Michael Coverman, MD

Michael Coverman, MD

Michael Coverman, MD is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology, the American Board of Internal Medicine, and the National Board of Medical Examiners.  After operating a solo practice in Austin for nearly 40 years, Dr. Coverman will be joining the team of physicians at Westlake Dermatology in June.  He will see patients at our North Austin and Cedar Park locations.

Dr. Coverman grew up in Miami, completed pre-medical studies at the University of Florida, and then graduated with an M.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine. From Miami, he then settled in Seattle, Washington where he completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Washington as well as a Dermatology fellowship. Dr. Coverman’s thoughts after living on two opposite sides of the country (Miami and Seattle):  two different parts of the country, two different cultures, two different climates, but two great places to live and experience the best in academics.

Dr. Coverman’s military service was at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Nebraska (Strategic Air Command Headquarters) where he was a Major and Chief of Dermatology. While there, he obtained a clinical faculty teaching position at the University of Nebraska in Omaha and taught dermatology residents.

Following his service in Omaha, Dr. Coverman relocated to Austin for several reasons:  it has a southern climate (he loves outdoor sports, particularly golf, jogging and tennis), and he wanted a city midway between the two coasts in order to travel easily to medical meetings and to see family.

In 1978, Dr. Coverman set up his solo practice in Austin.  Always hungry to learn more and do more, any time a new technology, procedure, or medical advancement came out, he tried to be the first to learn it, master it, and then use it. In 1981, he was the first doctor in all of Texas to use Zyderm Collagen implants (fillers) for soft tissue augmentation. In 1983, he traveled to Cincinnati, Ohio and trained on lasers with Dr. Leon Goldman and his staff.  Dr. Coverman was the first in Austin to use lasers for the skin, and since then has become proficient in CO2, Yag, IPL, Fraxel, and many more.  He was also the first dermatologist in Austin to open a medically supervised skin care salon within his office in 1981.

Dr. Coverman is a prodigious reader and a student of history and the English language. He reads anything he can get his hands on: periodicals, newspapers, and books. He particularly enjoys discussing books with patients and hear about what they are reading, too. In addition to reading, he has a passion for art and photography, and he loves to travel.

Dr. Coverman is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Medical Association, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, the Austin Dermatological Society, the Texas Dermatological Society, the Texas Medical Association, and the Travis County Medical Society.  In addition, Dr. Coverman is certified by the American Medical Association through its Physician’s Recognition Award and has been selected as a Super Doctor in Texas for the years of 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Testimonials about Dr. Coverman

  • “Dr Coverman was extremely caring and enthusiastic.” — Carlos C. (July 28, 2017)
  • “Loved it! First time to the dermatologist and Judy and Dr. Coverman were AH-maz-ing!” — Dannielle C. (July 19, 2017)
  • “Dr. Coverman is truly a wonderful doctor he is professional and compassionate! I think he is an excellent asset to your clinic.” — Kelly C. (July 11, 2017)
  • “Dr. Coverman was excellent. He is very knowledgeable and took time to discuss options with us. The staff was friendly and helpful. I’ve been to many dermatologists in Austin and this practice is by far my favorite.” — Susan R. (June 21, 2017)
  • “My visit was enjoyable. The staff was friendly and Dr. Coverman is always gracious and engaging.” — Sandra B. (June 19, 2017)