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Dr. Troy Ross

Occupational Medicine
Sparks, NV
24 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

580 Answers
148 Agrees
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Not sure: I'm not sure what you mean by asking about drinking detox, but prescribed Accutane will not give you any problems on a drug test.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: Hair sample drug testing is a way to measure up to a 90 day history of drug use. The proper procedure is to take approximately 100 hairs cut as close ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Middle ear fluid: When there is a build up of fluid in the middle ear it's common to experience that. It can turn in to an infection but usually you just need to get th... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Totally different: Occupational therapy is focused on helping people to be more functional in their lives mainly through how they use tools and their upper extremities. ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Not possible: The HIV virus is considered to be blood and infected body fluid borne. Transmission can only take place if infected fluid is put into the blood of an... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Likely none: 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
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: Any food that is absorbed through the intestines is taken into the venous system and then is transported to the liver.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
One leads to other: An occupational injury occurs as a consequence of an activity or exposure in the workplace. An incident is an occurrence but it doesn't necessarily le... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Look into Paleo : Your lab numbers suggest you're on the path to diabetes. Even though you don't eat "sugar" any fiber or starch that your body can digest turns into su... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Maybe MSG: Msg is a food additive that bothers many people and is commonly used in chinese (and other) food. There is also msg in most soy sauce.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Could be serious: When you broke the leg the twisting force could have damaged your knee as well. If that is something that does not get better by itself after a few da... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Remove the irritant: Contact dermatitis is a straight forward issue of stopping the exposure. You also want to protect the skin with a good moisturizing lotion. Eczema is... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Variable: The effects of arsenic depend on whether a person has a large short-term exposure or low level long-term exposure. It affects mainly the skin, liver, ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Avoid sugar/starch: The healthiest way to eat is to stick with real food. If you only do one thing avoid sugar drinks of all kinds. Keep in mind that artificial sweetener... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Best to stop: Antibiotics only treat the symptom - irritated skin that breaks down and allows bacteria to grow. You would do better to not shave. If you need to rem... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
It can: One problem with food poisoning is that the normal bacteria that belong in your gut get disrupted. This can cause problems for a long time (taking ant... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Check with surgeon: Even 6 months out there can be issues connected to the surgery. More importantly, though, you should take a look at your nutritional status. B vitamin... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
No: Ibuprofen is an anti inflammatory medication. Muscle cramps happen from causes other than inflammation( and there are many). If you get the cramps fre... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Protein and carbs: After strenuous work outs you need to replenish glycogen stores in the muscles and liver so eat a carb source (without high fructose corn syrup) with ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
See a dietician: Loss of the colon causes a dramatic change in how nutrients and fluids are absorbed. It is very important to work with a good dietician, who will not ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
All are good: Each of the products you mentioned are good. You could try them individually or in combination. Another important supplement to try is fish oil. Reme... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Cut out sugar: Sugars in your diet from any source(bread/pasta/potatoes/sodas) are turned into triglycerides in your liver. Too much of that (and other things like a... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Depends on condition: It depends on the condition being treated. For chronic pain it will be about 5 days for noticeable improvement. If seizures are being treated it could... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Generally safe: Only people with certain health conditions need to be careful. If you have kidney problems you need to watch protein intake. A diabetic on medications... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Could be an STD: It is possible that you have an infection. A doctor can diagnose that and treat it if necessary.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Healthy snacks: Most people run off caffeine and sugar through the day - that's not a good way to go. Doing that makes your blood sugar and Insulin levels yo-yo. It's... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: Azithromycin can be crushed. There is a powdered form that can be mixed with water.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Balanced meal: Depending on how hard you exercise you may need to replace glycogen (sugar) stores so about 30-40 grams of complex (low glycemic index) carbohydrates ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Nothing special: The energy for your workouts will come from glycogen stored in your muscles and liver. So the most important thing to do is eat well on a regular basi... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Stay non wt bearing: Hard to answer your question without knowing more about your fracture, but if you're in a non-weight bearing cast it probably is important to keep all... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Check your urine: The easiest way to get an idea of your hydration status is to monitor your urine color. As long as it's a pale yellow you are probably drinking enough... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
No solvent: There is no solvent for asbestos. It is a very stable and durable mineral. The only way to remove it is to physically collect and contain it. Asbestos... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Paleo or primal diet: Excess body fat is mostly nutrition then sleep and lastly exercise. Your body uses sugar and starch to make fat. So start by cutting back on those. Ea... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Sugars: Too many carbohydrates change the chemistry in your body and can lead to acne. Another food problem is food allergy, and toxins in food (for instance ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Instantaneous: Carbon monoxide does damage by binding to red blood cells, causing them to not be able to carry oxygen. It happens as soon as the CO contacts the bloo... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Immediate: Carbon monoxide poisons your red blood cells so they can't carry oxygen. It happens immediately and lasts for several hours. Since CO is odorless you... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Required by all: The ACA federal law mandates that ALL residents of our country have health insurance that conforms to set standards. Go here to learn more: http://kff... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Unknown: There is not enough known about long-term effects of low power microwave exposure to tissues to know what happens. But there is a recent study publish... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Get seen now!: Blurry vision in one eye and in part of the field of vision is very concerning. You could have a serious problem and if so the time to treatment is im... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Possibly: If there is certainty about the diagnosis of facet mediated pain them the best procedure is a facet block. If that works then a more permanent procedu... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Non-specific: In the workplace repetitive motion, causing injury, is thought to be movement that is limited in range, done repeated over time, and having a relative... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: There are many complex chemicals in gasoline. Most of them are harmful to health in high enough concentrations, but our bodies are able to protect us ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Infection?: What you're describing sounds like a bacterial infection. Staph infections are fairly common in people who have their hands in water a lot or use arti... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Low carbohydrate: Ovarian cysts are often a part of what is known as metabolic syndrome. That is a condition where the body cannot handle the amount of carbohydrates be... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
No problem: The TB test checks for an antibody response to proteins from the bacteria. Medications won't interfere with that.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
It's ok: Side effects from chemo are common but not necessary. The better job you do at keeping your nutrition up and sleeping well the more likely you'll avo... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
No: Omeprazole has no relationship to methamphetamine.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Might get picked up: Hair testing for drugs can show positive results for up to 90 days in the past.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
They can: Inflammation usually occurs as a result of diseases or toxic overload in the body. Inhibiting that process can help make people more comfortable, but ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Skin irritant: Anything can cause irritation to the skin, and that's the definition of dermatitis. It can be temporary and a minor issue but contact dermatitis can a... Read More

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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 31, 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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