"Dr. Thomas Burk graduated from medical school at the University of Tennessee. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, where he was awarded Resident of the Year. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. He was awarded the Anthony S. Ficalora Award for “Unusual Sensitivity and Respect for Patients” by the University of Tennessee. Prior to pursuing his medical degree, he received his B.A. in Sociology from Shippensburg University. He was employed at Cumberland Hall Psychiatric Hospital as well as being the Program Director for group home that provided care for adults and children with disabilities in that area. After medical school and residency, his experience included working with Campbell & Philbin Medical Associates in Pittsburgh, the Altoona Center, a state residential facility for adults with disabilities, and Mainline Medical Associates in Altoona. He has also devoted time to volunteering at a free clinic operated by UPMC Altoona Hospital during this time. Dr. Burk has an outstanding reputation among his patients as demonstrated by his consistently high patient satisfaction ratings."
"Empower³ Center for Health is a direct-pay physician practice. That means you pay a flat monthly fee and with your membership, you get all the primary health care you need, whether it’s one visit a year or 10 in one month. As a direct-pay physician practice, we don’t take insurance, so our focus is on you and your healthcare needs – not on the type of insurance you have. Our doctors don’t have to fill out cumbersome insurance paperwork, so they get to spend more time with you. Plus you don’t have to worry about high deductibles or expensive co-pays. Your membership covers unlimited wellness and preventive care, injury care, treatment for acute and chronic medical conditions, and X-rays and lab work. Everyone is accepted and there are also no restrictions based on income or pre-existing conditions. We’re always accepting new members, including small businesses and those enrolled in UPMC for You."