Our Staff

Our Staff

You will initially be greeted on the telephone or at the front desk by our caring staff of Certified Medical Assistants (CMA’s). They are trained to assist you with in aspects of your visits with us.  Dr. Burke is assisted by an RN, who has many years of experience caring for patients in an office setting. 

Sheila A Burke, MD was raised in Minnesota.  She graduated from the University Of Minnesota School Of Medicine with an MD in 1978.  Following her residency at Hennepin County Medical Center she moved to Alaska.  She set-up her practice in family medicine in 1982 and has been serving her patients in the same office ever since.  Dr. Burke is board certified with the American Academy of Family Physicians.  Besides caring for her patients, Dr. Burke is an avid reader and gardener, with a special fondness for roses and clematis. She and her husband, Joe, are raising three children and two dogs in Eagle River.

Annette M Hewitt, ANP moved to Alaska from Wisconsin where she received her associate degree in Nursing in 1981. Annette received her BS and MS, Nursing from the University of Alaska Anchorage.  She is certified as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners since 1997. Annette has been with Alaska Family Medicine Associates since 2000.  When not at the office, she can be found hiking or biking the many beautiful trails of Alaska with her family.  She is also an avid knitter and quilter.

Patt Rhinehart was born and raised in Wisconsin. She received her training at the Professional Business Institute in Minneapolis MN.  Patt has been the Lab Tech at Alaska Family Medicine Associates since its inception in 1982. She is certified by the College of American Pathologists. She and her husband moved to Alaska in 1982, where they have raised their son.  Besides spending her free time at their cabin, Patt enjoys gardening and fishing. 

Amy Liddle came to Alaska Family Medicine Associates in 1995 as a CMA after moving around the world with her family and the Air Force. Amy graduated with her CMA from Parkes College in Denver, CO in 1978. She has been the office manager since 2002, and when she’s not at the office she’s in the garden, playing at their cabin, or traveling to distant shores.