Chris Festa

The Flip Flop Doc

Chris Festa, PMD, APRN, DNP-BC joined the US Army as a combat medic right after college. After serving in the military, Chris worked in several emergency rooms and Level One trauma centers. In addition, Chris was the Chief Flight Officer for a company handling international medical evacuations, then served as Chief Medical Officer for a large defense contractor, and spent a year in a local general practice.

Tommy Gambino

Tommy comes to River’s Edge Urgent Care with a plethora of Emergency care experience. Tommy started his career in 1986 as an ER tech at Holmes Regional Medical Center. Tommy quickly identified his desire to grow in the field of Emergency medicine and became a paramedic for Indian River County from 1988-1998. In 1998 Tommy decided to further his education to become a Physician Assistant. From 1998-2000 Tommy attended Nova University Physicians Assistant school. From 2000-2015 Tommy was a Physicians Assistant at Indian River Medical Center, from 2015-2021 Tommy was a Physicians Assistant at SRMC. Tommy is excited to join River’s Edge Urgent Care and support the community in which he lives.

Julia Welsh


Nurse Julia's bio is coming soon!


Junior Patient Greeter

Sukha is our newest employee. He is in training for being our new patient greeter and therapy dog. Next time you are here, make sure to say hi to Sukha! 


A Tribute to a Trusted Friend

2Bits was always one of our hardest workers. She helped with greeting patients and she is also our number one therapy dog. It's not easy to find a worker of this caliber and we were happy to have 2Bits on-board as a trusted friend. 

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