Our Staff

Emergency Physicians Medical Center is locally owned and independently operated. You can be assured that you are getting the highest quality and most compassionate care because we are neighbors.

Our Physicians

Dr. YuchtSteven L. Yucht, MD, FACEP

Dr. Yucht has been practicing Emergency Medicine since 1992. He graduated from Wayne State University College of Medicine and completed his residency at Detroit Receiving Hospital. Before joining the staff of AGH in 1998, Dr. Yucht was the quality director of the Emergency Department for McCleod Regional Medical Center in Florence, South Carolina. Once in Gainesville, he established the first emergency ultrasound program for the Shands Healthcare System and also served as the hospital’s last chief of staff. Dr. Yucht served as medical director for the NASA Space Shuttle Medical Support Team. He was part of the team for more than 10 years, where his duties included participating in launches and landings at Kennedy Space Center. Dr. Yucht pioneered the concept of high acuity urgent care in the state of Florida, opening the first Emergency Physicians Medical Center in Gainesville in January of 2010. Dr. Yucht is a pilot and FAA certified Aviation Medical Examiner (AME).  He is originally from New York but happily made Gainesville his home in 1998, 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 chickens and spending time doing anything together with his wife, Nicole.

 

 

Dr. JanesDon Janes, Ph.D., MD, FACEP, FAAEM

Dr. Janes has been practicing Emergency Medicine since 2002. He attended the University of Florida and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology in 1987. He then went to the University of California, Riverside and in 1994, earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Biology for his field and lab work on Adelie penguins in Antarctica. After two postdoctoral fellowships and a stint as a Naturalist on board the ship World Discoverer in Antarctica, Dr. Janes switched careers and went to Medical School at the University of California, Irvine. As Chief Resident in 2005, he completed his training in Emergency Medicine at Loma Linda University, California.

Because of his background in and love of biology, Dr. Janes was particularly interested in the subspecialty of Envenomation Toxicology, and while working in several hospitals in California and Virginia, he served as the local expert on the bites and stings of insects, spiders, and snakes. He published a research paper in 2010 showing that bites from large rattlesnakes are worse than bites from small rattlesnakes, disproving the myth that small venomous snakes are more dangerous than large ones. In 2014, Dr. Janes moved back to Gainesville to work at Emergency Physicians Medical Center, where he enjoys providing excellent service to his patients and in his spare time, kayaking and studying the abundant local wildlife.

 

Dr. YoungJames Young, MD, FACEP

Dr. Young attending Baylor University for his BS, and then went to the University of Texas for his medical degree and residency program. He has been working in practice for 22 years. He was born and raised in the Houston area.

He recently moved to Gainesville with his family and enjoys spending his free time with them. He is an avid sports fan, and cheers on all the Texas teams, along with being a coin collector.

 

 

 

 

 

Dan Dickinson, MD

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 at the UF ER’s. Dr. Dickinson embraces our 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 has a boy and a girl who has taken to school locally quite well. He is married to an amazing woman who has her family nurse practitioner and will this spring attain her acute care gerontology nurse practitioner degree. In his spare time, Dr. Dickinson enjoys weight training and leisure reading. He is an admitted Disney fanatic!

 

 

Our Team

Katherine Patmore, Practice Administrator

Before joining the EPMC family in February 2019, Katherine co-owned and managed a national complex rehab company. She brings more than 20 years of healthcare marketing experience and loves supporting the local community grass roots initiatives. After graduating from London University in 1996, Katherine moved to Florida and is enjoying raising her two sons in Gainesville.

Melody McLeod, Paramedic/ Lab Supervisor 

Melody is one of the founding staff members at Emergency Physicians. She is a licensed paramedic. Mel worked in the ER at Shands AGH, followed by UF Health Shands Trauma Center, before finally joining the Emergency Physicians Medical Center team.

Angie Wilkins, Billing Manager

Angie joined our team in 2016 and has over 20 years’ experience. She graduated from Santa Fe College and is from Gainesville. She enjoys spending time with family and friends when she is not working.

Sherry Elliott, Clerical Support Coordinator

Sherry started with Emergency Physician Medical Center in 2018 and has over 20 experience in healthcare. She graduated from Santa Fe College and is from Gainesville. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, reading, interior decorating and spending time with her family.

Ellen Rice, X-ray Tech

Ellen a registered x-ray tech and comes from Jackson, MS, where she has more than 25 years experience in a Level 1 Trauma Center. She has been with Emergency Physicians Medical Center since January 2015. On Saturday’s in the fall, she enjoys watching football. She also likes anything to do with the water, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Jennifer Autumn Finzer, X-ray Tech

Jennifer has been an x-ray tech at Emergency Physician Medical Center since 2017. Her hometown is Melbourne and she has worked in healthcare for more than five years. In her spare time, she likes to travel and spend time with family.

Tiffany Temes, X-ray Tech

Tiffany began her tenure at Emergency Physician Medical Center as an x-ray tech in 2017. She graduated from Santa Fe College and is from High Springs. When she is not working she likes going to the beach, spending time with family and friends, and working on DIY home projects.
Amie Burangulov, X-ray Tech
Amie is a busy super mom of four children and loves working in healthcare with the patients at EPMC.
Sheila Durden, X-ray Tech
Sheila recently moved back to her home town, High Springs, after raising her two daughters in Alabama.

Rachel Graham, Paramedic
Rachel is a paramedic originally from Naples, FL. She started working at Emergency Physicians Medical Center in 2016 and has been a paramedic since 2005.

Sam Witt, Paramedic

The way to Sam's heart is through cheesecake! When she's not enjoying dessert, Sam loves being a part of the team at EPMC.

Neal Rollin, Paramedic

Neal is studying to be an RN and when he's not working he enjoys teaching scuba diving.

Ann Marie McGraw, LPN
Ann Marie is a Licensed Practical Nurse who started with Emergency Physicians Medical Center in 2014. She is pursuing the bridge program from LPN to RN and enjoys spending time with her family.

Felicia Stewart, MA
Felicia has two years of experience as a medical assistant and one as an emergency medical technician. In her free time, Felicia enjoys spending time with her family and traveling to new places.

Brendan Mungavin, Paramedic
Brendan is along time EMS professional. He is a father to Lucas, the world's best dinosaur impersonator and Bane, the evilest dog Batman has ever encountered. Brendan loves to fish, work out and eat.

Juli, Paramedic

Juli is an avid dog lover and when she's not at EPMC, or at home with her dogs, she works at a Tissue Bank.

Casey Parker, Paramedic

Casey is a fitness and health fanatic who decided to put his roots down in Gainesville with his fiance who is in nursing school.

Michelle Brannon, Paramedic

Michelle loves to hunt and is scuba certified. After many years with UF Health, and most recently Shandscair, Michelle joined our team to return full time to patient care in the urgent care setting.

 

Our Founding Administrator

Charles Cooper, Jr

Charles Cooper, Jr

Charles Cooper, Jr.: Founding Administrator (in memoriam)

Charles had more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. He was very active in the community, where he notably volunteered his time at the Reichert House Youth Academy. Charles completed the Leadership Gainesville academy and was awarded many customer service accolades, including the Public Service Award from the Gainesville Police Department three years in a row.

Charles was married with two children. His positive attitude and exceptional leadership was felt by everyone who knew him. He is profoundly missed but his memory lives on in all of us that have had the fortune to have known him.

 

Contact our full-service medical clinic for relief for a variety of conditions. Our walk-in clinic is available for patients within a 40-mile radius of Gainesville, Florida.