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Dr. Eric Stansby

Emergency Medicine
Ionia, MI
27 years experience male

Locations

Office

Grand Rapids, MI

Address

1201 Colorado Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI
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My office hours

Wednesday: 1200am - 1200am
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Emergency Medical Associates

Ionia, MI

Office

Grand Rapids, MI

About

Bio

Board Certified (American Board of Emergeny Medicine) Special interest in pre-hospital care (EMS), heart disease, trauma, toxicology, resident teaching, and critical care Former Global Chief of Critical Care Air Transport for United States Air Force Former Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta Former Flight Physician for Aero Med, Spectrum Health Systems, Grand Rapids, Michigan Board Examiner, American Academy of Emergency Medicine

Specialties
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Emergency Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

38 Answers
9 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Stansby
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Reflux: Peppermint is an old remedy for an upset stomach. You should see your doctor as this could be reflux or an ulcer. They may want to prescribe a proto... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Stansby
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Follow up imperative: You have either had a complete miscarriage, or more seriously an ectopic pregnancy. You need to follow-up with your doctor without fail. He/she will... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Stansby
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
See doctor: Without actually seeing the spot, it is hard to make a diagnosis. Get in to see your doctor asap. From there, he/she can make recommendations and/or... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Stansby
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Numerous causes: Restless leg syndrome can have many causes. Medical condition, medications, even diet. A talk with your primary care doctor can help eliminate medic... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Stansby
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
IBS: With lack of other symptoms, it does not sound serious. Irritable bowel is a possibility. Go see your doctor.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Stansby
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
No home remedy: It is difficult to say what is causing the swelling on the side of your face. It could be serious such as a dental abscess (infection) which may requ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Stansby
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
2-3 weeks: An enlarged lymphnode should resolve in 2-3 weeks. If node persists or gets larger, see your family doctor asap.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Stansby
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
ED dysfunction: See your doctor or urologist. There are treatment options depending on the cause.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Stansby
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Probably: Were you on any anti-diarrhea medications as this may have caused the constipation.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Stansby
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Very low: Home pregnancy test are very sensitive. Some can detect a positive b-hcg at concentrations below 1 miu/ml. Most urine test "positive" when b-hcg lev... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Eric Stansby
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
BRAT: While pregnant or breast feeding certain medications may not be safe. Here are some non-pharmacutical things you can try at home that are safe during... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Stansby
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Don't panic: Scarlet fever is an acute febrile illness, primarily affecting children, caused by group a beta-hemolytic streptococci. Clinical manifestations inclu... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Stansby
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Usually not: A meniscus tear is an injury to the cartilage that pads the knee joint. Regular xrays are helpful to rule out other causes of your pain i.e. Fracture... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Eric Stansby
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Irritation: I would lay off the masterbation for a bit. Sounds like skin is irritated. Lotion may irritate skin more. If doesn't get better in a few days, see ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Stansby
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
GO TO ER: Your teen has symptoms that must be evaluated by an er doctor now. Meningitis is a distinct possibility. Call 911!
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Stansby
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Check the label: Most sodas (i.e. Diet coke) use a small amount of potassium benzoate to preserve taste.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Stansby
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Probably normal: If you cousin is thin and in good shape it is possible to palpate (feel) the pulses of the aorta.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Stansby
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Possibly: Your best course of action is to be honest with your doctor on your opiate intake. From there, your doctor can start tapering your dose of medicine s... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Eric Stansby
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Stop the ringing: There are many causes from inner ear infection, to Aspirin intake, to more serious causes such as menier's disease. See an ent.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Stansby
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Ovarian cyst: When an ovarian cyst ruptures, some blood is released into the pelvis which will cause pelvic pain. Most of the time only pain medications are needed... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Stansby
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
See doctor ASAP: Without an exam it is hard to say. A complete physical, possibly blood work, and imaging (cat scan) would be helpful. A trip to the er might be help... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Stansby
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Appendicitis?: How long have the symptoms been present? Are they accompanied by anorexia, fever, vomiting? Sounds like he may need to go to the er for a physical e... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Stansby
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Hyperhydrosis: Hyperhydrosis is a condition where a person sweats excessively, even when it is cold out. Treatment options range from topical antiperspirants to bot... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Eric Stansby
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Depends: Fluid around the ankle joint is probably caused by trauma to the joint. A septic joint will be red, swollen, hot to touch, very painful, and possibly... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Stansby
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
You have cellulitis.: It sound like you have an infection of the skin called cellulitis. Most infections can be treated easily with a proper antibiotic. However, certain ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Stansby
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Itch that rashes: In eczema, the 'hallmark' is the itch that rashes, where there is a cycle of itch-scratch that perpetuates this condition. Other skin conditions may ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Eric Stansby
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Unlikely: Pregnancy results from fertilization of a female egg by male sperm. If you are serious about getting pregnant, see an ob/gyn doctor who specializes i... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Stansby
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Probaby not: The L5 nerve root inervates primarily the top of the foot. While the s1 nerve root does inervate the bottom of the foot, neuropathic pain usually doe... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Stansby
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Scar revision: Scars on the face can be very cosmetically disfiguring. You might want to see a plastic surgeon and see if a scar revision would help.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Stansby
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Constipation: Although it may seem like you are not constipated, incomplete bowel movements are usually caused by constipation. Try increasing water intake, prune ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Eric Stansby
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Unlikely: Blood from mouth or gums should not be caused by stress. Unless there was inadvertent trauma (biting tongue or cheek). See your doctor and have a CB... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Stansby
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Go to ED: From what you are describing, it shoulds like you may be having problems with your gallbladder. You should seek emergent care in an ed. There the do... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Stansby
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Post-op instructions: When you were discharged from the hospital you should have gotten instructions from your surgeon explaining what type of activity you can participate ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Eric Stansby
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
RICE: First elevate the extremity. Some post-op swelling is to be expected and should resolved in a week or so. If however your incision is draining, or y... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Stansby
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
See your podiatrist: If the orthotics are causing pain, you might want to try an analgesic like tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin. If the problem persists, contact your p... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Eric Stansby
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Antacids: By high gastricity i assume you mean reflux. Ask your doctor, there are many medication both prescribed and otc that can help. If symptom persist a ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Stansby
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
RLS: Rls can be very debilitating. Working closely with your doctor to find the right combination of pain medications is key. He may want to send you to ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Stansby
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
No: Lisinopril is of a class of drugs called ace inhibitors. It is mainly used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure).

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Stansby is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Stansby is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! I thought maybe I should see a neurologist. Im going to discuss this with my pcp. Tjank you very much
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Tried Metamucil, natural fiber, lots of water, its still there,no work
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!, Yes he is thin and in good

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Ohio State University College of Medicine
Graduated 1995MD

Residency

Ohio State University Hospitals

Awards

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