Dr. Brian Burroughs, MD, PhD -Reliant Medical Group

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Brian Burroughs
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Worcester Medical Center - (320 South)
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(508) 964-5580
123 Summer Street, Worcester, MA, 01608
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(978) 466-3390
165 Mill Street, Leominster, MA, 01453
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Overall Patient Rating

4.8 out of 5 stars - 113 total ratings

“Fortunately, there’s been a huge leap forward in the overall durability of knee and hip implants.”

A native of Massachusetts, Dr. Brian Burroughs earned a PhD and had a career in engineering before becoming interested in medicine. After earning his doctorate, he became involved in orthopedic research at Mass General, studying hip and knee implants and prostheses, where he also became exposed to the clinical side of orthopedics. “After a while, I came to the realization that orthopedic medicine was a far more interesting career for me, so I made the decision to go to medical school and become an orthopedist.”

As an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Burroughs specializes in doing knee and hip replacements as well as revision surgery to existing implants. “I think I gravitated to orthopedics and joint replacement because in many ways I still consider myself an engineer,” he explains. “A lot of the patients I see have arthritic hips or knees that have degraded over time. For many patients joint replacement surgery is the best option, but I spend a lot of time educating patients that surgery should be the final choice after they have exhausted other non-surgical treatment.”

Dr. Burroughs believes that knee and hip replacements are expected to go up dramatically in the next decade. “Clearly, people are living longer and don’t want to slow down. Fortunately, there’s been a huge leap forward in the overall durability of knee and hip implants. As a result, they function better and last much longer – and that really benefits patients over time.”

According to Dr. Burroughs, joint replacement has been shown time and time again to improve people’s quality of life. “For many patients, it’s a life-altering event. They have gone down this path of worsening pain and function, and after a joint replacement, it really changes their life for the better. As a doctor, it’s very gratifying to be a part of a transformation like that.”

When he is not busy helping patients, Dr. Burroughs enjoys spending as much time as possible with his wife and three children. He also enjoys doing woodworking projects in his basement workshop.

Star ratings are based on patient responses to 8 questions about the care they have received from their provider. Responses are measured on a scale of 1-5 and the average score is displayed in an easy to view, 5-star format. Learn more about how we measure our patient experience.

4.9 out of 5 stars - 112 ratings
Likelihood of patient recommendation
4.9 out of 5 stars - 109 ratings
Efforts to include patient in decisions
4.8 out of 5 stars - 109 ratings
Explanations of problem/condition
4.8 out of 5 stars - 113 ratings
Concern for questions/worries
4.8 out of 5 stars - 111 ratings
Time spent with patient
4.8 out of 5 stars - 113 ratings
Patient's confidence in provider
4.9 out of 5 stars - 110 ratings
Spoke using clear language
4.9 out of 5 stars - 113 ratings

Comments marked with an asterisk * serve as a flag to indicate when a patient has left feedback that specifically references a provider's name.

Sep 19, 2018

Have already recommended *Dr. Burroughs several times. You should mention along with his MD his PhD on his bio card!

Sep 19, 2018

Pleased with *Dr. Burroughs.

Sep 18, 2018

I had a very good experience with my care provider. I have shared my experiences & recommended doctor & all staff to others with similar problems.

Aug 25, 2018

very understanding and professional

Aug 24, 2018

Didn't talk much about meds, but made a plan to check my problem. I would want this provider for an operation in the future!

Aug 21, 2018


Aug 01, 2018

*Dr. Burroughs is a good as it gets.

Jul 30, 2018

change nothing and no one best staff and organization

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