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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.

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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!

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Victoria S. Draper, MD 

Medical School:    Spartan Health Science University School of Medicine

Residency:            Detroit Receiving Hospital, Wayne State University        

Dr. Draper has been practicing Emergency Medicine since 1992. Her goal has always been to be a caring, competent, skilled, and compassionate physician. She has practiced Emergency Medicine in Florida, Michigan, New York, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania.

 

During her tenure, Dr. Draper had associated responsibilities for teaching Emergency Medicine residents, Internal medicine residents, and visiting medical residents and students. 

She was also an Adjunct Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. 

 

While working at Parkway Hospital in North Miami Beach, Dr. Draper was awarded “Outstanding Leadership and Exceptional Commitment” by Parkway Regional Medical Center in South Florida, after Hurricane Wilma 2005.

 

Dr. Draper has 12 years of prior medical experience as a licensed Medical Technologist of American Medical Labs, in varying degrees of responsibility including Assistant to the Director, Client Services Manager with direct supervision of 50 employees, and Bench Medical Technologist, specializing in Toxicology. She is also trained in Hyperbaric Medicine.

 

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 and be a part of the urgent care needs of the Gator Nation in Gainesville, Florida.

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John Collingham, MD 

Medical School:    Creighton University - Omaha, Nebraska

Residency:             William Beaumont Army Medical Center/University of Minnesota     

Dr. Collingham has been practicing Emergency Medicine for more than 20 years in Alaska and Minnesota.  Placed by his commanding officer to work the Army emergency room since the beginning of his training, he took to the position immediately and has a true love for emergency medicine and the patients he serves.  He is excited about the patient care model at EPMC because of the focus on respect, compassion, and quality patient care.  After his time in the army, he worked for 17 years in a small college town much like Gainesville at the local hospital’s ED.  Tiring of the long cold winters, Dr. Collingham recently moved to Florida with his wife, two children, their mini golden retriever and papillon. 

 

A Washington state native, Dr. Collingham loves travelling, hunting, fishing, hiking, kayaking and the ocean.  He and his wife thru-hiked the Appalachian trail their first year of marriage and he is highly enthusiastic about the outdoor opportunities the Gainesville area has to offer.

 

Dr. Collingham has a DOT examiner certification along with all his other emergency medical skills.  Someday if he retires you may even see him driving trucks for his past time along with reading about world history with his family in tow.

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Katherine Patmore

Practice Administrator

Loves to travel, coffee, ice cream, 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.

Angie

Angie

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

Nazia Aktar, 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.