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Dr. Michele Lapayowker, DO

Gynecologist, OB-GYN

Professional statement

Michele J. Lapayowker, D.O., FACOOG, has been a Gynecologist caring for women in South Florida since 1995. Dr. Lapayowker cares for each patient individually and has a gentle approach to women of all ages. She practiced both Obstetrics & Gynecology for many years and now focuses her practice on Gynecology and women’s health issues. She has a tremendous rapport with teens, adults and mature women going through their transition and menopausal years, and is able to relate to each stage of the life cycle to give every patient individualized care. Her practice incorporates women’s health maintenance and she teaches her patients the importance of disease prevention and personal health management. She believes in the importance of continuing education to enhance her knowledge in the areas of women’s care, nutrition and lifestyle. Dr. Lapayowker is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a participating member in the American Osteopathic Association, the Broward County Medical Association and the American Medical Women’s Association. Dr. Lapayowker received her medical degree from Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1990 and she completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Philadelphia college of Osteopathic Medicine in 1995. Dr. Lapayowker and her husband have been living in South Florida with their 3 children, Samantha, Jeremy and Liberty, since 1995, which contributes to her gentle bedside manner and nurturing of her patients along with the excellent medical care she gives her patients.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • OB-GYN
  • Gynecologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Nova Southeastern University, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Doctors Hospital, Columbus (Internship)
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook (Bachelor’s)
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Professional memberships

  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Medical Women’s Association

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1457473704

Office locations

Michele J. Lapayowker

201 NW 82nd Avenue, Suite 104

Plantation, FL 33324

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It took a while to get into the actual appointment. I got there at 9AM for a 9AM appointment, was seen at 9:20AM for blood pressure/weight. Then waited in the waiting room again until 9:45AM to be seen by the Doctor.It wasn't until about 10AM that I actually had my appointment. Normally, I'd hate the wait, but Dr. Lapayowker is so friendly, warm, and understanding. Once I sat down and spoke with her, I was extremely impressed with her relatability and attention to detail on my care. The appointment went smoothly and I was out of there by around 10:25AM. Plan ahead and go early! She's great and worth the wait, but be careful if you have a time crunch.
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I was put off big time by the waiting time. I specifically chose a non-OB because I'm tired of having to wait and all the delays. Unfortunately being one of he first appointments of the day(9:15) didnt matter any little bit.
Less than 6 months ago
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Thank you !
Less than 6 months ago
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Michele was an amazing doctor! It was my first visit and it was as if I'd seen her many times before. She was do sweet and listened to everything I had to say.
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The office did not have the appt on their schedule and refused to honor appt. Regardless of the multiple confirmations received Very disappointed in Zoc doc Ratings above do not apply as visit was not honored Past experience with dr has been good
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Always awesome
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Today was my first time seeing the Dr. I was very nervous and she was very understanding. The Dr is very thorough, patient and caring.
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Dr Lapayowker was so understanding and kind. She talked me through every aspect of the appointment and was easy to talk to. She made me feel comfortable and reassured me through the whole appointment.
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Professionals in an upbeat atmosphere
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Doctor was extremely friendly and made me feel very comfortable. She made me feel at ease and walked me thru everything she was doing before she did it. She also took her time to answer any questions I had. I would definiteley recommend her!!
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Amazing!
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I was really Liked her. I will definitely return.
Less than 1 year ago
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Absolutely love Dr. Lapayowker! Everyone in the office is professional and friendly.
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As a woman who is done with having babies I wanted a regular gynecologist. I chose Dr. Lapayowker based on the fact that she took my insurance and was close to home. I was so glad I did. She is absolutelyamazing. She listens, she's personable and the office staff are amazing. I've been going to her for the past two years and I highly recommend choosing her as your doctor.
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Great doctor. Listens, makes you feel comfortable. The wait is a little too long for my taste (especially if they just opened), but as soon as you past the door and go with the nurse, everybody is just wonderful.
Less than 1 year ago
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I loved her and her staff, very down to earth
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Dr Lapayowker was very sweet, as was her staff. However my appointment was at 3pm and I was first called in for my height, weight and other vitals to be taken at 3:45 and then I was told to go backto the waiting room and wait for the doctor. I waited until 4:45 when I went to the desk to ask to use the restroom and how much longer the wait would be. The receptionist went back to check and took me back when I was finished using the rest room. I don't know if they forgot about me, if they were abnormally busy but the amount of time I waited was ridiculous. Thankfully Dr Lapayowker and her staff was a pleasure to deal with or this review would have a very different tone. I will be going back to this office in the future but I will either make the first appointment of the day or I will clear my schedule and bring a book.
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Very knowledgeable and professional doctor.
More than 1 year ago
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Great interaction. Very thorough. Very positive experience!
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Dr. Lapayowker was very warm, friendly & understanding towards my daughter, as it was her first visit to a Gyn. She took the time to explain everything & make her feel comfortable. All paperwork was done ahead of time, electronically. Lab right in office.
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Dr. Lapayowker was very thoroug and answered all my questions! Great experience!
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She is amazing! I felt so comfortable with Her! She was genuine and asked questions to get to know me not just as a patient but as a person as well.
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This was my first time at this office. Sometimes you can have a very nice doctor that you like but the staff is not nice, welcoming accommodating, or helpful. That was NOT the case here. Not only was Dr. Lapayowker verynice, informative and friendly, her staff was as well. I would definitely recommend Dr. Lapayowker to others. And I like the way she takes us into her office to get to know about our medical history. Felt very comfortable.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Lapayowker is always wonderful & caring, she listens to my concerns and gives her advice without judging me. Her staff is very friendly & efficent as well.
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She's great. Very thorough. Enjoyable visits
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Dr. Lapayowker was great! She really takes the time to sit and discuss your health needs, and to answer questions before examination. I've never met a doctor who does this! Yes, it takes a little longer to meet with her aftersigning in. However, it's due to the fact that she doesn't rush through the interaction with each patient. I really enjoyed and am looking forward to speaking with her about any concerns or questions I have in the future.
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I thought she was wonderful and took time to genuinely listen to me. Made me feel at ease throughout entire visit. Didn't feel rushed! Her office staff/assistants were very professional and polite.
More than 1 year ago
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This was my first visit and it was a great one! Dr. Lapayowker was friendly, easy to talk to, and professional! She made me feel comfortable!
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Friendly staff, excellent bedside manner
More than 1 year ago
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Very personable, easy to talk with. No arrogance. Staff is very friendly too.
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Excellent bedside manner. First time patient, and I was taken aback by her GENUINE care for me as her patient. I would highly recommend her ????????????????????
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Staff was professional and polite. Dr. Lapayowker is just awesome...very professional yet not intimidating, soothing personality, easy to discuss any topic with and thorough.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Lapayowker was excellent. The visit was quick no long wait times. She is always very thorough and pleasant. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a OBGYN.
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She was pleasant and thorough . Great bedside manner
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Such a wonderful Doctor and staff! She takes her time and listens to any questions I may have.She makes me feel comfortable.
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I'm so pleased to have a doctor who spends time with me and is not in a rush. I look forward to many years with Dr. Lapayoker.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Lapayowker is great. She's my first gyno, and she is very easy-going, understanding, and informative. She knows her stuff, and I always feel very comfortable with her. You may have to wait about 30-45 minutes after you arrive, but she is definitely worth the wait.
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Felt very comfortable and thought the online appointment service and online reminders were great.
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I think she is worth waiting for.....very personal which is hard to find these days.
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Love Dr. Lapayowker! Excellent bedside manner. Office is rather busy but I didn't wait very long. Would absolutely recommend this office.
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She was incredibly friendly and welcoming, and went out of her way to apologize for the long wait to see her.
More than 1 year ago
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No long wait!!!! The doctor was personable and thorough. Really easy to talk to.
More than 1 year ago
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Very nice.... Happy that she sat with me and introduced herself for my first time visit.
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Awesome visit. Staff was great (only one bad apple) and the Dr. was so very attentive.
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I was delighted with Dr. Lapayowker's professionalism and bedside manner. I have already recommended her to several friends.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Lapayowker was amazing! She is kind, warm and very knowledgable. I have already recommended her to both friends and family.
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Very nice human being, friendly and passionate. The staff is very kind, the office is clean. The wait is too long.
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Dr. Lapayowker was amazing. Very caring and easy to talk to. I would recommend her to anyone:)
More than 1 year ago
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This office is superb. The staff are friendly and polite and Dr. Lapayowker is attentive and thorough and makes you feel completely comfortable.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Lapayowker is extremely easy to talk to, knowledgeable and professional. I also bring my teenage girls to Dr. Lapayowker and they are made to feel very comfortable and have open communication with her. Her assistant Casey is very friendly and accommodating as well. I definitely recommend.
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