Epperson | WaterGrass


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About Michael Branch, MD

Dr. Michael Branch is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology specializing in nasal congestion/obstruction, chronic sinusitis, chronic ear disease, hearing loss, hearing aids, and chronic hoarseness.  Dr. Branch has been in private practice since 1996. He enlisted in the USAF in 1973 and served active duty as an operating room technician for four years. He was commissioned in the USN in 1984 and, after completing residency in Otolaryngology in 1993, served three years active duty as an Otolaryngologist in the Naval Hospitals at Orlando and Pensacola.

Dr. Branch was born in Jacksonville and raised in Gainesville, FL. His first love was music, playing drums in various rock and roll bands in Gainesville in the 1960’s – 1970’s. He is married with three adult children and three adult step children. He has special interests in systematic and reformed theology. He enjoys playing, writing and recording music with his band mates in Gainesville and loves fishing with his lovely wife, snorkeling and diving.

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Otolaryngology
Special Interests
  • Nasal Congestion/Obstruction
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Ear Disease
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hearing Aids
  • Chronic Hoarseness
Medical Education

Bowman Gray School of Medicine
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC


Methodist Central Hospital
Memphis, TN
General Surgery


University of Tennessee
Memphis, TN
Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Professional Activities

Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners
Diplomat, American Board of Otolaryngology

Procedures Performed

Balloon Sinuplasty
Turbinate Reduction
Treatment for Sudden Hearing Loss

Epperson | WaterGrass 7760 Curley Road Wesley Chapel, FL 33545  Suite 103

Epperson | WaterGrass

7760 Curley Road
Wesley Chapel, FL 33545

Suite 103

Zephyrhills 36763 Eiland Blvd Zephyrhills, Florida 33542  Suite 103


36763 Eiland Blvd
Zephyrhills, Florida 33542

Suite 103

Florida Medical Clinic Orlando Health participates with most major carriers. Please consult your insurance carrier prior to your appointment to verify our participation status with your insurance plan. This list is subject to change and is not all-inclusive.

  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Medicare HMO
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna PPO
Allwell by Sunshine (Medicare HMO)
  • AvMed HMO
  • AvMed PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield aka: Florida Blue
  • BC Advantage 65
  • BCBS Medicare HMO
  • BCBS Medicare PPO
  • BCBS PPO (Includes EPO, PPC, BlueOptions, Blue Select)
  • CarePlus Medicare HMO
Cigna (Includes Great West)
  • Baycare Exclusive Network
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna PPO
  • Coventry HMO
  • Coventry Medicare HMO
  • Coventry Medicare PPO
  • Coventry PPO
Health First Health Plans
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Medicare HMO (including Gold Plus HMO)
  • Humana Medicare PPO (Includes Choice PPO/PFFS)
  • Humana PPO
Longevity Health Plan
Multiplan (Includes Multiplan, Beechstreet/ PHCS)
Partners Direct Health (includes Hendry Marine Industries, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, & Trustmark- Word of Life)
Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare East
  • Tricare East HMO (Prime)
United Health Care
  • United Healthcare AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • United Healthcare AARP Medicare Complete PPO
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete HMO
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete PPO
  • United Healthcare Evercare
  • United Healthcare HMO
  • United Healthcare PPO
Wellcare by Allwell (Medicare Advantage HMO Plan)
  • Wellmed- UnitedHealthcare Medicare

Otolaryngology – Ear, Nose & Throat

When Should You See an ENT Specialist?

Michael Branch, MD

Bothersome symptoms like nasal congestion, sinus pressure, and a scratchy throat are fairly routine and can often be addressed by a primary care physician or urgent care clinician. Sometimes, these symptoms can even be treated at home with self-care measures like resting, staying hydrated, and taking over-the-counter medications. So, what are the signs that you […]

Otolaryngology – Ear, Nose & Throat

Treatment for Sudden Hearing Loss

Michael Branch, MD

Have you or a loved one recently started experiencing hearing problems? Maybe you woke up one morning and noticed that your hearing seemed to be “off.” Or perhaps you were out to lunch with friends and found that you were suddenly having trouble hearing everything that they were saying. The National Institute on Deafness and […]

Otolaryngology – Ear, Nose & Throat

Surgery to correct a deviated septum is called a septoplasty. This commonly performed procedure involves trimming and repositioning the nasal septum to the center of the nose to improve breathing. It’s usually performed on an outpatient basis, meaning a patient can return home the same day of their surgery. If you frequently experience deviated septum […]

Otolaryngology – Ear, Nose & Throat

If you’re living with chronic nasal blockage, you may be a candidate for turbinate reduction surgery. In this blog, we explore what this procedure entails and whether it’s effective in relieving symptoms caused by nasal obstructions. What Are Turbinates? Before discussing what turbinate reduction surgery involves, it may be helpful to explain what turbinates are […]


Outstanding Doctor. Professional, concise and explained what needed to be done. Significantly, he went out of his way to see our granddaughter and fit her into his busy schedule. Thank you Doctor Branch!

"Thanks to him the quality of my life is greatly improved."

As on many previous visits to Dr Branches office I was warmly greeted and impressed with the efficiency and professionalism of all staff members. They seem to enjoy each other. I have had many ENT doctors in the 30 years I have been dealing with my sinus disease. Dr Branch is the first doctor that I felt took a personal interest in my situation and offered me some possible solutions. Thanks to him the quality of my life is greatly improved.
Karen S.


Dr Michael Branch is an excellent physician! He stays current with procedures and takes the time to discuss treatment options with his patients. I have never felt pressured or rushed. As a bonus, Dr Branch has an amazing staff! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

"Smoothly run office"

Dr. Branch was very patient, courteous and very thorough. Nice to see a well and smoothly run office.

"Very helpful"

Was a very pleasant experience. All were very helpful, thank you

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