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Michael Burkley

Michael Burkley, D.O.

  • Family Medicine

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  • MyMidMichigan Participating Provider

Profile

Gender:
Male
Year began practicing:
2001

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Provider Type

  • Physician

Board Certified

  • Family Medicine

Languages

  • English

Participating Insurances*

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

Education & Training

Medical School

1998
University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Science, Des Moines, IA, DOCTOR OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE

Internships

1999
Mount Clemens General Hospital, Mount Clemens, MI, FAMILY MEDICINE

Residency

2001
Bay Regional Medical Center, Bay City, MI, FAMILY MEDICINE

Professional Memberships

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

Biography

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

http://www.midmichigan.org/mpg

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