B.A. (Biological Sciences)
Clinical Externship (Palmer Clinics, Davenport, IA)
Dr. Burmeister first fully experienced chiropractic in a personal way as a teenager. After a car accident, it was difficult for her to walk, due to a low back injury. She was taken to see Dr. Stanley Timm, the family chiropractor, and after a couple of adjustments, she was able to walk without difficulty! It was at this time, she knew that she wanted to be a chiropractor.
After completing her undergraduate studies at SIU, Dr. Burmeister enrolled in Palmer Chiropractic College in Davenport, IA, where she focused on pediatrics and women's health issues. Upon graduation in 2000, she practiced in Seattle, WA for two years with Dr. Jerry Dreessen. In summer 2002, and two children later, she and her husband realized that Flora was where they wanted to open a practice and raise their family.
Dr. Burmeister has also been a faculty member at Frontier Community College in Fairfield until 2015, where she taught Human Anatomy and Physiology. She enjoyed being able to share her knowledge of the human body and unique perspective with the students. She has also volunteered her time to help the local Junior Football League as their team doctor, assisting them with injuries. Dr. Burmeister is also a member of the local Rotary club. As a child, she was involved with the club was a member both locally and on a global level. Her family hosted several exchange students from various countries, as well as a crippled child from Belize.
Dr. Burmeister is following in her father's footsteps, having completed a year as president of the club in 2008, and hosting a crippled child, Alberto, from Belize for a year in her home. She is also the past chairman of the local Festival of Trees that provides entertainment for the community, and helps raise money for various philanthropies supported by Rotary.
Dr. Burmeister also enjoys traveling with her husband, a Spanish teacher at Salem High School. They have been able to visit many places, such as Mexico, Costa Rica, and even Shanghai, China! They enjoy experiencing the culture and cuisine of new places and being able to share that with others.
Scott, Dr. Burmeister's husband, is a teacher and Scholar Bowl coach at Salem High School nine months of the year, and a landscaper the other three months. Her daughter, Morgan, is serving our country in the Air National Guard, as well as studying Microbiology at SIU-C. Mason, her son, is a manager at IGA and will be starting trade school next year.