Dr. Miles Mitchell

Primary Care, Family Medicine
Santa Rosa, CA
25 years experience male

About

Bio

I’ve been practicing family medicine since 2001, and my philosophy is to be a listener, helper, and teacher to my patients without judgement. I believe everyone should have a personal doctor they can trust and confide in. So often good health depends on diet, exercise, sleep and maintaining good relationships. A tip that has helped me with my diet is to focus on the things I can and should eat, not just on what I can’t eat. I strive to continue learning as much as I can from many different sources about how to make life as rewarding and meaningful as possible for myself, my children, and my patients. Ongoing care can tax people’s resources, but HealthTap eases that burden by making primary care easier and more affordable.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Alaska, California, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, New Jersey, South Carolina

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

155 Answers
10 Agrees
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Probably OK: As you are improving (no pain), and if you have no new symptoms, or symptoms like fever, then OK to wait and see if this treatment ultimately resolves... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
See a doctor!: These could be symptoms of infection, and you should have a doctor examine you. I wish you the best of health!
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Normal thyroid tests: There are some adjustments to what constitutes the normal range based on age, gender, and pregnancy, but your tests are normal. It is not generally a... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Seek evaluation: Difficult to advise without more information, so seek evaluation by a doctor. Because of covid, try to do that by phone/telemedicine. However, seek ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Seek local advice: Please seek local advice, preferably by telemedicine. Knowledge of your community's health and resource status, as well as of your background health,... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
It's complicated: The ear and the jaw, or temporomandibular, joint (TMJ) are separated by a thin layer of tissue, such that pain and inflammation in one is often experi... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes, and no: You may (and should!) exercise. And, you don't need to be retested.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Seek evaluation: You should get tested for both pregnancy, and for a bladder infection. Should have a pelvic exam. As you are possibly pregnant, no alcohol, caffeine... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Seek medical consult: What you describe may (or may not) be serious. You should seek medical consultation right away, so that a doctor can get more information about this, ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Your Addison's in particular would complicate managing an infectious illness, and I would advise avoiding work if possible, as well as shopping or din... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Seek medical consult: What you describe may (or may not) be serious. You should seek medical consultation right away, so that a doctor can get more information about this, ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Anti-inflammatory nasal sprays such as you have been given are often used for blocked ears, or, more particularly, for eustachian tube dysfunction. T... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Many possibilities: Seek care right away if difficulty breathing, other severe symptoms. Seek testing if sick, PLUS known COVID-19 contact, or travel to high risk country... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Pretty low: No method of birth control is 100%, and condoms are on the low end, mostly because of being used incorrectly, but it sounds like the condom was used a... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
See a doctor: There are a lot of possible causes, some of which would require treatment for you to be safe. A doctor could probably quickly determine the cause by ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Seek medical consult: What you describe may (or may not) be serious. You should seek medical consultation right away, so that a doctor can get more information, & advis... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Recommendations:: You should isolate your husband and baby from one another if you can (separate room/bathroom/towels). If baby develops any symptoms, call her doctor.... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
May need tests: If you haven't already, you should have some X-rays, and some blood and urine tests, as well as an in-person exam with a doctor. Depending on what th... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Seek medical care: That is a very high blood sugar. How to manage that depends on a lot of other factors. If you do not already have clear instructions as to how to ma... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Considered safe: All medications have potential side effects, some of them severe, and Singulair is no exception. Churg-Strauss is among those possible effects. Howe... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Seek medical consult: What you describe may (or may not) be serious. You should seek medical consultation right away, so that a doctor can get more information, & advis... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Paracetamol: I'm in the U.S., but I believe Panado contains only paracetamol (acetaminophen). At any rate, any med that contains only paracetamol (acetaminophen) ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Seek medical consult: What you describe may (or may not) be serious. You should seek medical consultation right away, so that a doctor can get more information about this, ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Transmission from one person to another involves some sequence where contamination from the infected person's anus makes it to the other person's mout... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Seek medical consult: What you describe may (or may not) be serious. You should seek medical consultation right away, so that a doctor can get more information, & advis... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Probably not: You're almost certainly not pregnant if that was the last time you had sex. However, you should consider being evaluated for possible sexually transm... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Consult a doctor: You should see, or at least have a discussion with, a doctor. There are some serious causes of temporal headaches. One of these is temporal arteriti... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Need more info: Unfortunately, without more information, it is not possible to give you much help or guidance. However, unless it has been several months or more sin... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Usually.: The standard vaccination protocol involves a total of three shots, with the second a week after the first, and then the third between 3 & 4 weeks ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
See a doctor: You need to be evaluated to make sure you do not have a fracture, which could require immediate attention for a good outcome. I wish you well!
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Call doctor: These symptoms could be due to problems related to your recent surgery. You should contact a doctor, ideally your surgeon, right away.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Per RSA NICD:: Seek care right away if difficulty breathing, other severe symptoms. Seek testing if sick, PLUS known COVID-19 contact, or travel to high risk country... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Safe in pregnancy: Tylenol is safe in pregnancy, up to 8 tabs a day of extra-strength 500 mg tabs. There could be other reasons, allergy to med, e.g., for which you sho... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Maybe: That would depend on some other factors. Why don't you try the CDC's Covid-19 Health Bot, at https://covid19healthbot.cdc.gov/. Stay safe!
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Seek medical consult: What you describe may (or may not) be serious. You should seek medical consultation right away, so that a doctor can get more information about this, ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes.: Although fever is one of the most common symptoms, it is not always there. In fact, you can have no symptoms at all, especially at first.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Small fiber sensory neuropathy is diagnosed, or ruled out, using lab tests, electromyography, and, yes, skin biopsies, but the biopsy is usually after... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Need more info: The symptoms you describe could have several causes, some of which are not too concerning, but some of which are, so I think it is important for you t... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Might need treatment: Could be infection or other condition requiring urgent treatment. Seek evaluation, but preferably on phone or online, to avoid coronavirus exposure. ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Caution advised: Some types of bean sprouts are concerning for the possibility of bacterial contamination, unless cooked thoroughly. Gauging whether a bean sprout is ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
See doctor: Pain in your side could be kidney pain, which could be due to a kidney infection, or to passing a kidney stone. You should be evaluated by a physicia... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
CBD interacts: CBD interacts with Clonapam and lamotrigine. Is lamotrigine what you referred to as lamogrine? I'm not familiar with that exact name. It could be p... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Need more info: There is quite a range of possibilities. Does your scalp have any scaly areas, or pimples, or bumps, or blisters, or sores, or areas of rapid hair lo... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Continue evaluation: If you've had a fever for two weeks, and continue to have one, and there is not an explanation for your fever, then the doctors need to keep investiga... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
See a doctor: One significant concern would be that these could be the symptoms of DVT, or deep venous thrombosis. This is potentially life-threatening, so you sho... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Seek medical consult: What you describe may (or may not) be serious. You should seek medical consultation right away, so that a doctor can get more information, & advis... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Seek medical consult: What you describe may (or may not) be serious. You should seek medical consultation right away, so that a doctor can get more information, & advis... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Depends: Aspirin and Excedrin together increase risk of bleeding, so generally not advisable. Also, the Excedrin will reduce some of the positive effects of t... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Theoretically...: See "Preventing COVID-19" on HealthTap website. Theoretically, virus could linger in air for a few hours, but that doesn't seem consistent with the f... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Per RSA NICD:: Self-isolate for 14 days. Seek testing if sick. Call 0800 029 999 for test information. Seek consultation if sick, preferably by phone or telemedicine... Read More
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Testimonials
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Recommendations
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Thank you notes
Very knowledgeable and caring.
HealthTap member
Nov 27, 2015
This Thanksgiving, I wanted to share my appreciation for all that you do! Thank you, doctor! :)
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mitchell is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Your answer was very helpful, thanks! The reason I take the aspirin is a daily heart treatment
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Your answer made me feel good, thanks! Thank you for responding, please stay safe!
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Thanks! I went to a doctor and got a prescription for muscle spasms.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York
MD

Residency

University of Southern California

Virtual Visit Ratings

4.9
549 ratings

20 top reviews

70-year-old male
Oct 3, 2023 Macon, GA
64-year-old female
Oct 3, 2023 GA
This was my first visit with Dr. Mitchell and my first time using healthtap. Dr. Mitchell was great and took the time to answer my questions and inform me. I would highly recommend Dr. Mitchell and th...Read More
67-year-old male
Sep 28, 2023 CA
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