Dear Friends and Valued Patients,

I am writing to inform you all that I have made the decision to retire from private dermatology practice and focus my attentions on dermatopathology. I will be transitioning my private practice over to Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, effective March 31, 2017. As the quality alternative in dermatology, Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery’s philosophies and commitment to patient care make the transition a viable and sound decision for the best interests of the practice. It was of critical importance to me that my practice, Tampa Palms Dermatology, aligned with the right group of practitioners and professionals, and I am pleased with the ultimate outcome and our experience with Riverchase to date. I am transitioning with confidence over to a Riverchase team that I trust will assure the highest level of quality for the Tampa Palms patients and the community in general.

Kimberly Siders, PA-C will remain with the practice full time and will handle the transition of care of my patients. Riverchase welcomes two physicians to the Tampa Palms practice, Dr. Salma Pothiawala, M.D. and Dr. Milan Lombardi, M.D. Dr. Pothiawala is a board-certified dermatologist and specializes in general and cosmetic dermatology and will be working alongside Kimberly Siders to care for the patients of the practice effective May 15, 2017. She completed her undergraduate, medical school and residency locally at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. Milan Lombardi, MD, is a board-certified dermatologist and a Mohs surgeon with vast experience in general dermatology and Mohs surgery and will be stepping in to assist in the transition of care of my current patients until Dr. Pothiawala begins on May 15, 2017 and then will stay on as a Mohs surgeon to support the team.

Our location and friendly staff you have come to know and trust will remain the same. If you need to make an appointment please continue to contact our office at:

15310 Amberly Drive #150
Tampa, FL 33647


As you start to see the transition to the Riverchase Dermatology brand over the next couple months, please know that your care remains in the trusted hands of their skilled team of practitioners. It has been my honor and privilege to care for you over the last 30 years.


Ruth Hanno, MD