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Dr. Antoanella Calame

Pathology
La Jolla, CA
19 years experience female

Locations

Office

La Jolla, CA

Address

7300 Girard Avenue, Suite 104, La Jolla, CA, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

No Value

BlueCross BlueShield

Medi-Cal

Medicare

Aetna

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)

BCE Emergis, eHealth U.S.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Arizona

Blue Shield of California

CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield

Carefirst Inc

Cigna

CIGNA Health Care

Communitycare

Coventry Health Care

Great-West Healthcare

Health Care Services Corporation (HCSC)

Health Net

Humana Insurance Company

Molina Healthcare Inc

MultiPlan, Inc

National Health Insurance Company

Olympic Health Management Systems, Inc

Principal Financial Group

Private Healthcare Systems, Inc (PHCS)

SCAN Health Plan

Three Rivers Holdings

Tricare

UNICARE

Federated Insurance Companies

Compass Dermatopathology

La Jolla, CA

Poway Dermatology

poway, CA

About

Bio

Dr. Antoanella Calame, after receiving her BS Summa Cum Laude at California Lutheran University, received her MD degree from UCSD in the highest class rank percentile. She completed an Internal Medicine Internship, Mohs Surgery Research Fellowship, and Dermatology Residency at UCSD before going to UTSW to study Dermatopathology under Dr. Clay Cockerell, the leading expert in the field. She is the Medical Director of Compass Dermatopathology, where she diagnoses patients at the microscopic level and mentors an international fellow. In addition, she divides her time between Boughton Dermatology, Poway Dermatology, and Yuma Dermatology seeing patients and staying current in clinical manifestations of dermatopathology. She has a medical license in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. She is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and the American Board of Dermatopathology.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pathology

Dermatology

Dermatopathology

Languages spoken

Romanian

Doctor Q&A

1.2K Answers
43 Agrees
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
Yes: Yes it can, i would recommend drinking plenty of water and try using saline nasal spray, decongestants, over the counter pain relievers, and possible ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a prope... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a prope... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
A few options: Used alone, creams and ointments that you apply to your skin can effectively treat mild to moderate psoriasis. When the disease is more severe, creams... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
ABCDEs of Melanoma: The abcdes of melanoma are:a=asymmetry(one half unlike the other half), b=border (irregular, scalloped, poorly defined border), c=color (varied from o... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
Acne: Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells.These factors can trigger or aggravate an ex... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
Possibilities: Diverticular disease. Anal fissure. A small cut or tear in the tissue lining the anus similar to the cracks that occur in chapped lips or a paper cut.... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
Wart: Common warts are caused by a virus and are transmitted by touch. Children and young adults are more likely to develop common warts, as are people who ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a prope... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
Depends: It truly depends on the location on the spine. The thoracic spine is surrounded by the rib cage, so it is much easier to enter through the chest (fron... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
I recommend...: Seeing a doctor. It truly depends on how long the pain has been lasting and you may have just slept on it wrong, but it shouldn't be severe pain. If y... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a prope... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a prope... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
Folliculitis : Folliculitis is an infection in the hair follicles. Each hair on your body grows out of a tiny pouch called a follicle. You can have folliculitis on a... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
Miralax (polyethylene glycol): I recommend drinking lots of water and using miralax, (polyethylene glycol) this type of fiber works with your body and doesn't necessarily force you ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
Instead: Have her go to the restroom before she goes to bed and that should help, try having her go to the restroom as often as possible before she goes to bed... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
Water and Veggies: Make sure to drink plenty of water. Usually when we think we are hungry we are actually dehydrated, so if you drink water and are still hungry then yo... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
Yes: Yes that can be a side effect when taking effexor (venlafaxine).
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
?: You should wait at least two weeks since the last time you had sexual intercourse and then take a pregnancy test. You can also wait until your period ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
A few things: Normally a pinkish brown discharge is associated with old endometrial tissues, but cases may differ and lots of things can make this happen. Pink colo... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
Cut: It sounds like you have a cut. I would give it some time to heal naturally and if you would like to speed up the healing process then i would see a do... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms.
A member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a prope... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
Stress Relief: Try doing activities that will lower your stress levels. Try doing yoga or tai chi or some sort of activity that will keep you relaxed. It may also he... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and further assistant you with any symptoms.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
A few options: First start by getting a full 8 hours of sleep, eat healthy, try stress relieving exercise or activities, take deep breathes.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
Move around: You should get out of your car and walk around to get your blood circulating, this sensation can be caused from driving and sitting down for a long pe... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
Change in weight: There could be multiple causes, sometimes when you experience sudden weight gain or weight loss you could be sore, or if you have been using certain m... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
See a doctor: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagn... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
Possibly...: Many different things can cause acne, the amount of sugar that is in an energy drink may cause it but it is more likely caused form a combination of t... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
Change meds: Not all medications work on different people. Acutane may not be for you, ask your dermatologist for another type of medication and ways you can help ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
Dry Eye Syndrome: Whether it is caused by allergies, environmental dryness or a serious medical condition like conjunctivitis or sjogren's syndrome, eye dryness is the ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
UTI: You probably have a urinary tract infection (uti). I recommend going to your doctor and having them prescribe you some antibiotics to get rid of it. ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
Laser Hair Removal: You can always try laser hair removal, waxing also works. There is no guaranteed way of permanently removing the hair, but laser hair removal does wor... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
Different Options: There are a few ways you can stop biting your nails. One way is to pick one nail and not bite that one for awhile, once it has been about 2-3 weeks no... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
Fine: Babies can have spices between 8-10 months, just make sure that there is no allergic reaction and you should be fine.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
I would: Drink some water, you may just be dehydrated and check to make sure that nothing you may be allergic too is around the area.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
?: Whenever you want to stop taking birth control pills you can. You won't be protected from getting pregnant. If you don't want to get pregnant and you ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a prope... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
Dry Skin: Moisturizers provide a seal over your skin to keep water from escaping. Thicker moisturizers work best, such as over-the-counter brands eucerin and ce... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
See a doctor: If this is the first time that this has happened to you then i recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you somethi... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
Probably not: Cramps can be caused by many different factors, anytime around your period can cause cramping. Also, since you actually had your period you are not ve... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
High pH: Cleansers with a high ph (like many soaps) can strip skin of lipids and proteins, leading to dryness, irritation, redness, and, in some cases, even br... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
Can be: They can be "normal" but i would keep a close eye on them for any changes in shape, size, and color. It is important to have a full body skin exam don... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 19 years experience
See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms.

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Jul 19, 2014
Excellent well thought out answers. An excellent resource for patients and an asset to healthtap. Anybody who takes their personal time, to answer patient questions and does so without anything in ret...Read More
Nov 28, 2013
Highly knowledgeable and focused replies to patients questions. She always care for well being of patients and inspire physician like me to do more good to the society.
Oct 30, 2013
Dr. Calame provides an excellent service to the public through Healthtap. The information she provides is accurate, understandable and helpful. I endorse. Dr. Calame.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank you Dr. Antoanella. I will definitely try the cream, the laser therapy perhaps i have enough to spend:p Thanks again :)
HealthTap member
I have been on mirena twice the first time my periods were irregular and this time it hasn't been except now can I get pregnant on mirena
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This saved my life. Thank you. Thank you I think this should help me overcome nail biting thank you very much. :D

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Graduated 2002MD

Medical/Graduate school

UC San Diego School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

University of California Health System

Residency

Dermatology under Gallo

Awards

Faculty of the Year Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Texas, Southwestern, Department of Dermatology
Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Texas, Southwestern, Department of Dermatology
Dean of Student's Award, UCSD School of Medicine

Affiliations

American Academy of Dermatology
San Diego Dermatological Society
Compass Dermatopathology
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