Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez

Pathology
Gainesville, FL
25 years experience male

Locations

LifeSouth Community Blood Center

Gainesville, FL

Address

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

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

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

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Transfusion Medicine Specialist

Specialties
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Pathology

Transfusion Medicine

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92 Answers
213 Agrees
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 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.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 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
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 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
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 years experience
No: The situations that may affect results are sick, hospitalized patients may have falsely low or transiently elevated thyroid stimulating hormone.
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 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
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 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
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 years experience
O+ or O=: If parents are o+ and o-, children can be o+ or o-.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 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
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 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
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 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
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A member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 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
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 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
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 years experience
Most likely no: Barnett continent intestinal reservoir surgery allow you to have an internal pouch rather than an external colostomy bag. Transfusion of blood will d... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 years experience
8=12 weeks: Hemoglobin is carried inside red blood cells which have a lifespan of 120 days. If you loose blood due to surgery for example, your bone marrow will ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 years experience
A+,A=,O+,O=: If parents are a+ and o+, children may be a+, a-, o+, o-.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 years experience
Help but no cure: The 2 main treatment options for patients with von willebrand disease (VWD) are desmopressin (ddavp) and transfusion therapy. With regard to the latte... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 years experience
Hemolysis: Plasma normally contains no free hemoglobin ie, no hemoglobin that is not contained in erythrocytes. Significant amounts of hemoglobin occur in pl... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 years experience
Smoking: Cigarette smoking is major risk factor (50-80% of cancers, risk associated with duration and intensity) ● arylamines (2-naphthylamine) and aniline dy... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 years experience
Not tested in CBC: In CBC test lab uses venous blood and will count and measure cells in the blood like red cells, white cells and platelets. To test for co2 you need a... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 years experience
Several weeks: If you have anemia due to low iron, increasing your iron level will help in the production of new red cells but it takes time for the bone marrow to r... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 years experience
Lump: Nodule is small collection of tissue that can be felt at any level of the skin or in another tissue of the body. Nodules characteristically range in... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 years experience
One or more products: Apheresis means "to take away" in greek. Automated instruments can collect specific components from donor's blood. The most commonly collected is pl... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 years experience
All are good: All plasma types are needed for transfusion in different situations. The universal plasma is ab because it does not have anti-a or anti-b and can be t... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 years experience
Yes it could: For example if both parents are a+, children could be a+, a-, o+, o-.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 years experience
Highly suggestive: Anti-thyroid peroxidase (anti-tpo) autoantibodies is supportive evidence for a diagnosis of graves disease in patients with thyrotoxicosis. The high... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 years experience
Rectum biopsy: Rectum is the distal large intestine commencing opposite the sacral promontory and ending at the anorectal ring. A biopsy is a procedure that removes... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 years experience
Fever, itching, TACO: Acute reactions include: hemolytic;febrile, non-hemolytic;bacterial contamination;allergic / anaphylaxis; ransfusion-related acute lung injury (trali... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 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
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 years experience
Soft tumor: “medulla” refers to soft structure of marrow (tumors are often soft) can be found in multiple organs and tissues like, thyroid gland, breast, kidneys... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 years experience
Depends: All depends on stage of the cancer and type of cancer. In terminal stages almost all will need some therapy for pain due to metastasis.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 years experience
Unknown VNP? or VNP: Could not find anything related to test in lab and "nvp". Please confirm that is the right question. But vnp is related to volume increase in blood ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 years experience
Do not clot well: Bleeding disorders is a general term for a wide range of medical conditions that lead to poor blood clotting and continuous bleeding. Doctors also cal... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 years experience
Bacterial vaginosis: These bacteria are normal findings in pap smear, but in large numbers may give bacterial vaginosis. For more info visit http://www.Pathologyoutlines... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 years experience
Not necessarily: If a person is a voluntary blood donor should know how to prevent high risk behavior that may jeopardize his or her health and the blood to be transfu... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 years experience
Yes it could: Clotrimazole is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, and other fungal skin infections (candidiasis). This medica... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 years experience
Many possibilities: Could be genetic causes or an acquired stem cell injury from viruses, toxins, or chemicals that leads to a quantitative or qualitative abnormality. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 years experience
Depends on Gender: Red blood cell count male: 4.32-5.72 trillion cells/l female: 3.90-5.03 trillion cells/l hemoglobin male: 13.5-17.5 grams/dl female: 12.0-15.... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 years experience
Depends: First you should consult with the physician that recommended the marrow biopsy since the clinical history is very important in order to answer your qu... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 25 years experience
Yes, there is: The u antigen belongs to the mns blood group system. The u antigen, together with the s and s antigens, is expressed on glycophorin b (gpb), a red blo... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Merayo-Rodriguez is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Merayo-Rodriguez is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thx doctor, so nobody survives this? The best shot at life is 5 years?
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Thank you very much sir your question help me a lot to figure my ill

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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