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Dr. Maureen Mays

Clinical Lipidology
Portland, OR
female

Locations

Portland Preventive Cardiology

Portland, OR

Address

8855 SW Canyon Ln., Portland, OR
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My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Fax

(503) 292-6665

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About

Bio

Clinical and Research Director at Portland Preventive Cardiology in Portland Oregon. Primary and secondary prevention of heart disease, stroke, and vascular disease for both children and adults. Helping people live happy, healthy lives.

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Clinical Lipidology

Clinical Lipidology

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Yes: Yes, and you should go see someone to get it back. You can go to your doctor, student health center, or planned parenthood. They will help with what... Read More
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Finish: I cannot say why your doctor gave you the antibiotics, but it is important that if you start a course of antibiotics, you should finish them as prescr... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
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Do:: Do: share a big meal with a friend. Don't: order too much food!
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
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No: The birth control pills override the ovarian function and take control of the hormone levels in your body. The hormones in "the pill" do what your ov... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
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I would avoid: Epilepsy is a serious condition and you do not want to mess with your medication levels. Rather than a "detox" (which research shows they don't actua... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Maybe iron.: Prenatal vitamins have more iron in them than regular vitamins which may be upsetting your stomach. You could taking the vitamin as half after breakf... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Depends: You should ask your doctor to check a vit d level and get on vit d if needed to make your level normal. Also check with your doctor to see if you are... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Prob unrelated: The tingling is probably unrelated to your cholesterol level unless you have a very rare cholesterol disorder. Talk to your doctor or find a "lipid s... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
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No: There are many meds used for regulation of heart rate/rhythm. Hydrocodone is not one of them. It is a narcotic pain relief medication that is addict... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Depends: It depends on if the vit d that you took corrected you vit d level to normal - it also depends on if you are taking the calcium properly (with food, a... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
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Several things: Make sure you're taking the Prilosec as the directions say (timed to food as directed). In addition, do not eat for at least one hour prior to laying... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Sounds like milk: Sounds like milk is your problem - you may want to leave it out of your daily diet and see if the problem goes away. Add a daily calcium supplement (... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Follow the label: For now, follow the label on the docusate. Next, go see your OB doctor and ask what to do - it's going to be a long 9.5 months! make sure you are ea... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
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No, but follow: It is not a big deal if you do not have plum a. Htn (pah). You may just have a generously sized pulm. A. However, since you are on treatment for a r... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
See doctor: It is not normal to vomit every time you eat. Go see your doctor. If he/she doesn't help, go see a GI doctor.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
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It can be......: You are taking this in the morning, right? If not, it is a morning medicine. Still, as you're adjusting to being "at the right speed" so to speak, i... Read More
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A female asked:
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Many things: It doesn't say how old you are, and we would need a lot more info to help you. Could you be pregnant? Are you constipated? Have you been ill? Coul... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
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Be prepared: You should be a good skier 1st of all - really good. Next, you should be in shape. You should go with a reputable company that has a good safety rec... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
See a doctor: It is unlikely to turn urine pink/red. It is likely to cause bright yellow/orange urine. See your doctor for an exam and urine test asap.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Disagreement vs bias: If you are really 18 or older, you should talk to your psychiatrist ("shrink") and ask what your rights are regarding your knowing about your mental h... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Med to lower BP: Hypertension is high blood pressure. Hypertension medications are meds that lower blood pressure. Meds that lower blood pressure reduce the risk of ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Eat less - Do more: Eat about 500 calories less every day. Get a bit more activity every day. If you don't lose weight in a week, then eat less... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Hematology time: It is time for you to see a hematologist - a doctor who specializes in blood clotting problems. You may need special tests and treatment to prevent f... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Yes: Yes. It lowers bad cholesterol about 18%.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Time to go in: Time to go see a doctor. You're too young to be this sick with a high fever. Go see a doctor. Also, it is not a good idea to smoke and be on birth ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Kidneys: Overdosing on protein is hard on the kidneys. Your kidneys have to work very hard when we ingest too much protein - it is a common cause of renal pro... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Take the family.....: Take your child, your husband, your mother-in-law, and any other person involved in the care of this overweight child to the doctor. Get professional... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Not at all.: If you have u.C. You should have a good and regular routine of visits with a GI specialist. There is no evidence that aloe vera juice helps u.C. Sor... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Change to 30 mcg pil: Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and the other 20 microgram (mcg) ocp's have a higher breakthrough bleeding rate and a higher pregnancy rate t... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Call 911: If you cannot move or breath, you need to call 911.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Dental: Dental appliance (mouth guard), surgery, cpap, bipap: all options to discuss w/your doctor.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
No such thing: We do not consume HDL or LDL cholesterol. We just consume cholesterol and our liver packages it into hdl's or ldl's in a complex process. The goal ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Several: Usually the top three are weight loss, drinking a lot and urinating a lot.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
A few things.....: Could be just a variation of normal for you.... Or you could be pregnant - you should check. Or you could be really stressed out which can make your... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
You're you!: You are who you are - and you have small breasts. It's hard in today's world because so much attention is paid to giant breasts. Focus on all the gr... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Yes: If you have genital herpes you must tell your OB doctor. Your doctor knows just what to do - he/she will follow you closely, check for an outbreak an... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Moving stuff: The sounds come from your guts (stomach, small intestine and large intestine [aka colon]), moving food, liquid and air through the system.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Weird: If that doesn't heal within 6 weeks, go see a doctor -.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Change diet, or....: Well, you cannot treat the loose stool that's already out, but if you continue to have loose stools and this is something new, take a look and see if ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Learn: Learn how to count carbs, fiber and know what a portion is. This is vital to health in diabetes.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
What is the question: I'm not sure if you're falling asleep too fast or if you want to fall asleep faster - if you could re-write it we'd love to help.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
The one that.....: Easy - the one that works best for you! good luck.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Yes and No: Family history of heart disease is very important in knowing your risk for heart disease. Angina, which is the pain one experiences when there is not ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
The CDC knows!: Here is a great page from the cdc that has all the information you need: http://www.Cdc.Gov/tb/publications/ltbi/diagnosis.Htm.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Fortunately-not very: There have been only 3 cases in the us between 2000 and 2007. Here's more information for you: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/diphtheria.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Yes and no.: Hand washing is the key to preventing illness. Also, remember that everything you touch probably has germs, especially door handles - -so don't touch... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
They can't: So far there are no good, reliable methods from preventing hair loss.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
See ob doctor: Who is doing your pre-natal care? Go share your concerns. Depending on your weight and other factors, you will be expected to "show" at a range of t... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
I've seen 125: The highest hdl-c i've seen is 125 mg/dl. I've seen many just over 100. Optimal is over 40 for men and over 50 for women. Over 60 is considered ver... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Maybe: Cervical cancer is caused by hpv (or "venereal warts"). The virus is spread through sexual contact - so it is an std. If you have unprotected (witho... Read More
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Testimonials
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Apr 15, 2013
Dr. Mays provides thoughtful helpful answers demonstrating her understanding of her patients.
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Dec 12, 2014
and prohibits Licensee from practicing pediatric psychiatry and from prescribing to persons under the age of 18 for mental health conditions.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Mays is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for the info. My triglycerides at last test were 76 mg/dL. (HDL was 44, LDL was 53, and total cholesterol was 108.) I go a lot further than the average person with trying to eat a consistent...Read More
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Thank you doctor, i shall not use it then. A nurse had told me to give it to my baby, but because i had doubts i never did until i checked with a doctor. Definitely not worth putting my baby at risk.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! THANK YOU A LOT! A GREAT ANSWER YOU ARE COMPLETELY RIGHT AND REGARDING THE BOOK DEFENITELY I'LL GET IT THANKS AND THANKS ALSO FOR TGE ADVICE

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Nevada School of Medicine, NV
MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF WI HOSPITALS & CLINICS AUTHORITY

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF WI HOSPITALS & CLINICS AUTHORITY

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF WI HOSPITALS & CLINICS AUTHORITY

Awards

Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
Diplomate of the National Lipid Association, American Board of Clinical Lipidology
Diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice

Affiliations

Portland Preventive Cardiology
Tuality Community Hospital
Povidence Health
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