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Dr. Kevin McElroy

Anesthesiology
Los Angeles, CA
12 years experience male

Locations

Cedars Sinai Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

Address

8700 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Directions

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Specialties
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Anesthesiology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

15 Answers
5 Agrees
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin McElroy
12 years experience
Depends on your pain: There are many classes of pain medications, and narcotics are just one. A good place to start is Acetaminophen (tylenol). Nsaids (ibuprofen, motrin, a... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin McElroy
12 years experience
It's all about dose: Hydromorphone 8mg oral is equivalent to approximately 24mg oxycodone oral. Both can be equally effective in an appropriate dose and schedule.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin McElroy
12 years experience
Depends on the dose: The combination of the two drugs can be dangerous. Xanax (alprazolam) is a sedative, and oxycodone can cause respiratory depression, meaning you could... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin McElroy
12 years experience
Yes: I'm assuming you are referring to the drug zofran (ondansetron) for the treatment and prevention of nausea and vomiting. If so, it is safe in pregnanc... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin McElroy
12 years experience
We don't know yet: Although ketamine has gotten press recently surrounding some studies which have shown a significant benefit in the setting of acute depressive episode... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin McElroy
12 years experience
A little bit : There will be a slight pinch and some burning when the dentist injects, but it goes away quickly and your mouth goes numb.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin McElroy
12 years experience
"opium-like" : It is a substance which has "positive" activity on the opioid receptor. Examples would be morphine, codeine, heroin, and fentanyl. The opposite would ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin McElroy
12 years experience
Absolutely!: In the event of a medical emergency where you are unable to provide this information to your healthcare provider, you could be administer drugs which ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin McElroy
12 years experience
Depends where used: For external use (skin) either isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol or hydrogen peroxide has antimicrobial properties. Internally, there are some natural antib... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin McElroy
12 years experience
No: Buspar (buspirone) or Buspirone is a non-benzodiazepine anxiolytic, meaning it can reduce anxiety while not being a sedative such as valium or xanax. ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kevin McElroy
12 years experience
Take breaks: I would not recommend being the driver on this road trip if possible, especially not if you're taking pain medications that cause sedation or impaired... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin McElroy
12 years experience
Theoretically yes: I have seen serotonin syndrome in a patient in the recovery room after general anesthesia. It occurred after receiving Meperidine (demerol). This medi... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin McElroy
12 years experience
Probably : While the contents and safety of any supplement for the most part cannot be guaranteed, i would first ask: are you sure it's safe to be working out wh... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin McElroy
12 years experience
There should be none: There are risks to undergoing anesthesia up to and including death. However, general anesthesia, when provided in a careful manner by a trained anesth... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin McElroy
12 years experience
Unrelated: Unless you injured your neck during the electrocution (falling on your head, jerking your neck, hitting your head) there is no way one caused the othe... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. McElroy is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. McElroy is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I'm not convinced hallucinations and perceptual changes aren't avoidab
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much for your advice!!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC san diego School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 2010MD

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