Dr. Lipi Roy is an internal medicine physician board certified in addiction medicine and serves as clinical assistant professor at NYU Langone Health. As the former Chief of Addiction Medicine for New York City jails including Rikers Island, Dr. Roy oversaw substance use treatment and recovery services at the nation’s 2nd-largest jail complex. Previously, she was a primary care doctor to Boston's vulnerable homeless population among whom the leading cause of death was drug overdose.
Dr. Roy’s experience spans leadership roles from state-run to private addiction treatment centers. She also served as an attending physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and as faculty at Harvard Medical School where she taught Clinical Nutrition and The Healer’s Art. Dr. Roy completed her medical and master’s in public health degrees at Tulane University, followed by residency training in internal medicine at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Roy is a strong advocate for public service: in addition to caring for incarcerated and homeless men and women, she has served the underserved in Nicaragua and India, as well as New Orleans residents affected by Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Roy has also provided medical relief to earthquake victims in Haiti, and volunteered in the medical tent at the Boston Marathon.
Dr. Roy is a sought-after, charismatic public speaker whose mission is to educate and empower the public to make healthy decisions through nutrition, mindfulness and addiction training. As a Forbes contributor and media personality, she has appeared on CNN, Dr. Oz, The Tamron Hall Show, Charlie Rose and CBS New York. Her articles have also been published in STAT and The Huffington Post; and she has been featured in The New York Times, Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, Cooking Light and Oprah.com. Dr. Roy shares her medical expertise in her newsletter, website, and YouTube channel.
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This is complex issue with multiple dimensions: physical, emotional, psychological. Pain continues to be undertreated, particularly among certain groups. Dr. Roy will discuss the different types of pain and evidence-based ways to address both acute and chronic pain.
Dr. Roy will discuss the top 5 things that doctors should do to improve their relationship with patients. Dr. Roy will also discuss the Top 5 Questions that patients should ask their doctor to get the most out of their visit.
Caring for Marginalized Populations
As a former primary care doctor to homeless and incarcerated men and women at the nation’s 2nd-largest jail complex, Rikers Island, Dr. Roy is an expert in addressing the complex needs of this vulnerable group of individuals. From acute issues such as bed bug infections to frostbite to chronic conditions including addiction, mental illness and cancer, Dr. Roy will share her experiences and shed light on compassionate means of caring for society’s most underserved and neglected – and why it should matter to ALL of us.
Poor sleep has been associated with nearly all forms of chronic illness, from heart and lung disease to dementia. Dr. Roy has cared for patients with patients with various sleep disorders throughout her medical career. She will share evidence-based strategies about sleep hygiene that will improve the quality of your life.
Clinical Nutrition & Healthy Cooking 101
Poor diet has been associated nearly every chronic illness, from heart disease to cancer. An avid home cook, Dr. Roy has taught Clinical Nutrition at Harvard Medical School for several years and will share valuable information on the importance of key vitamins, minerals, food groups, as well as share simple tips on healthy home cooking. She will also discuss the pros and cons of commercial diets.
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