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Dr. Michael Mascia

Critical Care
50 years experience male

Locations

Infinity Health Solutions

About

Bio

President, Infinity Health Solutions: Solving Personal Health/Health System Problems for Over Fourty Years. StepWisely®™© Tools Promote Mission Adhesion CRITICAL CARE ANESTHESIOLOGIST Associate Professor Anesthesiology Consulting & Front Line Patient Care, Teaching, Research. Administration Rational Cost Containment™©

Specialties
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Critical Care

Anesthesiology

Family Medicine

Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine

Licenses

United States: Maine, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

20 Answers
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mascia
Critical Care 50 years experience
Tick bite? Lyme?: Lyme disease after a tick bite would be my first thought. That is treatable. Get to a physician and get treated asap for best results. Dr. Mike.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Mascia
Critical Care 50 years experience
Recovery takes time: Your recovery will generally take about twice the duration of your illness. In other words, even if u do everything right, recovery time = twice the s... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mascia
Critical Care 50 years experience
Increased blood flow: Lactic acid levels rise when blood flow is decreased, as in shock. Increasing blood flow with fluids and drugs will restore normal metabolism and clea... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Mascia
Critical Care 50 years experience
Damaged heart muscle: If heart muscle cells r damaged, troponin will leak into the blood + levels will rise. However, the muscle damage may be caused by several diseases, n... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mascia
Critical Care 50 years experience
Pump Failure: Heart rate & rhythm combine to determine cardiac output, or, in common terms, the pumping ability of the heart. Good cardiac function & pumping abilit... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mascia
Critical Care 50 years experience
No!: There r no home remedies 4 sepsis. Sepsis requires prompt diagnosis & sophisticated treatment in the intensive care unit of a hospital. Early diagno... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Mascia
Critical Care 50 years experience
BP Fluctuations?: How do you feel? Yes is it normal 4 blood pressure 2 go up + down. Blood pressure is related 2 blood flow + the needs of the cells + body organs 4 nu... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mascia
Critical Care 50 years experience
Short and Sweet: Yes: Bradypnea is a proper medical term for slow breathing. It is a clinical sign of central respiratory depression due to drug intoxication and brain fai... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mascia
Critical Care 50 years experience
Impact on all organs: Shock = decreased blood flow to organs & organ systems. Organ failure seen clinically will be dictated by the cause, degree & duration of shock, & the... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mascia
Critical Care 50 years experience
Yes: If people are in a closed room with no gasses allowed to move in or out of the room, oxygen levels will drop, and carbon dioxide levels will rise. Ea... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mascia
Critical Care 50 years experience
A few minutes: Actually, it depends upon many factors. Breath holding is practiced by some who want to set records, but they train, hyperventilate & fill the lungs w... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mascia
Critical Care 50 years experience
NO ABSOLUTE TIME CAP: In other words, depending upon the condition of the patient, the cause of the problem, the "time down", the end organ damage and the effectiveness and... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mascia
Critical Care 50 years experience
Generally not: If you feel well, a slow resting heart rate is usually a sign of a healthy, or "conditioned" heart. Athletes commonly have resting heart rates below 6... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mascia
Critical Care 50 years experience
O2 Rx Under Pressure: Hyperbaric oxygenation, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or hbo rx is use of oxygen in a pressure chamber 2 treat certain medical conditions. Although used... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Mascia
Critical Care 50 years experience
Go through local doc: Your family physician is the best link 2 help u find a medical specialist. In emergency situations, it is best 2 go through your local emergency room.... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mascia
Critical Care 50 years experience
Yes, but not likely.: Patients with coronary artery disease + other heart disease r @ risk 4 stress induced arrythmias. These r irregular heart rhythms, the most serious of... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Mascia
Critical Care 50 years experience
May not be hepatic?: There R many possible causes of bad memory. If your husband had hepatic encephalopathy, & now has a normal functioning liver, other causes of brai... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Mascia
Critical Care 50 years experience
Are you sure?: It would be good to know if the premature atrial contractions increase in frequency after meals, or if they are more detectable (symptomatic) with a f... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mascia
Critical Care 50 years experience
No Absolute Time Cap: As in respiratory failure, CPR results depend upon the condition of the patient, the cause of the problem, "time down", the end organ damage & the eff... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mascia
Critical Care 50 years experience
About 1/2 quart: Normally, we estimate blood loss at about 500 cc, or 1/2 liter, which is a little more than half a quart. This includes the blood that is contained i... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Mascia is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mascia is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This saved my life. Thank You! Hi have important discussion with you. plskeepitsafe@outlook.fr
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I am only 29 and they ran other tests and nothing
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Ty for having passion to help people!!!!!!!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tulane University School of Medicine, LA
Graduated 1972MD

Medical/Graduate school

Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA, MPH
Graduated 1972MD

Residency

University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital

Residency

University of Miami Hospital

Residency

University of Miami Hospital

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 1991

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Portland Region, ME - Summer
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Portland Region, ME - Summer
2013
Top Critical Care Specialist , First Place, New Hampshire - Summer
2013
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