Video biography featuring: Deidré Burton, MD – Metropolitan Pediatrics
Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics
Education: MD – Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
Pediatric Internship: UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Pediatric Residency: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
I strongly recommend fully vaccinating kids against preventable diseases on the schedule approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). I do not support nonmedical vaccine exemptions.
As a pediatrician, my desire is to meet the healthcare and medical education needs of the families who have chosen me to be their children’s primary care provider. In an atmosphere of caring, I work with parents to facilitate the physical, emotional, and developmental well-being of their children from birth to young adulthood."– Deidré Burton, MD
If you were to ask 5-year-old Dr. Burton what she wanted to be when she grew up, her response was almost always, “a doctor.” Her answer was likely attributed to her parents, whom she credits with instilling her value of community contribution. She watched as they demonstrated this value daily – her father as a military officer and her mother as a teacher and guidance counselor. With a desire to follow in her parents’ footsteps and serve her community, Dr. Burton was almost destined to become a physician or teacher. And after a volunteer experience in Spain working with Romani children, 16-year-old Dr. Burton knew she wanted to work with children in some capacity.
As a freshman in college, Dr. Burton worked on a reservation in Oklahoma, where she saw children with hearing loss due to recurrent ear infections and others suffering the effects of fetal alcohol syndrome and obesity. At that point, she committed to medicine and knew she was headed in the direction of pediatrics.
Having been in practice for more than twenty years, Dr. Burton still enjoys working with families every day and developing lifelong relationships, which now include caring for multiple generations (even though she feels too young to have “grandpatients”)! She is inspired when something she says or does makes a difference in the health of a child, the way they are parented, or how they think about the future. And she feels very fortunate to be able to make a difference in the community.
In her personal life, Dr. Burton is passionate about her three children, travel, food, and living each day fully. She can often be found in the throes of planning a medical mission trip, and is especially excited about opportunities that invite her children to journey with her! To date, she has enjoyed short-term mission trips to Romania, Jamaica, Kenya, the Dominican Republic, and Taiwan.
"Dr. Burton is incredible with our son. He had his 4 month appointment this week and was calm and happy the entire time. She has a way of keeping baby calm, safe while educating us and asking all the rigjt questions at the same time. She’s a gem of a provider."– Radhika D.
"Dr. Burton has been our pediatrician for years. She never fails to provide honest, relatable, and developmentally on point care."– Suzi B.
"Dr.Burton has a unique way of connecting with patients and addresses your concerns with care and precision. Dr.Burton not only properly assessed my child but empowered my child to envision more for the future. Dr. Burton has provided a holistic lens to the practice and I am a happy mother because of the care provided! I would recommend Dr. Burton and the Metropolitan Pediatrics Clinic to my family and friends!"– Ombrea M.
"Minna has been struggling with some newly appearing stranger anxiety, plus with the usual doctor's office anxiety I was a bit nervous about how her check up would go. Dr. Burton could not have been more kind, patient, understanding, and helpful in getting Minna to relax and feel safer during her exam. The extra time Dr. Burton took with playful lead-up before she had to look in her ears, check her belly, etc, made all the difference. Dr. Burton has always been wonderful to our family, but today really stood out because the odds were against her, honestly. So I just wanted to express my gratitude today in particular."– Jillian V.
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