Our Staff at Surfside Urgent Care

The staff at Surfside Urgent Care is dedicated to your health and safety. Our caring providers want to help you as quickly and efficiently as possible to minimize your wait time, while providing a high level of care. We take the time to listen to our patients and make sure you have a voice. We will then do our best to get you back on the road to health.

Our providers are also great with kids, and frequently perform in-depth sports physicals to make sure your children stay healthy out on the playing field. 

Dr. Douglas St.Clair

Dr. Douglas St. Clair, M.D.

Douglas St. Clair, M.D. is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine. He was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and attended Temple University School Medical School in Philadelphia, on a US Air Force, Health Professions Scholarship.

He then served an Emergency Medicine Residency at Wright State University School of Medicine in combination with the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio.

Upon completing his training, he was stationed at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida where he eventually served as Medical Director of the Emergency Department.

After leaving the Air Force, he moved to Tequesta, Florida in Palm Beach County where he worked in several local emergency departments and owned and operated Tequesta Urgent Care.  He moved his family to Melbourne Beach in 2002 and began working in the emergency departments of Holmes Regional Medical Center and Palm Bay Community Hospital.

In 2010, Dr. St. Clair began caring for Veterans commuting to the Denver VA Medical Center. Seeing a need in his local community, he helped establish Surfside Urgent Care with a goal of improving access to urgent medical care provided by experienced Emergency Medicine Providers with minimal to no wait.

Dr. St. Clair’s primary practice in now Surfside Urgent Care, though he still practices Emergency Medicine on a part time basis.

Dr. St. Clair is married with 2 children. He enjoys spending time with his family, snowboarding, tennis, travel, paddle boarding, cooking, meditation and yoga.

Tina Campanile, PA-C, PhD

Tina Campanile, PA-C, PhD

Tina Campanile received her Bachelor of Health Science in Physician Assistant Studies at The University of Florida in 1987. After practicing in Ophthalmology for 3 years, Tina decided to serve her country and joined the United States Air Force. As a Captain in The Air Force, she practiced in Primary care and Emergency Medicine. She has combat medicine experience serving in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait during Operation Desert Shield/Storm. In 1996, PA Campanile received a Masters Degree in Science while completing a residency for Physician Assistants in Emergency Medicine at Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi, West Virginia. Tina has practiced in the field Emergency Medicine since 1990.

PA Campanile earned her Doctorate Degree in Health Care Management from Century University in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Tina Campanile is Board Certified by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants. She is member of The Florida Academy of Physician Assistants, The American Academy of Physician Assistants and The Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants. She is a certified instructor of Advanced Pediatric Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Basic Life Support.

Tina has worked at Surfside Urgent Care since its opening in 2012.

Nicole Taft-Senn

Nicole Taft-Senn, PA-C

Nicole has been a practicing PA since 2008. Most of her experience has been in the Emergency Department where she sees all age ranges of patients from infants to geriatrics. She grew up in Coral Gables, FL and went to the University of Florida for undergraduate studies. She earned her Physician Assistant Masters Degree at Nova Southeastern University. She, her husband, and their two awesome children live in Parkland, Florida. Some of her hobbies include paddle boarding, spending time with her family and cycling.

She thoroughly enjoys being a Physician Assistant, knowing she can use her medical skills and knowledge, interpersonal skills, and listening skills to provide the best care to her patients!

Dr. Dale Crites

Dale Crites, PA-C

Dale Crites’ medical career started in 1987 after graduating from Midland collage in Midland Texas as a respiratory therapist. His specialty was critical care medicine, age ranging from neonatal to elderly care. After working in Midland and Odessa Texas he accepted a position as a travel therapist with a company called Travcorp. After several years and many travel assignments across the country he found Melbourne. He was here on a four month assignment and decided to call it home. He started his career as a Physician Assistant in 2000 after earning his Bachelor’s degree as Physician Assistant and Masters Degree in Medical Science from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida. His specialty is emergency medicine, and after 21 years working in the emergency department, he decided to retire. He now works part time at Surfside Urgent Care and feels blessed to work with a wonderful group of office personnel.
His interests and hobbies are many but beekeeping, construction, old cars, real estate investing and conception design are the top of his list.
Surfside Urgent Care

Elizabeth Van Hemel, PA-C

Elizabeth Van Hemel obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing through the University of North Carolina.   She furthered her medical education graduating from Wake Forest University PA program in 1997 with honors and Special Recognition in surgery.  Liz obtained her Masters in Business Administration from Webster University at PAFB in 2011.  

After working in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Jewish Heart and Lung Center in Louisville KY, Liz relocated to the Melbourne area working with the University of Florida Cardiothoracic Team at Holmes Regional Medical Center for several years.  
As an Army reservist, Captain Van Hemel was called to active duty for Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom serving with the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, GA.  During that period Liz obtained ARMY Emergency Medicine Certifications and upon return to Melbourne began working full time in Emergency Medicine.  
Liz is Board Certified by the National Commission of Physician Assistants and holds certifications in BLS, ACLS, and PALS.  In 2010 Liz was one of the recipients of the Brevard Humanitarian Awards for her work in Haiti shortly after the devastating earthquake.  
PA Van Hemel has been with Surfside Urgent care since opening in 2012.

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