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Dr. Joel Ross

Geriatrics
Eatontown, NJ
41 years experience male

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Geriatrics

Licenses

United States: New Jersey

Languages spoken

English

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Ross
41 years experience
Itchy throat: MOst commonly these symptoms are alleric in nature, nothing more.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Ross
41 years experience
Respect: Have patient and understanding for the elderly often do not understand the challenges their behavior and mannerisms might cause to those living with o... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Ross
41 years experience
High Hgb and RBC Hct: Hemoblobin and hemotocrit refer to the amount of red blood cells in your body when measured in a special machine called a Coulter Counter. HIgh Hb an... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Ross
41 years experience
Vaccines: The herpes zoster (Shingles) vaccine is probably a good choice for seniors who wish to reduce their risk (not totally eliminate the risk of shingles) ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Ross
41 years experience
Bilirubin issues: There is a benign condition of elevated bilirubin called Gilbert's syndrome. Please check what is called 'indirect and direct levels of bilirubin'. ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Ross
41 years experience
Kidney stones: There are many different sizes, shapes and types of kidney stones. Hydration (ounces of water per day can be as much as half of your weight in pounds)... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Ross
41 years experience
Not likely: This drug can cause sedation and not commonly reported to be associated with HTN. The 135/86 is not a reading that requires treatment in most evidenc... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Ross
41 years experience
Use your mind/body: At all stages of dementia strengthening brain connections (called synapses) is the goal. We do not have proven therapies in humans with dementia that... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Ross
41 years experience
See below: Depending on the stage of the uterine cancer the best treatment options may be surgical and/or radiation. Depending on her underlying health quality o... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Ross
41 years experience
Mono: Yes, Mononucleosis virus is readily spread by oropharyngeal contact with someone els. It is not transmitted sexually.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Ross
41 years experience
Virally related: The presence of Herpes on the genitals as well as lip suggests a viral load that can be causing your symptoms. Proper topical treatment with antivira... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Ross
41 years experience
Myelofibrosis: I am so very sorry to hear of this diagnosis. I have cared for people over several decades as their doctor with this horrible disease. It has no kno... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Ross
41 years experience
Very unlikely: The intestinal tree is not at all close to the urinary system in that it is highly unlikely constipation will lead to damaging of the urinary system.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Ross
41 years experience
Kidney stones: Most people who 'pass' a stone have symptoms and they are often quite severe. Abdominal pain, flank pain, urinary frequency and sometimes burning. I... Read More
A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Ross
41 years experience
Rash issue: If the staphylococal infections (staph for short) is from a skin infection such use of Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) can be helpful if t... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Ross
41 years experience
Kidney stones: Some stones are invisible on XRAY, called radiotransparent while others are called radioopaque and are seen on XRAYs. So, an XRAY that shows no stone... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Ross
41 years experience
Often serious: blue lips are often a sign of insufficient oxygen in the blood. There a a myriad of such causes from lung disorders, cardiac conditions or even low bl... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Ross
41 years experience
Ammonia levels/mono: In very rare cases, mono can lead to liver failure with elevated ammonia levels. That is why the liver tests are often monitored in the course of mon... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Ross
41 years experience
.low RBC: We use the term hemoglobin rather than RBC. Most labs have a lower limit of normal around 12 or so. A level below the lower limit of normal can be 'n... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Ross
41 years experience
Concussion: A thorough neuropsychological testing will be of great benefit. If your insurance can cover this seek out such a consultation.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Ross
41 years experience
Brainfluid runnynose: This is a very important question as the spinal fluid leak can masquerade as a runny nose. We use the tem rhinorrhea for fluid leaking from the brai... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Ross
41 years experience
Prostatitis maybe: Any burning on urination from a male of 34 years of age must be evaluated. It can be from many causes with sexually transmitted illnesses being a pos... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Ross
41 years experience
Audiologist and ENT: Seek a licensed ENT doctor and an audiologist. Only way to know is to get tested.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Ross
41 years experience
Low RBC: If the RBC has only recently come down below prior levels or below the lower limit of normal for the lab, when in combination with elevated biilrubin ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Ross
41 years experience
Yellower urine: Yes or even light orange.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Ross
41 years experience
Not really: Healthy has many definitions. Living longer, living better for example. People lived to the same life span hundreds of years ago than today. More pe... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Ross
41 years experience
Apps for seniors: The Lumosity APP has merit. Scrabble/crossword puzzle apps (there are quite a few) as well as APPs that can teach you a new language will be of benef... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Ross
41 years experience
Elevated RBC: If the elevated RBC is indeed above the upper limit of normal for that lab and on repeat it is confirmed there are a few possibilities to consider. C... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Ross
41 years experience
Choices are many`: Osteoporosis simply reflects a thinning of the bones. There is little chance of a spontaneous fracture of your wrist, rib, spine or hip in the absenc... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Ross
41 years experience
Simple responses: Dementia can be mild, mod or severe. It means a loss of ability to care for one's self without help due to cognitive losses. There are over one hund... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Ross
41 years experience
Mono: This very common illness can be infectious for a lifetime. Most people have antibodies against mono and may never get symptoms. People often carry t... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Ross
41 years experience
See below: If the varicose veins not causing ulceration and I just cosmetic. Is no point to any interventions at this time.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Ross
41 years experience
Yes to some degree: 60% of all pts with Alzheimer's Disease have first degree relative (often a parent) that had AD. There are genetic tests one called ApoE4 which can i... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ross is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ross is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York diwnstate Medical University, NY
Graduated 1981MD
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