Family gives thanks to health care provided by area doctor

June 22, 2013 at 1:22 a.m.
Updated June 24, 2013 at 1:24 a.m.

Editor, the Advocate:

We were pleased to read the support shown for Dr. Joe Burks by other medical professionals in the Advocate on June 16. Dr. Burks has provided our family with unusually competent medical advice and support for several years.

Dr. Burks is unique in several ways. He is astute in diagnosis and has helped us identify medical problems that were incorrectly diagnosed by others. He listens to his patients. He takes the time to consider all factors in complex and unfolding medical situations. He is uncanny in ferreting out and distinguishing relevant symptoms from irrelevant ones. He stays current in his medical fields. He is not interested in judging his patients. He understands medications and the need for each prescription and each combination to fit the individual. When he sees patients heading in the wrong direction, he does not hesitate to tell them.

Dr. Burks is highly intelligent and deeply committed to his practice and meets the highest professional standards. Our family is deeply indebted to him.

Paul and Holly Carlson, Victoria



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