Meet Our Providers

Physicians Urgent Care is locally owned and operated by six emergency room physicians. We employ 25 area providers to see patients in our clinics. They are comprised of Medical Doctors, Doctors of Osteopathy, Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners. All have multiple years of experience in urgent care clinics.

All care, medical decisions and procedures are directed by ER physicians, which means that our medical professionals have the ability to interact with the physicians all day, every day.

Our providers are the heart of our clinic. They all have very diverse backgrounds and are dedicated to providing the best care to you and your family.

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Physicians Urgent Care Providers

Austin Marlow, PA-C

Austin Marlow completed his bachelor’s at Lipscomb University in Nashville. He received his Master of Science in Medicine from Trevecca Nazarene University. Austin has been at PUC since 2019 and takes on additional administrative duties as Medical Services Director.


Patti Wilson, PA-C

Patricia Wilson completed the PA program in Stanford, CA in 1999. She has over 20 years of Emergency Medicine experience in trauma centers, hospitals, and urgent cares.


Mary Kathryn Lunceford-Levesque, PA-C

Mary Kathryn Lunceford-Levesque received her Master of Science in Medicine from Trevecca Nazarene University. Mary Kathryn is fluent in Spanish and has 2 years of experience in primary care and urgent care.


Matthew Young, PA-C

Matthew Young completed his bachelor’s at UT at Martin and his master’s at Bethel University in Paris, TN. He has four years experience in an urgent care clinic.


Amanda Overton, FNP-C

Amanda Overton has four years of urgent care experience and eight years in an emergency department. She completed her undergraduate work at UT in Knoxville and her Masters in Nursing at Belmont University.


Chandler Hardman, MD

Dr. Chandler Hardman is the supervisory physician for Primary Care at Physicians Urgent Care. He received his Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia and completed his internal medicine residency at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Hardman has over 30 years of experience in primary care and provides guidance to our team by reviewing charts, consulting on cases, and assessing services and clinical processes.


Jessica Shirley, PA-C

Jessica Shirley has been in emergency medicine for 9 years. Before coming to PUC in 2018, she was a PA in the emergency department of St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, GA. She earned her Master of Science at South University in Georgia.


Nnamdi Asika, MD, MPH

Dr. Asika received his medical degree from Augusta University in Georgia. He is board certified in Family Medicine and Fellowship trained in Sports Medicine at Meharry Medical College. Asika also has a masters in public health. He has been with PUC since 2018.


Samantha Stephens, PA-C

Samantha Stephens completed her Master of Science at Bethel University in McKenzie, TN. She has over 10 years of experience in emergency medicine as well as 7+ years of urgent care experience.


Hector Benitez, FNP-C

Hector Benitez has worked in many different healthcare facets for over 40 years. He completed his Master of Science in Nursing at Spring Harbor University in Michigan. Hector is fluent in Spanish.


Gary Nardin, PA-C

Gary Nardin is from Saratoga Springs, New York, and completed the Physician Assistant Program at Albany Medical College (formerly Albany-Hudson Valley). He has over 30 years of experience in primary care and emergency medicine and has been a part-time urgent care provider at PUC for 5 years.


Lauren Halprin, FNP-C

Lauren Halprin completed her Master of Science in Nursing at Middle Tennessee State University. She has worked alongside our partners in Saint Thomas Rutherford’s Emergency Department for the last 5 years.


Alex Terry, PA-C

Alex Terry completed his Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Nebraska. He served as senior combat line medic during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan from 2010 to 2012. Alex is also a current member of the Ohio Army National Guard.