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About Dr. Valerie L Burkhard
Dr. Valerie L Burkhard, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Buffalo, NY. She has 15 years of experience. Her specialties include Urology. Dr. Burkhard is affiliated with Sisters Of Charity Hospital and Kaleida Health Buffalo General Medical Center. Dr. Burkhard has received 1 award. She speaks English.
Dr. Valerie L Burkhard has the following 1 specialty
A urologist is a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the male reproductive system, as well as the urinary tracts of both males and females.
These doctors cover the kidneys, ureter, urinary bladder, adrenal glands, urethra, and the male reproductive organs which include the testes, epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, prostate and penis. Some common disorders that urologists treat are urinary tract infections (UTI), stress incontinence, benign prostatic hyperplasia, kidney stones, erectile dysfunction, kidney cancer, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and cystitis. These urological specialists also perform vasectomies and vasectomy reversals.
Dr. Valerie L Burkhard has the following 7 expertise
- Overactive Urinary Bladder
- Urologic Emergencies
- Kidney Stones
- Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
- Bladder Issues
- Prostate Cancer
Dr. Valerie L Burkhard has 1 board certified specialty
Dr. Valerie L Burkhard is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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If this doctor tells you TURP surgery is the only treatment, obtain a second opinion at a facility such as the Cleveland Clinic. They did a more thorough workup of me than Dr. Burkhart. Minimally invasive prostate surgery is available, unfortunately all urologists are not trained in them and find it easier to perform the TURP, which requires hospitalization and general anesthesia. New surgical techniques usually originate at the top hospitals like the CC, Mayo, John Hopkins ,NY Presbyterian, UCLA, and others. They are slow to be adopted in places like Buffalo.
Dr. Burkhard couldn't have been more understanding and helpful with a very delicate physical issue. Her bedside manner was great. She was very direct and matter-of-fact, but had such a nice way of handling the discussion and answering questions. She was very efficient and thorough, even remembering in subsequent visits, details of my history off the top of her head. I read the other reviews and was surprised some of the criticisms. I guess some are easily rubbed the wrong way. That was literally the opposite of my experience with Dr. Burkhard---and I've seen her more than once. I couldn't recommend her more highly.
The physician was rude and dismissive. Clearly did not want to pursue non-invasive options....pushed for invasive procedures. Treated an 85 year old woman as if she were a child and not capable of making decisions concerning her health care. Walked into the room without knocking and promptly addressed the patient by her given name and introduced herself as "Doctor Burkhardt". This offended the patient. When I corrected her, she shot me a dirty look. This young woman needs a lesson in respect and bedside manners. I would never recommed her.
Our experience with this Doctor was not good. She was distant, unfreindly, not available during a crisis, unwilling to treat a patient with multiple issues.She also was very mean on a phone call and changed the diagnosis in that converstation saying the patient was telling her one thing and her family another. I was there for the diagnisis and KNOW what she said. Also has had no further suggestions for help concerning the issue we went to her for. We will nto return to her.
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Dr. Burkhard is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
15 Years Experience
University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Graduated in 2003
Dr. Valerie L Burkhard accepts the following insurance providers.
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Empire Blue Priority EPO
- Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
- Independent Health Encompass HMO
- Independent Health FlexFit HMO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsBuffalo Medical Group Pc, 295 Essjay Rd, Buffalo, NY
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