Heather Burgin, MD

 

Specialty
Internal Medicine

Location
Salem Clinic South

Education and Training
Bachelor's Degree: Oregon State University
Medical Degree: Washington University School of Medicine

Internship
Oregon Health Sciences University

Residency
Oregon Health Sciences University

Board Certification
American Board of Internal Medicine

Special interests
Preventative Medicine, Women’s Health Issues, General Internal Medicine

Bio
In 2019, I celebrated my 20th anniversary of practicing Internal Medicine at Salem Clinic. As a local citizen who grew up in Salem, I feel honored to have the opportunity to help serve the health care needs of our community.

My husband and I have enjoyed raising our four daughters in our own hometown. Our family stays busy supporting the activities of our children--most recently gymnastics and high school marching band. We also spend a lot of time attending to our many pets, including four large dogs (mostly Great Pyrenees with a little outbreeding), five cats, four hamsters, a rabbit, and a chameleon! When we can manage to get away from home, we enjoy hiking and spending time at the Oregon Coast.

I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology at Oregon State University, and then attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. I returned to the Pacific Northwest to complete my internship and residency at Oregon Health Sciences University. I have been practicing at Salem Clinic since completing my post-graduate medical training. I am board certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine.

As an Internal Medicine physician, I serve as a Primary Care Provider for adults of all ages. As a female provider, I have a lot of experience managing health issues that are unique to women. I am also well practiced in helping to care for elderly patients with multiple complex medical problems. I pride myself in providing thorough and comprehensive health care to all of my patients, with an emphasis on preventative care.

I value the collaborative and mutually respectful relationships that I share with my patients. I also love learning about my patient's lives, families, and priorities. Over the course of my career, I have discovered that the human element is the most rewarding aspect of being a physician. I believe that kindness, empathy, and compassion are the foundation of strong doctor-patient relationships and are critical to effective health care.

Along with the wonderful and supportive staff at Salem Clinic, I would love to welcome you to my practice!


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