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Dr. Dorothy Carin

Family Medicine
Portland, OR
26 years experience female

Locations

Office

Portland, OR

Address

12615 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

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Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English, Mandarin

Doctor Q&A

91 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Lipoma: A collection of fat cells that appears as a lump below the skin. Sometimes they can be painful, most of the time they do not hurt.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Put ice: Direct trauma to your groin area can cause swelling and pain. Typically it will get better with ice, rest and anti-inflammatory medication like advil... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
You should see a MD: There are so many causes of headaches it is impossible to diagnose you via the internet, go see your regular md and get checked out.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Maybe: If you think you are drinking too much and answer 'yes' to any 2 of these questions, you maybe considered to have a alcohol problem. 1.Have you ever ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
GI specialist: If a workup for gallstones is normal and you are still having pain in the ruq, the next step would be to see a gastroenterologist. Often they recommen... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Eustacian tube prob: The eustacian tube allows air to go from the mouth or sinuses into the ear so that the pressure behind the ear drum can equilibrate. When the tube get... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Eustacian tube prob: The eustacian tube allows air to go from the mouth or sinuses into the ear so that the pressure behind the ear drum can equilibrate. When the tube ge... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Unlikely: The failure rate of birth control pills varies from 2-9%. That is your chance of getting pregnant with unprotetcted sex. If you combine that with ano... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Diet: Avoid foods that can irritate your stomach like spicy foods, alcohol and caffeine. Also smoking can decrease the blood supply to your stomach and dela... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Depends: The cost of health insurance really varies by region, state and county. Go to your local community health clinic, they usually have a counselor or so... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
No: Hair dye contains lots of toxins. First trimeter pregnancy is the time where the baby is most actively developing and you do not want to expose your ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Constipation: The standard american diet does not have enough fiber so that most people do not completely empty there intestines although they can have daily bowel ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: Any shoulder pain that is lasting a year will not go away by itself.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Depends: If you have cancer and your immunity was depressed sometimes a viral infection can become serious, so you should consult your oncologist if you have n... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Around your period: We usually recommend people start taking the birth control on the sunday after your period start. If your periods are irregular, you can just pick a ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Depends: Healthcare varies so much by region, state and county that only you can find out what is available locally. Most places have a local county clinic, t... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Pain medication: Growing pains are usually in children and adolescents and are self-limited. They get better by themselves with time. If they are severe, you can use O... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Get seen: Any lung or chest pain can be serious. People can get a spontaneous collapse of their lung that can cause the symptoms you mention. You should get c... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Standard procedure: Usually if an new spot is seen on screening mammogram, spot compression mammogram and us are recommended to get a better view of the area. If they ar... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
See a doctor: Unlikely you have a brain tumor based on your symptoms but if you have any concern, you should get seen.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
People are different: Esomeprazole is anecdotally more effective than omeprazole, but the medications are essentially the same. Studies show Omeprazole is more effective t... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Somewhat: Your ast is a liver enzyme that is borderline elevated. Regular alcohol use can cause inflammation of your liver, so you should cut back on your drin... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Pain and bleeding: A stomach ulcer is a hole in the lining of your stomach. It can bleed and cause pain in the stomach that gets better after eating, black tarry stools... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Unclear: While it can be normal to have some discomfort if you are pregnant, any severe pain should be checked out with an ultrasound.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Cyst: Based on your description, the most likely cause of the lump is a cyst. If it is bothering you, you can get it removed, but it sounds benign.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: The absorption of some medications, like thyroid medications and some antibiotic will be blocked by taking calcium with it. You should always tell yo... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
No: You should not be on prescription medication unless you have a blood test showing that your levels are low.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: It is common to get a localized infection on only one side of your throat, neck or nose. Usually it is a virus and it will resolve by itself.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Feel better: Usually if your pain is getting better, your stomach ulcer is healing. Same thing for a broken leg, if it is not painful anymore, most likely it is h... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Too much acid: Increase acid production related to stress can cause a stomach ulcer or skipping meals. Eating or drinking things that are stomach irritants like alc... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Continue running: Your legs are building more muscle so they are getting bigger. If you continue running and watching your diet you will get thinner, .
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: Any change in swelling can be concerning, you should go get it checked.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Ointment: The main cause of that is infection, either bacterial or fungal. I would try an antibacterial cream for a few days and if it is not better, you shoul... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: Chance of pregnancy with unprotected sex is highest right after you ovulate (assuming no birth control) is roughly 30%. If you are taking your birth ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
No: Growing pains occur in children, not adults. If you are having pain, it is from some other cause and you should get seen by your doctor.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Sometimes: Low blood pressure is actually better in terms of decreased heart and stroke risk. Low blood pressure can be normal for individuals who can be geneti... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: Anecdotally most of my patient with vit d deficiency who feel sad or depressed feel better once they start taking supplements, but I do not think that... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Impossible to answer: Impossible to answer without looking at the wound, but there potentially be damage to everything that is located in the bicep, the muscles, the tendon... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Good for pregnancy: Prenatal vitamins are the most helpful early in the pregnancy since they help prevent neural tube defects. Usually the risk of neural tube defects ar... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Unlikely: The failure rate of birth control pills varies from 2-9%. That is your chance of getting pregnant with unprotetcted sex.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Evaluation: If your period did not return after stopping pills the doctors would evaluate you for anovulation which means you are not ovulating normally. They us... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
No: Usually only one pill of anything is not too bad. Antibiotics like amoxicillin, Nitrofurantoin and Azithromycin are some that are okay in pregnancy.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Soon: Most people start bleeding after they have stopped taking the birth control, but it depends where you are in the pack when you stop it. If you stop t... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Cold: Those are all common symptoms of a cold that is usually caused by a virus. The only otc medication in studies to help with the common cold has been z... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Check hormone levels: Low blood pressure and being cold all the time can be signs of hormone deficiencies, specifically thyroid or cortisol. Make sure you have had yours c... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: Growing pains usually happen in the legs, but typically it is for children or adolescents. If you are having pain in your calves and you are an adult... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Severity: Shock refers to low blood pressure, one of the major problems with low blood pressure is that there is decreased perfusion to the brain which can caus... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Depends: There are different types of shock. A bad injury can cause psychological shock or cardiogenic shock. Psychological shock is more a state of mind wit... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: Most men and woman are still growing at 18, so growing pains are possible.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Carin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Carin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you but even though i cant be addicted i cant stop taking them i guess its all in my head after all. I dont think it will do any harm
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Thanks for the answer, but before i was taking diane 35 and then i had a shot of depo after supposed to be the next packet of pills..
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks for your help My wife is having those symptoms

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

Contra Costa Regional Medical Center

Residency

Contra Costa Regional Medical Center

Awards

Top Family Physician, Second Place, Oregon - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Yukon Kuskokwim Delta Reg Hospital
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