Rio Grande Dermatology is committed to your health and the safety of our community during this pandemic. We have updated our practice to include virtual appointments (also known as teledermatology). Furthermore, we will be reopening our clinic on Monday, April 6th for urgent and emergent dermatology needs on a limited basis.
If you require a virtual appointment, or aren't sure, please email [email protected], or call 505-896-2900.
If you require an in-person appointment, please email [email protected], or call 505-896-2900.
In-person appointments are limited and patients will be escorted directly to an exam room upon arrival.
Patients who are sick, have, or have recently had, a fever, cough or have traveled within the last two weeks will not be seen.
Teledermatology (Virtual Appointments)
Virtual appointment visits will be submitted through your insurance plan. However, we are waiving copays during this time due to financial strain and community need.
Teledermatology is appropriate for:
- Medication refills
- Dry Skin
- Spot check
- Painful red skin with blisters
- Rash around mouth
- Skin infections
If you would like to do a virtual appointment, please email [email protected] to get scheduled.
We can use FaceTime, Skype, Google Duo. Call or email if you have questions or are unable to use one of these platforms.
In line with CDC recommendations, we are temporarily closing our clinic for routine appointments, as we are concerned about the health of our patients, employees, and our community.
By closing the clinic, we are helping prevent the spread of Coronavirus, and hoping to help 'flatten the curve'. Flattening the curve helps ensure adequate medical resources are available during this time.
In turn, we are expanding our clinic hours and availability in the coming months to accommodate the canceled appointments. We are currently implementing teledermatology and hope to have this in place quickly to provide care to the patients who have been waiting.
Closing the clinic is our way of doing our part to keep our community safe. Please do your part and practice social distancing, and/or stay home.
If you have an urgent issue, please call 896-2900. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
For more information, please visit www.cdc.gov.
Michaela Jacobs, MD
Jill Ortiz, MD