Hunter’s Creek Woman’s Health Center
1160 Cypress Glen Circle
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone : (407)-518-1074
Fax : 407-518-9056
Monday – Friday : 8:00am / 5:00pm
Saturday : 9:00am / 12:00pm
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
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.