Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What happens if I need to call in an emergency situation?
In emergency situations Dr. Burks can be reached through the Boone Hospital paging system 24 hours a day.  During normal office business hours (M-F 9am-4:30pm) please contact our office.
Office Phone: (573) 256-2496
Boone Hospital Paging: (573) 815-8000

What do I need to do to become a new patient?
We are glad that you are interested in becoming a patient at our practice. Please refer to our Appointments page to find out how!

What do I need to do to get a Rx (prescription) or Rx refill?
Please refer to our Prescriptions (Rx) and Refills page to find out what you need to do in order to receive an Rx.

When can I expect to get my test results and where can I get them?
Please visit our Test Results page to see how long you should expect to wait to receive results as well as how to access / how you will receive them.

How do I get my Medical Records transferred in/out of this practice?
Please visit our Medical Records page in order to view information about steps to take and access the forms needed to transfer your records into or out of our practice.

How is my privacy handled within your practice?
We are HIPAA  compliant practice and take proper precautions to protect your privacy.  Please refer to our Your Privacy page to see more about our practice policies.


Michael Burks, M.D.,FACOG – Obstetrician / Gynecologist, Columbia, MO