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About Compass

As board-certified dermatopathologists with a combined experience of over 1,000,000 reviewed cases, we understand the clinical impact of a microscopic diagnosis.

Accredited by the College of American Pathologists, our carefully designed system is focused on serving the needs of our clients and their patients.

In addition, we provide a host of consult services, all geared at improving our clients’ experience.

From our streamlined requisition process to our easy-to-read final report, from our outstanding immunofluorescence services to our clinical commitment, Compass aims to deliver

the highest level of service.

Since 2018, SkyMD® has been the steadily growing national telemedicine component of the Compass Biosciences medical group, owned by dermatologist and dermatopathologist, Dr. Antoanella Calame. Her motto, which has become our company’s mantra, is for us to treat all our patients like we would our own family. With our “patient-first” approach, we go the extra mile to make sure you receive the affordable and effective treatment you deserve. SkyMD started out offering only dermatology services via telehealth to its patients, and during the years of COVID, SkyMD began expanding into multiple medical specialties.

 

Currently, SkyMD offers primary care services such as to address single acute medical issues, which may be of an urgent care nature to the patient, as well as the management of chronic medical issues for those patients needing that level of continual support from their doctor(s). SkyMD’s plans for 2022 and beyond include the addition of more medical specialists, such as pediatrics, psychiatry, urology, gynecology, endocrinology and gastroenterology.

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Dr. Antoanella Calame

Dermatologist

Dermatopathologist

Medical Director

While more and more of the healthcare market consolidates into unwieldy corporate entities with investor expectations, we are proud to be independently and solely owned by a doctor. This ensures that our standards revolve around our patients, not profits. We believe in treating our patients, not just their conditions. You should be confident that our doctors are very knowledgeable about diseases and that they practice compassionate care. Our providers, and staff alike, are equally passionate about your overall health and are ready to answer your questions and concerns.

Compass Dermatopathology

SkyMD® is powered by its San Diego-based sibling, Compass Dermatopathology, a laboratory leader in the accurate diagnosis of skin diseases. Our team of board-certified dermatologists have a combined experience of over 1,000,000 reviewed cases with a broad range of specialties including medical and cosmetic dermatology, dermatopathology, and surgery. We’re confident that we can help you feel safe and secure in your skin, because your skin is our priority.

24 Hour Reports

Direct phone and e-mail access

to our dermatopathologists

Quality-focused full-service laboratory:

  • Beautiful H&E stains

  • In-house direct immunofluorescence; never search for the “right bottle” again

Strong academic background

in clinical dermatology and valuable collaborative relationships

An ongoing commitment to dermatology:

  • Teaching dermatology and pathology residents daily

  • Holding offices in local, regional, and national dermatological societies

  • Attending community grand rounds

  • Running courses at American Academy of Dermatology meetings

  • Lecturing at national and international meetings

Our clinical experience allows us to anticipate your needs and understand your requests. Please give us the opportunity

to demonstrate the services of Compass Dermatopathology.

We hope to create a lasting professional relationship built on quality.

Thank you in advance.

Our Dermatopathologists
Antoanella Calame, MD

is a board certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist and the founder of Compass Dermatopathology, Poway Dermatology and SkyMD online dermatology.

She trained under Dr. Clay Cockerell at UT Southwestern.

Dr. Calame is dedicated to the highest level of customer service and quality diagnostic care for her referring dermatologists.

She is available to her clients by cell phone and is very active in the dermatological and dermatopathological communities.

She teaches residents during daily sign out and gives numerous weekly lectures.

Christof Erickson, MD

is a board certified anatomic

and clinical pathologist and a board certified dermatopathologist

who also trained under

Dr. Clay Cockerell at UT Southwestern.

Dr. Erickson served as the Medical Director and staff dermatopathologist

at Dermpath Diagnostics for 8 years before joining

Compass Dermatopathology.

Antoanella Calame, MD
Dermatologist and
Dermatopathologist
Board Certified
Christof Erickson, MD
Dermatopathologist and
Pathologist
Board Certified

Together Drs. Calame and Erickson have reviewed over 1,000,000 cases and share the same values of quality, customer service,

attention to detail, and strong medical ethics.

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