About Richard Troy
As a team leader and instructor paramedic, I have accrued eight years of experience with the Italian Emergency Medical Service, of which I was a member from 2008. While being a paramedic I also attended medical school for three years, served as an instructor with the American Heart Association teaching and guiding doctors and nurses through first aid and CPR, and earned my Australian Diploma of Paramedical Science. My time in these roles and programs helped me lay the groundwork for my career in the medical field, preparing me to understand and study more in-depth topics and provide others with helpful insights and information.
Eager to find something new, different, and challenging, I left behind my comfortable position and paused my med school studies, venturing out on my own. That was when I moved to Thailand and launched my first website focusing on medical tourism, putting to good use all of the knowledge that I had built up caring for more than 15,000 patients during my time as a paramedic. I continue to study medicine in earnest, delving into the latest concepts and technologies, all the better to explain and inform my audience about what is going on in the medical field and where it appears to be headed
What do I do?
Through ricktroy.com, I have found an outlet to share my passion for medicine. I continue to read medical textbooks, medical news and research papers on my own, feeling the same vigor for this work that I felt twelve years ago. That vigor never left me, and although the work that I am doing today is less immersive than the work I was doing as a paramedic, I feel even more fulfilled than ever before. I know that through ricktroy.com, I am reaching and helping more people than I could have through traditional venues.
My approach to this website is straightforward: I am leveraging my expertise in the medical field to keep learning about the most advanced medical and surgical procedures, diagnostic tests, medical conditions, supplements and everything health & medical related. I read all of the newest reports so that I am up to date on diseases and conditions, staying ahead of the curve so that I can afford my audience an edge in the world. To put it simply, I am helping people understand their own health more fully than they ever thought they could have. To ensure accuracy, I often read a dozen full medical papers and chapters from a handful of medical textbooks on the subject before I publish anything new, guaranteeing that any claim I make will be updated, accurate and hold up to scrutiny.
While I have written mainly blog posts to date, I intend to stretch out into video interviews and video reviews and other content types in the near future.
I am not an MD. I’m not here to nor I can diagnose you. My blog posts do not substitute your own GP or specialist, the content is intended for informational and educational purposes only, to help you better understand your health and the field of medicine in general.
Where to find me?
You can find me on Quora where I answered over 380 questions mainly on medical subjects with over 1 Million answer views. Some of my answers have been featured in the Quora Digest email and I have been featured as most viewed writers in the Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Dermatology, Medicine and Healthcare topics as well.
You may also send me an email of fill out the contact form if you are looking for clarifications, or if you have any feedback for me, or you need further information, or if you want to collaborate with me.
I also built MedTravel Asia, a website to connect patients from all over the world with specialists and clinics or hospitals in Asia. If you’re looking for advice on medical tourism and procedures abroad and if you need a quotation and to be connected with the best clinics and specialists in Asia I provide this service free of charge.
I’m laying the ground for a future start-up. I want to address the flaws currently present in the healthcare industry and in the medical tourism sector, implement new technologies, improve the overall patient safety and experience. It will take some time to accomplish this, so keep following me for more updates.