Dr. Lisa Roazen

Emergency Medicine
Duluth, MN
20 years experience female

Locations

St. Luke's Hospital

Duluth, MN

Address

910 1st St, Duluth, MN, United States
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 10am - 8:00pm
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Fax

8448191139

Insurances accepted

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About

Bio

I'm an ER doc with a keen interest in community health, women's wellness, sexual health, and sports medicine. I practice both primary care medicine in an urgent care setting as well as seeing patients in the emergency department. I'd love to help you in your journey to wellness!

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Emergency Medicine

Urgent Care

Licenses

United States: Minnesota, New York, Wisconsin

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

174 Answers
23 Agrees
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Yes, BUT.: The bite of a tick itself won't kill you; an uninfected tick can't transmit disease. Almost all tick-borne illnesses are treatable with antibiotics if... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Yes.: These drugs do not interfere with one another.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
No.: Most germs that cause disease need a way to get in your body, either through mucous membranes (like your mouth, eyes, or genitals), by being eaten, by... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Do LH testing: Even women with usual 28 day cycles don't all ovulate on the same date midcycle. You may find using LH testing strips, which check your urine for a sp... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Limit amounts.: Everyone has an individual rate at which they metabolize alcohol. If more is consumed in a period of time than the body can metabolize, you develop sy... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Not really.: Graphite is an intert and nontoxic material which will not harm your health. However, it can cause permanent pigmentation if left in place in a wound.... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Probably.: Protein shakes can be problematic for people with kidney problems or who don't stay well hydrated. So long as your urine is light in color or clear, a... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Too late to prevent: "Morning after" medicines that prevent pregnancy after sex only work if taken in the first 72 hours after intercourse. At this point you'll need to wa... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Rare effect.: For most people, a rapid heart rate is NOT a side effect of QVAR. Other inhaled medicines for asthma, like albuterol, can raise the heart rate - from ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Still bleeding? yes.: If this is not normal menstrual bleeding, and she is not getting a satisfactory answer from her doctor, she should seek a second opinion from another ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Could be sinusitis: Decongestants and steroid nasal sprays can help symptoms; if symtoms progress and you feel worse, see a doctor (or schedule a virtual consult) to disc... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Creams may not help: A boil is a collection of pus under the skin. Most of the time, they either come to a head and drain all by themselves, or a doctor needs to lance it ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Heal first.: Once the skin is intact (no oozing or open sore), a silicone scar sheet can be used over it to help improve the cosmetic appearance. Products like Med... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Unlikely.: A small amount will be rinsed away, but water and oil do not mix well. That's why shampoo is required to remove excess oils for many people, though in... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
It depends.: Not everyone has sweat that tastes salty; how "salty" sweat is depends on your hydration status, how much you're sweating, and how quickly it's evapor... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
You can discontinue.: It would be very unusual to have an allergic reaction to a vitamin D supplement, so I'm not sure stopping it will fix your problem. However, it is saf... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
More info needed: Depending on his age, his vaccine history, his medical history, and distribution/appearance/feel of the rash, there are lots of possibilities. Tiny bl... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Depends on symptoms: You only need a "shot" after a bee sting if you are having a severe allergic reaction. Most people don't require this, and can instead use topical cor... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Depends on "safe.": If you are worried about skin infection, it's likely that if you're practicing good wound care and its healing well that you won't develop a late infe... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Not proven safe.: Aminogen is a supplement, which means it is not FDA regulated, and may contain ingredients not safe for breast feeding. Your body is very good at brea... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
It doesn't work.: Puriclean is intended to mask the traces of drugs in your body for the purposes of "detoxing," passing a drug test, or minimizing a hangover. However,... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
No.: Postinor2 pills each have half the dose of a single Postinor 1 pill. These have similar efficacy. Even though the package says take them 12 hours apar... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Yes.: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is diagnosed in women whose ovaries have large cysts (it sounds like yours do), hirsuitism (extra growth of dark hair), an... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
See a doctor.: While it sounds like you have symptoms that suggest pregnancy, there are many other possible causes for your symptoms, too. Please see your doctor for... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Possibly... unlikely: Postnasal drip can occur for many different reasons. The most common causes are allergy and the common cold. If you have other cold signs, the cause i... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Normal.: I am not sure what test you had done, but 0.1 is between 0.0 and 0.9, so this means your test is normal.
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A female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Depends.: Caffeine is a stimulant. It can cause tremors, increased heart rate and blood pressure, and a nervous or jittery feeling as well as increased alertnes... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Check your meds: Loratadine (the ingredient in brand-name Claritin and its generic cousins) only comes as a 10 mg tablet in the US. There are no 25 mg tablets. Please ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Not recommended: Talc based powders have been found to possibly be one factor in the development of cancers of the female reproductive organs. If you wish to use a pow... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Unlikely.: The fungi and molds that cause disease and environmental allergies are not at all closely related to antibiotics. Mold-based antibiotic production has... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
See a doctor.: Pain and tenderness in the right lower part of your abdomen can be a serious problem. Possibilities include appendicitis, which is an emergency, and i... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Varies widely: Your questions are given to a pool of doctors of every specialty. Your question cannot be answered via this method. Please search for a neurosurgeon o... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Unlikely: Unless something else changes, your teeth should be stable in an adult mouth. Other medical conditions that cause bone loss, jaw or tooth trauma, or m... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Tylenol if safe.: You won't become dependent on it, but you should visit your doctor to determine the cause of your pain. That it's worse when you're active during the ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Overuse injury: The ligaments and tendons that hold your joints together can become strained with repetitive use, like typing on a keyboard. Rest, good ergonomics (ha... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Tiny kidney stone.: Kidney stones that form within the kidney itself (and not in the ureter, the tube from the kidney to the bladder) usually cause no symptoms. They don'... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Side effect: Some people have tongue, throat, or tonsil discoloration when they take certain medications, including bismuth (pepto-bismol) and some antibiotics. If... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Likely normal: Past use of morning-after contraception, as well as past use of any form of hormonal birth control, has never been shown to adversely affect pregnancy... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
See a doctor.: You could be miscarrying, or you could have other reasons for bleeding in early pregnancy. An ultrasound, and some simple blood tests, can help determ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
It's safe.: However, it is unlikely to be very effective for the symptoms you describe, and it can absorb other nutrients you need rather than letting your body a... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Ultrasound: Torsion is only diagnosed by an ultrasound which can demonstrate blood flow (or lack thereof) to a testicle or ovary. It can also be diagnosed during ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
See a Urologist.: You need a full exam, likely hormone testing, and this will help determine the cause and treatment. See a doctor who specializes in ED.
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A female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
No.: The sugar and acid in apple cider vinegar will change the "good" bacteria in your vagina, disrupting the normal natural balance. It can lead to infect... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Asymmetry is common.: The amount of breast tissue a woman has is genetically determined. This includes areola size. Most parts of your body are not symmetric and identicall... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Central areas.: Superficial application of ice to areas of the body where large blood vessels are most superficial yields the greatest cooling. Groin and armpits are ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
See your doctor: You should see your surgeon right away. If that is impossible, see your local primary doctor. Wound infections require treatment.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Many options for you: It's never too late to address PAIS, though your adult body will only change so much on its own. There are many options available, including medicatio... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Unlikely.: Only a few antibiotics which are quite old and very rarely used have ever been shown to interfere with hormonal birth control. While being treated for... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Not a DVT.: A DVT, or clot in the deep veins of the leg, cause achiness and leg swelling which is persistent all the time - not just when you're active. Your symp... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Vitamins/Minerals: It contains several vitamins and minerals plus fiber. There are no active drugs in it that fall outside these categories. Like most diet pills, it has... Read More
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Testimonials
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for your advice. I had an X-ray done where it showed a dislocation. Nothing else was done for me ?? I suggested PT. Do you think I should seek a second opinion...Read More
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I have difficulty with 4 oz of Pedialyte or Gatorade, which each have citric acid. Also vitamin C is painful if taken in even small quantities. Wish I could have elaborated. May try posting again.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I saw a neurologist and they couldnt explain it i saw them after the concussion i take meds and today i had a petít maul seizure thank you for reassuring me though

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Minnesota Medical School, MN
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

METROPOLITAN HOSPITAL CENTER

Awards

The Doctor's Award for service to the LGBT community, MN Philanthrofund
Top Emergency Medicine Specialist, Second Place, the Nation - Spring
2017
Most Influential, Second Place, Minnesota - Spring
2017

Affiliations

CityMD

Publications

“Sugar and Behavior: Expectancy Effects in a Balanced-Placebo Study.”
“Adverse Reactions to Ceftriaxone in Infants with Suspected Bacteremia.”
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