Dr. DeNardis is one of the founding partners of Osceola OB-GYN Clinic, opened in 2007. Dr. DeNardis began his medical career in Michigan in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan. He then spent time in two hospitals, St. John Riverview Hospital and St. John Malcomb Hospital, before relocating to Florida and starting his practice here.
Michael R. DeNardis earned his B.S. in Biology at the University of Michigan before attending Wayne State University for his Graduate Studies. Afterward, Dr. DeNardis attended Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. DeNardis did his internship at St. John Detroit Riverview Hospital and his residency in Detroit at the same hospital in the OB-GYN Department.
Dr. DeNardis has presented on complications of abdominal versus vaginal hysterectomies at a community hospital in Lansing, MI. This presentation was for a Statewide Campus System Scientific Research Exhibit in 2006.
Dr. Mark Palazzolo has been a Board Certified OB-GYN since 2005 through the American Board of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecology. He also has his Certified Physician’s License through the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners.
Dr. Palazzolo is licensed to practice medicine in both Michigan and Florida; he also has his Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) licensure. Today he is a partner and physician at Osceola OB-GYN.
Dr. Palazzolo earned his B.S. in Biochemistry from Michigan State University (MSU)-College of Natural Science. After that he pursued his Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine from MSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine then served as Chief Resident at St. John Detroit Riverview Hospital. He started his career as Chief of Obstetrics at Charlotte Women’s Health before starting his Osceola-based practice.
Dr. Palazzolo is a member of the American Medical Association (AMA), American Osteopathic Association, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Before joining Hunter’s Creek Woman’s Health Center, Dr. Veronica Figueroa completed her B.S. at the University of Puerto Rico and graduated Magna Cum Laude. She went on to pursue her M.D.at the University of Puerto Rico’s School of Medicine in 2006. Dr. Figueroa completed her residency at the Ponce School of Medicine in obstetrics and gynecology.
Dr. Figueroa has earned many honors and distinctions including first place in these categories: Adolescent Pregnancy Demographics and Corresponding Neonatal Outcomes, and Prevalence and Susceptibility of GBS Strains (in two poster presentations). She also presented at the SACNAS Annual Convention, was a student mentor and Former President of UPR–Cayey Honor Studies Program. Her commitment to excellence in education earned her several sponsored trips, awards, and distinctions. This commitment to excellence carries through to her practice today.
Dr. Figueroa has obtained the following licenses: Puerto Rico Commonwealth Provisional Medical License, Florida State Medical License, USMLE Step 1 approved, USMLE Step 2 CK approved, USMLE Step 2 CS approved, USMLE Step 3 approved. She is fluent in Spanish and has a basic proficiency in Portuguese. Many of the Women’s Center gynecology patients request her because they are more comfortable in their native language.
Dr. Veronica Figueroa, originally from the Bay area of California, is married with three children, 2 in college and one under five. She appreciates the fact that she lives and works in the same community, and often gives health talks at local retirement homes or the Osceola Regional Hospital. In her free time she enjoys photography, cooking, baking, volleyball, sculpture, and crocheting
Before joining Osceola OB-GYN as a staff physician, Dr. Klemczak began her career in hospitals. First at Bon Secours Hospital in the Obstetrics Unit before moving to St. John Detroit Riverview Hospital as an intern then a resident physician in the Obstetrics and Gynecology ward. Dr. Klemczak’s career then took her to Illinois Valley Community Hospital as a staff physician in the women’s health care center. There she served on the IVCH Medical Executive Committee, IVCH Physician Leadership Committee, and IVCH Perinatal Committee in addition to OB-GYN Division Chair.
Dr. Denise Klemczak graduated Cum Laude from Wayne State University with a B.S. in Biological Sciences. Dr. Klemczak was active in several Honor Societies, including the Forensics team, while at Wayne State University. She went on to pursue her doctorate in Osteopathic medicine at Michigan State University-College of Osteopathic Medicine. There she served as President of MSU-COM.
Dr. Klemczak currently holds several licenses. These include the State of Illinois Medical license, a Controlled Substance license for the State of Illinois, and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) License. She is certified in Basic Life Support, Neonatal Resuscitation, and Board Certified with the American Osteopathic Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, where she is also a Fellow. She is a member of the American Osteopathic Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Dr. Michelle Stalnaker Ozcan is Board Certified from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of Florida College of Medicine and the Associate Residency Program Director for General Gynecology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Ozcan completed her residency at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Jacksonville, Florida. She also spent time at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Ozcan completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology with a minor in Biology at Florida Atlantic University before completing her residency at the University of Florida College of Medicine.
Michelle has presented at UF College of Medicine on Clinical Competency in 2014 and 2015. She has also presented at the Association of Professors in Obstetrics and Gynecology (APGO) Faculty Development Seminar. Dr. Ozcan specializes in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology.
Michelle is married with a 3 year old son and in her free time she enjoys crafting and excellent. She originally hails from North Carolina and settled in Florida nine years ago.
Originally from Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada, Dr. Osborne has an undergraduate degree in biology from Oakwood College (now Oakwood University) in Huntsville, Alabama. She attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, California.
She spent her residency years specializing in obstetrics and gynecology at Bridgeport Hospital in Bridgeport, Connecticut via Yale School of Medicine. During her time in Bridgeport, she earned a prestigious award – the Excellence in Yale Teaching Award.
Before moving to Central Florida to be closer to family, Dr. Osborne spend a few years at a women’s health practice in Seattle, Washington, and then worked with a physicians group at Highland Community Hospital in Picayune, Mississippi. Including her residency, she’s been practicing medicine for more than eight years.
When asked what made her interested in medicine, and especially becoming an OB/GYN, Dr. Osborne recalls two different stories about her family.
First, she has fond memories of spending time around her uncle’s goat farm. She says that she loved the farm the most in the springtime when all of the baby goats were born.
Dr. Osborne was also motivated to become a doctor by a story of her father’s – that he had a sister who died in childbirth.
Fast forward a few decades from her childhood, and Dr. Osborne has certainly accomplished her goals and helped many women along the way. She says her favorite part of the job is sharing her knowledge with her patients so that they are informed about their bodies and reproductive health. She accomplishes this by making sure that she takes the time to answer her patients’ questions and address any concerns they might have.
About Our Celebration, FL Location
Woman’s Health Centers is dedicated to providing quality care to all patients in Celebration, FL. We see women from all walks of life who want to receive a variety of medical services in a safe and supportive environment. Our medical staff will provide personalized care while focusing on your specific needs to help you lead a healthier life.
Here at our facility in Celebration, FL, we welcome expectant mothers who want to receive the best prenatal care for themselves and their developing babies. We can monitor you throughout each trimester of your pregnancy and diagnose and provide treatment for any medical concerns that may arise. Our 3D/4D ultrasound equipment is capable of capturing clear images of a developing baby in the womb and can be used to determine the gender and current health status of the child.
After your child is born, you will be encouraged to visit us again for postnatal care. We offer this service to make sure that both mothers and babies are adjusting well to life after pregnancy.
Some of the additional obstetrical services that we offer at our Celebration office include:
- Family planning and birth control
- Preconception examinations
- Genetic testing
- Postpartum care
At Woman’s Health Centers, we are able to address many of the health concerns that are exclusive to a woman’s body. You can receive a series of examinations that will allow us to determine the best course of action to take when it comes to preserving your health. We also offer comprehensive annual examinations that promote better well-being for all women.
Whether you wish to start a family or are looking for safer ways to avoid pregnancy, we offer many services that are targeted toward women who are still in their childbearing years. Our pre-pregnancy, prenatal and postnatal care services are ideal for women who are pregnant or planning to conceive. You can also make an appointment at our office for contraception management services or to receive the Essure permanent birth control inserts.
Menopause is a natural part of life that affects women who have reached the end of their childbearing years. During this time, hormone shifts and other changes in the body are known to occur. From prescribing medications to treating postmenopausal bleeding, we specialize in many forms of care that are suitable for aging women.
Infections and other abnormalities of the female anatomy can affect women of all ages. If you believe that you are suffering from one of these types of medical conditions, you can visit us to be diagnosed and treated. Some of the conditions that we treat include:
- Female genital sores
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Pelvic pain
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Ovarian cysts
The urinary tract is often prone to infections and diseases as well as structural and functional abnormalities that require comprehensive gynecological care. Our team is able to treat a variety of conditions that affect this delicate area of the body. We use technologically advanced equipment to diagnose and implement a series of noninvasive and minimally invasive procedures. From problems with the bladder and kidneys to conditions that affect the reproductive organs, our urologist services are designed to address these issues with long-term results. You can schedule an appointment with a doctor at our office to receive treatment for:
- An overactive bladder
- Urinary incontinence
- Chronic urinary tract infections
- Female genital prolapse
- Vaginal septum
- Problems with painful intercourse
Woman’s Health Centers is open to serve all women who need gynecological care in Celebration, FL. Female health concerns should be addressed by a specialist, and we draw upon our training and expertise to give every woman the most complete care imaginable. Please contact our Celebration office today to schedule your first appointment.