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


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.

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.

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.

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.

Meet Our Staff


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.


X-Ray Tech & Medical Assistant

Christen is one of our X-Ray Tech/MA’s and is IV Certified. Christen is also on the State’s Radiation Response Team. She has been opening and managing urgent cares in the Tampa Bay Area for the past 10 years, but has finally found her home here at PUCS.

Christen graduated from UMA in 2008 as a BXMO & MA and is looking to finish her RN degree. In her time off, Christen plays guitar with her band and works with pit bull rescues in the area.


Phlebotomist & Medical Assistant

Sydney is a certified Phlebotomist and graduated from USF in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree. In her free time, she volunteers at animal sanctuaries.


Medical Records & PIP/EMC Scheduling

Rochelle moved to Florida from New Jersey in 2017. She graduated from Lansdale School of Business in 2012 with an Associates Degree in business administration office operations management. In her free time she loves to read and spend time with her family.

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