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About Dr. Luther J Burse Jr

Dr. Luther J Burse Jr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Atlanta, GA. He has 27 years of experience. His specialties include Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Dr. Burse is affiliated with Atlanta Medical Center South Campus, Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center and Piedmont Atlanta Hospital. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

13 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Luther J Burse Jr is Good. Dr. Luther J Burse Jr has been rated by 13 patients. From those 13 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Luther J Burse Jr is 3.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Consultative Gastroenterology

550 Peachtree St NE Ste 1750
Atlanta, GA 30308
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Dr. Luther J Burse Jr has the following 2 specialties

  • Gastroenterology

    A gastroenterologist is a specialist in diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the digestive/gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These doctors are experts on how food moves through the digestive system and is chemically broken down, with nutrients being absorbed and waste excreted. You might see this kind of doctor if you are experiencing any number of stomach issues, some of which might be severe diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, ulcers, acid reflux, Crohn's disease and more.

  • Hepatology

    A hepatologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the liver, gall bladder, pancreas and biliary tree - the path through which bile that is secreted by the liver travels to the duodenum. These organs are responsible for many essential bodily functions, such as production of hormones and enzymes, filtering the blood, detoxifying chemicals, metabolizing drugs, and digesting and processing food.
    Common disorders that are treated by hepatologists are cirrhosis of the liver, gallstones, pancreatitis and hepatitis.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Luther J Burse Jr has the following 5 expertise

  • Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
  • Constipation
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Hepatitis C
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Dr. Luther J Burse Jr has 0 board certified specialties

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no follow up after labs and testing

I was referred to Dr. Burse from a friend. On the first visit the staff was nice, the doctor seemed thorough. He ordered labs, stool testing, and an ultrasound. I was given trial medication. I was told that I would receive a call once he received the results. I was never called, I had to call the office for my results. I was told that my labs for the most part were normal but a few enzymes were elevated and that I needed an EGD. I eventually got the EGD and was told that I would hear from the doctor in 10-14 days after the procedure. I never heard from the doctor. I called on day 10 and was told by staff that the results could still be pending. I called on day 14 and I was told that the doctor would return my call. His nurse called me back the same day apologizing because she realized that the doctor never returned my call and that my chart had been signed off on by the doctor. She told me that I had mild stomach inflammation and she promised that she would have the doctor return my call. I have now been leaving messages with no response for 8 days. I still have symptoms and questions. I have not received results, or a diagnois and treatment plan. I have made an appointment because I want to finish what I started. After this appointment, I will not return to the office.

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Five Stars

Excellent physician. Had endoscopies and colonoscopy. Painless and caring. Highly recommend.

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No personal attention

I get it. He's a busy doctor, covering multiple practices. He has an office in the Emory Midtown Tower so one would assume he's great at what he does. That has not been my experience. His office is completely disorganized. On multiple occasions I've come in for a visit and my results from a recent test were either missing from the chart or so scattered that he couldn't find it. Once he even recommended a test for me that we had already done. His receptionist recognizes me by face, that's how many times I've seen this man. The sweet man that always answers the phone knows who I am without even pulling up my chart. So why can't Dr. Burse seem to keep my medical information straight? You schedule an apt for 9:45am and you'll ever get in before 10:15am if you're lucky. You see him for 5 minutes and then that's it. He is thorough in suggesting testing and trying to get to the bottom of things but mostly I feel like he just keeps throwing prescriptions at me hoping one of them will stick and I'll go away. Also, one of his nurses tried to ask if I could get her a discount once she found what I did for a living - literally 2 seconds after I told her how sick I was feeling. Way inappropriate.

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One Star

Dr. Burse should really consider getting rid of his office manager. I found that she was rude and unprofessional. I felt rushed when I met with Dr. Burse and the staff just assumed that I would be using his services during the consulation. You would think that anyone in the healthcare profession would have a bedside manner that was helpful and caring....not at this office.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    27 Years Experience

  • Morehouse School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1991

  • Temple University Health System


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Luther J Burse Jr accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Ambetter Superior Health Plan
    • Ambetter Superior Health Plan
  • Anthem
    • Anthem Blue Open Access POS Alternate Network
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Georgia
    • BCBS GA Blue Choice HMO
    • BCBS GA Blue Choice PPO
    • BCBS GA Blue Open Access POS
    • BCBS GA BlueChoice Option POS
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry CoventryOne - GA
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National POS
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Consultative Gastroenterology, 550 Peachtree St NE Ste 1750, Atlanta, GA
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