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Steven L. Yucht, MD, FACEP

Medical School:  Wayne State University

Residency:           Detroit Receiving Hospital 

Dr. Yucht has been practicing Emergency Medicine since 1992. After residency he worked at McCleod Regional Medical Center in Florence, SC and served as the quality director of the Emergency Department. In 1998 he moved to Gainesville and worked at Alachua General Hospital where he established the first emergency ultrasound program for Shands Healthcare and served as the medical director for the NASA Space Shuttle Medical Support Team where he participated in launches and landings at Kennedy Space Center. He also served as AGH's last chief of staff before it closed in 2009.


Dr. Yucht grew up apprenticing in his father's print shop in New York City and expected to carry on the family business until medicine took him down a different career path. When AGH closed, he combined his love for patient care and his entrepreneurial spirit to pioneer the concept of high acuity urgent care in the state of Florida. Focusing on the art of medicine, he opened Emergency Physicians Medical Center in January 2010 at Tower 24. In 2015 he expanded to a second location on NW 39th Avenue. 


Dr. Yucht is a pilot and FAA-certified Aviation Medical Examiner (AME). He has called Gainesville home for more than 20 years where the weather is beautiful and the people are friendly. He is married with four children. His hobbies include exercising, traveling, flying, caring for his backyard chickens and salt water fish tank and spending time doing anything together with the love of his life, his talented wife, Nicole who wrote this bio.

Patricia Allen, MD 

Medical School:   Downstate Medical School, SUNY

Residency:           The Brooklyn Hospital Center, NYC, NY       

Dr. Allen is a board certified emergency medicine physician and has been practicing emergency medicine since 1994. Dr. Allen has practiced predominantly in Florida and actively practiced emergency medicine in New York, Georgia, Texas and has a license to practice in Washington State. She believes in compassionate patient care that is not limited by time and focuses on the patient and their medical needs.


Dr. Allen is excited to be here in Gainesville because of the new location, the friendly environment and everything a young college town brings. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, experiencing other cultures, catching up with family members near and far and staying active by walking, biking and going to the gym. Dr. Allen is looking forward to discovering new culinary delights and dining at the local restaurants as well as all the fun activities that can be enjoyed in a college town such as going to music concerts, comedy clubs, fairs and sporting events.

Dr. Allen has adult children who are actively engaged in the medical field in various roles and carrying on the family tradition of working in healthcare.


Dan Dickinson, MD 

Medical School: State University of NY Upstate

Residency:          Stony Brook New York

Dr. Dan Dickinson was raised in New York and completed a General Surgery internship and Emergency Medicine residency. He has practiced Emergency Medicine in NY, Connecticut and most recently in Gainesville. Dr. Dickinson embraces the EPMC model of high acuity urgent care with a focus on respect and compassion and we look forward to continuing our mission of creating an excellent patient care experience with him on board.

Dr. Dickinson has wanted to live in Florida since he was a child and in 2016 moved with his wife and two children. He is married to an amazing woman who has her family nurse practitioner and acute care certification and works at a local hospital. In his spare time, Dr. Dickinson enjoys weight training and leisure reading. He is an admitted Marvel and Disney fanatic!


Victoria S. Draper, MD 

Medical School:    Spartan Health Science University School of Medicine

Residency:            Detroit Receiving Hospital, Wayne State University        

Dr. Draper is a skilled and compassionate emergency medicine female physician who practiced in Michigan, New York, Kentucky, Texas and most recently the Virgin Islands before returning to Florida. 

Dr. Draper has two children and in her spare time she loves to read, SCUBA dive and windsurf. She is excited to be able to serve the urgent care needs of the Gator Nation in Gainesville, Florida.


Katherine Patmore

Practice Administrator

Likes ice cream, coffee, long walks and spending time with her family.

Melody McLeod

Melody McLeod

Paramedic / Lab Supervisor

Likes good craft beer, German opera and bicycling backwards at high speeds through rush hour traffic.



Billing Manager

Likes dachshunds, carrot cake cheesecake and spending time with her family.

Our Staff

Mckenzie Durden, MA

Ellen Rice, X-ray Tech/Front Desk

Autumn Finzer, X-ray Tech/Front Desk

Tiffany Temes, X-ray Tech/Front Desk

Sheila Durden, X-ray Tech/Front Desk


Savannah McGraw, Front Desk


Sherry Elliott, Billing Assistant

Eric Lovett, Lead Cleaning Crew


Ann Marie McGraw, LPN

Chelsea Covington, LPN


Michaela Goodrich, LPN

Michelle Brannan, Paramedic

Josh Beckham, Paramedic

Joe Park, Paramedic

Ryan Morrison, Paramedic

CJ Harris, Paramedic

Brandon Ossmann, RN

Interested in joining our team?   Download an application here.