John Burr, MD

Specialty: Pulmonary DiseaseCritical Care MedicineSleep Medicine

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John Burr, MD

Specialty: Pulmonary DiseaseCritical Care MedicineSleep Medicine

Independent practitioner Advocate Medical Group provider

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Advocate Medical Group

1302 Franklin Avenue

Suite 3400

Normal, IL 61761

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Office: 309-556-8300

Fax: 309-556-8295

Meet John Burr, MD

About me



  • Fellowship: Washington University School of Medicine, Pulmonary & Critical Care
  • Residency: Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Internal Medicine
  • Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Board certifications

  • Pulmonary Disease

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate BroMenn Medical Center
  • Advocate Eureka Hospital

Insurance accepted

  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP MedicareComplete Plus HMO - POS
  • Aetna Choice POS
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Access POS
  • Aetna Open Choice POS
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Select Choice EPO
  • Aetna Select POS
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Blue Choice PPO
  • Blue Cross PPO
  • Blue Cross PPO - Advocate Associate Medical Plan
  • Cigna C - 5 POS
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Health Partners PPO
  • Cigna Open Access Plus POS
  • Cigna Open Access Plus State of Illinois POS
  • Cigna Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry HMO
  • Coventry One Select PPO
  • Coventry PPO
  • First Health Network EPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna Open Access Plus HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • Health Alliance HMO
  • Health Alliance POS
  • Health Alliance PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • HFN Total Care PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana National EPO
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana PPO
  • Humana Preferred POS - Open Access
  • Humana Preferred PPO
  • LLH Adventist Silver PPO 3000
  • LLH Family Health Network Silver PPO 3100
  • LLH Swedish Covenant Silver PPO
  • Meridian
  • Meritain Health PPO
  • Molina FHP
  • Molina Medicaid ICP
  • Molina MMAI
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • NALC (Natl Assn of Letter Carriers) Health Benefit
  • PHCS Savility PPO
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete (Secure Horizons) HMO
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete Focus HMO
  • United Healthcare Charter
  • United Healthcare Choice HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare Compass HMO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Medicare Solutions PPO
  • United Healthcare MedicareComplete Plan 1 HMO
  • United Healthcare Nexus
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Select HMO
  • United Healthcare Select Plus POS

Ratings and reviews

Overall rating

based on 296 patient ratings.


November 27, 2019 5:31 AM

Excellent visit Dr. Burr spent time to discuss my diagnosis and was encouraged about my progress. He is a very caring and capable doctor.

November 19, 2019 8:11 AM

Dr. Burr is a good person. Very informative, friendly and helpful.

November 8, 2019 10:27 AM

It was a normal, pleasant annual visit.

November 5, 2019 11:00 PM

Dr. Burr is very kind and patient. Sometimes could be a little more forceful about HIS opinions.

October 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Burr took plenty of time with me to understand my current situation. I thoroughly appreciated it!

October 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Burr is always friendly and easy to talk to. He is very knowledgable about things in his speciality.

October 20, 2019 7:00 PM

Freindly and professional

October 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Burr is excellent! he explored some new medications with me, but after explaining the cost and potential outcome, agreed with my decision not to go forward but to stay with my current regimen.

October 2, 2019 7:00 PM


September 9, 2019 7:00 PM

Visits with Dr. Burr are always a pleasant experience. He has such a very nice personality and is always interested in improving my health.

September 8, 2019 7:00 PM

Going to a doctor is never fun, but Dr. Burr made me feel comfortable and made me laugh.

September 2, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Burr is excellent!

August 27, 2019 7:00 PM

He has a great nurse practitioner, but when I am required to see him, he is only available with long lead times. When still adjusting new medications and still having issues... that is a problem. I half why considered going to a specialist in Peoria for a second opinion and as a possible on going specialist.

August 18, 2019 7:00 PM

caring, intelligent, made sence

August 18, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr John Burr is one of the best doctors/people that I've ever interactie far as actually listening, demonstrating he cares, being patient and genuinine, and providing customized genuine interaction and specific yet wholistic consultation.

August 2, 2019 7:00 PM

Great staff and doctors.

July 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Burr is the best pulmonologist in town

July 1, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Burr is always pleasant and friendly. He will ask about things I'm interested in and knows me as a person. I feel very confident in him as a provider.

June 7, 2019 7:00 PM

the clinical receptionist,s nurses and all office staff have always treated me with the greatest respect and courtesy as well as the health care doctor's and physican's that I see in this office in Pontiac Illinois. and I will continue to see them for my medical care in their respective field's of medicen and health care

May 31, 2019 7:00 PM

very positive!

May 29, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Burr always spends enough time and discusses various issues affecting my health -

May 28, 2019 7:00 PM


May 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Burr is one of the best doctors I have ever gone to. He has helped me more than anyone!

May 12, 2019 7:00 PM


May 12, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Burr is very knowledgeable and very personable.

May 10, 2019 7:00 PM


March 28, 2019 7:00 PM

He was very knowledgeable about my health issue.

March 7, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Burr is a bright and knowledgeable physician. I'm happy I go to him.

February 25, 2019 6:00 PM

Sometimes providers forget who they are talking to, and use large medical terms or acronyms.

February 19, 2019 6:00 PM

I really like Dr Burr. he always spends enough time and never seems rushed. I have recommended him to a couple of friends who have sleep apnea. he's kind and sincere. his np's are great too.

February 17, 2019 6:00 PM

I'm always pleased with my appointments with Dr. Burr. He is an excellent physician

February 12, 2019 6:00 PM

Good, but not concerned with my asthma and breathing like I thought he should've been.

February 9, 2019 6:00 PM

Excellent care.

February 2, 2019 6:00 PM

My primary physician recommended this doctor to discuss a sleep study due to ongoing symptoms. Dr. Burr was extremely helpful in his explanation of possible diagnosis and what the sleep study would be. While I appreciated all the information provided, I was most appreciative of the conversation we had about medications and whether or not I would need or want to take any, pending the study results. Nothing was forced; Dr. Burr laid out all options. His staff was friendly and helpful as well. I had a great experience overall. Thank you!

January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr Burr is kind as well as knowledgeable.

January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Burr is great, very personable.

January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

Excellent care.

January 26, 2019 6:00 PM

I always enjoy my visits with Dr Burr. He takes the time needed to be sure I understand My CPAP readings.

January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

Good experience.

January 13, 2019 6:00 PM

Excellent Dr and person.

December 10, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Burr was concerned about my health and my feelings.

December 1, 2018 6:00 PM

Communication is quite often an issue we have. Could very well be I need to figure out how to better represent my point/issues. Can be quite frustrating feeling he gets most of what I'm saying butt not all. Am going for a sleep study on 12/4 and maybe things will become more clear after that.

November 30, 2018 6:00 PM

Lack of follow-up with CPAP provider to make setting adjustments discussed.General BroMenn problem. Can't make annual follow-up appointments at time of current appointment. Patient has to call back in following year.

November 29, 2018 6:00 PM

Great doctor!!

November 26, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr.Burr is an exceptional physician!!!

November 23, 2018 6:00 PM

We always have good conversations about my health issues. And during most visits we have fun conversations about values we share and about life experiences that reflect our interests.

November 15, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Burr - I trust him completely - His office staff always professional and helpful. Especially X - she has helped greatly when finding a new company to handle my breathing equipment, very grateful for her assistance.

November 9, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr Burr accommodated my need for a Friday appointment

November 3, 2018 7:00 PM

very informative and thoural!

November 3, 2018 7:00 PM

it was a good visit. We compromised on a infusion after we shared information regarding the overall effect on patients over age 62.

September 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Burr always spends as much time with me as I need. Answers all my questions.

September 13, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Burr is great!

August 25, 2018 7:00 PM

Was great!

August 24, 2018 7:00 PM

This is a professional office.

August 19, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Burr has been my pulmonologist for about 15 years, his advice has always been dead-on and he explains everything in layman's terms. Dr. Burr always listens and takes his time with me and my family. Presently I have stage 3 lung cancer and together we decided no extra treatment because of several other health problems. He is honest and does not hand out insincere advise.

August 17, 2018 7:00 PM

The staff is friendly and courteous. Dr. Burr is very informative and respects my thoughts and wishes.

July 17, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Burr is very efficient at monitoring my pulmonary functions and making positive rcommendations.

July 16, 2018 7:00 PM

This experience was simply a one year "touch base" visit about sleep apnea treatment that is going well. Dr. Burr is always wonderful to speak with, and is encouraging.

July 16, 2018 7:00 PM

After 6 months of treatment and not getting any better, we asked Dr. Burr to take over because he listened to me and seemed to see me as a person, not trying to fit me into the box they wanted. One week after the bronchoscopy I was 75% better and ready to reduce meds.

July 1, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Burr was and always is very conscientious. He is very verbal, which is what I like in a physician. He never seems rushed and takes time to ask me questions about how I am feeling. He also asks about other things in my daily life that could contribute to health issues. He is very kind and displays a great deal of knowledge.

June 21, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Burr is very personable & professional. A pleasure to be seen by him.

June 12, 2018 7:00 PM

Pleased, as always

June 1, 2018 7:00 PM

I very much appreciated the time Dr. Burr took to explain the results of the sleep study and the implications of the medicine he prescribed for RBD.

May 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Excellent provider. Enjoy seeing Dr. Burr for my condition.

May 23, 2018 7:00 PM

J feel DR. burr is an excellent health care provider and alway's answer's my question's to the best of his ability and in a way I alway's understand

April 22, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Burr, Is a very caring man and very will knowledged Doctor the best I have ever known. They take care of me right away If there is any problems. I am very blessed to be in his care. He listens to me and takes the time to listen and share about the illness I have. I cannot seem to say enough good things and how great he has helped me with my problems in breathing and was excellent when I had my surgery. This is a very good Doctor and the wisdom that he has is a great excess to the hospital.

April 9, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Burr is always very nice and helpful with planning my medical care. spends a lot of time with me, my wife and I enjoy seeing him, he is very good.

March 13, 2018 7:00 PM

excellent care. when I started seeing him it changed my life healthwise

February 14, 2018 6:00 PM

ALWAYS very helpful. Very prompt if called after hours.

February 14, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Burr is an outstanding physician and diagnostician. I am happy that he is a member of my medical team.

February 13, 2018 6:00 PM

first time visit with Dr. Burr. very helpful and understanding ..

February 11, 2018 6:00 PM

did not feel like problem was answered

January 21, 2018 6:00 PM

Always a pleasant and helpful encounter.

January 12, 2018 6:00 PM

Very knowledgeable and asks all the right questions. Intent on getting all the facts before making recommendations.

January 8, 2018 6:00 PM

Answered my questions and concerns.

January 7, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Burr is very thorough going over scans and explaining proceedures I need as well as medications he prescribes. I feel my health is of utmost concern to him. Always easy to understand what he is saying in laymens terms. His staff are always friendly and answers any questions I have. Follow through with scheduling appointments and preceedures is excellent.

January 5, 2018 6:00 PM

sincere at trying to find the problem causing the situation.

December 31, 2017 6:00 PM

My first ever visit with Dr Burr and had an excellent first impression. He was caring, considerate, non-judgmental, listened well, was articulate and told me things I didn't know, and spent enough time. What might have taken him from a 9 to a 10...would be if he was a little more up on my extensive & complicated medical history...and if he'd asked me a little more pointedly exactly what I wanted out of the appointment. But he absolutely was excellent and I was very happy & satisfied.

December 16, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr. Burr was very friendly & helpful during my visit.

November 21, 2017 6:00 PM

Really caring & interested in what I needed. Very pleasant, really liked him - easy to talk to & listened.

October 31, 2017 7:00 PM


October 31, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Burr has always been great for my health.

October 15, 2017 7:00 PM

The provider was excellent. The office help was and is abysmal.

September 25, 2017 7:00 PM

Excellent provider and staff - have been coming here for over 20 years.

September 15, 2017 7:00 PM

After not seeing Dr. Burr directly for a of couple years, it was nice to see that he remembered details going back to as early as our first interactions. Since we only meet on a yearly basis, usually, I understand it must be impossible to remember everything about every patient, but I respect those types of little details. It says to me that he takes interest and truly cares about his patients. Thank you for that.

September 11, 2017 7:00 PM

First visit with this provider for ongoing health issue. Previous provider left the practice. Liked him very much, feel he is very capable of dealing with my disease.

August 27, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Burr was excellent!! Caring!! Kind!!

July 23, 2017 7:00 PM

Very informative.

July 23, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr Burr is a consistently excellent physician!!

July 19, 2017 7:00 PM

I used to see Dr xx; he left me in Dr Burr's care and yes, I like Dr Burr. We got along well.

May 30, 2017 7:00 PM

Have gone to Dr. Burr for several years. Don't have to see him often but know he's there if I need him and I do see him as often as he wants.

May 26, 2017 7:00 PM


May 14, 2017 7:00 PM

This was my first visit with Dr. Burr, as he replaced my old doctor as my my pulmonologist. He is everything I expect from my pulmonologist, I am glad to have chosen him.

April 17, 2017 7:00 PM

Very comfortable interaction with Dr. Burr, as indicated in my answers above.

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