Dr. Monica Michel

Family Medicine
Akron, OH
14 years experience female

Locations

Center for family medicine

Akron, OH

Address

400 wabash ave, Akron, OH
Directions

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Specialties
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Family Medicine

- Select Specialities -

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
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Break : You may want to take a small break until your wound heals which can take a few weeks. You wouldn't want to introduce any stress or infection to a heal... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Hard to say: Could be some breakthrough bleeding which can have multiple causes such as changes in diet, activity, medication, etc. also can represent dried blood ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Don't think so: What makes us call something a migraine is typically the sensation of pain in the head (a headache). You can have an aura that comes before you start ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Myalgias: Statin drugs are known to at times cause myalgias or muscle pain. This reaction is very dependent on the person. Sometimes a doctor will check a CK le... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Anxiety?: First off I hope you have been evaluated by your doctor for possible thyroid disease. I see that you have anxiety disorder and sometimes this can also... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Hard to say: Without an X-ray it would be very hard to diagnose this based in your symptoms. If it is a pneumothorax but it's not affecting your breathing it might... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Abscess?: You could have or have had an abscess which is an infection. I would recommend seeing your doctor to make sure it has resolved.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Many things: Feeling fatigued and drained is more common than you would believe. Sometimes it's situational - related to your mood, stress level, etc. other times ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Relaxation: If you have never fainted, having high blood pressure shouldn't make you faint in and of itself but of course it depends how high your pressure is. Ma... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Concerning : Certainly there should not be blood in your saliva when you wake up... Although this can be as simple as from a bloody nose where you might have swall... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Accessory nipple: Accessory/extra nipples are definately possible and usually are normal.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Nicotine: Given your history I believe it's just the nicotine. Great job on quitting though.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Ok : Levothyroxine is best taken every morning on An empty stomach. Byetta should be taken twice daily one hour prior to your meal. They are ok to take at ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Normal variation: Having your period come a week early can be a normal variation. Changed in mood, stress, contraceptives can all alter your cycles. I would continue to... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Time will tell: If you have been pretty consistent with taking your pill daily then that makes it less likely you are pregnant. However like you are aware antibiotics... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Could be: Could be the case or could also be normal variation. At your age it would be important to make sure there is no underlying infection causing the swel... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
See your doctor: Sometimes some changes can occur after insertion of an IUD- I would be most comfortable of you saw your Gyn or who we've inserted it and confirmed app... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Normal : Feeling faint is sometimes a normal effect of pregnancy due to the shift in body fluid- it is important to stay well hydrated at all times and take it... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Need md: Your friend needs to be seen. Sugar in the urine can represent diabetes and rapid weight loss can also mean the same. Her creatinine rising is concern... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Should be ok: If the exposure was unprotected sex then first off it would be extremely helpful if your partner does not have known HIV. But I assume you don't know ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
A hernia: The most likely abdominal "lump" would be a hernia- it sounds like you are describing a ventral hernia and sometimes you can have bowels get stuck the... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Wonderful!: Of you feel this and look thinner then that's wonderful! The scale is not reliable because if you gained muscle mass it will show on your body but not... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: It is completely normal to have irregularities /pauses in your period following pregnancy and delivery (c section or vaginal). This is usually due to ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Please seek help: Hello, there isn't a "best" antipsychotic. First you need to be seen to establish a diagnosis. If you have thoughts of hurting yourself or other, I wo... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: Although we think of heart disease as something that affects people wo are a little older- it can also affect people your age. Please be seen ASAP and... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Not necessarily: This can be a sign of many other things, other than a brain tumor such as migraine headaches, Inner ear problems or certain infections. I think you sh... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Uti? Pyelonephritis?: Your symptoms can be a few different things but the most concerning thing that ones to mind is pyelonephritis or an infection in your kidney which typ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Depends: Well... This is a tough one. If you are in enough pain that is unrelenting then Er is a good idea. If you have had any combination of fevers/chills/na... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Heartburn?: The burn in your throat can mean heartburn which typically occurs after eating foods that irritate your stomach such as foods high in fat (fried), cof... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Should be fine: I believe that you and your baby should be fine- this is certainly not enough exposure to harm your baby. Have a happy pregnancy :)
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Normal for ec: The cramping and the bleeding are normal after taking ec and it would be very difficult to say if this is your true cycle since they cause variation i... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Probably: Many things can cause irregularities in your period including stress, changes in diet and weight, medications, etc. Keep track of your cycle and hopef... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: I'm concerned for infection so I recommend getting checked out.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Sure : Having surgery can stress your body and make it harder to conceive however definately possible .
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Muscle strain: Sounds like you have some strained muscles in which case your symptoms could be normal. Massage therapy. Pull help, hearing pads and some anti- inflam... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
No: Moles are not atypical in a baby and many of them regress as the baby gets older. I wouldn't be too concerned but wither way, have your pediatrician t... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Anytime!: The nausea and food cravings can began as early as the first trimester and can last throughout your entire pregnancy. Unfortunately every woman may ex... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
No operation: It shouldn't require surgery but it does require that you are seen and examined by your doctor. Can be a few different things. Are you diabetic? Are... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
No: I typically do not recommend douche gels as most of the time they tend to be irritants more than anything.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Need md: Truthfully- you will get the best answer by seeing a doctor because ultimately I would recommend a laryngoscopy which typically is done by ear nose th... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Sinus issues?: If you have sinus issues this can cause a feeling of pressure and it may not show anything objective for the ent to see. Also, this can be caused if y... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
I don't see why not: Since the pain has been worked up without anything definitive then I don't see why you couldn't try to conceive.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: Valtrex (valacyclovir) can commonly cause a rash as a side effect. Some rashes are more serious than others so I would suggest seeing your prescriber.... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Can be dry eye: Your presentation makes me think of dry eyes since- I would try an OTC moisturizing eye drop such as "tears". Good luck to you. Also don't forget to b... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Possibly: Of you spent a week without eating or drinking at all (which is concerning alone)- you may have some abdominal pain when you start to eat a normal amo... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
See a doctor: There are a few conditions both organic and psychiatric that can cause the symptoms you are explaining. See your doctor and hopefully they can order ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
They do there thing: Some would say that exercise, sex and yoga may help but ultimately babies do what they want when they want. Try these things and wait patiently. Good ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
No: Typically oral contraceptives are used to shrink rather than increase the size of uterine fibroids. The water discharge can be a normal variant of it ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
No: As long as your implants was put in within the past 3 years- unlikely that you are pregnant. Having said that it does not present from stds so try to ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Unlikely : If he's looking we and acting normal I think he will be fine as this is pretty rare. If he starts to become ill, has fever and chills or any other con... 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 so much! I got my results on my Mycharts, I'm being considered to give for a Living kidney donation for my friend.
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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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