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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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Go to your surgeon: What you describe is completely abnormal after a gallbladder surgery. You need to have your doctor evaluate you as soon as possible. If you can't get ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Whole milk: If you don't have a dairy allergy then milk has a good mix of protein, sugar, and fats. Organic is a better choice, and if you can get raw milk in you... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Depends on how long: Thank you for thinking about that. Most bronchitis is viral and those illness are typically infectious for a week to 10 days. You can continue to have... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Hurts O2 delivery: Carbon monoxide acts by keeping red blood cells from picking up oxygen so it hurts you by starving the body for oxygen. Once the co separates off the ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: Chlorine fumes are very irritating to the lung so that can easily cause bronchitis if the concentration is high enough, the good news is that the lung... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: There can be many problems. It is thought that the biochemistry that effects bacteria does not hurt humans, but that is not clearly the case. More imp... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
See a doctor: Stomach problems can be hard to resolve. Without good information from a detailed history and physical exam it will be impossible to know the best fix... 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 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Very important: Gut function is very complex, and proper nutrition has a big role. People with food allergies will usually have lose and frequent stools and can have ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Unlikely but possibl: There are blood borne diseases that can be spread by anything with infected blood that penetrates your skin. There are a lot of studies that assess th... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Anti nutrients : It's more an issue of natural chemicals in the soy bean that bind nutrients. That is mitigated by fermenting the soy (miso/natto/some tofu). There are... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Esophageal reflux: What you describe sounds like acid and stomach contents from the stomach moving the wrong way up into the esophagous. Your mother should see a doctor... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Don't count calories: This is a confusing topic because of how people misuse terms. Calorie is a measure of heat when something is burned. You can burn a piece of wood and ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Protect what's left: The first thing to do is to protect the cartilage you have. Be careful with the use of anti inflammatory medications (nsaids). Even though they reduce... 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 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Probably ok: What you describe does not sound like a cancer, but the best way to know is to get the area evaluated by a dermatologist. A melanoma would have likely... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Infection vs allergy: You could have an allergy but as you describe your symptoms it sounds like an infection. Most respiratory infections are viral and will go away on the... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
A few days: The urea will start breaking down the thickened skin within a couple of days. You should see and feel a difference in a week.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Nuts and cheese: It's always best to have a balance of fresh foods, but if you can't carry around a lot then make sure you have a good supply of healthy fats and prote... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Resiliency: Resiliency keeps ptsd from occurring. Stay engaged with the parts of life that help you to thrive.
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A 80-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Nerve compression: The fact that the pinky and ring finger are affected suggests that a nerve called the ulnar nerve is being compressed. It could be from the position y... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
See a doctor: The list of problems that could be causing your symptoms is long. Diagnosing abdominal problems is something that a trained practitioner should do wit... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Allergy or infection: If the reaction started hours after the procedure it is most likely an allergic reaction. You should go back to the doctor that did the procedure so h... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
May be fungus: You may have a skin fungal infection. Try using wool or polyester socks and use a topical anti fungal powder or cream.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Eat real food: You already realize that you're eating junk food so make changes there. Fresh vegetables and fruits, fresh meats, healthy fats (avocados/olive oil/but... 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 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Get more info: Both results show that you need to work with a doctor to find out causes and address the issues. The protein in your blood is made by your liver. Low ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Not positive: You need to wait 48 hour to be able to interpret the test, but the redness does not matter. What determines a positive test is the size of the bump, a... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Lots of fluid: In additional to keeping your urine very dilute it is important to keep the urine alkaline as well. This helps your kidneys to clear out the protein b... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Facet syndrome?: What you describe could be pain coming from a facet joint in your back. Those are joints where one vertebral arch rests on top of another. That type o... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
No worries: A tumor is typcally a solid mass of tissue. It couldn't be broken up by someone massaging or manipulating it. For a young healthy person having a tumo... 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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Not the best thing: Ibs is not caused by infections so antibiotics should not be a treatment for the condition. In fact antibiotics make ibs worse because they kill the b... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Dermatitis: It sounds like irritated skin. It can be from dry weather, soaps or skin care products, allergy, or exposures at work. If a good moisturizing lotion (... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
A few days: What you're seeing is your body's immune response. It should go away in 4-5 days. If it lasts longer or gets worse it could be the start of an infecti... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Try vinegar: The most important thing to so is try to eliminate the problem (often a food intolerance). Try eliminating all wheat and gluten. Also look at other co... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Proper breakfast: Look into high intensity interval training, but eating right is key. Try making your first meal a combination of protein and healthy fats (bacon and e... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Minor irritation: Bleach fumes are mostly an irritant to the lung tissues. In very high concentration they can cause damage, but even then the lining of the lungs heals... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Need information: Assuming she doesn't have any known health problems there aren't many things that would cause a young woman to be easily fatigued. The most likely pro... 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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Other minerals?: That craving is called pica, which is associated with iron deficiency, but there could be another mineral that you need. You may want to try taking a ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Depends on cause: Food poisoning can come from toxins, viruses, and bacteria. Only the bacterial cause is likely to need medical treatment. For all of them it s importa... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Follow doc's advice: For any work injury it is important to follow the instructions your treating doctor gives you because the worker's comp insurance is paying for treatm... 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 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Maybe kidney issue: What you describe could be from a kidney stone. You should go to a doctor and have your urine tested for signs of an infection or crystals.
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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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
Eczema?: It's hard to say without knowing more about where the bumps are located, but if they are on your fingers it sounds like dyshydrotic eczema. Try a few ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
An expected reaction: A sore red area at the site of a vaccination is what happens when your healthy immune system reacts to the shot. It should only last 2-3 days.
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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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