Austin Dermatology Clinic, P.A. was founded in 1978 by Dr. Michael Coverman. In 1981, he opened the first physician-supervised skin care clinic salon and spa in all of Central Austin. This was the first such clinic with a Dermatologist as Director and present at all times. Because of Dr. Coverman’s concern that his patients have access to the newest and best treatments he feels are safe, worthwhile, and cost-effective, he has now expanded to a full-time staff of 12, offering medical and cosmetic dermatology procedures in a state-of-the-art facility.

Our practice is located in Northwest Austin just north of the Arboretum area on Hwy 183. We are just one quarter mile north of Seton Northwest Hospital. We are in a lovely park-like setting with “drive up” parking. Our office has been freshly remodeled and all of our lasers were the first of their kind in the Austin area. All are re-calibrated and serviced annually for your safety.

You will find our office warm, comfortable, safe, and pleasant. Dr. Coverman is proud of the artwork exhibited throughout the office – he has extensive paintings from his father, his daughters, and himself and there is an outstanding collection of his black and white photography. Exam rooms are likewise comfortable, clean, and meet all OSHA standards.

Dr. Coverman is particularly proud that his staff stays with him. They like the working in this environment too: we all get to know each other better, and both staff and patients are considered family. Various employees have been with Dr. Coverman since 1984, 1989, and 1995. This makes for a more friendly atmosphere for all, as well as for better communication between staff, Dr. Coverman, and his patients. Many of our patients call and ask to speak to our staff members by name.

Dr. Coverman has always been known as a “pioneer” in Austin regarding new technology and services. He maintains accreditation through the Texas Medical Board. Below is a list of some of the new procedures and products that Dr. Coverman has brought to the Austin area:

  1. Xanar CO2 laser
  2. Argon laser
  3. Neodymium Yag laser – Medlite II and Medlite IV
  4. Aura KTP laser
  5. Ultrapulse CO2 laser for resurfacing
  6. Cynosure yellow pulsed dye laser
  7. CoolGlide laser
  8. Zyderm Collagen Injections
  9. Sclerotherapy for spider veins
  10. FotoFacial with the Quantum SR
  11. SmoothBeam laser for wrinkles and acne
  12. Omnilux LED (Phototherapy)
  13. Dual Yellow Copper Bromide Laser

We offer only physician-grade products to augment our medical care. Each product has been carefully selected, fairly priced, and our staff are experts in their use. Our recommendations are always based upon your individualized skin care needs – this expertise is not available in any department store or salon.

We firmly believe that we are members of Austin’s overall community – healthwise and as citizens. Our office contributes literally to local charities in terms of cash, goods, and services. Our staff individually participates in their school’s and churches’ charities as well. We thank our community for their trust in us, and always wish to give back.

Dr. Coverman volunteers monthly at the free Volunteer Healthcare Clinic. He participates in Seton Hospital Project Access healthcare plan.


Staff

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Brooke Stidham, PA-C, MPAS

We are excited to introduce our Physician Assistant, Brooke Stidham. Brooke is immediately available to see all patients for routine annual skin exams, treatment of multiple skin conditions, and cosmetic services such as Botox/Dysport and various fillers. Brooke will work under Dr. Coverman’s supervision and together they will work as a team to provide quality care.

Brooke received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of California, Riverside in 2002. She completed her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from Loma Linda University in August of 2007 and started her career in Dermatology shortly thereafter. She is fully licensed in the State of Texas by the Texas Medical Board and has also received her National Certification as a Physician Assistant. Brooke is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants.

Prior to moving to Texas, Brooke worked in Newport Beach, CA where she assisted her supervising physician in diagnosing and treating various types of skin cancer and skin conditions. She was also responsible for performing excisions, IPL and Laser treatments and injecting Botox/Dysport and various fillers. She moved to Texas in 2012 with her husband, 3 year old son, and four dogs. She enjoys spending time with her family and enjoying the many activities Austin has to offer.

What is a Physician Assistant (PA)?

A PA is a midlevel provider who is fully trained to provide medical care under the supervision of a physician. PA’s are able to diagnose medical conditions, order and interpret labs, prescribe medication, perform procedures and develop treatment plans. The key role of a PA is to extend care of the supervising physician to patients. This team approach optimizes the quality and efficiency of care.

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Christi Gonzales, Licensed Aesthetician & Certified Laser Technician

Christi is a licensed medical Aesthetician who has been employed at our office since 1989. She graduated from the Brazosport Beauty College in 1984 and trained at the Lancôme Institute in New York in 1986. Christi worked for Lancôme for three years at Frost Brothers in Austin as an aesthetician. She has been trained on the following:

* GentleLASE Laser (hair removal)
* Smoothbeam Laser (acne and wrinkles)
* CoolGlide® Laser (hair removal, brown spots, red spots)
* Dual Yellow Laser (anti-aging, brown spots, dilated blood vessels)
* Quantum SR IPL FotoFacial (intense pulse light)
* Portrait® PSR¹ (plasma resurfacing)
* Rejuvasilk (microdermabrasion)
* Deep Herbal Peels and acid peels
* Fraxel re:store (anti-aging, acne scars, pigment, wrinkles)
* Matrix CO2 Resurfacing (similar to Fraxel)

Christi maintains an active schedule in continuing medical education with the Laser Training Institute, the American Aestheticians Educational Association, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and Eclipse Medical and Innovative Surgical Concepts.

Christi has been married for over 20 years with two children and two grandchildren. Her hobbies include spending time and entertaining her family and friends, family barbeques and travel.

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Tammy Hunt, Licensed Aesthetician & Certified Laser Technician

Tammy is a licensed medical Aesthetician who has been employed at our office since 1995. Tammy graduated from the Mount Roan Academy in 1994 and has been trained on the following:

* GentleLASE Laser (hair removal)
* Smoothbeam Laser (acne and wrinkles)
* CoolGlide® Laser (hair removal, brown spots, red spots)
* Dual Yellow Laser (anti-aging, brown spots, dilated blood vessels)
* Quantum SR IPL FotoFacial (intense pulse light)
* Portrait® PSR¹ (plasma resurfacing)
* Rejuvasilk (microdermabrasion)
* Deep Herbal Peels and acid peels
* Fraxel re:store (anti-aging, acne scars, pigment, wrinkles)
* Matrix CO2 Resurfacing (similar to Fraxel)

Tammy maintains an active schedule in continuing medical education including training with the Laser Training Institute, the American Aestheticians Educational Association, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and Eclipse Medical and Innovative Surgical Concepts.

Tammy has been married for over 30 years with three children and two grandchildren. She has owned and operated a Merle Norman Cosmetic boutique in her prior professional career. She enjoys family activities including barbeque, boating, fishing, and playing with her grandson.

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Rose Hutyra, Office Manager

Over 30 years of service.


Medical Assistants


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Helen Klingensmith, Certified Neuromodulator Injector

Over 10 years of service.

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Melanie Acosta

Over 8 years of service.

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Crystal Lucio

Over 1 year of service.


Front Office


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Becky Bumford

Over 8 years of service.

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Ashley Perry

Over 1 year of service.


Insurance and Billing


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Holly Stallins

Over 9 years of service.

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Karyn Scrivener

Over 20 years of service.

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