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 has been practicing in the Tampa Bay area for over 20 years. He is currently the Medical Director and CEO of Professional Urgent Care Services established in 2013. Dr. Upadhyay spent the first 15 years of his career working clinically at a Level II Trauma Center in St Petersburg, FL. He was board member for Pinellas County EMS systems, in addition he became the Chair of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee for the Hospital. He was an active member to the Pinellas County Medical Association as a Secretary on the board and is an active member of the American Academy of Emergency Physicians.
Dr. Upadhyay graduated from the University of Michigan with B.A. in Economics and Biology and completed his medical school and residency at Wayne State University/ Detroit Medical Center. He Currently has privileges at multiple different hospitals in the Tampa Bay area continues to practice clinical Emergency Medicine.
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.
Justin graduated with his BSN & Master’s degrees in 2018 from South University in Tampa. He became board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Between being a nurse and paramedic he has over 15 years of emergency medicine experience. Justin is a family man with a wife and two small children. He joined Professional Urgent Care Services in 2019.
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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