Dr. James Burns

Emergency Medicine
Salisbury, MD
39 years experience male

Locations

Peninsula Wound and Hyperbaric Center

Salisbury, MD

Address

100 E. Carroll St, Salisbury, MD
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 7:00am - 4:00pm
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Fax

4106776616

About

Bio

I am currently the Medical Director of Peninsula Regional Advanced Wound and Hyperbaric Center. I am also residency trained and board certified in Emergency Medicine and spent 10 years as a staff physician in the ED before leaving to develop a very busy Urgent care Center. Prior to medical school I was trained and worked as a paramedic in suburban Kansas City. I have also functioned as a Medical Review Officer for numerous companies reviewing forensic drug screening, train Breath Alcohol Technicians, and was a Senior FAA aviation Medical Examiner and active skydiver. In addition to those areas, I also have a major interest in neuro-linguistic training, guided imagery, and hypnosis.

Specialties
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Emergency Medicine

Aerospace Medicine

Occupational Medicine

Wound care

Licenses

United States: Maryland

Doctor Q&A

1.3K Answers
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
Possible help: Glenohumeral injections or steroid are an acceptable practice in conjunction with aggressive physical therapy in an effort to improve range of motion ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
Blepharospasm: Involuntary contraction of the levator palbebral muscles is relatively common and benign most of the time. If it persists longer than you are comfort... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
not routinely: Methylphenidate, or ritalin, will not routinely show up on a drug screen. It is not an amphetamine like adderal, which will show up on 5-panel federa... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
unlikely: If you only ingested what you have said, it is likely that your urine test will have dropped below the cutoff levels and be reported negative. This i... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
No way: To tell you the cause, but viral upper respiratory infections are much more frequent than bacterial. So if i were to guess i would guess a self limite... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
Urinalysis: That is perplexing as a stand alone symptom, but a simple urinalysis with microscopic evaluation is quick, non-invasive, cheap and should be done as s... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
Sounds like..: A benign dermal cyst, but having an experienced physician look at it will give you a better answer. Doesn't fit the disease process for hsv the way y... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
Don't bet on that: Unless you never ovulate you will most certainly get pregnant if you continue. I hope you are well prepared for that huge life change at such a young... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
A quick visit: To your doctor should sort that out for you. If a viral conjunctivitis ( most common) symptoms resolve spontaneously in a few days. Your doctor shou... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
With about: The same odds as winning at las vegas with your first and only bet.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
About as good: As flipping a coin. Wouldn't count on that as a birth control method.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
There are a: Substantial number of symptoms that incudle stiff joints, disorientation, headache, blurred vision, hunger or nausea, etc. Good news is those problem... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
maybe not: I am not sure what you have tried therapeutically, but would recommend a psychologist trained in behavioral modification and biofeedback training whic... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
Exam: At your age and without the advantage of your clinical history and exam, i would recommend you contact your doctor for a good exam with whatever he/sh... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
Any Symptoms?: If you are asypmtomatic, no pain, dizziness, irritability, nausea, double vision, discoordination, memory issues, that are new since the injury then y... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
Painful vein?: Although not common veins can become thrombosed, prominent and tender after venipuncture. If you can feel some firmness along the course of the vein ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
No!: Abstain from sex until well after your treatment and any symptoms have cleared up. Engaging in sexual intercourse, before or during treatment simply ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
Chest xray: I would recommend a chest xray if not done the addition of a long acting bronchodilator of the cholinergic class especially if you are using your vent... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
At 17 it: is likely you have reached adult height. If you have taken care of your health and diet throughout your childhood and adolescent years then you have ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
Not sure: exactly what you are worried about. "Twitches" aren't usually something that concerns most people so I am wondering if there is a specific fear or co... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
Sulphur Burps: are as a result of excess air in the stomach and the smell is caused by sulphur reducing bacteria breaking down sulphur containing proteins in the foo... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
I have not: heard of 'skin fangs', but am familiar with skin tags and those are easily excised in the office under local anesthesia,
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
I would: kind of want to know why depending of course on just how low. If clos eto low end of normal and you have no symptoms then periodically follow. if ve... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
I think: it is time to call your doctor and see him or her. There are a number of conditions that may cause these symptoms to go on past the usual history of ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
At your age: I don't think you should be too worried at least about the heart pounding. That is pretty normal after a realistic seeming nightmare. Nightmares cau... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
There is but: after that you will be sort of stuck after you develop tolerance. Sleeping medication chronically alters the duration of your natural sleep stages an... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
After showering: use benzoyl peroxide pads on the area. If not improvement with OTC Benzoyl peroxide consult your doctor for additional treatments of which there are ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
Probably: a superficial inflammation of the skin if topical oil reduces pain. Keep track of the symptoms and if severe then see your doctor.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
The easiest way: to determine this is to do a pregnancy test first thing in the morning.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
Those really need: to be examined by a physician to determine exactly what the origin may be. It is impossible to tell by your description and assumption that they are l... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
Wow!: If someone has an answer for that I would be surprised. Life is stressful but it is your perception of stress that makes it a motivator or emotionall... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
Constipation is: a known potential side effect of dicyclomine. It should be used only as needed and not on a regular basis like blood pressure or diabetic medications... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
That is very: common with phentermine. The truth is that you will simply have to stop eating more calories than you utilize in a 24 hour period. That is the only ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
I would speak : with the ordering provider regarding the results of this and any other tests you had. Interpreting isolated numbers on a test is useless without clin... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
Not likely: Tamivir is active against specific viral pathogens and not bacterial. If you are trying to prevent bacterial pneumonia don't smoke, maximally treat a... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
I realize you were: told it was not a pilonidal but that is exactly what you are describing. Pilonidal cysts have a proclivity to return despite incision and drainage as... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
The term: "low blood pressure" is relative. If you are vertical and can stand up from a seated position without symptoms as well as remain asymptomatic and par... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
After 10 years: in an ED this scenario, played out 2-5 times with a work up in the ED then discharge ultimately results in adission for cardiac catheterization. You ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
Would recommend: evaluation for probable incision and drainage. Sounds like an abscess. Warm compresses until you see your doctor.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
Unfortunately: you sound as if you have chemical conjunctivitis and should see your doctor or an ophthalmologist for confirmation and treatment.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
Shiny leg skin is: not in and of itself a problem. It is associated frequently with obesity and venous insufficiency or leg edema from another cause. Vascular issues c... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
You are asking: for non-medical information best supplied by a human resource department manager. These processes are different for different companies and agencies.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
First, the diagnosis: of paruesis must be established by a medical professional to the satisfaction of the MRO which can be daunting sometimes. After that a determination ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
That combination: Of symptoms requires a more in depth evaluation and examination. No one on this site would venture a guess as there are multiple possible causes from... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
No.: It will not cause tardive dyskinesia but there are numerous other side effects. You must weigh the risks against the benefits in an intelligent and e... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
Sorry: Absolutely no idea from such unrelated, subjective and few symptoms. Would suggest you see your doctor for a thorough history and physical.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
That situation: is way too dangerous to deal with on-line and should be given the attention of an obstetrician/gynecologist first hand. Recommend you see one very so... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
Without actually: examining this mole it is impossible to give you any useful information,
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
If all you say: is true then they are probably benign papules and not a cause for worry, but ifyou really want to be sure allow your doctor to examine them.
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 39 years experience
Modest and: Progressive weight training for toning and not body building is just fine. The key is to start low and slowly build up to avoid tendon, muscle and jo... Read More
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Testimonials
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Dr. Donald Jacobson
Nov 29, 2013
Dr. Burns offers consistently helpful information in his responses. He's very knowledgeable and I highly recommend him. He is an excellent addition to HealthTap.
Dec 29, 2013
I recommend Dr Burns...very caring which is especially great in an emergency department setting.
Dr Burns is a great Emergency Physician who has been helping people on HealthTap since 2013!
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out of 4 Days I took only 2 or 3 pill free days then started new pack as normal. Also on the first day of the placebo pills I took 3 pills which I had missed. Did this cause the missing bleed ? Tks
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I now realize like many others over time that the other person just used me for economic reasons. We will see. I guess a PhD does count for something!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you Dr.Burns ,sorry for the late reply Your professional answer is most appreciated ,hope you had a happy Easter. from England UK.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Univ of health sciences
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

UNION GENERAL HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Salisbury Region - Summer
2014
Top Emergency Medicine Specialist , Second Place, National - Summer
2014
Most Influential Doctor, Third Place, Maryland - Summer
2014

Affiliations

AAMRO
AOBEM
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