About Us

At Milpitas Pediatrics & Family Medicine, our focus is on prevention, rather than correction. Dr. Abellera strongly believes in educating her patients and their parents so that common illnesses can be avoided. As a mother of four, she understands the challenges and joys of raising a child. So, she is especially committed towards seeing her patients stay healthy and fulfilling their potential.

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Dr. Nilda Agnes A. Abellera is a board certified pediatrician who has been serving her patients in the Silicon Valley since 1981.

Dr. Abellera knew she wanted to be a doctor even before she started kindergarten. Graduatiing with a B.S. Pre-Med degree from the University of the Philippines at the age of 19, she went on to persue her medical degree from the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center at the age of 23. Although still young, her medical journey had already begun. Dr. Abellera moved to the United States and completed her residency in Pediatrics at Staten Island Hospital and Long Island College Hospital in New York.

Not long after completing her residency, Dr. Abellera and her husband, Carlo, also a physician, moved westward to raise their family in San Jose, California. It was here that they decided to start their private practice. In 2014, Dr. Abellera moved her practice to Milpitas where she continues to see multiple generations of her patients.

About Dr. Burkhead

A native of the Bay Area, Dr. Burkhead received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Family Medicine with the University of California, Los Angeles.

She is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, and has been in practice for 14 years in a variety of different settings ranging from large corporate systems, private practice clinics, community health settings, & urgent care. She feels it is important to form a collaborative relationship with her patients and emphasizes patient education. Her professional interests include preventative health, healthcare access, and aesthetic medicine.

In her personal time, Dr. Burkhead enjoys time with her family and friends, goes hiking with her dog, likes to watch movies & live theater, and is an amateur horticulturist.

Dr. Burkhead is accepting new adult patients at our office on Tuesdays and Fridays.