John Burfeind, MD

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Hematology, Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
4.8 (254)
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Kraemer Cancer Center - Froedtert West Bend Hospital (262) 836-7204

I believe that patients and their families should be fully engaged in their care as they go through treatment for cancer. As a result, I think that educating patients and their families on their illnesses is extraordinarily important and I take the time to do this for all my patients.

I enjoy bringing the great advances that have taken place in the field of oncology to my patients, to give them the best chance of survival.


Diseases & Conditions

Bladder Cancer
Kidney Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Testicular Cancer

Treatment & Services

General Medical Oncology and Hematology

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Languages Spoken


Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital


Cancer Center - Froedtert Hospital
9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(866) 680-0505
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Kraemer Cancer Center - Froedtert West Bend Hospital
3200 Pleasant Valley Road
West Bend, WI 53095
(262) 836-7200
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Education & Training

University of Wisconsin Medical School - Madison - Doctor of Medicine - (1993)

Abbott-Northwestern Hospital - Minneapolis - MN - Internship - (1993-1994)

Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Residency - (1994-1996)

Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Fellowship - (1996-1999)

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Medical Oncology

Patient Reviews

The comments are submitted by patients (or their caregivers) and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network. Learn more about our survey.

4.8 out of 5. 254 ratings, 54 reviews
Dec. 26, 2019
Dr. Burfeind is always cheerful and nice. Very knowledgbale as well.
Dec. 22, 2019
Dr. Burfeind was very helpful in explaining what I should expect in the next 5 years concerning the medicine I am taking.
Dec. 20, 2019
Most communication through nurse not directly with doctor. Very limited appointment options.
Dec. 19, 2019
Very easy to work with!
Dec. 3, 2019
10 my doctors and nurses are always in phenomenal care for me answering any questions that I need answered any phone calls that I make I get answered. I love them all.
Nov. 26, 2019
provider is very professional and shows concern for his patients. He is knowledgeable. He never makes you feel rushed and always asks if you have any more questions. This doctor makes me feel very well cared for and with cancer this has been priceless for me and has helped me do as well as I am.
Nov. 22, 2019
Dr. Burfeind was my second opinion physician and I have stayed with him....he saved my life by getting me on the right plan for my cancer!
Nov. 15, 2019
Dr Burfeind knows and understands my wishes and concerns. the staff is very caring.
Nov. 10, 2019
always treated with kindness and respect
Nov. 9, 2019
I have great respect and appreciation for him as a physician. He also a good person. He is easy to talk with. He always gives me as much time as I need. I know that he provides the best care possible
Nov. 3, 2019
Dr Burfiend and his entire staff are fantastic. They not only care about me as the patient but also my wife. They answer all of our questions in ways that we can understand and really look at the whole picture to make decisions for treatment etc.
Oct. 27, 2019
he got me through cancer successfully. I feel like he's my friend.
Oct. 19, 2019
I would like to see an improvement in the treatment received from the lab phlebotomists. All the other support staff are excellent but they are often impersonal and grouchy.
Oct. 17, 2019
Dr Burfeind is a very caring compassionate physician. This comes through in every appointment I have had with him.He addresses all my questions and concerns patiently without making me feel as if it's a bother.
Oct. 13, 2019
Every aspect of our most recent visit exceeded our expectations.
Oct. 4, 2019
respect for my concerns
Oct. 1, 2019
So professional and easy to communicate with. Our entire family finds him an excellent doctor and have much confidence jn him.
Sept. 30, 2019
Dr. Burfeind is excellent! I trust him, which to me is the most important part of my medical care.
Sept. 23, 2019
He has always been very helpful and informative. He is also very kind and thoughtful, you feel like he really cares about you.
Sept. 19, 2019
respectful, courteous, I have great trust in the doctor I saw.
Sept. 15, 2019
I had lab work done that required input from my PCP and this provider. I was able to get my PCP's input. I sent through 3 requests for input to this provider, did not receive a call back until after the 3rd request and that was the day before my follow up appointment. The phone message left for me by the provider was inaudible.
Aug. 31, 2019
Dr Burfeind is the best Oncologist. I will never complain about having to wait more than 15 min. to see him. He takes time with all his patients and is genuinely concerned about the wellness of everyone he sees.
Aug. 23, 2019
he is the best doctor I've had in my 70 years
Aug. 12, 2019
I am a new patient with advanced cancer and little medical history available to the doctor. He did a great job with what I was able to tell him and was very patient gathering the information. He was able to schedule further tests quickly and start treatment immediately.
Aug. 4, 2019
all around good care.
Aug. 1, 2019
Dr. Burfeind is excellent !!
July 23, 2019
Dr. Burfiend is an excellent doctor-spending the right amount of time with me and always treating me respectfully.
July 11, 2019
He was rather rough with the breast exam. He didn't answer questions I had about health problems that have occurred since my chemo. He is never on time. One time I had to wait an hour and a half because he forgot to put in my order for chemo.
June 28, 2019
We are always included in and aware of the plan of care. We are always treated with respect and updated on new results from tests. Feel very supported and can reach out when ever we need something. Excellent team!
June 26, 2019
Dr Burfeind himself is exceptional and is what one expects when going to Froedert. This last visit the lab was way behind and we had to wait for almost an hour past our appointment time which find unacceptable. The waiting room time to see Dr. Burfeind was almost an hour past our appointment time and then the wait in the exam room was almost an hour as well. At our last visit in March the nurse practitioner told us we would see Dr. Burfeind at our June visit and we were not pleased when a different nurse practioner came into the exam room and said we would not be seeing the doctor on this visit. As we had some specific questions and concerns we insisted on seeing Dr Burfeind. He did come to the exam room a few minutes later and took care of our needs. He suggested we come to his West Bend office for our August visit as that location is not as busy as the Milwaukee locations is. We will be doing that. It would seem like something could be done to reduce the wait times. I understand that sometimes a patient visit can take longer than expected and I'm okay with that but it also seems like longer wait times are becoming the norm rather than the exception.
June 17, 2019
He seemed very rushed and did not spend a lot of time with me. And no one alerted me to how late he was running. My appt was at 12:45 and I left the bldg at 2:30.
June 16, 2019
He was kind and concerned.
June 15, 2019
very pleasant and professional
June 13, 2019
he listened to my cares and concerns over my hot flashes and the concerns I have about my risks for developing cancer because of my family history. He is a very caring doctor.
June 11, 2019
Very professional, takes time to make sure you understand and provides a good explanation.
June 8, 2019
respectful and considerate
June 5, 2019
waited for about 2 hours for the dr to see me. didn't get to see him. left
May 24, 2019
RE: Wait time....I will NEVER criticize wait time when dealing with Oncology doctors. The sensitive issues they have to deal with daily matters more than a 15+ minute delay!
April 28, 2019
always excellent care by Dr Burfeind and the staff at Kramer Cancer Center
April 18, 2019
Everyone is always very considerate and very thoughtful. I couldn't ask for a better team. Thank you!
April 17, 2019
I had a PET scan yesterday to determine if cancer has returned for the 3rd time in less than 5 years. I received a message at 8:15am that we needed to talk. I called at 9AM, 12:30 and 3:45 and now it is 7:30PM and I still don't know the results. I assume that the cancer is back, otherwise the message would have been different. At 3:45 the office staff was a bit rude, told me he'd call me in the morning. I said but his message said I should call him today. She spoke to a nurse and then said "fine we'll page him and tell him that you called for a 3rd time!" This is my life and I would just like to know. A nurse could have given them to me as well. I know he is very busy.
April 9, 2019
he seems good at knowing about his profession .great manors ,listens ,and can explain in easy terms ,kept me up with things using MyChart .Great guy.
March 26, 2019
I like having Dr Burfeind as a back up for my cancer treatment. I go to a local oncologist because of convenience but I have great respect for Dr Burfeind and the information he has given me.
March 26, 2019
Dr B. makes me feel so comfortable, I have been with him for four years. he is so knowledgeable and caring. I tell everyone how great he is.
March 22, 2019
very knowledgeable and took time to explain things in a manner that was easy to understand and made it more acceptable
March 20, 2019
He allowed me to take part in the decision making process of my treatments, is very empathetic, timely & professional.
March 18, 2019
Easy to understand, thorough.
March 18, 2019
Never on time. Have been waiting an hour each time I have gone.
March 15, 2019
Dr. was very thorough in exam which I appreciated. He talked t me as an equal.
March 4, 2019
Dr. Burfiend has a great ability to make a patient feel relaxed and in good hands. He is friendly, knowledgeable and not afraid to consult with others about an issue....I liked this! Made me feel like my issue was important and the right treatment would prescribed....
March 1, 2019
Always kind, knowledgable, personable and an excellent listener!!!
Feb. 19, 2019
Seemed very knowledgeable
Feb. 19, 2019
I have great respect for Dr Burfeind. He is compassionate, understanding, a great listener, and takes time to answer our questions. He may not always meet at his exact appointment time, but I would never question that. Cancer patients need that extra time with their doctors. There should not be a 15 min rule in Oncology, especially for Dr Burfeind. some days he had 25-30 cancer patients!!
Jan. 24, 2019
I thought of my doctor as a doctor who cares,