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Dr. Frank Mayo

Pulmonary Critical Care
Buffalo Mills, PA
49 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
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
FIBROSIS: Radiation pneumonitis with fibrosis is the most serious. Also radiation esophagitis and scarring of the skin. Most resolve to some degree with time an... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
Not much: Your lfts are nearly normal. In the absence of symptoms or drug and alcohol use it is unlikely a cause for concern . A repeat study in several mo is p... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
Possible arthritis: You may be experiencing the beginning of inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis . You should see a rheumatologist for blood tests, x-rays... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
Collagen disorder: The titer is a low positive and is nonspecific. It may be elevated in lupus and other collagen disorders as well as inflammatory lung disease ie pulm ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
Several months: It may take several months for the airway to normalize after stopping smoking . This may be hindered by asthma out of control. Continue your astma the... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
No: You need to be evaluated by pulmonary to assess for airflow obstruction. Your excess weight undoubdtedly contributes to your symptoms causing high ra... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
Not usually: Fibrocystic breast disease is a disorder aggravated by coffee and smoking. However it is not a precursor to malignancy. Fibrocystic breast disease mak... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
Unlikely: Left arm falling asleep is more likely related to peripheral nerve issues of the arm or shoulder. Symptoms worrisome for acute heart issues are che... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
Airflow obstruction: Airflow obstruction likely asthma with inflammatory airway disease. If smoking symptoms may be more severe. Evaluation would include history.Exam, c... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
No cure: As she matures and her airway grows to its adult diameter she may have less symptoms. However it is likely she may have asthma into adulthood. The ma... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
Rehab: Encourage pulm rehab, stop smoking and adhere to therpy. Be supprtive of improved health and offer emotional support for declining function.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
Same thing: copd refers to the decreased airflow seen in the disease. emphysema is the pathologic process in the lung seen with copd. however the terms are used ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
Usually brief: Symptoms act like an acute heart attack , but usually resolve quickly as pt undergoes cardiac testing.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
Less likely: A nl ekg does not completely exclude active heart disease. If there are persistent symptoms cardiology eval with echo, stress test and cardiac enzyme... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
Very little: There is no therapy for pulmonary fibrosis. Symptomatic relief may be helped with oxygen , Imuran (azathioprine) and possible steroids, progressive d... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
Vascular issue: You may have a vascular issue affecting the blood flow to the arm. An evaluation by vascular surgery is in order . An arterial doppler of the arm need... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
Not likely: All your studies suggest no dvt. Pain is pretty constant from DVT until some treatment is given. I favor musculoskeletal pain accounting for symptoms... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
Inflammation: Sars is a group of symptoms and vital signs that indicate a systemic inflammatory response on the part of the body. At a low end it may reflect a cold... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
Exercise: Exercise and weight loss. When fit then plastic surgery.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
Small one: A small pulmonary embolism may only present with fleeting c/p and resolve with the body fibrinolytic sustem.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
Not usually: Radiation causes pneumonia followed by some degree of p-rt fibrosis. It may be treated with steroids. It causes a restrictive lung defect . COPD cause... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
Many: Advair, symbicort, (budesonide and formoterol) dulera, alvesco, flovent, breo, qvar, all have steroids in them.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
Cardiopulm disaese: Age related decline in lung function, copd, pulm fibrosis , chf.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
Awareness: Pulm fibrosis is associated with an increased risk of pulmonary malignancy. The risk is higher in smokers who have fibrosis. Apparently the scarring ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
Need more info: Is it a single small nodule with no lymph node involvement or large> 2cm) nodules with lymph node involvement or multiple nodules which may repres... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
Bronchitis: Favor inflammatory bronchitis from e-cigs. Stop smoking. If symptoms fail to resolve a pulmonary evaluation and airway inspection(bronchoscopy) is in ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
DO NOT SMOKE: No smoking, regular exercise and physician follow-up.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
No smoking: If smoking stop. If no smoking needs blood test for Alpha one antitrypsin testing. Defeciency of this is associated with emphysema. A pulmonary evalua... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
Yes: The gallbladder is located in the right upper quadrant and infection there can refer pain to the diaphragm and subsequent chest pressure.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
Unlikely: Likely inflammation in the airway with small blood flecks from excessive coughing. Usual therapy is narcotic cough rx ie Codeine and steroids with abs... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
Yes: Smoking anything after pneumothorax surgery is not a good idea. Also if you breath hold smoking weed you can increase the chance of a recurrent pneum... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
NUTRITION SUPPORT: Evaluate for infection or rejection of the transplant and place on high level nutrtional support.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
Yes: Pneumothorax is a punctured lung that was repaired with surgery. Modest alcohol intake should not be a problem.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
Inflammation: Likely post-viral inflammation for which you may need anti-inflammatory therapy , sinus x-rays and cough supression.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
Depends: Severity of aortic stenosis impacts risk of cardiac arrest. Also coronary artery disease is also associated with aortic stenosis thus also increasing ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
Variable: Many patients live a full life with aortic insufficincy. However if the disease produces CHF or left heart dysfunction replcement is necessary. Pts w... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
Retraining: Retrain in controlled water. Once your brain adjusts to the water fear should gradually subside. Sometime hypnosis may be helpful.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
A LONG TIME: The drug pipeline for cancer therpy may take 5 to 7 yr to reach market and only a minority of potential therapies achieve market status. Selection tr... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
A gas: Oxygen therapy is usually given to people who have cardiac and pulmonary disease and have low oxygen saturations. The oxygen comes in a tank or co... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
Huge: Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis is a disorder where the pt wheezes when exposed. It s treated with bronchodilators and steroids and shows obst... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
Nitrates/tylenol: Eds pts should avoid nitrates when using eds drugs such as viagra. Children are usually given tylenol (acetaminophen) based on safety over many years.... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
Airway grew: At age 6 your airway is not at its fullest diameter and any cold or allergy would narrow the airway to a greater degree than in adults. As the airway ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
No: Any cancer is a contraindication to giving blood.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
Variable: Most maintenance inhalers9advair, spiriva, tudorza, symbicort, (budesonide and formoterol) arcapta) are taken 1-2 times per day and short acting inhal... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
No: If they have advanced liver disease that would increase the risk for infection.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
Meas lv fxn: A pulmonary capillary wedge pressure is obtained using a swan-ganz catheter. It measures the functional integrity of the left ventricle from the right... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
YES: One must consume a fairly large quantity of coffee to raise the bp. In cases of svt caffeine is usually removed from the diet.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
No: Lekemia pts may take cardiotoxic chemotherapy and need echocardiography to evaluate for cardiomyopathy. Clooging a coronary artey with leukemia cells ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
Not likely: Musculoskeletal pain may mimic ischemic chest pain. Thus history and exam can usually provide an answer and thereby avoid costly testing.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
No: Endocarditis can be caused by extensive dental work where bleeding is likely and bacteria of the mouth can gain access to the vascular system. Flossin... 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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