Family Medicine

Michelle Ayazo, MD

Epperson | WaterGrass

  • Se habla español
  • Accepting new patients
About Michelle Ayazo, MD

Dr. Ayazo is a board-certified family physician who attended medical school at Florida State University and completed her residency training at the University of South Florida. Born in Bogotá, Colombia, and raised in Florida, she is passionate about helping patients manage their chronic illnesses with an emphasis on nutrition and exercise. She strives to provide compassionate and high-quality care to all her patients.

Dr. Ayazo also prescribes medical cannabis to those patients who have been diagnosed with a qualifying condition.

During her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities, Latin American and Mediterranean cuisine, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Family Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • American Board of Obesity Medicine
  • Obesity Medicine Association
  • University of Miami
    Miami, FL
    Bachelor of Science, Neuroscience
Medical Education
  • Florida State University
    Tallahassee, FL
  • University of South Florida
    Tampa, FL
    Family Medicine
Special Interests
  • Women's Health
  • Whole-Body Health
  • Skin Health
  • Lifestyle Medication
  • Obesity Treatment & Weight Loss Services
  • Cortisone Joint Injections
  • Functional Medicine
Ages Accepted


Scope of Services

General Adult Mental Health & Behavior Health Services
Coordination with Hospital & Specialist Care
Chronic Disease Management
Medical Cannabis
Acute Care Visits
STI Screening
Family Planning Services
Nutritional Counseling
Preventive Screenings & Education
Well Woman Visit
Annual Wellness Visits
Hospital Follow-up
Pre-operative Clearance
Urgent Care Services
Repair Lacerations
Minor surgery (removal of mole, warts, cysts, ingrown nail, etc.)
Minor injury care (cuts, burns, bruise, sprain, etc.)
Suturing and suture removal
Diagnostic testing
Laboratory Services including Coumadin Clinic
Pharmaceutical Services
Transitional Care from adolescent to adult
General Pediatric Care (age 12+)
Abscess drainage

Physician Team

Epperson | WaterGrass 7760 Curley Road Wesley Chapel, FL 33545  Suite 101

Epperson | WaterGrass

7760 Curley Road
Wesley Chapel, FL 33545

Suite 101

P: (813) 751-3700
F: (813) 377-1398
Provider Hours
  • Monday: 8am - 5pm
  • Tuesday: 8am - 5pm
  • Wednesday: 8am - 5pm
  • Thursday: 8am - 5pm
  • Friday: 8am - 5pm

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 PPO
  • Aetna PPO
  • AvMed HMO
  • AvMed PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield aka: Florida Blue
  • BCBS HMO- BlueCare Health Options (Marketplace Plan)
  • BCBS Medicare HMO
  • BCBS Medicare PPO
  • BCBS PPO (Includes EPO, PPC, BlueOptions, Blue Select)
Cigna (Includes Great West)
  • Baycare Exclusive Network
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna Local Plus
  • Cigna PPO
  • Great West HMO
  • Great West PPO
  • Coventry HMO
  • Coventry Medicare PPO
  • Coventry PPO
  • First Health
Health First Health Plans
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Medicare PPO (Includes Choice PPO/PFFS)
  • Humana PPO
Longevity Health Plan
Multiplan (Includes Multiplan, Beechstreet/ PHCS)
  • Beechstreet
  • MultiPlan
  • Private Healthcare System (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
  • United Healthcare Secure Horizons
VA CCN (Community Care Network)
  • Wellmed- UnitedHealthcare Medicare

Family Medicine

What Are the Top Uses of Medical Cannabis?

Michelle Ayazo, MD

First legalized for medical use within the U.S. in 1996, cannabis—the dried flowers, leaves, seeds and stems of the Cannabis indica and Cannabis sativa plants—has been increasingly prescribed for medical purposes in the decades since. In fact, according to the Center for Advancing Health (CFAH), 4.4 million registered patients used medical marijuana in the U.S. […]

Family Medicine

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are a growing problem, affecting millions of people around the globe. In fact, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 1 million sexually transmitted infections are acquired each day worldwide. In this blog, we explore how STIs are treated and what you can do to avoid contracting (and spreading) […]

Low Estrogen: Symptoms, Causes & What You Can Do

Michelle Ayazo, MD

As we age, our bodies and our hormones change. Starting in your late 40s, your hair might thin, your menstrual cycle can be unreliable, or you may start having hot flashes—and you might wonder if low estrogen might be the cause of your concerns. Low estrogen can have a major effect on all sorts of […]

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