Daniel J. Burken, MD
I speak: English
My gender: Male
Where I practice
I grew up in a small town in northeast Georgia, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Living there stoked a love of nature and the outdoors and of living things all around us. Even today I enjoy seeing the plants in my office grow bigger with the passing weeks. I enjoy spending time with my family by going to the park, the Atlanta Botanical Garden or to the beach. Ever since I knew I wanted to be a doctor, I knew I wanted to practice internal medicine. I get to see the relationship that a good internist has with her or his patients, and the healthy, happy life that can result.
About my practice
I am part of a group of adult primary care physicians who are devoted to their patients. Everyone, from the nurses, to doctors, to the non-clinical staff is seeking to create a welcoming and collaborative environment. We want our members to be involved in their care, so they can live a fulfilling and healthy life.
How I thrive
I thrive by spending time with my family. There is nothing like hearing the laughter of someone you love, seeing the smile on their face, or getting a hug after a tough day. Another way I thrive is by exercising. I enjoy working out the stress of the day and the feeling of accomplishment that happens when I am done. I love to learn about plants native to the southeastern United States. One day, I hope my garden will thrive with plants welcoming local wildlife to create a healthy, natural environment around me.