Optima Dermatology Welcomes Amy Polster, MD, Board-Certified Dermatologist

November 2022

Optima Dermatology is excited to welcome board-certified dermatologist, Amy Polster, MD, to our Macedonia, OH practice. With nearly two decades of experience serving patients in Northeast Ohio, Dr. Polster offers a wealth of expertise in dermatology and medical aesthetics. She is dedicated to providing empathetic and high-quality care, furthering our mission to deliver exceptional dermatological services.

Dr. Polster received her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School in Cleveland, OH, where she received the Stuart Blaine Fisher, M.D. prize in dermatology. 

Prior to joining Optima Dermatology, Dr. Polster delivered care at a private practice in Hudson, Ohio, and at the Cleveland Clinic Chagrin Falls Family Health Center, where she was also Associate Medical Director for a number of years. 

Dr. Polster comes to Optima Dermatology with a long list of qualifications and expertise. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and a member of the American Medical Association, the Ohio Dermatological Association, and the Cleveland Dermatological Society, where she has served on the Board of Directors for multiple years. 

Delivering the Highest Quality of Care

Dr. Polster’s approach to patient care reflects Optima Dermatology’s commitment to treating every patient the way we would want our friends and family to be treated. She is committed to delivering the highest quality of care to her patients. 

Patients who seek dermatology and medical aesthetics care from Dr. Polster will receive a personalized and comprehensive treatment plan that addresses their individual needs. Dr. Polster is committed to going above and beyond to ensure each of her patients has the best experience possible.

We recently had the opportunity to learn more about Dr. Polster, her approach, and the path that led her to pursue becoming a board-certified dermatologist.

Where did you go to college?

Miami University in Oxford, Ohio for my undergraduate degree, and then Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio for medical school. I then completed an internship/residency at the University Hospitals of Cleveland, the Cleveland VA Medical Center, and the MetroHealth Medical Center. 

What made you decide to pursue a career in dermatology?

I liked the opportunity to be specialized in a field where I could care for young through old patients and really make a visible difference in their lives.

What is your number one tip when it comes to taking care of your skin?

Sun protection, including sunscreen, hats, and sun protective clothing. These measures will prevent skin cancer and keep you looking your best as you get older!  

What is your favorite aspect of being a dermatologist? 

Making a difference in my patients’ lives – from improving confidence with clearer skin in a teenage acne patient to diagnosing and helping treat melanoma in an elderly patient, and everything in between. I love getting to know my patients and their whole family. I have had some patients now for 20 years!

How would you describe your approach to treating patients?

I try to take care of patients as I would like my family and friends to be cared for.

If there’s one thing you want your patients to know about you, what would it be?

I care about helping you and will do my best for you. 

What to Expect From Dermatological Care From Dr. Amy and Her Team

If you’re seeking medical aesthetics or dermatological care, Dr. Polster and her team at Optima Dermatology offer a wide range of services and have advanced training and experience to ensure the highest quality of care. Dr. Polster offers general dermatology care with a focus on skin cancer prevention, and early detection and treatment to patients five years of age and older. 

She also provides medical aesthetic services including Botox®, Dysport®, and Restylane® dermal fillers
View a complete list of our dermatology services, and come in to learn more about our approach to patient care. Dr. Polster is accepting new patients, give us a call at 330-944-3727 to schedule your appointment today!