Michele Knierim, MD, joined the Mountain View Medical Group – Advantage Family Medicine team in August of 2020. Dr. Knierim earned her medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in 1999 and completed a Family Residency at Eglin Air Force Base in 2002. Dr. Knierim retired from the Air Force after 21 years and now calls Colorado Springs home. She has over 20 years of experience in Family Medicine and is committed to providing high-quality, safe, patient-centered healthcare to a diverse patient population.
Daniel Burke, DO, joined the Mountain View Medical Group – Briargate Medical Associates team in August of 2020. Dr. Burke earned his medical degree from Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2017, followed by completion of his family medicine residency at Peak Vista Community Health Centers in June 2020. He strives to provide high quality, whole person care. Dr. Burke believes medical care should be a collaboration between the patient and provider based on compassion and trust.
Growing up, I admired my grandfather’s medical practice and also desired a career where I could provide a meaningful impact in people's lives, so I chose medicine. I am a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine- Georgia Campus. While I was in college, I joined the U.S. Air Force, which ultimately brought me to Colorado Springs for the first time in 2013. I was stationed at the Air Force Academy as a Flight Surgeon, a medical officer for pilots, until 2017.
I moved to Colorado Springs after completing my pediatric residency at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, just outside of New York City. Prior to that, I attended medical school in Parker, Colorado at Rocky Vista University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. Pediatric primary care is my passion because I love being able to watch children grow and support their families along the way.
I relocated to Colorado Springs after completing my Obstetrics & Gynecology residency at McLaren Greater Lansing in Michigan. Having grown up in Florida, I was attracted to Colorado for its plentiful sunshine as well as the beautiful mountain landscape and abundance of outdoor activities. I am passionate about providing quality care for women throughout all stages of their lives. I enjoy guiding women though their pregnancy and helping them have a safe and satisfying delivery experience.
I’ve wanted to be a ‘kid’s doctor’ since I was young, and now I’m lucky enough to have my dream job! I grew up in Mesa, Arizona and completed medical school and residency in Texas. It was my honor to serve in the United States Air Force and while stationed at the Air Force Academy, my family and I fell in love with Colorado Springs and decided to call it home. I love kids and my wife would agree I am just a big kid at heart. I believe that optimal care for each child is achieved through a partnership of trust between an empathetic physician and a child’s family.
I grew up in Sioux Falls, SD where I attended Augustana College studying Biology, Philosophy, running Track and Field, and Cross-Country. I went on to complete Medical School at the University of South Dakota and my Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Residency at the University of Nebraska before moving to Colorado Springs in the fall of 2018. Along they way, I taught high school, played fiddle in an indy band, and traveled to various countries doing medical work and cultivating a global perspective in medicine.
My family and I are glad we finally made it out here to Colorado. We have been traveling here for years and we eventually decided to relocate to enjoy all the outdoor opportunities. The Tri-Lake community is exactly what we were looking for and I look forward to serving this community. My 10 years of practice in Texas taught me a lot about communicating with and treating my patients. One of the most important things I learned was that making decisions together tends to have the best result.
I have always had a passion for science and service. To me, the field of medicine blends the two. Family medicine has the added benefit of serving the whole person and the whole family. I have a special interest in children and adolescents, as well as preventative care and women's health.
Born and raised in the Southwest, I have a love of the outdoors and nature. Colorado Springs is the perfect place to explore both of these.