Dr. Troy Ross

Occupational Medicine
Sparks, NV
26 years experience male

Locations

ARC Health & Wellness

Sparks, NV

Address

2205 Glendale Ave Ste 131, Sparks, NV
Directions

Fax

7753314179

About

Bio

My medical practice is in occupational/environmental medicine and public health. I have a passion for helping people discover how to own their own health.

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.

Occupational Medicine

Aerospace Medicine

Environmental Health

Preventive Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

466 Answers
116 Agrees
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
It is rare in the US: Tetanus has been decreasing in this country since the use of routine vaccination. Rates of disease are higher in people who aren't vaccinated, which i... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Infection or toxins: Some bacteria produce poisons that stay in the food every after they die. Others cause infections by reproducing in the gut
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Everyone: Each person has a unique physiology and immunity, but we are all at risk.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Decision by insurer: The treating doctor will give his medical opinion on whether he determines the injury to be connected to the workplace. Then the insurer will make a d... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Not directly: Since sad has an impact on a person's level of functioning it is reasonable to assume that other aspects of life would be affected. But there isn't an... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
See a specialist: The first thing to do is to make sure that you find the source of the lead so that you can stop the exposure. Next you need to see a doctor that knows... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Usually not: Occupational health acts as an agent of the employer. They have access to all medical information relating to workplace injuries, regardless of emplo... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Many factors: There are a lot of considerations. It is important to take breaks from sitting but also rest your eyes and arms. Look for good ergonomic guidelines. H... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Hard to test: The best way to know what is in your carpet is to review independent tests of the manufacturer’s products. It is expense to personally pay to have you... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
It depends: Occupational health is there to make sure that it is safe for you to work. You may be evaluated for issues that effect how you do your job.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
No!: You likely are experiencing an allergic reaction. You may just continue with minor skin reactions, but it is possible to have more serious reactions a... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Not from vitamins: Vitamins won't make you itch but there could be compounds in the vitamin tablets that you react to. Make sure that you're using quality supplements. T... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Safe medication: For a young healthy person a short course of over the counter medication is unlikely to be harmful. The other side of that, though, is that most OTC m... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Specialized testing: There are specialized procedures and equipment used to test materials for asbestos. You should find an Industrial Hygienist or a certified asbestos re... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Effects progress: Go here to find out about NO2: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxfaqs/tfacts175.pdf. Short-term effects include swelling in the lungs. Long-term exposure ca... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Temporary symptoms: Chlorine fumes are very irritating to the lung. If the concentration is high enough you can get temporary bronchitis. The good news is that the lung t... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
There is no cure: Although there is no cure for the disease it is treated by removing the bacteria from the wound and then treating symptoms of the infection. With earl... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Don't supress: Appetite suppressants are not good for your health. You'd do better to eat frequent small snacks that have protein and healthy fats. Nuts and cheese m... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
It's not likely : The patellar tendon attaches the tip of your kneecap to your leg bone. It's about 1 1/2 inches wide and you can feel it in the front of your knee. Pai... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
It depends: The duration of therapy depends on the type of injury and what other treatments have been done. For a new injury it is fairly typical to have 2-3 sess... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
A few weeks: Ligament injuries heal slower than muscle problems because there is less of a blood supply to the ligament itself. After the acute injury heat applied... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
No effects: Benzoic acid (benzoate) is a chemical intermediate. It is used as a preservative when it attaches to other molecules. By itself it does not have any k... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Paleo is best: For most people the paleo approach to eating works best for health. There are many good websites and books that you can find if you search that term. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Will need surgery: There are some things to do to put off surgery, but it sounds like a replacement is in your future. An unloader brace will take some pressure off the ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Netti pot: Start by cleaning your sinuses with a netti pot. That should help to unblock your and then the throat pain may improve. If that doesn't help then you... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Check with your Doc: Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be harmful for your liver and Ibuprofen can increase your risk of bleeding. There are other safer options for pain control... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Always a risk: Alcohol acts on your brain and all antiseizure medications do too. So anytime you mix those medications with alcohol there will be interactions. You h... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Get a test: The urine pregnancy tests from pharmacies are very accurate by a couple of days after the pregnancy starts.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: The Plan B hormones will keep a fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus. It is a larger dose of hormones that are similar to standard birth contr... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Many things: General blood work can mean different things but usually includes a blood count and chemistry profile. From those a doctor call determine whether you ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Improve fitness: A healthy resting heart rate would be under 60 bpm, and for light exercise it shouldn't go over about 110. That is a good measure of fitness but can a... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
No adverse effects: Biotin is a substance that you cannot reasonably overdose on.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Fluid in ears: Your middle ear always produces small amounts of fluid and it drains into your nose. When you get a cold and the inside of the nose gets swollen the t... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Try nutrition: Psychological disorders often are made worse by poor nutrition. There are a couple of things worth trying. First eat a diet high in coconut oil and lo... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Be careful: Because of your kidney problems you need to be careful not to eat too much protein. You probably should stay at about 60-80 grams/day but it would be ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
It depends: The term stomach flu is confusing. Influenza is an infection of the respiratory tract. Illnesses that effect your stomach are different viruses or bac... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Low carbohydrate: The healthiest way to eat is to limit starches and sugars to what your metabolism needs for fuel (about 100 grams per day). When you eat too many carb... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
45min to 2hrs: The Codeine in tylenol (acetaminophen) 4 is rapidly absorbed and should give pain relief within 45 minutes. Once you have taken a few doses it reaches... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Until washed out: Asbestos fibers are very durable and get into clothing easily. Special protective clothing should be used when working in areas where asbestos fibers ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
No: Stopping the steroid does not cause flairs, but using it suppresses symptoms. Sun exposure will help and a good moisturizer with colloidal oatmeal can... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: Your occupational doctor will use the gps recommendation to write a return to duty recommendation.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Not likely: Stress should not cause fever. Things that can cause low fever are infection, immune system activation (autoimmune problems), and some medications. It... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Food sensitivity: What you describe is classic for food sensitivity. A good thing to try is eliminating the most common foods that cause problems - gluten (in wheat and... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Exercise program: When you work at a desk too much your back and shoulder protractors get weak. You need to start exercising those muscles.Look ont the internet or get ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Exercise is best: Your condition happens from abnormal anatomy. A good diet to support joint health (low carb or paleo) will help to reduce inflammation. You might also... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
TMJ syndrome: The tempromandibular joint (jaw bone) can get inflamed and develop arthritis. Stress can cause muscle tension and TMJ pain. The most common cause of ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Middle ear problem?: You may have congestion of the inner ear. You could try clearing your sinuses with saline stay or a medicated nose spray. If it doesn't get better wit... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Nutrition: Good lifestyle choices are more effective than drugs. Try reducing carbohydrates, take a fish oil supplement, take a vitamin d supplement, and a high ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Low carbohydrate: Eating too much sugar and starch is the main problem with pcos. So start with eating right - try to keep to no more than 100 grams of carbs per day an... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Shouldn't spread: A muscle herniation happens when the fibrous covering over it (fascia) is damaged. It probably can't be repaired but it also shouldn't spread.
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Aug 13, 2013
The excellent and to the point answers provided by Dr. Ross indicates that he is a well rounded and a highly knowledgeable physician.
Mar 20, 2013
Great advice! Bravo!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ross is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I don't think I could handle waiting in the office feeling like this unless I had too, I''ll make an appt. now though. Thanks again!
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Thanks for your quick reply! I have a thyroid & esophageal surgeons, but there worse case scenario is open chest procedure due to location of cyst, scary!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! This information was helpful but I'm trying to get my employer to consider offering well ventilated bump helmets at work.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, MD
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA

Residency

University of Washington, School of Public Health

Awards

FORSCOM Flight Surgeon of the Year, 1997
Top Doctor, First Place, Reno, NV - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Reno, NV - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Association of American Physicians and Surgeons
American college of occupational and environmental medicine
Western Occupational and Environmental Medical Association
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