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Frank Burns, M.D.
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Your doctor doesn’t know what you pay so our doctor created EquivaMeds.

Dr Frank Burns, M.D. Bio

Dr. Frank Burns, M.D. is the Medical Director of EquivaMeds and leads our Advisory Team of clinicians. Dr. Burns is a Board Certified Internal Medicine physician who graduated from medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas in 1987. After completing his residency in Phoenix, he practiced Internal Medicine there for 8 years before becoming a national healthcare consultant for Milliman USA from 1997-2000.

Since 2000, Dr. Burns has been the Medical Director of Medical Management at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Florida.  He is actively involved in designing and developing health plans that allow patients to receive high quality cost-effective healthcare. He has oversight and participates in the SMH Medical Hospitalist Program.  He serves as the President and Medical Director of the SMH Physician Hospital Organization- an organization with over 550 physicians. He also serves as the Medical Director of the Gulf Coast Health Plans, Charter Health Plan, Gulf Coast Provider Network, and Gulf Coast Medical Management.

In addition, Dr. Burns also runs an inner city mobile medical ministry that addresses the immediate health needs of the homeless in Sarasota.

Dr. Burns has a deep conviction that there are cost-effective medication alternatives available for most patients under most circumstances. His desire is that patients get the information necessary to discuss these potential alternatives with their physician. Dr. Burns believes so strongly in the EquivaMeds project that he has donated hundreds of hours and serves as our Medical Director without compensation.

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