Dr. Burkett

Dr. RachelAnn Burkett earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS.  After being accepted into medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson, MS, she commissioned an Ensign in the United States Navy as a recipient of the Health Professions Scholarship Program.  Dr. Burkett completed her Doctor of Medicine degree in 2013 and was superseded to Lieutenant.  After completing her intern year in the National Capital Consortium Pediatrics Residency, Walter Reed-Bethesda, she served for two years as a General Medical Officer for Naval Mobile Construction Battalion ELEVEN in Gulfport, MS.  She then transferred to Camp Lejeune, NC and was stationed as the General Medical Officer with 2D Maintenance Battalion for an additional two years.  Leaving active duty in the summer of 2018, Dr. Burkett completed a Pediatric residency at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences/Arkansas Children’s Hospital program.

Educating children, supporting families, encouraging parents, healing the sick, and having a whole lot of fun along the way is what makes Pediatrics so rewarding to Dr. Burkett.  She met her husband of five years while singing in the choir at their local church.  His support has been instrumental through each and every stage of her post-medical school journey.  They enjoy spending time with their two cats, Jerry and Evie as well as traveling, reading, gardening, and enjoying locally owned eateries and markets.  Dr. Burkett loves a good find!

She is accepting new patients to begin in September 2021.  Please call 334-273-9700 to schedule today.