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Niel H. Burns

Niel H. Burns, MD

Family Medicine

“Compassionate care is at the forefront of how I treat patients. My advice is always based on what’s best for the patient.”

Office Information

About Me

Comprehensive Care for the Family

As a primary care physician in Pierre, SD, Dr. Burns provides comprehensive care for the whole family, while specializing in pediatrics and geriatrics. He’s also experienced in performing office procedures such as minor skin biopsies and surgeries.

Dr. Burns strives to earn the trust of his patients by offering advice and care that’s in their best interest. “I’m very easy going and open minded, so patients can feel free to ask me anything,” he says. “I want them to be comfortable knowing that they can trust me to provide the best care possible.”

Spanish-speaking patients can also receive care from Dr. Burns, who is fluent in Spanish.

An Active Lifestyle

Dr. Burns’ go-to advice for patients is to get at least seven hours of sleep each night and find ways to incorporate exercise into your daily life. He stays active with archery, bow-hunting, fishing, kayaking, distance running and golfing. He also enjoys cooking and reading.



University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, Vermillion, Medical School


Siouxland Medical Education Foundation-Family Medicine Center, Sioux City, IA, Family Medicine

Professional Memberships

  • American Medical Association
  • South Dakota State Medical Association
  • American Academy of Family Physicians


  • Basic Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics

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