationale for each of them. He was kind, compassionate, supportive, and fun. He is truly a national treasure. The wait was a bit long BUT the staff told us when we signed in that he was running behind so we knew upfront. A wonderful doc, a great cancer center. Good luck to all of you reading reviews on oncologists and we wish you the best.

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If You Have Breast Cancer, He's Your Man!

I've been with Dr. Hal Burstein for 9 years, since I was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. I can't say enough to recommend him to anyone who's recently been diagnosed with this disease. He takes on the roll of the captain, guiding you through all the treatments with care and competency. Dana Farber rolls out the red carpet when you arrive, and after 9 years, I still feel the warmth and caring attitude when I step through the doors. You feel like an invited guest! The misguided attitudes of many who say that being treated in a major hospital or clinic can impersonal are so wrong. Dana Farber and Dr. Hal Burstein are literally life savers!

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Compassion plus cutting-edge expertise

Dr. Burstein treated my mother for breast cancer for 7 years and was simply miraculous. My mother had ignored her growing tumor for over 2 years and he approached her with calmness, sympathy, and immediate action. He gave her a realistic assessment and treatment which afforded her time that my brother and I never expected to get. He was always professional, available, and sensitive while at the same time explaining every step in my mother's care to my brother & I. He listened to my mother's concerns and he established a real relationship with her and with our family which sustained her through some dark & anxious times. He gave her 7 years of quality life that I know she would not have had and when she died at 83, I know she felt he had done absolutely everything possible to let her live her life to the fullest. Our life was blessed by meeting this gifted doctor.

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  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2016, 2012, 2011, 2013)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013, 2014, 2011, 2012)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • America's Top Doctors (2017)

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise. Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • America's Top Doctors for Cancer (2017)

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® For Cancer are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals as being the best in preventing, diagnosing, and treating cancer and its related ramifications. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Burstein is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    24 Years Experience

  • Harvard Medical School

    Graduated in 1994

  • Brigham & Womens Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Harold J Burstein accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
    • BCBS MA HMO Blue Select
    • BCBS MA HMO Blue with Managed Care Behavioral Health
    • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim
    • Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Inc, 450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA

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