Our Providers


Dr.-Katz-2Dr. Katz, MD
Medical Director and Lead Physician

Edward H. Katz MD was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, but has enjoyed being a Vero Beach native since 1991. He is married to his High School sweetheart for 37 years and has raised three wonderful children . He was a Board Certified Pharmacist working through Medical School graduating from New York Medical College. Practicing Emergency Medicine in the Hospital he was born in, and subsequently completing a fellowship in Cardiac and pediatric Anesthesia. Dr. Katz specialized in Urgent Care Medicine and is now enjoying the wide spectrum and challenges as the Medical Director for the best Urgent Care practice and Healthcare Team in Indian River County. Dr. Katz loves practicing medicine and delivering exemplified Care. He also enjoys and values family time, playing Ice Hockey, Life, and serenity.

Rebecca Mines Paschall, RN, MSN, ARNP-BC, CLNC
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

Rebecca Paschall lived in Panama, Central America, as a child, studied in St. Petersburg, Russia, in college and spent four years in a rural, West African village as a Peace Corps Health volunteer. These diverse cross-cultural life experiences shaped her tenacious personality and enabled her to develop conversational language skills in Spanish and French. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Florida.

After her Peace Corps service, she attended the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing as a Peace Corps Fellow and National Health Service Corps Scholar and Full Scholarship recipient. She graduated summa cum laude in 1999 with her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and worked as an RN in the Emergency Room and visited patients in the Home Care setting. She completed advanced training at Johns Hopkins University and graduated summa cum laude in 2001 with her Master’s Degree in Nursing. She has been a Board Certified, Family Practice Nurse Practitioner since 2001 and holds National certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Legal Nurse Consulting and is a Certified Medical Examiner for the Department of Transportation. Before joining Indian River Walk In, she worked in Primary Care for 14 years in Vero Beach and Fellsmere.

Laura Kramer, MS, ARNP-C

Laura Kramer is a Family Nurse Practitioner, earning her Master’s Degree from Florida Atlantic University in 2006. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Central Florida. She is experienced in Family Practice, Gastroenterology, Pediatrics and Dermatology. When she is not working as a nurse practitioner, she enjoys running, biking, boating and many other outdoor activities.

Osvaldo A.Osvaldo Alvarez, PA-C

Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine Provider

Osvaldo ( Ossie ) Alvarez is a Physician Assistant with 20 years of experience in Emergency and Urgent Care Medicine with a sub-specialty in Cardiology. He started his Medical Career as an Army Medic in the mid-1980′s , then became a Registered Nurse in Critical Care and Emergency/Trauma Nursing for 5 years before becoming a Physician Assistant. He is a Graduate of Hahnemann University’s Physician Assistant Program in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, and has served as an Emergency Medicine Clinical Instructor for Hahnemann University and Philadelphia School of Osteopathic Medicine’s Physician Assistant Programs. He is currently certified in Advanced Cardiac Life support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.


Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine Provider

PA Cowgill has been with Indian River Walk in Clinic for more than 7 years and is a Board Certified Physicians Assistant. He is experienced in Urgent Care, Family Practice, Occupational Medicine and Pediatrics. Todd graduated from the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, School of Allied Health Sciences in Dallas, with a Bachelor of Science/Physician Assistant degree in 1988 and has been practicing in central Florida since 1991. Many thousands of patients in Vero Beach and surrounding areas have come to rely on Todd for outstanding and effective medical care.