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Dr. Monica Michel

Family Medicine
Akron, OH
13 years experience female

Locations

Center for family medicine

Akron, OH

Address

400 wabash ave, Akron, OH
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Specialties
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Family Medicine

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Internal Medicine - Diabetology

Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine

Licenses

United States: Ohio

Languages spoken

Arabic

Doctor Q&A

232 Answers
102 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Its not Bad: Seating with exercise is normal and should not be concerning. It just means you are working your body hard which is the purpose of exercise. All peopl... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Still there: Sounds like the fungal infection might still be present requiring a longer course of treatment- see you doctor to confirm diagnosis and continue treat... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Hard to say: Without seeing the spots it would be so hard to determine there nature. Try to see your doctor and they can likely tell you best. Sorry I couldn't be ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Walking?: Are you able to walk without difficulty? This can be some inflammation which can get better with ice and time. However, I think you should have a doc ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Yes: Yes this can be one of the many hormonal effects.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Acute VS Chronic: For acute gout- Colchicine, Steroids (Prednisone) and Indomethecin . For chronic gout- Allopurinol is most comonly used.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Maybe: You can wait to see of you miss your period or if it comes on schedule- of you miss it or it's late, take a pregnancy test. Either way you should begi... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Bone health: Vitamin d3 is a supplement for a naturally made essential vitamin in the human body (vitamin d). We get a good portion of this essential vitamin throu... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Yes: They can turn into inflammation called folliculitis is and sometimes becomes infected causing abscesses. Have a doc take a look at it- ease of the sha... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Hard to say: It can mean and infection of some sort either fungal or bacterial- you would need to be seen and the discharge examined under microscopy for the best ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Trauma to the nail: This represents trauma to the nail which is not uncommon with artificial nails- I would take a break and let your nails breathe for a bit and they wil... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Anytime: If you have had unprotected sex at any point within the past month you can take a pregnancy test since sometimes bleeding can occur during pregnancy .... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Caution: I like to typically air on the side of caution when it comes to supplements because a lot of them do interact with many medications. I would take your... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Culture?: I would follow up with the physician who wrote for the cipro- I wonder if a culture and sensitivities were done on your urine and if it was adequately... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Expensive: Some lazers are out there nowadays for scar removal but generally these are out of pocket, cosmetic procedures. I would speak to a dermatologist or pl... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Yes: One of the biggest differentials for chest pain is GERD/reflux. Although it is a big differential and it seems like it could match your presentation, ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Nystagmus?: I would recommend seeing a physician to see if they can illicit the same finding. It can be nothing but at times it is related to some neurological il... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
All of it: If you are wondering when it is most likely to get pregnant- I would assume that anytime having unprotected sex can be "lethal" since hormones are not... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Hopefully not: Irregular periods are extremely common and can have many many differing reasons including stress, excercise, thyroid dysfunction and the list goes on.... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Yes: Even with diet low in fat, it can be high in protein and this would allow you to put on enough weight that can turn into muscle mass.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Finished?: Have you finished your antibiotic course or are you still taking them? If you are finished but continue to see no improvement in your symptoms, it is ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Diet?: So your bad cholesterol went up and your good cholesterol down (barely)- however you are still at a good range for your values. Triglycerides are lowe... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Pregnancy: Could be nothing but could also be pregnant since having unprotected sex puts you at high risk for that. Take a pregnancy test- of your period is late... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Seek attention: Your symptoms sound like you need to be examined by a physician so I would go that route.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Get tested: If you had unprotected sex then there is a chance of pregnancy regardless your underwear potentially having sperm on it. Get tested to put your mind a... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Gas: Sometimes gas buildup can be very uncomfortable. HAve you tries Simethicone ( Gas-X or Mylanta? These OTC products can assist. Burping is one of the w... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
You can't :(: Unfortunately your body will grow at its own pace. The only think you can control is your posture which may make you appear taller. I believe you are ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Dehydration: In a round about way yes- Amoxicillin can make you have nausea, vomiting and diarrhea which makes you dehydrated. Dehydration can cause dizziness and ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Seek help: This could be normal however- at that age if mom has concerns I wouldn't hesitate to talk to your pediatrician.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Allergy or virus: It's certainly possible you had an allergic reaction to what you inhaled however of you remove the cause of the cough (the cleaner) - it should resolv... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Yes: If you are pregnant, a urine pregnancy test should accurately confiirm this once you have missed your period.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Ignore: Many people who suffer from anorexia or other eating disorders may not be underweight.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Diabetes?: Generally any number over 200 can be indicative of diabetes so I would see my doctor and anticipate a lab order to check a hemoglobin a1c to evaluate ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Yes: He would have certainly seen the entire passage from your nose down past your vocal cords assuming what he did was a laryngoscopy. Of this is what you... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Yes: Sure that doesn't doing completely unreasonable- you could have maxillary or frontal sinusitis and this may not necessarily affect your nasal passage ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Diet: I'm not sure if this answers your question but to decrease the amount that goes into your body, you need to modify your diet by eating foods with less... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Hard to say: This can go either way so be safe and see a doctor.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Can be : Certainly this isn't normal and my biggest concern right now is that you could be dehydrated. Please go in and be seen by your doctor.
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A member asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Wow- a lot!: This can either be as simple as muscular if you have had any changes in excercise or even trauma (fall, seizure). Or it can be neurological, neuropath... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Yes : Certainly not abnormal!
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Depends: Typically I don't believe in chasing numbers so if you have incidental finding on your lab studies that are so close to normal- I wouldn't pursue furt... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Unlikely: I can't think of a direct way where an increase in sugar would directly and specifically affect neck muscles. Of course high sugar intake does have a ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Ignore: Make sure the needle used is packaged in a separate sterile container.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Hard to say: Each woman is deifferent so if you are not interested in conceiving you should get on some kind of contraception. Good luck!
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Depends: Sometimes vertigo can go away on its own but it sertainly depends on the cause of the vertigo. In the case of being paroxysmal intermittent vertigo- w... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Could be: Could be varicose ties but also could be the uterus and ligaments returning back to there normal stretch. If no signs of necking (fever, chills) proba... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Lmp 05/01?: If this was the date of conception then I assume your last period was around the 1st? If this is true then you estimated say of delivery would be arou... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Absolutely: Yes certainly this is the type of diet that is not well tolerated and can cause a lot of discomfort. Try to cut down the amount of simple sugar (candy... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Inflamed follicle?: Could be inflammation due to inflamed follicle at the too of your vagina- best bet is to be examined by your doc.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Not much: Hashimotos causes hypothyroidism and many times those terms are used synonymously. Both are dangerous if untreated however with appropriate treatment ... Read More
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May 17, 2014
I'm finding Dr. Michel's answers to be a great addition to HealthTap. She is clear, calm, knowledgeable and caring. I look forward to getting to know her work better through sharing patient questions ...Read More
Nov 29, 2014
Dr. Michel is a very knowledgeable and compassionate doctor. Always enjoy reading her insightful answers. Recommended.
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Sep 5, 2014
Doctor Monica Michel asked all of the right questions. She is very knowledgeable and set my mind at ease.
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This saved my life. Thank you. Thx u so much I was wondering and I was crying if I'll die but your answer gave me hope to to lower my blood pressure and again thx u so much
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you, i was worried that there might be a problem, Thank you again for the reply doctor :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

St Matthew's University, Grand Cayman
Graduated 2009MD

Residency

AKRON GENERAL MEDICAL CENTER

Residency

CLEVELAND CLINIC HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Akron Region - Summer
2014
Top Family Physician, Second Place, Akron Region - Summer
2014
Most Influential Doctor, Third Place, Akron Region - Summer
2014
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