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Michael Burkley

Michael Burkley, D.O.

  • Family Medicine

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  • MyMidMichigan Participating Provider


Year began practicing:


  • Family Medicine

Provider Type

  • Physician

Board Certified

  • Family Medicine


  • English

Participating Insurances*

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health - Medicaid
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Care Network
  • Blue Care Network Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Traditional
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Trust PPO
  • ConnectCare - MidMichigan Health
  • ConnectCare - Northwood University
  • ConnectCare - SC Johnson
  • HAP - PPO
  • HAP - Preferred
  • HAP Medicare Advantage HMO
  • HAP Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO/PPO
  • McLaren Health Plan - Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Meridian Health Plan - Medicaid
  • Molina - Medicaid
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • Priority Health HMO
  • Priority Health Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Priority Health Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Priority Health PPO
  • TriCare Prime
  • TriCare Standard
  • TriCare Standard & Extra
  • US Health and Life

Education & Training

Medical School

University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Science, Des Moines, IA, DOCTOR OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE


Mount Clemens General Hospital, Mount Clemens, MI, FAMILY MEDICINE


Bay Regional Medical Center, Bay City, MI, FAMILY MEDICINE

Employed By

MidMichigan Physicians Group

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Michigan Osteopathic Association
  • American Osteopathic Association


Michael E. Burkley, D.O., is a board certified family medicine physician. He practiced in the Grayling area for more than 15 years before moving to his current location in West Branch. Dr. Burkley sees patients of all ages, from newborns to senior citizens.

Dr. Burkley chose a career in medicine because it offered the chance to blend his interest in the life sciences with his interest in working with people. “I love practicing medicine,” he said. “I particularly like family medicine because of the variety of patients and problems. I also appreciate the preventive aspect; I can get involved early to help patients arrive at better outcomes.”

He works diligently to help patients successfully manage chronic conditions, and has had particular success helping people who have diabetes. “There are many new and better ways to manage diabetes,” Dr. Burkley said. “I’ve always had good outcomes by helping patients comply with treatment plans. When they obtain and maintain control, they can often prevent serious complications.”

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Burkley said trust and communication form the strongest foundation for an effective relationship. “I hope patients will partner with me and comply with my recommendations as much as they can,” he said. “If they can’t comply, or don’t understand the plan, I want them to tell me so we can work together and come up with a different strategy.”

He said patients should never have reservations about opening up with him. “A patient might come in for blood pressure treatment but in the back of their mind, they’re worried about a funny feeling in their chest,” he said. “I am always open to talking about anything that concerns them. We can always schedule time to work through it.”

“The best part of my job is seeing good outcomes, seeing people who have pain issues that are addressed, and seeing people with blood pressure or diabetes issues that are brought under control,”Dr. Burkley said. “It’s great when patients are able to follow a plan, live healthy and be happy.”

Dr. Burkley is known to be a patient, empathetic listener. “While I will counsel patients about their lifestyle choices, I don’t judge,” he said. “I’m not here to judge, I’m here to help. I want patients to know they can trust me, and be assured that I am doing all I can to look out for their good health.”

Dr. Burkley and his wife, Jackie, a medical assistant, were both raised in Northern Michigan and love living and working in the area. Dr. Burkley, who learned to fly-fish shortly after he learned to walk, fishes year-round, bird hunts with his extended family, and enjoys both downhill and cross country skiing. They live in Grayling with three canine companions.

Special Interests and Procedures

  • Skin procedures
  • Excision of lesions
  • Biopsies
  • Cryosurgery

*Insurance Disclaimer

These are the insurance plans in which this individual is a "participating provider". This provider may accept other insurance, but your costs may be higher if they do not "participate" in your plan.

Address, Phone & Map

Provider's Contact Information

  • Office Phone: 989-345-8120
  • Fax: 989-345-8129