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Our Philosophy

Dermatology Associates of Tampa Bay strives to set new standards in the delivery of reliable and accurate clinical and Cosmetic dermatology. Our providers are dedicated to the overall health and well-being of their patients. Our goal is to resolve your concerns as quickly and effectively as possible. Our dermatology specialists are dedicated to providing the highest level of patient care possible.



Meet Our Doctors

  • John L. Millns
    M.D.

    Dr. John Millns was born in Toledo, Ohio but has been a resident of Florida since 1978. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Toledo. He received his medical degree from Ohio State University and trained at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Dr. Millns is an associate professor at the University of Florida. Dr. Millns is board certified in both Dermatology and the American Board of Pathology, respectively.

    Dr. Millns has been in private practice for the past 30 years and is an expert in the treatment of diseases of the skin, hair and nails of all age groups. Dr. Millns specializes in identification and treatment of skin cancers. He is the Director for Gulf Coast Dermatopathology Laboratory. Gulf Coast Dermatopathology services dermatologists from all over the state of Florida and Ohio.

    He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology. Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, West Coast Society of Dermatology, American Academy of Dermatopathology and International Society of Dermatopathology.

    He has participated in the Great American Teach-In and has done numerous training sessions to train fellow physicians in the field of dermatology and dermatopathology.
    Dr. Millns takes pride in providing outstanding patient care and providing an environment to make all his patients feel like they are home.

  • Mark A. Cappel,
    M.D.

    Dr. Mark Cappel was born and raised in Monroe, Wisconsin. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology and graduated Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He earned his Doctor of Medicine and graduated Alpha Omega Alpha at the Pennsylvania State College of Medicine in Hershey. Following an Internship in Internal Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Dr. Cappel completed his Dermatology Residency at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. He then completed a Dermatopathology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Cappel is board certified in Dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology and Board Certified in Dermatopathology by the American Board of Dermatology and the American Board of Pathology.

    Dr. Cappel served as a Staff member in the Department of Dermatology at Mayo Clinic from 2009-2018 and as an Assistant Professor in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He has a dedicated interest in teaching and education and was previously the Dermatology Residency Program Director at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.

    Dr. Cappel enjoys life-long learning and has given numerous dermatology and dermatopathology meeting presentations both nationally and internationally. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed medical journal articles on a wide range of dermatologic topics which are cited on PubMed.

Testimonials

  • "Wonderful caring and knowledgeable doctors and staff. Would highly recommend to family and friends."
    Gregory G
  • "Some of the nicest medical professionals! The office was very clean and relaxing. There was a plethora of available information and the staff was very thorough and took time to address my concerns. 10/10"
    Lisa T
  • "I love this practice, Dr. Millns, Laura, and the whole staff! I’ve been a patient since 1989 or 1990 and have never received anything but the best care!"
    Kelly J
  • "Love Dr Laura Milns! She is very knowledgeable, helpful and attentive. Never feel rushed. Her calm and pleasant demeanor is always refreshing!"
    JoAnn Q
  • "Jill gave an awesome facial can’t wait to Come back"
    Sharon R
  • "I have been a patient for ten years. The experience has been great for the 30 or so visits."
    Richard A
  • "This office has the most friendly and knowledgable staff. EVERYONE in the office goes above and beyond, taking their time and answering all of my crazy questions. I'd give them 6 stars if it was available!"
    Nicole R
  • "I have been a patient of Dermatology Associates of Tampa Bay for many years. Dr. Millns staff members are always very pleasant and they make you feel welcome from the moment you walk in the door. Laura Millns PA-C is an absolute pleasure to work with, always having a warm and engaging smile. Even though the procedures I have are not always pleasant, she does a wonderful job in providing the utmost in care and comfort. I highly recommend this group for all of your dermatological needs."
    Bill K
  • "Easy to schedule. Great staff."
    Richard H
  • "My 2 year old and I had back to back appointments. We were seen by Laura Millns. She was absolutely wonderful. My two year old suffers from bad eczema and she took all the time I needed to offer helpful suggests, explain things two me and answered the many questions I had. She never once made me feel rushed. I am happy to have found a great practice for my son and I."
    Samantha P
  • "I do not have a lot of dermatology problems with my 75-year-old skin, but, when I do, I feel confident that the medical professionals at Dermatology Associates will take care of them efficiently. I am seen promptly and have enough time to ask my questions. I can't recommend them enough!"
    Sheila S
  • "This is a great office! I have always experienced the highest level of care and treatment. I am amazed at the combined knowledge and skill of Dr. Millns and Laura. Highly recommend!"
    Lisa Cheryl T
  • "Laura is very professional and caring in her efforts to find ways to treat my eczema.
    The latest ACDS app she installed on my phone has already provided up to date product information. In fact, the shampoo I had been using is no longer an approved product!!!"
    Maureen S
  • "Literally had the best experience you could possibly imagine! From the moment I made my appointment until I walked out the door after my appointment I was completely impressed by the entire operation. Great office, and very friendly, normal, knowledgeable staff! So happy with everything I had done and can’t wait to go back."
    Francesca L
  • "Laura is fantastic! She is very knowledgable and courteous. I am happy to recommend her to friends. Those I have already referred are grateful!
    Other staff members are also helpful, courteous and efficient!"
    Celia P
  • "Wonderful experience! I was in and out and had all of my questions answered! I recommend highly!"
    Mike B
  • "Everyone was pleasant, on time, prepared and I didn't have to do the normal redundant paperwork once I had done the online portal info. Even the people working there seemed to enjoy each other's company."
    Carmen B
  • "I moved to Tampa in August I needed a new dermatologist… I googled what was close to me and this facility came up.
    I found all the staff to be incredibly friendly and helpful and understanding… The doctor herself was one of the best dermatologist I’ve ever come in contact with she introduced herself by her first name and made me feel at ease the whole time and talk to you like a real person and made you feel like you were visiting a friend- HIGHLY Recommended!"
    Jackie H
  • "My first visit to a dermatologist and I was very impressed with this office. Very nice office, the staff was friendly and I didn't wait more than 5 minutes! Dr. Laura was super nice and really happy to answer any questions I had and wanted to make sure I left satisfied! I would definitely recommend this office to anyone!"
    Jessica H
  • "They are always helpful! Great staff! I always feel welcome when I go for my appointments. And they are FAST! No long wait times! Laura Millns is the best! She is very knowledgeable and has all the rights answers and treatments! I highly recommend them!!!"
    Aaron M
  • "Dr. Laura Millns is in an incredible dermatologist. She's addresses your concerns in gives you a treatment plan that's easy to follow.

    It's so hard to find a good dermatologist and I am so super glad she was recommended to me!"
    J Aponte
  • "The care and compassion of Dr. Smith and staff are what keep us coming back to Dermatology Associates of Tampa Bay"
    The Johnson Family
  • "I feel better than ever about my skin."
    Stephanie De Leon
  • "Dr. Greeen is gentle when it comes to skin care."
    Jennifer R.

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Tuesday:

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Wednesday:

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Thursday:

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Friday:

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