Father and Daughter Team Up to Staff New Practice in Indiana
The Poseyville Regional Medical Center, which opened earlier this month, was born from a need for accessible medical care in the area. Alumna Julie Burkett, MD ‘14 has joined her father, Dr. Chester Burkett, as one of two physicians practicing from a new medical center in Poseyville, Indiana. The Poseyville Regional Medical Center, which opened earlier this month, was borne from a need for accessible medical care in the area, according to the Mount Vernon Democrat.
A local charitable group was formed in 2015 to steer the creation of the facility. The project was funded by hundreds of private donations from businesses and residents, as well as state initiative programs.
“The community came together and built the clinic,” Dr. Julie Burkett said.
Until now, Dr. Chester Burkett had practiced at an office in the neighboring town of Cynthiana. That facility, the Tri-County Medical Center, was “outdated, cramped and out of the way for many patients,” and “could no longer adequately meet the needs of Poseyville and neighboring towns,” according to the Democrat. The two Drs. Burkett will now be meeting their community’s needs at the new medical center, which boasts an onsite lab, a minor procedure room and two exam rooms.
Dr. Julie Burkett completed her family medicine residency at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN on June 30. She’ll begin seeing patients on Monday, July 17. “It’s been a very busy road!” she laughed.
Asked whether she always planned to go into practice with her father, Dr. Julie Burkett said no—but once the opportunity arose, it was a no-brainer. “Throughout medical school, I liked a bit of everything, which is what led me to family medicine,” Dr. Julie Burkett said. “And as soon as I chose family medicine, I knew that I was going to work with my dad.”