|Dr. William Burke|
|Interests:||Dr. Michaela Quinn (Proposed)|
|First Appearance:||Where the Heart Is|
|Episode Count:||2 Episodes|
Dr. Burke is one of the two physicians treating Michaela's mother, Elizabeth Quinn when she arrives in Boston having traveled several days from Colorado Springs. They tell the family to prepare to say their goodbyes. Michaela, upon a quick examination of her mother, against both her own wishes and the lead doctor in the room, realizes her mother is suffering from a treatable disease that can be cured with a simple Indian tea. Tho left untreated would have also killed her. Within a month she is completely healed. During those weeks, William and Michaela traveled around to less fortunate areas of Boston treating the sick. William proposed to Michaela. Though she eventually turns him down and returns home to Colorado.