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Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez

Pathology
Gainesville, FL
24 years experience male

Locations

LifeSouth Community Blood Center

Gainesville, FL

Address

4039 Newberry Road, Gainesville, FL, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

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Transfusion Medicine Specialist

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.

Pathology

Transfusion Medicine

Doctor Q&A

92 Answers
213 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
Diagnosis: Platelet transfusions are not recommended if counts are above 50,000/uL unless brain or eye surgery is expected. Other contraindications include TTP(t... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
Decreased oxygen lev: This is a clinical decision since patients with symptoms of hypoxemia (low oxygen) most likely will not improve until their oxygen carrying capacity (... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
See below: There are transfusion reactions related to plasma blood products including the most common cause of transfusion related fatalities in USA and Canada c... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
Be informed: For transfusion the main preparation is to have the right information from your doctor and sign a consent for any adverse reaction that may happen dur... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
Bacterial in PLT: Transfusion is safer today than ever, but as any other intervention in medicine has risks associated with it. The infectious disease most commonly as... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
Most of the time: A hematopathologist is a clinical scientist who analyzes blood samples, body fluids, and human tissue to identify disease and disorders in the human b... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
Yes it could: Someone who is "rh positive" or "rh+" has at least one rh+ allele, but could have two. Their genotype could be either rh+/rh+ or rh+/rh-. Someone who ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
See below: If patient is o+ and needs red blood cells, donors could be o+, o-. If patient needs plasma or platelets, any donor is fine.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
O+ or O=: If parents are o+ and o-, children can be o+ or o-.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
Be informed: For transfusion the main preparation is to have the right information from your doctor and sign a consent for any adverse reaction that may happen dur... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
Decreased oxygen lev: This is a clinical decision since patients with symptoms of hypoxemia(low oxygen) most likely will not improve until their oxygen carryin capacity (re... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
Clupea harengus IgE: Testing for ige antibodies may be useful to establish the diagnosis of an allergic disease and to define the allergens responsible for eliciting signs... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
Most likely yes: Squamous cell carcinoma is one of the most common skin cancers, depending on stage of diagnosis and location it could be treated with surgery or radia... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
No relation: Cystitis is an inflamed bladder due to infection that can be painful and it can become a serious health problem if the infection spreads to your kidne... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
Hormonal imbalance: Testosterone tests have a recommended time of day to have a blood sample taken between 7 A.M. And 10 A.M. It may need to be repeated a second time. T... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
No: The situations that may affect results are sick, hospitalized patients may have falsely low or transiently elevated thyroid stimulating hormone.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
Ask your doctor: This is from reuters published online on june 2012: for kids with only one kidney, dr. Matthew grinsell of the university of utah in salt lake city s... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
Urine test: It is a laboratory test of a random urine collection, its results include color, appearance, specific gravity, ph, protein, glucose, urobilinogen, ket... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
Malignant tumor: Normally, your body forms new cells as you need them, replacing old cells that die. Sometimes this process goes wrong. New cells grow even when you do... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
Proteinuria: For a random urine sample, the normal values are approximately 0 to 8 mg/dl. For a 24-hour urine collection, the normal value is less than 80 mg pe... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
Check blood sugar: Check your physician. Frequent urination could be a sign of high blood sugar (diabetes). Protein in urine could be a sign of kidney damage. Ketones bu... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
Usually no: Osteochondroma, also called exostosis is the most common benign bone tumor. Slow growing, painful if impinges on nerve or stalk is broken; usually sto... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
Immunologic or not: Causes for transfusion reactions may be immune related or not, also they can be acute (less than 24 hours) or delayed. These are some: hemolytic; feb... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
Until feeling better: If you need a blood transfusion, you have anemia and you are feeling weak at a hospital. Until feeling better and if your doctor recommends that you m... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
Immunologic or not: Causes for transfusion reactions may be immune related or not, also they can be acute (less than 24 hours) or delayed. These are some: hemolytic; feb... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
Could unless...: To reduce risk of CMV transmission through blood transfusion, most transfusion services perform what is called a leukoreduction usually using a specia... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
A+,A=,O+,O=: Parents ab+ and o+, children could be a+, a-, o+.O-.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
Yes it could: Interstitial cystitis (ic) is a condition that causes discomfort or pain in the bladder and abdomen. It is far more common in women than in men. The s... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
Could be infection: Leukemia can develop quickly or slowly. Chronic leukemia grows slowly. In acute leukemia, the cells are very abnormal and their number increases rapid... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
Nerve sample: Nerve is a bundle of fibers that uses electrical and chemical signals to transmit sensory and motor information from one body part to another. A bio... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
ABO and Rh: Blood type is determined by the antigens found on the surface of red blood cells. There are many groups of antigen systems, the two more important ar... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
IgE antibodies: Testing for ige antibodies may be useful to establish the diagnosis of an allergic disease and to define the allergens responsible for eliciting signs... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
Removing plasma: Plasmapheresis(plasma exchange) is a process involving the following steps: 1.Whole blood is withdrawn from the person. 2.The liquid portion or pl... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
Depends: If your therapy is with radiation only, then most likely it will not affect the hair on your head. If the treatment includes systemic chemotherapy th... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
Lupus related: Lupus, an autoimmune disease, happens when the immune system attacks its tissues, causing inflammation, swelling, pain, and damage. Lupus symptoms var... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
Removing blood : Exchange transfusion is a potentially life-saving procedure that is done to counteract the effects of serious jaundice or changes in the blood due to ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
Check your diet: Some foods conatin high level of vitamins b6 and b1. Cod, salmon, halibut, trout, tuna and snapper; chicken, turkey, beef, and pork; bell peppers, sp... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
APTT: Ptt is a blood test that looks at how long it takes for blood to clot. It can help tell if you have bleeding or clotting problems. In general, clott... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
Colloid carcinoma: Clusters of small uniform cells floating in lakes of extracellular mucin. Usually older women (mean age 71 years) slow growing breast cancer.
A member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
Could be cis-AB: The cis-ab phenotype can raise questions about an apparently paradoxical inheritance of the ABO blood group, such as the birth of an o child from an a... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
May be normal: If this is a urine test and you had your menstruation recently, this may be contamination during collection of sample, nothing to worry about. Repeat ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
All are important: The ABO system is the most important blood-group system in human-blood transfusion. Any blood type is important and can save lives as a blood donor. ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
No: Normal platelet counts range from 150 to 450 k per mm3. There is nothing to worry about unless your doctor has any other reason for ordering this test... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
Adenocarcinoma: Colorectal cancer is usually adenocarcinoma that developed from a underlying polyp. For details on staging visit http://www.Cap.Org/apps/cap.Portal?_n... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
Rh D : Rh blood group system consists of 50 defined blood-group antigens, among which the five antigens D, C, c, E, and e are the most important. If your bl... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
Repeat test: The A1C test result reflects your average blood sugar level for the past two to three months. For someone who doesn't have diabetes, a normal A1C leve... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
May increase WBC #: Steroids may increase white blood cell counts in peripheral blood, usually depends on dose and time after therapy. In your case it may not affect your... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
59 Deaths in 2013: Transfusion is safer today than ever, but as any other intervention in medicine has risks associated with it. The infectious disease most commonly as... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
3 weeks after: Many home pregnancy tests claim to be accurate as early as the first day of a missed period — or even before. For the most reliable results, however, ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 24 years experience
65 death in 2012: Acute reactions include: hemolytic;febrile, non-hemolytic;bacterial contamination;allergic / anaphylaxis; ransfusion-related acute lung injury (trali... Read More

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra(PUCMM), Dominican Republic
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

DANBURY HOSPITAL

Awards

Chief Resident at Danbury Hospital 2006-2007
Thought Leader, Third Place, Gainesville Region, FL - Summer
2013
Top Pathologist, Third Place, Florida - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Yale University 2003-2008
Penn State University 2008-2009
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