The new book by Dr. Robert A. Norman, board-certified physician and surgeon, is filled with wonderful patient stories and essays on medicine. Personal insights are intertwined with the tales his patients reveal behind the closed doors in his office. One of the essays in this book was published in Discover magazine, and many of his writings have been published in nationally-recognized journals and magazines.
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Dr. Robert A. Norman is a board-certified dermatologist who has been in practice for over 20 years. 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) and Distinguished Service Award (2007) in Hillsborough County, Tampa, Florida, and Tampa Bay Medical Hero Award (2008). Dr. Norman has written 23 books, including the recently published 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.
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 and his wife Carol have five children brought together in a blended family. Dr. Norman is very active in his community serving on many service organization boards as well as donating his services. When he can he plays tennis, trapshooting, biking, kayaking and harmonica.
"...accounts of conversations, patient visits, emergency room encounters, and his honest and often humorous descriptions of a doctor's daily life..." -- Dr. Perri Klass
"...refreshing and intelligent book proves that medical practitioners at their best are still a group to be trusted and admired." -- Liz Cluggish
A wonderfully relaxed, accessible, knowing and instructive series of medical stories and anecdotes... -- Dr. Robert Coles
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Book Description North Shore Pr, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 160 pages. 8.40x5.50x0.40 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1891576089
Book Description North Shore Pr, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1891576089