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Meet Our Providers

UCF Student Health Services has a highly qualified group of practitioners to best serve patients. This includes Primary Care Physicians, Sports Medicine Physicians, Physicians Assistants, Registered Nurse Practitioners, Dentists, a Clinical Dietitian, Psychiatrists and a fully staffed Women’s Clinic. All of our physicians are Board Certified. We stress delivery of patient-centered evidenced-based care which puts the patient’s interests first and uses the best clinical approach.

Primary Care Physicians

Dr. Michael Deichen, MD, MPH

Executive Director

Dr. James Schaus, MD

Associate Director – Clinical Services/Medical Director

Dr. Yung Nguyen-Siddiqi, MD

Assistant Director - Clinical Services

Sports Medicine Physicians

Dr. Douglas Meuser, MD

Assistant Director - Clinical Services/Sports Medicine

Physician Assistants

Rachelle Stone, PA-C

Coordinator - Clinical Services


Melissa Scott, PA

Nurse Practitioners - Primary Care

Kristina Grabnickas, MSN, APRN

Coordinator - Clinical Programs


Clinical Dietitians

Mental Health

Dr. Chowallur Chacko, MD

Assistant Director - Psychiatry

Women's Clinic

Lisa Newberry, APRN-BC, FNP, LHRM

Coordinator - Clinical Services

Karen Yerkes, APRN-BC , RN-C

Assistant Director - Medical Health Administration

Alcohol and Other Drugs Clinical Staff

Thomas Hall, PhD

Associate Director - Medical Health Administration, Director AOD