About Our Doctors

Michael J. Freeman, M.D., P.A.

Freeman-MichaelIn 1976, Dr. Michael Freeman established his private practice in Ocala, making him the second dermatologist in town and the first dermatologist with hospital privileges in the operating room. His practice was also the first in Ocala to be equipped with a laser for more comfortable treatment.

Dr. Freeman earned his Bachelor's degree with honors in Math and a Master's degree in Computer from Arizona State University. He earned his medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and was a Fellow in Dermatology at the Cleveland Clinic, where he was part of the American Academy of Dermatology Task Force for developing a biomedical computer system for Dermatology.

Dr. Freeman is considered the Dean of Dermatology in Ocala. He is a founding member of the Gainesville Dermatology Society and a member of several professional organizations, including the:

  • American Medical Association
  • Society for Pediatric Dermatology
  • Southern Medical Association
  • Florida Medical Association
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • Gainesville Dermatology Society
  • Dermatology Foundation
  • International Society of Dermatology
  • Florida Society of Dermatology
  • American Society of Dermatology Surgery

Away from the office, he serves as Commissioner of the Boy Scouts of America and on the Board of Directors for the Ocala Civic Theater. He is also an honorable Air Force Veteran.


David Kosiorek, PA-C

Kosiorek-DavidDavid Kosiorek, PA-C is a Certified Physician Assistant and has been practicing dermatology since 1998. David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education – Biology and graduated from the Physician Assistant Program, SUNY at Stony Brook, New York.

David received extensive training in Cosmetic Dermatology in San Diego, California. He is also an honorable US Army Veteran and a dedicated dermatology specialist with more than 16 years of experience as a Certified Physician Assistant.

His professional affiliations include the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Society of Dermatologic Physician Assistants and the Florida Society of Dermatologic Physician Assistants.

David's practice focuses on general dermatology. He is committed to comprehensive skin screening and the early diagnosis and prevention of melanoma.



Dave Runyon, PA-C

Dave-RunyonAs time goes by and I reflect on the past, I become increasingly thankful to my parents. Their primary goal in raising a child was to build excellent character. Whether it was through Christian values or through the ethics of scouting, I achieved my Eagle Scout at age 15. This drive led me to become a United States Marine after high school. As you can guess, these experiences also shaped the rest of my life. Post-military, I have spent my entire adult life in the devotion of building medical knowledge and skill. I became a paramedic in 1992, which evolved to graduating Cum Laude from Physician Assistant School in 2000. Since then, I have continued to expand my knowledge in dermatology and have developed passion and skills in dermatologic surgery. I always strive to treat all patients like my family. I truly believe if we do this, everything else takes care of itself.

Sue Schmeltz, PA-C

Sue Schmeltz, PA-C is a nationally certified Physician Assistant specializing in dermatology. 

She earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Sports Medicine at Elon College and her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Florida, College of Medicine.

She has worked in various specialties including cardiac surgery, orthopedics at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and pharmacological/clinical research at Shands Hospital in Gainesville.  She also served as an Assistant Professor for physician assistants at Wayne State University. 

She has a passion for preventive medicine and believes that patient education and regular screenings are essential to good health.