Our Staff

Kristine L. Burke, MD
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I have enjoyed practicing the full spectrum of Family Medicine in the Folsom area since 1997.  I truly enjoy caring for patients of all ages and strive to guide my patients in wellness and prevention as well as carefully managing their illnesses and medical conditions. I believe that the best medical care requires time, a trusting relationship and a collaborative approach to achieve the most successful personal outcomes: good health, longevity and superior quality of life.

I am Board Certified in both Family Medicine and Sports Medicine.  I received my undergraduate degree in General Chemistry from UCLA. Subsequently, I earned my medical degree from UC Davis and went on to complete both my Internship and Residency in Family Medicine at the UC Davis Medical Center.  Following that I completed a one-year UC Davis/UC Berkeley Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, having been selected for their single annual position.  I incorporate my Sports Medicine knowledge into my daily practice to provide exercise and injury management advice to my patients.  In the community, I have served as Team Physician to both Folsom and Vista Del Lago High Schools and in the winter am a member of Sugar Bowl Ski Resort’s Urgent Care Team providing slope-side injury management.

I am fortunate to have been awarded numerous accolades over the years from both my colleagues and my patients.  I was elected to lifetime membership in the National Honor Medical Society “Alpha Omega Alpha” while serving as Chief Resident for the Department of Family and Community Medicine at UC Davis Medical Center.  I have also been selected for Strathmore’s “Who’s Who” and “America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals.”  Recently, I was selected for the position of Chief of Family Medicine at Mercy Hospital of Folsom with my term beginning in January 2010.  I am thrilled to have been chosen as “Favorite Doctor” in the Folsom/El Dorado Hills Style magazine 2011 and 2009 Reader’s Choice Awards and to have been recognized three times as Folsom’s “Best Doctor” in the Folsom Telegraph’s annual “Best of the Best” awards.  Being well regarded by patients is one of my highest honors.

“Taking excellent care of my patients is immensely satisfying for all of us.”



Sheila Leard, RD | Registered Dietician

I am a Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, and a Certified Personal Trainer.  I became interested in the field of sports nutrition and cardiovascular health when working in the Cardiac Rehabilitation – Applied Exercise Physiology Department at San Diego State University, California.  Since then, I began applying the principles of functional nutrition for the treatment and prevention of chronic disease.  I have a Bachelor of Science in Foods and Nutrition and attended Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, to complete a Dietetic internship and Master of Science course work in clinical nutrition.

“My goal with all of my clients is to take the science of nutrition and make sense of it on a practical level.  I treat the person not the disease.  I assess your diet and intervene using food to match your individual biological needs.  I believe it is truly possible to have optimal health through diet and lifestyle.”

Sheila’s approach is to keep it simple.  Changing health behavior is a process not an event.  Once you learn the concepts on how to be metabolically efficient with proper fueling in training or daily diet to manage blood sugar you will never think of being “on” a diet again.

Diets have an ending – healthy behavior does not.


Hilda | Medical Assistant
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I have been working for Dr. Burke for 6 years.  What I like most about my job is knowing I have helped our patients when they are in need or just need a hand to hold on to.  My hobby is photography and I love spending time with my three kids


Pam | Phone Receptionist
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The length of time I have been working at Dr Burke’s office is 4 years.   What I like most about my job is my interaction with the patients and knowing that what I do truly does make a difference in their lives.   I also love the staff and the family atmosphere.

My hobbies are scrapbooking, and spending time with my family.  My husband and I like to take short weekend trips to different places to explore and like taking walks with our little dog Rudy.

Barbara | Billing Manager
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I rejoined Dr Burke’s staff summer of 2008 and love being back with this group!  I really enjoy heading up our billing department and helping our patients successfully navigate some of the complexities of insurance billing.

Delcie | Book Keeping
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After 4 years as the Referral Coordinator, I am now working in billing and miss my contact with all of our patients quite a bit.   I have a lifetime of experience in the medical field. I truly enjoy helping people to get what they need and look forward to the opportunity to continue as a patient advocate.

I adore my kids and my grandkids are my favorite hobby.  I am very attached to my dog, Bella and I enjoy volunteering at the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary.

Susie| Bookkeeper/Manager

I am at Dr Burke’s office part time to manage operations.   At work I seem to most enjoy juggling a million things at once!  At home,  I enjoy doing the same thing with all my family’s activities : )


Jani Walker | Aesthetics
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I am a clinical esthetician with over 25 years experience.  After receiving my esthetics’ license in 1978, I worked in skin care salons providing spa facials and treatments.  In 1997 I was introduced to Medical Aesthetics.  This gave me access to medical resources and education which enabled me to provide higher quality and more effective skin treatments.  I have training in clinical protocols for:

  • Obagi blue peels
  • Obagi advanced home care systems
  • BioMedic clinical treatments
  • La Roche-Posay home care systems
  • Skin Medica advanced clinical Peels
  • Procyte glycolic peels and home care products
  • Five Star formulators clinical treatments
  • Refinity clinical peel
  • Advanced glycolic, Lactic and salicylic acid treatments
  • Jessner peel and
  • Microdermabrasion

I have been working alongside Dr. Burke since 2002 and enjoy our collaboration.  I have also worked with compounding pharmacist John Hollis for 14 years to provide clinical treatments designed to help challenging skin types as well as home care products that help my clients achieve a healthy and improved skin.  My strength is in helping my clients achieve their goals while remaining sensitive to their financial needs.  My years of experience and education allow me to customize a skin care solution to meet any patient/client needs.

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