About Our Doctors and Practitioner

Robert A. Norman, D.O., MPH, MBA

Dr. Robert A. Norman is a board-certified dermatologist who has been in practice for over 20 years. Dr. Norman completed his pre-med, medical, and public health training at Michigan State University, Midwestern University, the Cleveland Clinic, and the University of South Florida.

He is a faculty member for five medical schools and has been honored with numerous service and teaching awards, including Physician of the Year (2005), the Distinguished Service Award (2007) in Hillsborough County, Tampa, Florida, and the Tampa Bay Medical Hero Award (2008).

Dr. Norman has written 23 books, including the The Woman Who Lost Her Skin (And Other Dermatological Tales) primarily based on articles he has written in Discover magazine, and Mother Nature, Father Time-Tales of Medicine. He has been the editor of four textbooks on Geriatrics and Geriatric Dermatology and published over 100 articles in various major media publications. Dr. Norman has a private practice and is the chief physician and owner of Dermatology Healthcare, founded in 1994, which delivers essential skin care services for nursing home patients. He provides many national and international lectures each year. In October of 2007 he was the section director and lecturer in Geriatric Dermatology at the World Congress of Dermatology in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

He is a frequent medical volunteer and is at the gold level in the AAD Leadership Circle for Volunteerism. His most recent mission trips were to Jamaica in April of 2009 and July and April of 2008 and Guatemala in January 2007. Other trips have included Haiti, Cuba, and Argentina.

He and his wife, Carol, have five children brought together in a blended family. Dr. Norman is very active in his community serving on the board of many organizations, as well as donating his services. When he can he plays tennis, and enjoys trapshooting, biking, kayaking and playing the harmonica.

Holly Pohler, ARNP-C

Holly Pohler, ARNP-C is a board certified nurse practitioner and a member of the National Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Dermatology Nurses’ Association, and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. She graduated with honors from the University of Cincinnati and is a member of the Sigma Theta Thau National Honor Society of Nursing. Holly serves as a clinical dermatology preceptor for graduate students attending the University of South Florida, the University of Tampa, and Nova Southeastern University. Since 2009 she has worked in private practice in dermatology. Her practice includes medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Holly holds past certifications in toxicology and substance abuse prevention and has worked in many emergency medicine, outreach, and education arenas. She combines these passions in her dermatology practice and offers a diversified approach to patient care.