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Dr. Antoanella Calame

Pathology
La Jolla, CA
21 years experience female

Locations

Office

La Jolla, CA

Address

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

My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

No Value

BlueCross BlueShield

Medi-Cal

Medicare

Aetna

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

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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
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Pathology

Dermatology

Dermatopathology

Languages spoken

Romanian

Doctor Q&A

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35 Agrees
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 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
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 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
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Chlorine: Chlorine and salt water can dry, discolor, and damage your hair. Make sure to rinse after you exit.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Before you try that: I would recommend trying different topical products, then laser treatment. Every person will react different so give each product/method time so that ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 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
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Bad circulation: I could just be bad circulation, there isn't really a need to worry unless her feet change in color.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Maybe...: Could either be dry skin where the skin is about to peel off, it could be a blister but there would be clear fluid coming out, or it could be your fre... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Depends: Mild folliculitis usually heals on its own in about 2 weeks. You can take care of yourself at home with warm compresses made with white vinegar or bur... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
No: If it has been there forever then you shouldn't worry about it. Your fine :].
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Tizanidine: Pill imprint r180 has been identified as tizanidine hydrochloride 4 mg. Tizanidine is used in the treatment of muscle spasm; cluster headaches and bel... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Yes: Yes you can. Make sure to clean the area with some alcohol before swimming to make sure that it is clean.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Nausea: Nausea can be caused by many different things, it can be described as an uneasiness of the stomach that often comes before vomiting.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
A few methods: You will get a physical exam and if things aren't feeling right then a urine test may be necessary. Other methods are a ct scan, x-ray, ultrasound.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
More detail: Could you go into more detail and explain the type and location of the pain?
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Can be normal: Ovulation discharge is normal and experienced by large numbers of women. During ovulation you may see changes in the color and consistency of vaginal ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
That temp is fine: That temperature is fine, 98.6 is normal and anything close to it is normal also, you can be under it. Try drinking something warm and doing some ligh... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Depends: I recommend a broad-spectrum sunscreen offering protection against both uva and uvb rays. Usually, at least three active ingredients are called for. T... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Air: It is simply air being pushed inside you during intercourse, there is no need for concern.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Staph Infection: Staph infections have been increasing resistant to certain antibiotics, it is important to tell your doctor about your results so that they can prescr... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
No: Aloe vera is usually used to treat dry skin, not cause it.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor since this has been occurring for some time now.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 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
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
See a doctor: Sometimes coughing extremely hard or having some sort of "trauma" can cause this to happen, but i would play it safe and go see a doctor.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 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
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Windburn: Windburn is a condition caused by exposure to strong and frequently cold winds for extended periods of time. Wind can remove the oils from the top oil... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Different 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
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Yeast Infection: You probably have a yeast infection. I recommend getting tested for this at the doctors so that they can prescribe you some medications to get rid of ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 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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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Pulled Muscle: You may have pulled or torn your muscle. I would have this looked at by a doctor to so they can make a proper diagnosis and further help you from ther... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Possibility: Some things that can trigger (wake up) the virus are: stress, illness, fever, sun exposure, menstrual periods, surgery. There is a good possibility th... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 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
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Herpes: There are two types of hsv: hsv type 1 most commonly causes cold sores. It can also cause genital herpes. Hsv type 2 is the usual cause of genital he... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
See a chiropractor: I recommend seeing a chiropractor so they can help you.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 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
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Yes: If you had sexual intercourse then you can get pregnant.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 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
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
HSV-1: Cold sores spread from person to person by close personal contact, such as kissing. Cold sores are caused by a herpes simplex virus (hsv-1) closely re... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 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
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
UTI: You can get a UTI from having intercourse.Some ways to prevent it is to drink plenty of liquids, especially water, wipe from front to back, empty your... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Menopause: In the months or years leading up to menopause (perimenopause), you might experience these signs and symptoms:irregular periods, vaginal dryness, hot ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Cellulite: Weight loss through healthy diet and regular exercise is probably the most beneficial cellulite treatment. Perhaps the most promising medical therapy ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
See a doctor: You should see a doctor so that they can prescribe you some medications that will help you. Especially since it has lasted so long i recommend seeing ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 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
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
See a dermatologist: I recommend seeing a dermatologist 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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A female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Syringomas: Syringomas are benign tumors of the sweat glands found in the skin, where the cells of the sweat glands multiply, producing small white to yellow bump... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 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
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 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
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Beau's Lines: The indentations can appear when growth at the area under the cuticle is interrupted by injury or severe illness. Conditions associated with beau's li... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 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
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Testimonials
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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
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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.
HealthTap member
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
HealthTap member
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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