About Us

State of the art dermatologist in Hollywood, FL since 1975. Male and female doctors are all board-certified MD dermatologists. We see children and adults for medical, surgical, cosmetic, and laser dermatology. We have special expertise in laser dermatology, and our doctors are assistant professors in dermatology at the University of Miami School of Medicine where they teach dermatology to residents each month. We have a nice staff, nice doctors, and will see you on time. Immediate appointments are often available.


Norman Minars, MDNorman Minars, MD

– Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology, University of Miami School of Medicine
– Former President of Miami Dermatologic Society

Todd Minars, MDTodd Minars, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology, University of Miami School of Medicine
– Former Chief Resident in Dermatology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

harold jaimes drHarold Jaimes, MD

– Specializes exclusively in the treatment of leg veins
– Performs over 1,000 leg vein procedures each year
– Board-certified in Internal Medicine

Ran Huo, MDRan Huo, MD

Fluent in Mandarin Chinese

-Undergrad: University of Miami – Bachelor of Science in Biology
-Medical School: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Catherine Harrison Balestra, MDCatherine Harrison Balestra, MD

Catherine Harrison Balestra, MD is a Miami native who earned her undergraduate degree from Princeton University.

Pamela Miller, MCMS, PA-C

Pamela is a board certified Physician Assistant. She has a total of 15 years in the field of Dermatology. She has been a trainer for Botox for hyperhidrosis, Botox Cosmetic, and Juvederm.

Marianna Helin, ARNPMarianna Helin, ARNP

Fluent in Finnish

Marianna comes to us from MIT where she practiced dermatology for the last several years (in fact she was the only dermatology provider for the 25,000 patients under this health plan.) She has over 10 years of experience in dermatology and is a Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner. She is from Finland and loves opera.


Traci Long, PA -CTraci Long, PA -C

University of FL: BS of Psychology, 1998
Nova Southeastern University:
BS of Physician Assistant, 2000

Richard Galitz, MD, FACSRichard Galitz, MD, FACS

Double board-certified Plastic Surgeon (American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery AND American Board of Otolaryngology)
Masters in Fine Art (sculpture and painting) from the University of Maryland
– Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Miami School of Medicine

Alejandra Vivas, MDAlejandra Vivas, MD

Fluent in Spanish

Born in Austin, Texas but Venezuelan through parents, Dr. Vivas received her MD from Central University of Venezuela, where she graduated with honors in the top 5% of her class.


Lucy Martin, MDLucy Martin, MD

Fluent in Spanish
– Board-Certified Dermatologist
– Residency in Dermatology at University of Miami
– Post-Doctoral research fellowship in clinical dermatology at the University of Miami

Timothy Wu, MD

– Board-Certified Dermatologist
– NYU School of Medicine
– University of Miami – Dermatology Residency
– University of California, Berkeley – BA in Biology (with honors)

Shailee Patel, MD

Shailee Patel, M.D. is a Board Certified Dermatologist and Cutaneous Surgeon highly trained in medical dermatology, dermatologic surgery, and cosmetic dermatology.

Her expertise includes:

Maria Miteva, MD

Dr. Mariya Miteva is a dermatologist and dermatopathologist, currently holding the position of Associate Professor at the Dr. Phillip Frost Department of Dermatology, University of Miami.
Procedures include:
-Treatment of Hair Loss
-Evaluation of Scalp Disorders

Diane MuzikDiane Muzik

Trained in advanced paramedical skin care at the nationally accredited Florida College of Natural Health. Diane treats acne, pigmentation, unwanted hair, and early signs of aging with a blend of medical-grade and holistic therapies.
Procedures include:
-laser hair removal

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Medical Society Memberships


For Great Orthodontic Care go to Minars Orthodontics (just down the street):

    Michael Minars, DMD Board Certified Orthodontist

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