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
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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

935 Answers
35 Agrees
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Hemophilia: Hemophilia is a genetic disease linked to a defective gene on the x chromosome. Chromosomes come in pairs -- women have two x chromosomes while men ha... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Bacteria: Many people carry staph bacteria and never develop staph infections. If you have a staph infection, there's a good chance that it stemmed from bacteri... Read More
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A 22-year-old male 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 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 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
2nd degree burn: This is probably a second degree burn, make sure not to break the blisters (this may cause infection). Keep the area surrounded by a bandage and take ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Sunburn: He may just have a sunburn. Ask if he was out in the sun for an extended period of time.
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Allergy: You may want to get this checked by your dermatologist, but you may be having an allergic reaction to the mosquito bite.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Be: Be sure to go to a dermatologist for a yearly skin cancer / melanoma check- it may save your life!
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Get: Get support and help, doing so can help prevent normal stress reactions from getting worse.
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A female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Genetic: Always use a gentle cleanser since harsh soaps can trigger the skin to increase oil production, if a basic facial cleanser doesn’t cut oiliness, try a... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 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's been about 2-3 weeks noti... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Hemophilia: Hemophilia refers to a group of inherited disorders that cause abnormal bleeding. The bleeding occurs because part of the blood -- called plasma -- ha... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Use: Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen that will block both uva and uvb with an spf of at least 15 or higher.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Possibly...: Have you had chicken pox before? Does it hurt, is it painful? Does it spread out towards your back?
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
See a doctor: It is difficult to answer since I am unfamiliar with your medical history. I recommend seeing a doctor who knows your medical history so that they can... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Depends: It depends on the severity of the pain (if any) and truly how long it has lasted. It really depends on how you are feeling and what you feel is the be... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Appendicitis: The cause of appendicitis isn't always clear. Sometimes appendicitis can occur as a result of an obstruction such as food waste or a hard piece of sto... Read More
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A 21-year-old male 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 19-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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
The doctor....: May have thought it was something else, or it is a cream that is trying to get rid of some kind of bacteria, or some kind of infection. I would go bac... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
If...: You are still worried then i would go see another doctor for a second opinion and make sure to ask all of the questions there so you have no doubts in... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Second Opinion: If you are truly concerned then i would see another doctor/dentist so that you can get a second opinion.
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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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Water: Try drinking lots of water and if that doesn't change anything let me know :].
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A 49-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 45-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 16-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 female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
A lot of options: You can first try staying out of the sun as often as possible, always wear sunscreen, don't smoke, get a good amount of sleep, sleep on your back, try... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Give it more time: Give it about two weeks since the last time you had intercourse and take another pregnancy test, if it still says negative, let me know :].
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Could be: Stress can do unbelievable things and create a problem out of nowhere. If you have been feeling like this for awhile then i would recommend going to s... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
UTI/Kidney Stone: You may want to go see a doctor, if your lower abdomen continues to hurt and you have have tight pain around the kidneys, you may have a UTI or a kidn... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Could be...: An allergic reaction, chicken pox, or something else all together. I recommend seeing a dermatologist since it has lasted so long.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Vericose Vein: If you are uncomfortable with the condition then i would see a dermatologist. They can make a proper diagnosis and discuss treatment options with you ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Yes: Your doctor visually examines your external genitals for signs of infection. Next, your doctor places an instrument (speculum) into your vagina to hol... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Give it more time: You should take a pregnancy test 1-2 weeks after sexual intercourse and that should give you a pretty definite answer. If it still comes up negative t... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
See a dermatologist: Since the hives have been there for such a long time i recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you somethin... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Give it more time: Wait a little bit longer (like a week or two) and take another pregnancy test. If it came back negative i recommend seeing a doctor to rule out anythi... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Birth Control: It is hard to say since I do not know how long you have been taking birth control pills, if you have been taking them around the same time consistentl... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
A few options: In most cases, dry skin problems respond well to home and lifestyle measures, such as using moisturizers and avoiding long, hot showers and baths. If ... Read More
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A male 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 35-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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Yes: You could be pregnant. I would take a pregnancy test and if it comes up negative i would see a doctor so they could make a proper diagnosis.
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A 20-year-old male 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 19-year-old male 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 prescribe you any medications that will help with your case.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Ehlers-Danlos syndro: If over-the-counter pain relievers — such as Ibuprofen (advil, Motrin ib, others) and Naproxen (aleve) — aren't enough, your doctor may prescribe stro... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Birth control: Yes birth control does prevent pregnancy when having unprotected sex. It depends on how long you have been taking the birth control pills, have you be... 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Oxcidizing: I am assuming that your skin started turning white, if so then it is not an allergic reaction it is just a layer of your skin cells oxidizing.
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A female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Yes: If it has been lasting this long then i would see a doctor.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 21 years experience
Sweat: It's the volatile sulfurous substances, including one called allicin, in garlic and onions that cause their odor to linger on for hours after we eat t... 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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