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Dr. Claudia Mikail

Preventive Medicine
WOODLAND HILLS, CA
25 years experience female

Locations

CLAUDIA MIKAIL, MD, MPH

WOODLAND HILLS, CA

Address

22636 VENTURA BLVD, WOODLAND HILLS, CA, United States
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 11am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Cigna

Blue Cross of California

Blue Shield of California

United HealthCare Insurance Company

About

Bio

Dr. Claudia Mikail is a board-certified physician specializing in the prevention of disease through the early detection of inherited and acquired disorders. Trained at Princeton, Columbia, and UCLA, she remains at the forefront of medicine as a physician, professor, and bestselling author. She is committed to providing personalized, top quality medical care in a kind and comfortable environment.

Specialties
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Preventive Medicine

Clinical Genetics

Public Health

Doctor Q&A

35 Answers
7 Agrees
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudia Mikail
Preventive Medicine 25 years experience
See your MD: Were your vitamin D and iron deficiencies formally confirmed by a doctor? Did he/she recommend supplements and at what dosages? Best to have this chec... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Claudia Mikail
Preventive Medicine 25 years experience
Excess saliva is known as sialorrhea, which can have a variety of causes, such as infection, allergies, reflux, or neurological problems. I recommend ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claudia Mikail
Preventive Medicine 25 years experience
Mutations, sexual reproduction, and genetic drift all contribute to genetic variation. Here's more on that: https://www.genome.gov/genetics-glossary/G... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Claudia Mikail
Preventive Medicine 25 years experience
Other results?: Normal triglyceride levels are up to 150 (U.S. standard). Levels over 500 are considered very high and might be related to other medical conditions (... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Claudia Mikail
Preventive Medicine 25 years experience
Effects of stress: Stress itself can have negative effects on the body. But it may also lead to unhealthy behaviors such as poor diet, lack of physical activity, and poo... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Claudia Mikail
Preventive Medicine 25 years experience
Expiration dates: It is best to honor the expiration dates of medications to ensure safety and efficacy. If you have to use any over the counter medication for more tha... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claudia Mikail
Preventive Medicine 25 years experience
CDC guidelines: The CDC recommends against giving live vaccines, such as MMR, to pregnant women. Check out their website for more guidelines on vaccines during pregna... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Claudia Mikail
Preventive Medicine 25 years experience
Check 4 other causes: Right lower quadrant pain with nausea could be indicative of appendicitis, although that usually happens acutely. Other than pregnancy, there might be... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Claudia Mikail
Preventive Medicine 25 years experience
FH: How high are your and your family members' cholesterol levels? Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) might be present and would need to be treated a... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claudia Mikail
Preventive Medicine 25 years experience
No weight cutoff: The US immigration medical exam does not have a weight cutoff. However, if a patient has recently lost a substantial amount of weight, for example due... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claudia Mikail
Preventive Medicine 25 years experience
"Clinical" refers to genetics applied to patient care. "Medical" refers to genetics related to human health in general (rather than other applications... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claudia Mikail
Preventive Medicine 25 years experience
Teratogens and DNA: Teratogens are toxic exposures that adversely affect a fetus, such as certain chemicals, drugs/alcohol, medications, or X-rays. While ionizing radiati... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudia Mikail
Preventive Medicine 25 years experience
Not a good idea: Energy drinks often contain herbal compounds (e.g., ginseng) that interact unfavorably with warfarin. See the link for information from the AAFP: http... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claudia Mikail
Preventive Medicine 25 years experience
A karyotype reveals the structure and number of chromosomes (bundles of genetic material) in a person's cells. If the structure or number of chromosom... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claudia Mikail
Preventive Medicine 25 years experience
Anything affecting stability of a population will impact gene frequencies: natural selection (genes that promote survival will increase in frequency),... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claudia Mikail
Preventive Medicine 25 years experience
If by TCS you're referring to Treacher Collins syndrome, here's a link to more information about the disorder: https://medlineplus.gov/genetics/condit... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Claudia Mikail
Preventive Medicine 25 years experience
Reason taking these?: Hello, first, it's important to know why you're taking these supplements, in what dosages, and whether you're taking any prescription or over-the-coun... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudia Mikail
Preventive Medicine 25 years experience
The lowfat, low sodium DASH diet, often used to help reduce high BP, recommends no more than 2300 mg sodium per day or, for even stricter control, no ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudia Mikail
Preventive Medicine 25 years experience
Checking for TB: The U.S. immigration exam requires making sure that a patient does not have active tuberculosis (TB). If a chest X-ray is suspicious for TB (or has po... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudia Mikail
Preventive Medicine 25 years experience
Hemophilia: Hemophilia A is one type of genetic disorder in which blood does not clot normally. This form of hemophilia is typically treated by supplying missing ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudia Mikail
Preventive Medicine 25 years experience
PPD (TB skin test): The skin reaction to the PPD Mantoux skin test needs to be a certain size for it to be considered reactive. The cutoffs vary depending on the rest of ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claudia Mikail
Preventive Medicine 25 years experience
Genes provide instructions for how to make proteins in cells. Genetic changes can affect protein production or function in the human body, leading to ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Claudia Mikail
Preventive Medicine 25 years experience
Shingrix is one: Shingrix (recombinant zoster/shingles vaccine) is one of the newest. If you'd like to read more, the CDC provides Vaccine Information Sheets (VIS) for... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claudia Mikail
Preventive Medicine 25 years experience
Spinal muscular atro: There are different forms of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), which can result from mutations in the following genes: SMN1, UBA1, DYNC1H1, and VAPB. Hav... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claudia Mikail
Preventive Medicine 25 years experience
There are actually syndromes that can arise from either duplications or deletions in DNA. The severity of disease depends on the genetic material that... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claudia Mikail
Preventive Medicine 25 years experience
Genetic diversity helps a species adapt to various environmental conditions. Here's more on that: https://www.genome.gov/genetics-glossary/Gene-Pool
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudia Mikail
Preventive Medicine 25 years experience
Growth chart: The CDC publishes growth charts that show normal height/weight/BMI parameters for age. It's also important to follow trends, with any sudden changes i... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claudia Mikail
Preventive Medicine 25 years experience
Your genetic material is contained in 23 pairs of chromosomes in each of your cells (except eggs and sperm, which have only 23 chromosomes each). Ther... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudia Mikail
Preventive Medicine 25 years experience
Resources for you: Do you have any symptoms yourself? If so, you should be checked out by an MD promptly. Otherwise, call your local Poison Control Center (1-800-222-122... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claudia Mikail
Preventive Medicine 25 years experience
Study of heredity: Genetics is the study of the hereditary material (DNA) of living organisms that is transmitted from generation to generation. Genes are distinct parts... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudia Mikail
Preventive Medicine 25 years experience
Red or White Cells?: Having white blood cells in your urine might indicate a urinary tract infection. Having red blood cells in your urine (also known as hematuria) may ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudia Mikail
Preventive Medicine 25 years experience
Water not soda: Drinking the right amount of water (not too much) helps keep you hydrated, an important factor in staying healthy. Drinking water instead of soda help... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudia Mikail
Preventive Medicine 25 years experience
Immigration exams: According to current USCIS guidelines, immigration physicals performed within the United States do not require HIV testing. However, an immigration do... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudia Mikail
Preventive Medicine 25 years experience
USCIS Medical Exam: Requirements for the United States immigration medical exam change periodically. A new I-693 form (the document the civil surgeon completes when you f... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claudia Mikail
Preventive Medicine 25 years experience
Misconception: Alhough Tay Sachs is prevalent in Ashkenazic (Eastern European) Jews, the disease is also found commonly in French-Canadian, Old Order Amish, and Caju... Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY
MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL ( STONY BROOK )

Residency

NEW YORK-PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL

Awards

Summa Cum Laude
Honor Society, Phi Beta Kappa
Bausch and Lomb Medal for Science and Math, Bausch and Lomb

Affiliations

American College of Preventive Medicine
American College of Medical Genetics
American Public Health Association

Publications

Genetics and preventive medicine: beyond family history.
Chromosome 2q terminal deletion: report of 6 new patients and review of phenotype-breakpoint correlations in 66 individuals.
Increasing physician awareness of the common uses and contraindications of herbal medicines: utility of a case-based tutorial for residents.
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