Michael F. Magpile, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Location and Office HoursScripps Clinic Rancho San Diego
10862 Calle Verde
La Mesa, CA 91941
- Anthem Blue Cross of California
- Blue Shield of California
- CIGNA HealthCare
- Community Health Group
- Health Net
- PacifiCare/Secure Horizons
- Sharp Health Plan
- United Healthcare, California
Why would I need to see a medical specialist?
You should see a specialist when your primary care physician recommends it. Most health issues can be initially managed by primary care physicians. When it gets more serious or complicated, diabetes, ulcers or colitis, etc., a referral to a specialist could be appropriate.
What is a left atrial myxoma?
Baptist Health South Florida answered
A left atrial myxoma is a very rare and benign tumor.
Myxomas grow on a stalk like a head of cauliflower, flip-flopping around the heart. A piece of the jelly-like tumor can break off and cause a stroke, or the tumor can flop across the mitral valve and into the left ventricle, causing death. Their cause is unknown.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
What is Crohn's disease?
Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates answeredCrohn’s disease, also known as inflammatory bowel disease, is a chronic autoimmune disease, meaning the immune system attacks the body’s own cells. Although it can occur in any part of the gastrointestinal tract, the condition usually occurs in the ileum, which is the part of the gastrointestinal tract where the small and large intestines meet. Crohn’s disease can cause inflammation, thickening of the intestinal wall and the formation of deep ulcers.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
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