St. Petersburg and Clearwater, Florida 

Professional Urgent Care Services 


Meet Our Urgent Care Practioners

Our practitioners are dedicated to your prompt, thorough and professional care.  We offer same day appointments.  We treat all urgent or persistent ailments you may have without you having to wait for hours in the Emergency Room or when you can't get in to see your primary care physician.

Dr. Hiten Upadhyay, M.D.


Dr. Upadhyay is a board certified Emergency Physician and an active member of the American Academy of Emergency Physicians, the American College of Emergency Medicine, the Florida College of Emergency Medicine, the American Medical Association and the Pinellas County Medical Association. 

Dr. Upadhyay graduated from the University of Michigan and Wayne State University. He completed his residency at Detroit Medical Center and has been practicing emergency medicine in the Tampa Bay area since 1999. He has privileges at Bayfront Medical Center & Northside Hospital.

Linette Gallo


Linette Attended Nova Southeastern University where she graduated from the Physician Assistant program with a Master of Medical Science in 2011. She is a board certified Physician Assistant with a current license in the state of Florida. She completed her undergraduate degree at Florida International University in 2007.

She has worked in family practice as well as several urgent care centers in Miami. She moved to St. Petersburg in 2013 where she continues to serve the community through urgent care medicine. She is also fluent in Spanish.

Danielle Smith 

Danielle is from the Bay Area and obtained her masters degree from Barry University’s physician assistant program in 2013. She is a board certified physician assistant and currently licensed in the state of Florida. Danielle completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida in 2009.

She has experience as a physician assistant in Internal medicine and cosmetic dermatology since 2013. Danielle is very involved within her crossfit community and believes in a healthy life style. She joined Professional Urgent Care services in 2016.

Marijke Posch


Marijke graduated with her BSN in 2010 from the University of South Carolina. She has over 10 year’s of emergency

medicine experience

In 2015 Marijke obtained her Master's Degree from the University of South Florida. She became board-certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. 

Since graduation, Marijke has been a part of the Professional Urgent Care Services team since 2015.

Meet Our Staff


Chris, X-Ray Tech, Office Manager

Chris joined Professional Urgent Care Services in 2013. He graduated from Boca Ciega High School in 1998 and went on to graduate from UMA in 2010 to become an X-Ray Technician.


Lauren, Medical Assistant

Lauren joined Professional Urgent Care Services in 2015. She graduated from Largo High School in 2006 and is currently attending St. Petersburg College working towards her RN degree. She has been working in the urgent care field since 2008. She enjoys spending her free time riding her motorcycle and traveling.