Meet The Doctors

Dr. Stacey and Dr. Emily are committed to helping our patients achieve their best health through individualized, holistic care. Get to know them and their backgrounds a little bit better.

Meet The Doctors

A Wellness-First Approach

Both Dr. Stacey and Dr. Emily are passionate about upholding the core mission of Robinson MD: Giving patients a distinctive health experience with excellent, individualized, and compassionate care in order to empower each person to feel better, live longer, and achieve long-term success.

An Emphasis on Patient Empowerment

You should be an active participant and decision-maker on your health journey. That starts with having a fulfilling relationship with a physician who’s committed to your wellness, both now and in the future. Dr. Stacey and Dr. Emily’s unique approaches to medicine have one important thing in common: you, the patient, always come first.

Dr. Stacey is double Board-certified in Family Medicine and Integrative Medicine and an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner
Dr. Robinson was born and raised in Red Bluff, a rural town in northern California. When she entered undergrad at California State University at Long Beach, she only knew that she had a deeply ingrained need to care for people. After she realized that medicine was her calling, she attended Tulane University School of Medicine on an Air Force scholarship, graduating at the top of her class in 1996.

She completed her residency at Travis Air Force Base. Being a part of the Air Force was one of the best experiences of her life. She proudly served in the Air Force from 1996-2003, serving as medical director of the MacDill Primary Care Clinic, caring for our troops, their families, and retired service members.

After her service, she worked in various practice types, all pressuring doctors to attain quantity over quality. Over those years, she came to the sad realization of the futile way in which she was practicing medicine – not enough time with patients leading to more medications and less true healing.

In 2008, she opened Robinson MD so she could care for patients in a more thorough, individualized way with the goal of empowering and inspiring people to achieve their best health possible. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), International Society of Environmentally Acquired Illness (ISEAI), and International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS)

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, riding her Harley, playing softball and basketball, and cooking delicious and nutritious food.

See Dr. Stacey’s Certifications
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Family Medicine
  • American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABoIM)
  • Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner
Professional Associations
  • Florida Academy of Family Physicians
  • International Society of Environmentally Acquired Illness (ISEAI)
  • International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS)
  • Institute for Functional Medicine – FunctionalMedicine.org
  • American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine – ABIHM.org
Education
  • Residency in Family Medicine – David Grant Medical Center, Travis AFB, CA 1999
  • Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA – Graduated with honors in 1996
  • California State University at Long Beach – B.S. Physiology 1992
Awards
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Tulane Medical School – June 1996
  • The Auxiliary to the Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians’ Award – June 1996
  • The American Medical Women’s Association Achievement Citation – June 1996
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Resident Teaching Award – July 1999
  • Outstanding Preceptor Award, MacDill PA Student Program – May 2001 and Sept 2001
  • Nominee, Healthcare Heroes – 2013
  • 2014 Finalist for Entrepreneur Woman of the Year
  • 2016 Finalist for Female Entrepreneur at the Business Excellence Awards
Additional Certifications & Education
  • Intellxx DNA Certified Practitioner – Precision Genetics – 2021
  • ReCODE 2.0 – Advanced Course in Reversing Cognitive Decline – Apollo Health Certified Practitioner – 2021
  • International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society – Lyme Fundamentals Course – 2020
  • Neil Nathan MD Mentorship – 2019 to Present
  • Jill Crista ND Mold Training Course – 2020
  • NutriGenetic Practitioner Certification – Nutrition Genetics – 2019
  • Florida Medial Marijuana Physician Certification – 2018
  • Reversing Cognitive Decline – Institute for Functional Medicine – 2017

Emily Burk, DO

Board Certified Internal Medicine

Dr. Burk is an osteopathic trained physician where the focus is on the whole person, not just a disease.
Dr. Burk was raised in Lansing, MI. After studying Physiology at Michigan State University, her education took her to Glendale, AZ for medical school where she served as class vice president and president. She also served on the National Board of Students of Osteopathic Medicine Association. Intimately involved in Healthcare Law and administration, she frequently went to Washington DC to discuss the future of American healthcare. There she had the opportunity to sit down in small groups and even one-on-one to speak with Senators and State Representatives. Dr. Burk also testified in Michigan to stop an unprecedented budget cut to medical education.

As a medical student, Dr. Burk fell in love with internal medicine and the relationships formed between a doctor and a patient. She completed residency in Internal Medicine at Detroit Medical Center, Huron Valley Sinai where she was selected as Chief Resident.

After graduating in 2015, Dr. Burk traveled the country providing care in areas of need. As a “Locum Tenens” physician, she has traveled to hospitals in need of physicians; working to care for patients without access otherwise. She has worked in tiny hospitals with 45 beds to tertiary care facilities with 900 beds. These experiences have given her a unique perspective on American Healthcare, its delivery, patient experiences; and a unique passion for excellence in healthcare.

This passion for providing excellence in patient care has led her to Robinson MD, where health, not illness is the focus. Dr. Burk will join in Dr. Robinson’s vision of comprehensive and personalized approach to wellness and preventive care. In addition, her background includes specific skills in helping the patient with complex medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, chronic lung disease, and a variety of other chronic conditions. She will help you focus on all aspects of health optimization including mental wellness, feasible and realistic lifestyle changes, and prescription medication management. She also brings her extensive hospital experience to the practice in the event that you are hospitalized. She will work closely with our hospitalist group to assure you have the best coordination of care.

In her spare time, Dr. Burk enjoys gardening, playing beach volleyball and cooking.

See Dr. Emily’s Certifications
Board Certifications
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine
Professional Associations
  • Florida Osteopathic Medical Association
  • American College of Physicians
  • Certified in Advanced Cardiac, and Basic Life Support 2010 – present
Education
  • Residency in Internal Medicine – Detroit Medical Center, Huron Valley Sinai; Commerce Township, MI 2015
  • Midwestern University College of Osteopathic Medicine – Glendale, AZ 2012
  • Michigan State University – B.S. Physiology 2008
Awards
  • Physician of the Year, Runner Up – Naples, FL 2017
  • Outstanding Resident of the Year – Michigan Osteopathic Association 2015
  • Resident of the Year – Detroit Medical Center – Huron Valley Sinai 2015
  • Resident of the Year – Detroit Medical Center – Huron Valley Sinai 2014
  • Nursing Collaboration Award – Detroit Medical Center – Huron Valley Sinai 2013

Jenny Kalina, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Jenny has an unquenchable thirst for learning and has pursued advanced training in all areas of functional medicine to have a thorough understanding of physiology and medicine.

Jenny was born in New York City and raised in New York State. Her mother helped to spark her interest in wellness, nutrition, and natural healing at a very young age. She also had personal experience with functional medicine when she was able to correct a health crisis of her own in her 20’s using these principals. She graduated with degrees in Art History and Painting and worked in the corporate world for many years then became a yoga instructor and started her own studio. Gradually, she realized that she wanted to help others in a more comprehensive way. That passion led her to apply to become a Physician Assistant and she completed her training at Seton Hall University in New Jersey.

She started her PA career in cardiovascular medicine and saw the enormous potential for using nutrition to treat patients with heart disease. As her patients experienced incredible results with this approach, she became interested in helping people to prevent heart disease before they ended up sitting in the cardiologist office with a serious heart condition. She also saw the potential to apply this holistic approach to other health problems. She established a successful functional medicine practice in New Jersey where she spent 7 years honing her skills and transforming patients lives for the better.

Jenny has an unquenchable thirst for learning and has pursued advanced training in all areas of functional medicine to have a thorough understanding of physiology and medicine. She completed further training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at the Beck Institute so that she can help patients with the psychological aspects of motivation to change lifestyle and habits. She strives to be a partner with her patients, developing very personalized goals that encompass diet and lifestyle modification, conventional therapeutics, and natural therapies that help achieve vitality, optimal aging and health. 

Jenny has expertise in the following areas:

  • Cardiovascular and metabolic disorders including overweight and obesity, cholesterol disorders, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes and hypoglycemia
  • Thyroid disorders, fibromyalgia and auto-immune conditions
  • Neurological and psychological disorders including headaches and migraines, ADHD, depression, anxiety and insomnia
  • Female and male hormone evaluation and treatment for fertility, perimenopause/menopause, osteopenia/osteoporosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and male hypogonadism
  • GI disorders such as IBS, IBD and food intolerance
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Lyme and tick-borne illness
  • Mycotoxin and mold-related illness
  • Brain health and prevention of dementia

In her spare time, Jenny enjoys spending time with family and friends, exercising, practicing movement outdoors – especially biking and hiking, cooking healthy meals and doing crossword puzzles.

See Jenny’s Certifications
Board Certifications
  • Licensed Physician Assistant
  • Certified Nutrition Coach
  • Institute For Functional Medicine (IFM) Practitioner “Certification” (Eligible)
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for Weight Loss
  • Botox Injections for Migraine
  • ReCODE 2.0 – Reversing Cognitive Decline (Bredesen Protocol) (In Process of Certification)
Education
  • Seton Hall University – M.S. Physician Assistant 2014
  • SUNY Binghamton – B.A. Art History/B.F.A. Painting 1990
  • Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), AFMCP and Advanced Practice Modules
  • LENS (Laboratory, Endocrine, Neurotransmitter) Functional Medicine Symposium
  • ILADS Fundamentals Course – 2017

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