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Dr. Miles Mitchell

Primary Care, Family Medicine
Santa Rosa, CA
male

About

Bio

Although medicine is a very demanding profession, I am also committed to being a very present and involved parent for my young children. In turn, this commitment to a balanced life helps me to be a more relaxed, well-rested, and attentive physician.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

156 Answers
10 Agrees
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
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
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
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
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
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
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
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
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
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
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes, and no: You may (and should!) exercise. And, you don't need to be retested.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
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
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
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
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
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!
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
Probably yes: If she can't keep anything down, she's going to get dehydrated, and that can be serious. She may need IV fluids to turn her health around. This may ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
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
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
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
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
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
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
Call doctor: These symptoms could be due to problems related to your recent surgery. You should contact a doctor, ideally your surgeon, right away.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
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
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
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
A male asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
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
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
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!
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
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
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
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
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
Seek medical consult: What you describe may (or may not) be serious, such as an infection. You should seek medical consultation right away, so that a doctor can get more in... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
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
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
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
A member asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
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
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
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
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
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
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
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
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
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.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
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
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
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
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
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
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
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
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
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
A male asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
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
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
Call poison control: If you were in my office, I would call Poison Control at 1 800 222-1222 for the best information pertinent to your particular situation. They often n... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
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
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
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
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
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
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
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
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
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
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
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
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
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
A female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
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
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
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
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
Probably not: This would be unlikely to cause you any problems. Take care!
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
See a doctor!: These could be symptoms of infection, and you should have a doctor examine you. I wish you the best of health!
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
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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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! :)
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mitchell is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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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
353 ratings

20 top reviews

20-year-old male
Apr 30, 2022 Sacramento, CA
52-year-old female
Apr 30, 2022 San Diego, CA
63-year-old male
Apr 30, 2022 Auburn, CA
Dr Mitchell was great. Spent plenty of time with me.
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