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Dr. Patricia Roy

Family Medicine
MUSKEGON, MI
41 years experience female

About

Bio

Born and raised in Muskegon, and educated in Muskegon through the Greater Muskegon Catholic Schools. Attended University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Aquinas College, Grand Rapids for undergraduate work. Doctorate from MSU-COM in 1981.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

21 Answers
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Roy
Family Medicine 41 years experience
No: First of all, you need a series of 3 vaccines, not just one. If you got all 3 gardasil, you will be protected against the 2 most common strains of hp... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Roy
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: There are many meds that treat migraines. While some are not recommended during pregnancy, many others are acceptable. You need to check with you doct... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Patricia Roy
Family Medicine 41 years experience
DEPENDS: First, find the cause! cirrhosis of the liver means scarring, and can be caused by many things. Treatment varies bc of this. Infections, usually viral... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Roy
Family Medicine 41 years experience
No: Many vaginal infections cause no symptoms at all, some cause discharge, odor, or itching, and some cause burning.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Roy
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: Any tampon that is left in too long could cause infection. Usually they are not a problem at all, but that is assuming that they are used and replaced... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Roy
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: All staph infections, including mrsa, are spread through skin contact. Because of their close proximity to each other, kids in school are a high risk... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Roy
Family Medicine 41 years experience
DRINK WATER: The best way to avoid crystals in your urine, which are the building blocks of stones, is to keep the urine very dilute. Drink enough fluids to make u... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Roy
Family Medicine 41 years experience
From other people: Mrsa is a particular form of staph that is resistant to a common antibiotic, methicillin. The name is an acronym for methicillin-resistant staph aureu... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Roy
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: It depends....The infection itself is not an issue, but if you have a fever, or a severe form of urinary infection, the fever may affect the baby. If ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Roy
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Absolutely not: Mrsa that has penetrated through enough of your defense mechanisms and immune system to get into the lung is a serious problem it must be treated with... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Roy
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Anybody: Kidney disease can occur to anyone. If it caused by an infection, nobody is totally immune. The usual reasons for kidney failure, leading to dialysis,... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Roy
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Sometimes: A diabetic patient, whose sugars are under good control, is no more susceptible to vaginal infections than anyone else. If sugars are high, however, ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Roy
Family Medicine 41 years experience
ABSOLUTELY NOT: Yeast is only one cause of vaginal infections, but it is common. Others are caused by bacteria, like gonorrhea and chlamydia, and bacterial vaginosis.... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Roy
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Any artery: A pulmonary embolism (pe) is a clot in any of the arteries in the lungs. If the clot is large, it will lodge in one of the larger arteries, and can be... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Roy
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Fancy impetigo: Methicillin-resistant staph aureus, or mrsa, is a bacteria that does not get killed by the usual antibiotics. Since it is usually a skin infection, it... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Roy
Family Medicine 41 years experience
No: Unfortunately not yet. That being said, the only way to prevent the disease is to avoid the virus.It is spread through blood contact, so those most at... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Roy
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: If an individual has mrsa, it can get into the lung, where it will cause pneumonia. This scenario is more likely to occur in individuals who are more ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Roy
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Decreased health: The heavy use of smoking and/or alcohol has a deleterious effect on your overall health. It can weaken the immune system, in particular, and that alon... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Roy
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: The vaccine has been on the market for several years, but at first, it was only approved for people 60+ years old. It was recently, like last week, ap... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Roy
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: My favorite may not be technically a home remedy, but as opposed to going to the doctor, often triple antibiotic cream or ointment is effective. Anti-... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Roy
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: The usual reason for a second transplant is rejection of the initial one. This is less and less common, as anti-rejection meds are more effective, but... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Roy is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Roy is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Good to know thsnks
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, MI
Graduated 1981MD

Residency

Muskegon General Hospital
Completed 1982

Awards

BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR
YOUNG CAREER WOMAN OF THE YEAR, STATE OF MICHIGAN
CHIEF OF STAFF, MGH

Affiliations

AOA, WMOA, WMS,
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