Melissa Drennen
Physician Assistant

Education:
Gannon University
BHS (Bachelor’s of Health Science)
MPAS (Master’s of Physician
Assistant Studies)

1. Why did you choose to work in the medical field?
*I chose to work in the medical field because I have a passion for helping people, especially those in need. I find my work to be gratifying and rewarding. *

2. What's your hidden talent?
My hidden talent is that I am a pianist. I have been playing since I was 6 years old.

3. What's your favorite place you have been to thus far? And where would you like to go next?
*As an undergrad, I studied abroad in Australia and lived there for 6 months. It is a beautiful place and I loved every minute of my time there. I would like to visit Italy next!*

4. What's your favorite dish and where can we get it?
I love fish tacos! My favorite ones to get locally are at Conch Republic in Redington Beach.

5. If you could have dinner with anyone who would that be and what would you ask them?
*Mother Teresa. I would ask her to share stories about the great acts of service she completed. *

6. What do you absolutely love to do in your free time and why?
Anything outdoors! I love spending my free time at the beach or stand up paddle boarding. I also enjoy hiking and camping.

7. What's your favorite quote that you live by?
*"I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed, embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it, and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good." - Roald Dahl*

8. Why do you like working at Bayside?
I enjoy my coworkers!

Kevin Ly
Physician Assistant

Education:
Bachelor’s Degree at University of
South Florida.
Master of Medical Sciences in
Physician Assistant Studies at Nova
Southeastern University.

1. Why did you choose to work in the medical field?

I chose to work in the medical field because I knew when I was young that I always wanted to help people feel better and happier. And what better way to do this then actually making people feel better and healthier, which in turn makes them happier.

2. What's your hidden talent?
Not sure. I guess I am really good with time management, and I can usually time my schedules to the minute.

3. What's your favorite place you have been to thus far?
And where would you like to go next? My favorite place I visited so far has to be my recent trip to Japan (Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka). The food, the culture, the food, beautiful scenery, oh and I almost forgot most importantly, the food. I would like to re-visit another part of Japan, Italy, South Korea, basically every country possible.

4. What's your favorite dish and where can we get it?
My favorite dish to eat is Japanese Ramen. You can get it anywhere, but nothing can beat authentic ramen from Japan.

5. If you could have dinner with anyone who would that be and what would you ask them?
Taylor Swift.

6. What do you absolutely love to do in your free time and why?
In my free time, I like to spend it with my wife, along with my family. I like to try and find new restaurants to eat at, along with drinking boba (bubble tea). I am a huge foodie, and I love drinking boba. Also, I love watching movies, and playing and watching sports.

7. What's your favorite quote that you live by?
“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

8. Why do you like working at Bayside?
I like working at Bayside Urgent Care Center because the providers and staff are amazing. unique, friendly, compassionate, and all of them have great taste in music.

David Luckain
X-Ray Technician / Medical Assistant

1. Why did you chose to work in the medical field?
I chose to work in the medical field because I like to help people. Something about knowing I played a role in possibly saving someone’s life.

2. What's your hidden talent?
I am a music producer, songwriter & DJ.

3. What's your favorite place you have been to thus far? And where would you like to go to next?
My favorite place I have been to thus far would have to be Geneva, Switzerland. The culture and environment was far different than anything I was used to, and that experience really opened my mind to exploring other cultures and ways of living. I would like to go to Tokyo, Japan eventually. The pictures I have seen of the city excite me and I love anime.

4. What's your favorite dish and where can we get it?
My favorite dish is curried goat and white rice, which can be found at almost any local J Jamaican restaurant.

5. If you could have dinner with anyone who would that be and what would you ask them?
I would love to have dinner with Albert Einstein and ask, what came first, the chicken or the egg?

6. What do you absolutely love to do in your free time and why?
In my free time I do a lot of research on topics that interest me and/or help me to become a more quality human being. Reading, watching documentaries, speaking on said topics with like-minded individuals, anything I can to assist in my personal growth and hopefully eventually reach my full potential in all aspects of life.

7. What's your favorite quote that you live by?
“You only fail if you give up.”

8. Why do you like working at Bayside?
I like working at Bayside because the environment is a lot less tense or uptight than the average job. Our staff feels more like a family, most notably when we work together as a team to uphold a certain standard of healthcare.

Melisa Trockels
Front Desk Receptionist

1. Why did you chose to work in the medical field?
I decided I needed a change in my work environment since I was previously working outside and did not want to do that as often.

2. What's your hidden talent?
I am a well-trained dancer.

3. What's your favorite place you have been to thus far?
Hog Island in Bremen, Maine.
And where would you like to go to next?
The Great Smoky Mountains National Forest in North Carolina.

4. What's your favorite dish and where can we get it?
Eggplant Parmigiana and you can get it from the oven in my kitchen.

5. If you could have dinner with anyone who would that be and what would you ask them?
Arnold Schwarzenegger. I would ask him what made him strive to be such a dynamic individual since he was a champion body builder, the governor of CA, and now is an advocate for clean, solar powered energy resources.

6. What do you absolutely love to do in your free time and why?
Go to various nature parks due to my love for wildlife and peace and quiet.

7. What's your favorite quote that you live by?
I don't live by a quote nor do I have a favorite one. If I were to think of a quote, it would be, "Don't worry, be happy."

8. Why do you like working at Bayside?
I enjoy the new environment of working indoors and working in close contact with individuals whom seek help.

Rhode Romeus
Office Manager

1. Why did you chose to work in the medical field?
I enjoy working in the medical field. I am there when someone is needing me most. Being able to make just one person smile as they are leaving the clinic and being able to help them and having that opportunity is very rewarding

2. What’s your hidden talent?
I play guitar.

3. What’s your favorite place you have been to thus far? And where would you like to go to next?
New York City is by far my favorite but I would love to go to Bora Bora!

4. What’s your favorite dish and where can we get it?
Being raised in a Caribbean household, I would have to say “Legume, diri blanc au sauce pois.” A dish with mixed vegetables that are cooked with meat, mashed and served over white rice and black peas soup.

5. If you could have dinner with anyone who would that be and what would you ask them?
I would love to meet Miss Universe. I would ask her how do you balance personal life a and your title as Miss Universe?

6. What do you absolutely love to do in your free time and why?
I love planning my week. I plan everything!

7. What’s your favorite quote that you live by?
“Work hard in silence. Let your success be the nose.”

8. Why do you like working at Bayside Urgent Care Center?
I enjoy working at Bayside because we’re all family here.

Shannon Barnes
Medical Assistant/Medical Liaison

1. Why did you chose to work in the medical field?
I love to help people.

2. What’s your hidden talent?
I can cook.

3. What’s your favorite place you have been to thus far? And where would you like to go to next?
My favorite place is Ireland. I would love to go to France.

4. What’s your favorite dish and where can we get it?
Street tacos at the “Corona Bar” in Acuna, Mexico.

5. If you could have dinner with anyone who would that be and what would you ask them?
Bruce Wayne. “Can I get a grant to fund volunteer work and schooling.”

6. What do you absolutely love to do in your free time and why?
Ride any Harley. A racing bike will get you there fast. On a Harley, you’re already were you want to be.

7. What’s your favorite quote that you live by?
“Each person can make a difference, and every person should try.” - JFK

8. Why do you like working at Bayside Urgent Care Center?
Great group!

Yaqui Perez
Clinical Manager

1. Why did you chose to work in the medical field?
I enjoy interacting with people everyday and making a difference in my community. It is extremely rewarding to help others live healthier lives and working in the medical field gives me the opportunity to help patients and make a difference.

2. What’s your hidden talent?
Playing the piano.

3. What’s your favorite place you have been to thus far? And where would you like to go to next?
My favorite place is Italy because of their ancient culture. I would like to go to Spain next.

4. What’s your favorite dish and where can we get it?
The 1905 salad from the Columbian restaurant.

5. If you could have dinner with anyone who would that be and what would you ask them?
Johnny Depp, I would ask him who was his favorite character to play.

6. What do you absolutely love to do in your free time and why?
Spend time outdoors and being productive. I enjoy swimming, camping and yoga.

7. What’s your favorite quote that you live by?
“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”

8. Why do you like working at Bayside Urgent Care Center?
The staff is very positive and we share the same goals, to provide personalized care to patients.

Estefany Baxcajay-Cruz
Front Desk Receptionist

1. Why did you chose to work in the medical field?
I’ve grown a passion in the medical field through my family. The majority of my cousins are nurses and / or pharmacists.

2. What’s your hidden talent?
Not only can I turn my eyelid inside out but I fold my tongue in a weird form.

3. What’s your favorite place you have been to thus far? And where would you like to go to next?
I’ve honestly been able to travel to one place my whole life, and that’s to Mexico. It’s beautiful and more open then here. Next summer I plan to go to Europe.

4. What’s your favorite dish and where can we get it?
Favorite dish is menudo. The best menudo soup is my mothers.

5. If you could have dinner with anyone who would that be and what would you ask them?
Paul Walker. I would ask him, “Why did he have to cause his own death?” & “Why was he so passionate with speed and cars?”. I would also mention that his death really effected me and I was a really huge fan of his.

6. What do you absolutely love to do in your free time and why?
Listen to music full blast and clean. When I make the attempt and effort to clean I feel like I have control of my life.

7. What’s your favorite quote that you live by?
“Keep away from people who try to be little your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” - Mark Twain

8. Why do you like working at Bayside Urgent Care Center?
Everyone here works smoothly and as a team. This makes working here enjoyable.

Trinette Moss
Medical Doctor

1. Why did you chose to work in the medical field?
I think it chose me, I feel it was a calling.

2. What's your hidden talent?
I can finish a novel in a day.

3. What's your favorite place you have been to thus far? And where would you like to go to next?
Maui Hawaii, I would like to go to Bermuda.

4. What's your favorite dish and where can we get it?
Beef Stew; I make it myself.

5. If you could have dinner with anyone who would that be and what would you ask them?
Regina Benjamin MD, previous Surgeon General. What was it like to be Surgeon General?

6. What do you absolutely love to do in your free time and why?
Read and spend time outdoors. Reading is the ultimate escape, you can go anywhere in your mind. Being outdoors is centering, and meditative for me, and I feel closer to God.

7. What's your favorite quote that you live by?
Do unto others as you would have them do to you.

8. Why do you like working at Bayside?
Every encounter feels like I have helped someone feel better in their time of need.

Kimberly Spruill
Public Relations Director

1. Why did you chose to work in the medical field?
I always knew since I was a child I wanted to help people. The best field to do that in is medical!

2. What's your hidden talent?
It’s not hidden but I have enjoyed Equestrian riding since I was young.

3. What's your favorite place you have been to thus far? And where would you like to go to next?
Venice, Italy. I would love to go to Japan one day!

4. What's your favorite dish and where can we get it?
My grandmother’s homemade polish pierogis. There is nothing like it!

5. If you could have dinner with anyone who would that be and what would you ask them?
I would love to have dinner with Oprah, I would ask her the keys to her success and her journey getting there.

6. What do you absolutely love to do in your free time and why?
I love to hang out with my family!

7. What's your favorite quote that you live by?
“Everything in my life has something to do with coffee. I believe in a former life I was coffee.” - Lorelai, Gilmore Girls

8. Why do you like working at Bayside?
Surrounding yourself with an amazing work family who is dedicated and compassionate in helping people makes working at Bayside pretty great.

Allie Economy
Front Desk Receptionist

1. Why did you chose to work in the medical field?
I started in the dental field and am currently going to school to pursue Dental Hygiene. I really enjoy the office setting and helping people.

2. What’s your hidden talent?
I build things. A lot of DIY projects, especially with pallets.

3. What’s your favorite place you have been to thus far? And where would you like to go to next?
The Horse Shoe Bend in Page, Arizona. My bucket list travel destination is Japan.

4. What’s your favorite dish and where can we get it?
Anything Mexican. I love enchiladas and chimichangas, the spicier the better. The Green Lemon has great tacos!

5. If you could have dinner with anyone who would that be and what would you ask them?
Sarah Michelle Gellar because “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” is my favorite T.V. Show. What wouldn’t I ask her?

6. What do you absolutely love to do in your free time and why?
I am a gamer, so any type of video game or puzzle, or board game I can get my hands on.

7. What’s your favorite quote that you live by?
I don’t really live by a quote, I just naturally quote a lot of movies. So it can be said that I live my life a movie quote at a time.

8. Why do you like working at Bayside Urgent Care Center?
The staff is great and I feel truly welcomed everyday.

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