Dr. Anthony Burgess is a physician specializing in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation known as a physiatrist. He has intensive training in musculoskeletal & neurologic conditions, therapeutics, pain management and rehabilitation. His goal is to decrease pain, improve quality of life, enhance performance and facilitate restoration of function.
Physiatrists are physicians intensely involved in the rehabilitation process, following patients in skilled facilities as they recover from surgery, stroke, brain injury or spinal cord injury.
Dr. Burgess closely collaborates with physical and occupational therapy, speech pathology, the patient, and his or her family to develop a personalized plan of care.
He attended medical school in the Cayman Islands at St. Matthew’s University – School of Medicine and did his clinical training at the Cleveland Clinic. Concurrently during medical school, he also completed his Masters of Health Care Administration.
Dr. Burgess completed his residency training in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital in Chicago, IL.
He attended Baylor University for his undergraduate studies and earned 3 Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology, Psychology and Chemistry.
He was also a collegiate swimmer, cheerleader and water polo player and has competed on the national level.
Prior to his academic career, he was employed as a welder constructing elevated water towers for 14 years.
From his own injuries, volunteer work and clinical training, he has witnessed the unfortunate realities of impairment, disability and disease along with the pain of knowing the limitations of medicine. Since then he has been invested in helping people achieve optimum function and recover from similar experiences where dreams seem lost and rehabilitation can be daunting. His unique experiences have enabled him to realize that one must focus on ability before one can hope to overcome or adjust to disability.
Dr. Burgess has a particular interest in regenerative medicine and is well trained in prolotherapy, platelet rich plasma (PRP), stem cells and nerve injections.
For the past year, he has worked in private practice in the Minneapolis suburban area where he focused on regenerative medicine and non-surgical orthopedics.
A native of Texas, he enjoys physical fitness, weight training, swimming, hiking, cooking and international travel. He now lives in Kansas City with his wife.