Dr. Emanuele Maccalli

Primary Care, Pediatrics
CA
9 years experience male

About

Bio

I am a board-certified pediatrician with experience in pediatric ER, urgent care, primary care, hospital medicine, house calls, and telemedicine. I strive to provide effective, quality care so that you can spend more time with your kids and less time worrying about their health.

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

Italian

Doctor Q&A

115 Answers
61 Agrees
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Hard to tell: Swelling behind the ear with muffled hearing can be a sign of mastoiditis (an sign of a spreading severe ear infection). This is usually associated wi... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
At risk: The CDC has identified patients with Diabetes as being at risk for more severe forms of COVID 19. The recommendations are to self isolate, wash your h... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
See a doctor: Changes in vision that do not resolve within a few seconds should be taken seriously. There can be lots of causes for patches of missing vision from r... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Adhd management: ADHD is a complicated condition that can be well managed with a combination of behavioral modification and medication. Mood disorders and other condit... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Blood tests: High phosphate levels in the blood can be associated with many conditions. They may be sign of accompanying low calcium or bone conditions. It is hard... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Unlikely : There is as of yet little information about how the virus affects pregnancies, the few studies that have done suggest that the virus does not pass fro... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Hello, Feel free to ask any medical question at any time and one of our providers will attempt to give you information as soon as possible.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
See doctor with care: Fever and vomiting may be concerning depending on how many vaccinations has she had, if she is eating, level of energy, presence of diarrhea or any ot... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
2 month old infants tipically sleep 15 hours a day, but usually in short bursts of about 3-5 hours. This is both normal and healthy. If you notice tha... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
While this may be true, i would discourage attempting to obtain the same effects of Accutane by taking vitamin A as it is difficult to dose this way a... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Could be: For a two month old infant, suckling things that are brought to her mouth (especially hands) comes almost instinctively. It's a form of self soothing ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Keep hydrated : In cases of infectious diarrhea (gastro) drinking is most important (food can wait). Small amounts often over long periods of time are better than lar... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Lateral epicondyliti: Lateral epicondylitis or "tennis elbow" is a common injury caused by repeated movements of extension against weight (eg a tennis backhand serve). Depe... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Yes flu shot: The flu shot is even more important this year than before. The vaccine is usually a dead virus that cannot infect the person it is given to. There may... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
The failure rate for condom use as sole method of contraception is 12%. While this does not mean that pregnancy occurs every condom failure, if you ar... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Nausea is commonly associated with migraines which are brought on by many things including stress. I caution against assuming that all headaches are m... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Same as sports: While there is no definitive answer, after orchiectomy it can take up to 2 months to return to regular sexual activity. Each case is different and the... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
May not be necessary: A 5 day old needs 600ml of formula in a day. They may not take the full amount but as long as their skin and eyes don't look yellow, they are making 1... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Traveling pimples: Pimples (closed comedones) are inflamed blocked pores. They form when ducts on skin that make sebum (an oil your skin produces to protect it from dryi... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Not yet: Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a genetic condition caused by a mutation in a protein called dystrophin. As this protein is a very important structural... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Medicine in milk: Coricidin HBP is a combination medication for patients with high blood pressure. There are many variations that go by this name including some that co... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Not very useful: One a day prenatal vitamins contain 100% of the recommended daily dose of vitamins. If the vitamin is water soluble (as most are) it is simply removed... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
May be: Crying in infants can mean a lot of things (hunger, cold, discomfort etch). It happening once with urination may not necessarily mean pain. Signs of a... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
It may take time: There are many forms of injectable birth control that last different amounts of time. Medroxyprogesterone ( known as Depo Provera) is a common injecti... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Breast milk is best: Young children have specific requirements for what they can and can't drink. Until 6 months we recommend they take only breast milk or formula. These ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Yes: A twisting and popping sensation can be associated with ligament injury. If pain is persistent, best to have a doctor examine the knee.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Infant temperatures: In a very small child low temperature can be sign of infection, but it is very rare and the child is drowsy, weak and mottled in color. Temperature ca... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Best see a dr: Vaccinia related encephalitis is a very rare complication of the inoculation and is generally seen in very young babies, but is not unheard of. Neck p... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Depends: Fever alone can be difficult to interpret. How long has the fever been, are there other symptoms, is the child immunized, is anyone around him sick? T... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Missed or irregular periods can have a variety of causes from PCOS to stress induced amenorrhea to cancer and hormonal disfunction. A very detailed me... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Best not to wait: Untreated bacterial vaginosis can have some serious consequences including pelvic inflammatory disease. Oral metronidazol is not suggested for the tre... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Behavioral health: ADHD and ODD are complicated conditions that can be managed with a combination of behavioral therapy and medication. Mood disorders, learning disabili... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Urinalysis : There can be multiple reasons for sediment in the urine, some concerning and some not. It is hard to decide without formal lab tests that can be perfo... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Yes: Different kinds of contraceptives have different effects on your body. With the exception of condoms, usually it takes some time between discontinuing... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Always best to check: If there is any concern/possibility for pregnancy (e.g. having intercourse without protection and while not on the pill) it is always safest to take a... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Ignore: Do: keep a close eye on carb counts Don't: obsessively deny your child any and all sugary foods.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Foul smelling urine can be a sign of a urinary tract infection in a small child. A physician can order a urine test to make sure and prescribe the cor... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
More info: Neck pain is concerning because of worry for meningitis, but this is unlikely given lack of fever. Have the child lie flat on his back and bring his c... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Best to be seen: Sores in the mouth in a toddler can be indicative of multiple different kinds of diseases. From hand, foot and mouth disease to, measels or a herpes v... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Hypoglycemic seizure: Seizures that occur due to low blood sugar generally are due to a shift in fluids, sodium and potassium in and out of your brain cells due to the chan... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Multiple: The left lower abdomen contains some small intestine, a good portion of your descending and sigmoid colon. You may also feel ovaries. When lying down,... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Combination vaccine: TD is a combination vaccine for tetanus and diptheria, while the TDAP also contains pertussis. They can be given together without risk even though it ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Comedones: Zits (closed comedones) are inflamed blocked pores. They form when ducts on skin that make sebum (an oil your skin produces to protect it from drying ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
May be infected: Insect bites can become infected and develop into abscesses. If possible a doctor should evaluate it and decide if antibiotics are necessary.
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A member asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Complicated answer: Headache evaluation requires a lot more information. I would invite you to schedule an appointment with one of our providers on the app or your pediat... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Could be: The symptoms of nicotine withdrawal do include anxiety, irritability and depression. Withdrawal can last different amounts of time depending on how lo... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Migraines neck pain: The smallpox vaccine can have many side effects including headache and stiff neck, however these are uncommon. Given the potentially dangerous consequ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Parents have access tp the medical record of their children who are minors. In some jurisdictions, the law permits minors who are not emancipated to r... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Catathrenia: Along with other parasomnias Catathrenia can have lots of causes and solutions. A sleep therapist can help decide which are best for individual patien... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Worth a doc visit: There are many reasons for persistent vomiting, but vomiting for one week with very dark urine may be a sign of dehydration. That alone is worth a vis... Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Albany Medical College, NY
Graduated 2014MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA DAVIS MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 2017

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Board of Pediatrics

Publications

Strategies for the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death in Children and Adolescents.
A 17-Year-Old Boy with Cardiac Arrest Occurring during Exercise.

Virtual Visit Ratings

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57-year-old female
Aug 21, 2023 Carmichael, CA
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May 31, 2023 Hawthorne, CA
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Apr 10, 2023 Norwalk, CA
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