Karen M Burgner, MD

Specialty: Internal Medicine

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Advocate Medical Group

2285 Sequoia Drive

Aurora, IL 60506

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Office: 630-859-6910

Fax: 630-859-6811

Meet Karen M Burgner, MD

About me



  • Residency: Northwestern University
  • Internship: Northwestern University
  • Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine

Board certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Dreyer

Insurance accepted

  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP Medicare Advantage Access HMO
  • Aetna Coventry (Aetna Medicare) HMO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Medicare HMO
  • Aetna Medicare POS
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna Medicare Value Plan PPO
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Premier Care Network
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna SmartCare
  • Aetna State of Illinois HMO
  • Aetna State of Illinois Open Access Plus
  • Aetna State of Illinois PPO
  • Aetna Value Performance Network
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Benefit Plan Administrators (BPA)
  • Benefits Services and Systems, Inc
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Choice Preferred
  • Blue Cross Community MMAI
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Med Select PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO-POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Supplement PPO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna APWU Health Plan Open Access Plus
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna Healthspring True Choice PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry / FirstHealth
  • Coventry Advantra Medicare HMO
  • Coventry Health Care HMO
  • Coventry Health Care Open Access POS
  • Coventry Health Care POS
  • Coventry Health Care PPO
  • First Health (Coventry) Rental PPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • FirstHealth / Coventry Personal Care
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna EPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred PPO
  • HST Care Connect EPO
  • HST Care Connect PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare EPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana Community Select HMO
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Integrated Care Program of Illinois
  • Humana Medicare Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana National EPO
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • Illinois Health Connect
  • Imagine Health Smart Care
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • SEIU – Local 4 HMO
  • SEIU – Local 4 PPO
  • Sunrise Advantage Plan
  • Tricare Prime
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Advantage Value HMO - POS
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 1 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 2 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Supplement
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete (Secure Horizons) HMO
  • UHC National Railway Carriers & United Transportation Union Health and Welfare
  • UHC Railroad Employees National Health & Welfare Plan
  • UHC/ AARP Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • Union Health Services, Inc.
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Health One Golden Rule
  • United Healthcare Charter HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus PPO
  • United Healthcare Core PPO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Medica
  • United Healthcare Medicare Complete Assure PPO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare NexusACO OA
  • United Healthcare NexusACO R
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Oxford
  • United Healthcare Select EPO
  • United Healthcare Select PPO

Ratings and reviews

Overall rating

based on 408 patient ratings.


March 22, 2020 11:18 AM

As always, Dr. Burgner was thorough, caring, and answered all my questions.

March 20, 2020 12:00 AM

Dr. Burgner has an awesome sense of humor is very professional & speaks in away to ensure I understand all aspects of my care.

March 20, 2020 12:00 AM

As always an excellent experience. The office staff, Dr. Burgner and her nurse go beyond the expected to make the appointment best possible experience.

March 16, 2020 2:47 PM

Dr. Burgner took her time with me during our visit. I feel very lucky to have her as my primary care physician.

February 24, 2020 5:43 PM


February 24, 2020 5:43 PM

Best and most knowledgeable doctor I've ever seen. I would go to no one else.

February 22, 2020 12:29 PM

Dr Burgner is a very good doctor. I would not change her for the world. She always cares about health overall and is not a doctor that band aid's a problem by giving prescriptions. She is also very familiar with all doctors on your team and keeps in touch and knowledgeable on all conditions.

February 17, 2020 3:04 PM

I just came back to see Dr Burgner after 5 years, and I appreciate that she took me again as a patient, Dr Burgner is an excellent Doctor easy to communicate my health problems and to answer my questions, she is very patience with me and help me understand my medical concerns.

February 17, 2020 2:00 PM

very late for our appt and she liked to talk alot. I dont think she really listened to me about my pain level or how long I have been in pain.

February 14, 2020 7:38 AM

Dr. Burgmer listened to different issues that I'm having as I age offering some solutions.

February 10, 2020 2:50 PM

She was very through, informative, helpful.

January 28, 2020 1:49 PM

I feel my provider pushes pill on top of pill instead of digging deeper to find a cause for the test results she gets. It's more like well this pill will work in conjunction with this one your taking. Or this pill I feel isn't working for me should we try a different one.

December 27, 2019 10:26 AM

She has always worked to keep me balanced so not to come out of remission of one of many auto-immune disease that I have. She is the best doctor to keep me balanced.

December 27, 2019 10:26 AM

I always have a good experience even if I hear bad news regarding my health & I know my provider will do whatever needs to be done to bring balance back in my health.

December 19, 2019 11:00 PM

Dr. B. was very thorough & understanding. She took her time, answered all my questions.

December 19, 2019 11:00 PM

Appt. was @ 3:45 p.m. did not see the dr. until 4:20 was not out until 5:05 - great dr. wait time was long.

December 16, 2019 5:21 PM

Whenever I have. visit with my provider she always takes the time to listen patiently and thoroughly. She always explains everything in a way that I understand clearly. I am very pleased with Dr. Burgner. All doctors should follow in her footsteps.

December 9, 2019 3:33 PM

Dr. Burgner is an excellent doctor. I wish all the doctors at Dreyer were as good and thorough as she is with her patients.

December 2, 2019 12:44 PM

It can be a challenge making an appointment with gastro. Can be hard to get through. That is my only complaint. Disconnected multiple times.

November 30, 2019 6:03 AM

Dr. Karen Burgner is a very good physician with great bedside manner. She listens and lets you be part of the discussion. I feel very lucky to have found her and you are very lucky to have her on your staff.

November 27, 2019 6:32 AM

Dr. Burgner is a great doctor!

November 23, 2019 3:58 PM

excellent provider and visit. super knowledgeable, personable, and all around caring provider. and she's funny too!

November 18, 2019 8:38 PM

she is the best

November 17, 2019 11:00 PM

excellent clinician

November 14, 2019 11:00 PM

1. I don't understand why it takes a week or more for a response to a message. This is not limited to one department, but multiple areas. 2. While in the lab at Sequoia I met X. She is an associate you should be proud of. She was professional in her manner and appearance. She answered my questions and did not seemed rattled or threatened by them.

November 11, 2019 6:38 PM

I've been seeing Dr. Burgner for years, and she is very helpful and willing to listen to you as a patient. She's also very knowledgeable about all areas of medicine, and always knows where to refer you to, should a specialist be needed. She is the best primary care physician that I've seen.

October 21, 2019 7:00 PM

very positive. she listens and gives feedback, very professional n knowledgeable.

October 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Great as usual. I've had her for years.

October 6, 2019 7:00 PM

always a thorough dr

September 27, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Burgner provided me with excellent care.

September 27, 2019 7:00 PM

outstanding!! spending a great deal of time for discussion

September 24, 2019 7:00 PM

This provider spent enough time explaining most of my health concerns. The staff was very friendly and efficient.

September 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Burgner is always very easy to talk to, and always listens to my problems if I have any, and her nurse is also very good.

September 15, 2019 7:00 PM

She doesn't listen to me. I feel like a freak show having that other person there.

September 11, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Burgner is very through and explains everything and answers all of my concerns. She is very up to day on what is going on at the moment.

September 8, 2019 7:00 PM

My appointments with Dr. Burgner are always within the 15 min margin I am accustomed to allowing without question. She is exceptional at her detailed interview with me every time we meet. This interview allows me to ask questions and exchange ideas and information about my health and the progression of my

August 27, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Burgner shared information from my tests and how I should continue to improve my health. She used good anecdotal stories to illustrate her explanations. She used a positive, cheer-leader approach to encourage me rather than a negative approach.

August 26, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Burgner is excellent. I am a retired internist and I really like her.

August 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Burgner always takes the time to listen and shows she truly cares.

August 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Went very well

August 23, 2019 7:00 PM

great answered all my problems and helped me with helped arrange my appointments for docters I have to see

August 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Burgner is knowledgeable, careful and conscience. I couldn't ask for a better PCP. She has been my PCP for eleven years and I am more than pleased.

August 9, 2019 7:00 PM

she's a doctor that cares about my health.

August 8, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Burgner is very thorough and listens well along with caring person. She is firm in getting her point understood as well.

August 2, 2019 7:00 PM

As always, Dr. Burgner is very thorough and takes her time with each issue.

July 31, 2019 7:00 PM

She is always interested in what we have to say. Helps me a lot. I'm a senior citizen and love her dearly.

July 25, 2019 7:00 PM

always complete and professional care and treatment.

July 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Burgner is always through answers all of my questions on my very complicated health

June 28, 2019 7:00 PM

quarterly checkup. dr. Burgner listened and offered some smart suggestions. she's really very good.

June 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Very grateful that I am a patient of Dr. Burgner. She knows my history and can advise according to my history.

June 20, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Burgner is a great doctor with a wealth of knowledge. She always looks out for my well being.

June 15, 2019 7:00 PM

Provider is very likeable and knowledgeable, but not sure she always checks my history before seeing me as some other physicians do.

June 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Burgner is a very good dr. I have noticed since you changed over to the new system the drs. in general are spending more time updating records which makes running behind very understandable.

May 31, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Burgner may run a few minutes late but that is because she is very devoted to the health of her patients- I never feel rushed. I am amazed at how knowledgeable she is in all facets of medical care.

May 22, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Karen Burgner is an amazing doctor. She is very thorough. I think she is one of the best doctors I've ever seen.

May 20, 2019 7:00 PM

Always the very best experience possible.

May 20, 2019 7:00 PM


May 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Burgner listens ask for feedback and truly cares about her patients. she's the reason I go to Advocate.

May 17, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Burgner is wonderful. I never filled rushed. She seems to generally care about me . wonderful doctor

May 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Karen Burgner is the best internal medicine doctor that I have ever had, period! She knows her stuff and allows you to participate during the exam.

May 12, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Burgner is an excellent primary care physician and truly cares about the health of her patients.

May 9, 2019 7:00 PM

it was a good visit.

May 7, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Burgner always answers my questions and concerns. I love how she makes me feel she is there for me and not rushing me out of her office.

May 6, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Karen Burgner is a great doctor.

May 5, 2019 7:00 PM

My doctor is truly amazing. She lives what she teaches. She listens and doesn't have answers before questions are asked. she is open and honest and makes me want to be he healthiest I can be Thank you

May 3, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Burgner respects her patients and listens to them carefully. ask questions to get more information to treat correctly and explains the medication needed. she is an awesome doctor that I respect and can trust

May 1, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Burgner is very thorough with our visits. She asked a lot of questions & listens when I talk.

April 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Knowledgeable, well-trained, caring, excellent.

April 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Visit went well, answered my questions.

April 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Burgner is always thorough. A very sweet likeable person who tells it like it is but in a kind thoughtful way.

April 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Always enjoy coming to see Dr Burgner

March 30, 2019 7:00 PM


March 28, 2019 7:00 PM

As always! Very knowledgeable in all areas that are relative to me. Look forward to seeing her every 6 months (& healthier years!)

March 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Always a satisfying visit. Dr. Burgner is a very caring, intelligent doctor. Wish she practiced closer to my home, but wouldn't want a better physician. She is the best.

March 22, 2019 7:00 PM

My primary dr. is fantastic and her nurse is very helpful and her name is X

March 21, 2019 7:00 PM

My provider is the most caring doctor I have ever had.

March 20, 2019 7:00 PM

The provider is patient & informative and always giving ideas on how to improve your health.

March 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Burgner is an active listener who truly cares about her patients.

March 3, 2019 6:00 PM

My doctor is fantastic. She has always taken the time necessary to answer all my questions. Sometimes I have to wait past my scheduled appt time, but I know that is because she is taking care of her patients.

March 1, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Burgner is the best dr. I've ever seen.

March 1, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Burgner is the best doctor for me. She had helped me through some tough medical issues. I also enjoyed talking with her med student X.

February 22, 2019 6:00 PM

Appt. was over one hour late

February 18, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Karen Burgner is the best doctor I have ever had care for me. She is knowledgeable, sincere, and astute. She takes her time and discusses all issues, medications and conditions. I recommend her to friends constantly.

February 7, 2019 6:00 PM

Love, love Dr. Burgner. Very attentive to me and details of my medical situation.

February 1, 2019 6:00 PM

very good experience and happy I switched Doctors, she has a wealth of knowledge and reviewed my information and asked all the right questions

January 30, 2019 6:00 PM

always very helpful, I am comfortable with the care and treatment that you always provide. your suggestions are always helpful, thank you

January 28, 2019 6:00 PM

Usually Dr. Burgner listens carefully & takes as much time as is necessary to resolve an issue. This time she was distracted because she was trying very hard to use the computer & new system to be sure all was entered right to follow Medicare requirements. Unfortunately many doctors are not allowed to doctor & listen because of corporation requirements. New system seems to be overwhelming everyone.

January 26, 2019 6:00 PM

I like Dr. Burgner very much and she is always attentive to me.My issue is with her phone staff. Mostly phone communication with the nurses there. Getting appropriate response from them and in a timely manner.

January 26, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Burgner is the absolute best doctor I have ever had. she is very knowledgeable in whatever in all areas that I have concerns about. Dr. B is very easy to talk to and I would never hesitate to ask her about any concerns I might have. I have actually recommended her to family and friends who were unhappy with their providers and they feel the same as I do. Whenever I leave after an appointment I feel extremely confident that I am receiving the BEST care possible .I cannot say enough about how fortunate I feel to have her as my doc.

January 26, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Burgner is always very thorough about my health care and prescription needs.

January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

Changing over the systems in the computer meant much of the time for this appointment was spent in updating/correcting the new system. While time consuming, it did allow for a good review of my health information and a chance to talk as we progressed through it.

January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Burgner is always very thorough. I communicate with her on MyChart with questions/concerns.

January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Best possible. Dr. Burgner is my PCP and my wife's PCP as well.

January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Burgner is a kind and compassionate person. she has kept me going and I truly respect her as a person and as my doctor.

January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

I appreciate Dr Burgner she is a great Dr. and helped me understand how the sickness I was experiencing was affecting my diabetes.

January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr Bergner is the best! She gives excellent care and advice.

January 20, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Burgner is extremely thorough and respectful to what I have to say. I appreciate her listening to me and my symptoms, as they are atypical.

January 13, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Burgner is an amazing physician who has knowledge, empathy, and dedication.

December 10, 2018 6:00 PM

Awesome doctors & staff & PT staff!!!

December 3, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Burgner is fantastic! Can't say enough good about her professional, funny yet completely appropriate. Strongly recommend her to all. There's a reason she's not taking new patients - she's great!

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