Internal Medicine Physician, Forbes Contributor & Media Personality
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. Read More >
Of the 23 million Americans with substance use disorders, only 10% access treatment. Stigma is a major barrier to care. Addiction is a chronic, relapsing disease of the brain - not a sign of moral weakness or failure. Read More >
Dr. Roy will discuss the epidemiology and neurobiology of addiction, stigma, treatment approaches including harm reduction and other related topics in a highly engaging talk: Read Less ^
A growing epidemic among physicians and other health care professionals, burnout needs to be addressed in an effective, compassionate and systems-wide manner. Emotional exhaustion and its many physical and psychological repercussions can have devastating consequences on physicians AND patients. Dr. Roy will discuss how burnout evolves and ways to reduce it.
Our lives are inundated by stress. Workplace, school, home...we can't escape it. And when our innate abilities to deal with stress falter, we become vulnerable to illness and self-destructive behavior. Mindful activities such as meditation can help us address stress in a positive, efficient and healthier way. Dr. Roy will share fascinating data about mindfulness, share her own practice, and demonstrate a deep breathing exercise live!
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.
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.
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.
“Dr. Roy was very engaging! I greatly enjoyed this session.”
“Absolutely phenomenal speaker! I would love to have a DVD of her presentation to be able to show to my patients during group sessions.”
“This session seemed to challenge my perspective. Dr. Roy helped me understand the difference of dopamine levels for a person coping with addiction v. someone who is not.”
“Dr. Roy was extremely passionate about her area of expertise and clearly explained all of her material.”
“Dr. Roy was excellent. Her presentation was engaging, her slides were informative and interesting. I would have liked to hear more from her!”
“I felt Dr. Roy was the BEST presenter of the Conference. Her delivery was current and it provided me with real examples for those working in the trenches of addiction”
“I appreciated Dr. Roy’s passion for the field of addiction, particularly in regards to medication-assisted treatment and the stigmas attached to those who are addicted and choose to utilize methadone as a treatment modality.”
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