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Dr. Maya Porrino

Family Medicine
17 years experience female

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Family Medicine

Integrative Medicine

Licenses

United States: Arizona, Washington

Doctor Q&A

25 Answers
12 Agrees
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maya Porrino
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Depends: Usually, aggressive treatment for cancer implies chemotherapy, radiation, and/or surgery. It really depends on the type of cancer and where ithas spre... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maya Porrino
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Possible hemorrhoids: Painful bowel movements are commonly caused by hemorrhoids. Make sure you are eating enough fiber, or start taking a fiber supplement like metamucil.... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maya Porrino
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Fluid: It means that you have a fluid build up in your sinuses, usually mucous. The ethmoid sinuses are directly behind your nose, and the sphenoid sinuses b... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Maya Porrino
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Depends: Will power for what? Not eating too much, not exercising, not smoking? I suggest asking another question with more details, so you can get a better ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Maya Porrino
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Carpal tunnel?: If the numbness is in the thumb, pointer, and/or middle finger, it could be carpal tunnel syndrome. This is from nerve compression in the wrist, usual... Read More
A 81-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maya Porrino
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Symptom, not cause: A hacking cough can be a symptom of chf. To my knowledge, a cough is not a cause of chf.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maya Porrino
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Talk to neurologist: Assuming you are taking Keppra (levetiracetam) for seizures, you should only stop this medication with the support of your neurologist. He or she shou... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maya Porrino
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Exercise: Pregnant or not, gentle exercise is the best treatment for fibromyalgia pain. Look into prenatal yoga classes, or tai chi classes. Or simply take a 30... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maya Porrino
Family Medicine 17 years experience
See a doctor: Best thing to do is see you primary care doctor for a physical exam, and to address any concerns you may have. She can give you reassurance if everyth... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maya Porrino
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Possibly: Often, after stopping Depo-Provera provera, (medroxyprogesterone) it can take months for your cycle to normalize. If you have had unprotected sex rece... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maya Porrino
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Feldenkrais: The feldenkrais method is based on the principles of physics and biomechanics, an empirical understanding of human physiology and the connection betwe... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maya Porrino
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Speech delay: Motor development (crawling and standing) happens independently of speech development. So one does not necessarily have to occur with the other. That ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Maya Porrino
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Needs evaluation: These symptoms are not typical. I recommend that you take your baby to his doctor to discuss what is going on. Good luck.
A member asked:
Dr. Maya Porrino
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Several: Treatment for this type of arthritis, carpometacarpal arthritis, can include wearing a splint, taking anti-inflammatory medications (such as Ibuprofen... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maya Porrino
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Call 911: It may be signs of a heart attack. Another possibility is the blood clot in the lungs. It may be something else, but better to be safe and have him se... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maya Porrino
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Good thought: Synthetic oxytocin, pitocin, is only used intravenously to help with labor. The new mom should be making plenty of her own oxytocin. Being a new mom, ... Read More
A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maya Porrino
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Naturopaths: As a md, I have never prescribed or administered vitamin c injections. However, naturopathic doctors do, so i would recommend seeing a naturopath.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maya Porrino
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Rice cereal: The current thinking is that it may be better to wait until closer to 6 months before starting solids/rice cereal. Normal baby stools should be the co... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maya Porrino
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Tumor vs cancer: A tumor is an excessive growth of tissue. It can be benign (not dangerous) or malignant (dangerous because it can spread). Cancer is caused by maligna... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maya Porrino
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Yes, in part: Probiotics are often helpful. These are good bacteria, and i usually recommend culturelle brand, which is one capsule daily. If your ibs is diarrhea-p... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maya Porrino
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: To help with diarrhea, you can drink chamomile tea, which helps calm the intestines. I would also recommend a good probiotic supplement, such as cultu... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maya Porrino
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Seizures: Bupropion (wellbutrin) has been associated with seizures in purging bulimic patients and its use is not recommended.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maya Porrino
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Hair loss: There are different types of hair loss. You may want to see your primary care doctor, and possiby a dermatologist, to discuss your hair loss and poten... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Maya Porrino
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Pain control: Palliative care is care that addresses pain and suffering. It is comfort care. It does not seek to cure disease.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Porrino is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Porrino is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for the response. I have had a CT scan (head and heart), MRI, heart halter monitor - all inconclusive. They have me on Florinef and Metoprolol - not much effect. Next on the list is a tilt tabl...Read More
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Excellent quote doctor, thank you very much. This is advice which I intend to take heed of.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you Dr.Porrino for the interesting information!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Nevada School of Medicine, NV
Graduated 2005MD

Residency

University of Arizona Medical Center

Awards

Alpha omega alpha honor medical society
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