Dr. Frank Mayo

Pulmonary Critical Care
Buffalo Mills, PA
50 years experience male

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BORN IN WARREN, OHIO 9/3/48. WENT TO COLLEGE AT DENISON UNIVERSITY IN GRANVILLE, OHIO. GRADUATED FROM OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY COLLRGE OF MEDICINE ON 8/31/73 AND BEGAN MY INTERNSHIP AND RESIDENCY IN INTERNAL MEDICINE AT GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL IN WASHINGTON, DC ON 7/1/74, FOLLOWING MY 3 YEARS OF TRAINING IN MEDICINE I TRAVELED TO MIAMI FLORIDA FOR A 2 YEAR FELLOWSHIP IN PULMONARY MEDICINE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI HOSPITAL SYSTEM AND JACKSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AND THE MIAMI VA SYSTEM, FOLLOWING COMPLETION OF FELLOWSHIP I RETURNED TO THE DC AREA WITH MY WIFE OF 2 YEARS AND BEGAN THE PRACTICE OF PULMONARY MEDICINE AND HAVE BEEN PRACTICING NOW FOR 37 YEARS,I HAVE AN INTERS IN PULMONARY HYPERTENSION AND CURRENTLY SPEND THE MAJORITY OF MY DAY IN THE OFFICE. PREVIOUSLY I WAS DIRECTOR OF ICU AND PULMONARY AT A LOCAL HOSPITAL FOR 30 YEARS. I AM IN A PRACTICE WITH 5 OTHER PULMONARY DOCTORS

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Pulmonary Critical Care

Licenses

United States: Maryland

Doctor Q&A

304 Answers
43 Agrees
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
Pursed lip breathing: Pts with COPD who practice pursed lip breathing keep their airways open a little longer allowing more air into the lung. Most COPD pts learn this tech... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
Sometimes: Sepsis has been associated with myocardial depression resulting in progressive shock. This can occur in any pt with severe sepsis . Cancer pts may be ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
Yes: It depends on the degree of thrombocytopenia. However low platelet count < 20 k are at risk for spontaneous bleeding.Any injury with a low platelet co... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
Lung failure: Respiratory failure is the inability of the lung to exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide. One of the main causes is COPD with decreased air flow and in... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
Not likely: Pericarditis is inflammation of the pericardial sac surrounding the heart. It may be associated with fluid accumulation. As the fluid increase it caus... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
No: Unless dairy is aspirated there is no evidence dairy affects pulm fibrosis function.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
Occasionally: Corticosteroids for pulmonary fibrosis is mostly not helpful. Pts with nsip have shown a response to steroids. In COPD steroid pulses for acute wors... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
Pulmonary rehab: It is usually a program for people with COPD and teaches them about their disease , its treatment and promotes exercise , an improvement in lifestyl... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
Caffeine/sugar: High quantities of sugar and caffeine.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
Not very high: Cirrhosis of any type increses the chance for malignancy but the odds are fairly low. All pts with cirrhosis have an Alpha feto protein screening test... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
Steroids: Steroids are often given for respiratory bronchiolitis in adults. Some pts have altered physiology necessitating therapy.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
Yes: However it depends on the etiology of the pulmonary hypertension. Congenital heart disease is considered group 1 pah and as such can be treated with d... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
Not usually: Tongue swelling is often associated with systemic allergy . Muscle cramps are more common with low potassium and kidney failure is usually associated ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
No: Black lung refers to a lung process related to coal-mining. It can result in lung scarring and rarely massive fibrosis. Pulmonary fibrosis is an aut... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
Interchangeable: Pulmonary fibrosis is a pathologic description of interstitial lung disease which is a radiographic description of the disease. The terms are used int... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
No: Some pts have had alive and lung transplant and portal hypertension has been associated with pulmonary hypertension. Neither disorder diaqualifies one... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
Lung cyst: it usually develops as a consequnce of infectio often staph infection in which a part of the lung is hollowed out leaving a round cyst
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
D-penicillamine: The medication chelates the excessive copper circulating which occurs as a consequence of wilsons disease . It is a recessive inherited disorder. It... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
No: Candidiasis lung infection implies more than just airway colonization . It requires systemic anti-fungals . It is seen in immunosuppressed pts.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
Poor: Description suggests stage 4 disease with metastatic disease in 2 additional organ systems. Despite advances in therapy for lung cancer survival ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
Many others: Spiriva, tudorza both are long acting muscarinic dilators. Daliresp a pill that decreases exacerbation rates. Other fixed drug combos like advair are ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
No: SARS is a severe acute respiratory syndrome caused by coronavirus and first described in Asia.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
Rectal exam: Digital rectal exam by physician. If a mass is palpated a biopsy can be obtained with help of an anoscope.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
Not likely: Monocytosis is consistent with a viral process. The finding will require further followup. If monocytosis persists the patient may need to see a hemat... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
False: They will continue to multiply until medically treated.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
Stay away from them: A pt with COPD exposed to 2nd hand smoke may experience worsening symptoms of sob/wheezing. Also the COPD pt may be influenced to light up again futh... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
Adversely: Alcohol is usually a vasodilator. For patiens with significant aortic stenosis a reduction in systemic blood pressure can have serious end organ con... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
Depends: If full cardiac recovery p-arrest pt is likely to be taken to cath and possible cabg. The total time confined may be 7 t 10 days. If cath or bypass no... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
Not likely: Dilaudid usually causes pain relief and promotes a sleep state. However if you are not getting any pain relief and cannot sleep it is likely related ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
Possibly: In a damaged heart , vagal stimulation will decrease the heart rate and atrial contractility thus decreasing ventricular filling .This effect can prod... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
Very little: There are currently no successful therapies for ipf including lung transplantation. Steroids Imuran (azathioprine) and acetlcysteine were tried as a... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
AGGRESSIVE CARE: Hospitalization. High dose steroids and possibly other anti-inflammatory therapy. Dialysis. Possible cardiac cath and coronry intervention.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
Varible: The scenario carries a high mortality but age and few co-morbidities may allow one to survive it. ARDS implies significant pancreatic damage such tha... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
NO SMOKING: Avoiding tobacco , avoiding toxic lung injury exposures including certain occupations. Also regular exercise and diet. Unfortunately the most commo... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
YES: Increased weight can cause impaired blood return from the venous system of the legs or pelvis where clots can form and then migrate to the lung as ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
Possible hematoma: Possible bleeding into the area where the injury was. If symptoms persist an orthopedic evaluation and x-rays may be useful.Cancer unlikely.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
Position/therapy/: Supine position in COPD aggravates airway diameter as a consequence of gravity. Thus a narrowed airway is more narrow when supine. It is why COPD pts... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
Skin looks normal: The skin around the g tube is soft not red or inflamed or dry and scaly. There is no discharge present and no pain or bleeding.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
Scarring: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is an inflammatory process affecting lung parenchyma and resulting in loss of lung storage and resulting in low diffusin... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
Possible plerisy: Lupus has been associated with pleural inflammation ie pleyrisy, pleural effusion and atelectasis that decreases lung inflation volume and can caus... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
Rt or surgery: External beam radiation or prostate seeding with radiation beads is one therapy. Surgical prostatectomy is another, each has its devotees and advantag... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
Sometime: Bullous emphysema may be painful if the bullae expand in size and stretch the pleura and cause pain. If a bulla gets infected there may be pain and f... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
Vasoconstriction: Low oxygen cause blood vessels to constrict.The body is trying to use whatever oxygen is available to maintain critical body functions and constr... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
Depends: A collapsed lung may be related to a pneumothorax, or massive fluid and atelectasis. Some may require surgery such as placement of a chest tube for ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
Not much: Ild/pulm fibrosis is a progressive destruction of lung architecture resulting in progressive shortness of breath. All therapy tried to date has not... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
Not tested: The battery of tests apparently did not look for narcotics or acetaminophen. Only would show up in a drug test not other blood tests like hemoglobin, ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
Sometimes: COPD may cause low grade fever if inflammation in the airway is present. The lung is responsible for eliminating carbon dioxide produced by the body.... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
Urology eval: Get ye to a urologist for full evaluation including culture of the discharge and possible ultrasound of the testicles.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
Bronchitis: Likely you have acute bronchitis an inflammatory airway disease in patietns who use tobacco. It is treated with antibiotics, cough suppression, inhale... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
Pectus carinatum: You may be developing a chest wall deformity that may have been present since birth. You may need a ct of the chest, bone x-rays, evaluation for metab... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Mayo is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mayo is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thanks for the answer. I went to see the doctor yesterday because I had a low grade fever and sinus pain. I am on amox now for sinusitis.
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Thank u for your time. Why does my Dr act like I will die if I stop treatments. Hr did a bone marrow came back inconclusive. thank you again
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Went to the doctor and was told it is bronchitis. It's cleared a lot!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1973MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI. FLA
Completed 1977

Awards

none
Top Doctor, Second Place, Washington, DC - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Washington, DC - Winter
2013

Affiliations

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