Regarding Dr. Sara Mills:

Happy Retirement

To Our Patients:

For almost thirty years, Dr. Sara Mills has provided outstanding dermatology care to patients here in New Mexico, including the last five years at Rio Grande Dermatology. While we knew this day would come, it is still with mixed emotions that we announce her retirement at the end of this year. 

We have been so fortunate to have her on our team, and are excited for her to embark on new adventures in her well-deserved retirement. 

THANK YOU, Dr. Mills, for being part of the Rio Grande Dermatology family - you will be missed!

Please see a note from Dr. Mills below:

December 29, 2023

To all my patients,

After almost 30 years of practicing dermatology, I have decided to retire as of December 31, 2023 from Rio Grande Dermatology. I have loved my career in dermatology and have valued my relationships with my patients so very much. It has been an honor to be a physician and to be able to serve the people who have been my patients.

In 1994, after completing my residency, I moved back to New Mexico where I had attended medical school. I joined one practice, then started another dermatology practice with 2 other dermatologists and had a brief retirement in 2017, after which I was pleased to join Rio Grande Dermatology for the last almost 5 years. I've loved my career and find it bittersweet to retire.

During my retirement I plan to travel, spend some time backpacking, hiking and swimming, and I hope to finish some of the knitting and crocheting projects that I have started! Most importantly, I plan to spend more time with my family and friends.

Your care can continue at Rio Grande Dermatology despite my departure. Rio Grande Dermatology has four excellent physician assistants practicing under the supervision of Dr Michaela Jacobs, MD, with whom you can schedule your next appointment. There is a significant shortage of dermatologists in our state and availability on Dr Jacobs' panel is currently limited to high risk, medically complicated cases. If you should decide to transfer your care to another dermatology practice, our staff will be available to transfer your records once written consent is received.

I have been so privileged to have been involved in your dermatologic care and wish you all the best in the future.


  Sara Mills MD, PhD

Welcome to Rio Grande Dermatology!

Albuquerque, NM

The dermatology providers at Rio Grande Dermatology are pleased to welcome you to our practice!

Our location is conveniently located just off of I-25, and is easily accessible from Rio Rancho, Albuquerque, Santa Fe and surrounding areas.

We know how hectic life can be and make our practice welcoming and efficient for our patients. We stay current with relevant new dermatology knowledge and treatment modalities. We want you to feel confident that when you choose Rio Grande Dermatology, you are working with doctors and other professionals who are qualified, experienced and caring.

Please take a few moments to look through this site to get a better feel for our capabilities and services. Our website also provides you with background information about our physicians, physician assistants, and staff, as well as dermatologic educational material. We also invite you to email or call our office at any time to request an appointment or ask any questions.

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