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Dr. Jack Hinkle

Family Medicine
St. George, UT
male

Locations

Office

St. George, UT

Address

595 S. Bluff st., Suite 6; , St. George, UT
Directions

About

Bio

Over the years I have had an extensive practice in hospital and office based medical care. My main focus now is on preventive health care and personal life style choices to enhance longevity and quality of life. I invlove the patient in their own health care decisions through teaching and education, so that informed choices can be made. My interests are in allergy and immunology, environmental medicine and nutrition.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Michigan, Utah

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

178 Answers
20 Agrees
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
You need some tests.: Regardless of the stools being negative for occult blood i would strongly recommend starting with a urine, cbc, metabolic panel and ultrasound of the ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
It could stay: A TIA is still an event that can leave some residual damage and better described as a small stroke since you have continued symptoms. Generally I see ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
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Mucous Plug: As the cervix begins to dilate and thin a mucous plug can pass. It just means you are getting closer. You cannot say that labor will come so many hour... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
Possible: All you can do is wait for your next cycle and get a couple pregnancy test two weeks apart. That are multiple causes for irregular menses and more his... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
You don't know.: Neither of these will tell you. You are stuck with waiting and then pregnancy tests. If you develop itching the drainage might be cacdida.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
I agree: It is possibly Tinea Corporis. Sun tans will bring out these kind of infections as the areas will not tan as the surrounding skin. It would have to be... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
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Hi: The Hb/Hct do not reflect infection, the WBC would. The sed rate reflects inflammation and is non-specific. Rectal blood spotting may be from hemorrho... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
Carpal tunnel: You have probably irritated the nerves in the carpal tunnel at the wrist. Wear wrist splints for a couple weeks, B-6 100 mg for three months, ice and ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
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Life Expectancy: Currently the life expectancy for a male is 63 years and a female 68 years. This is less than their parents and completely alterable and extendable by... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
Sure: It can cause joint laxity thus leading to risk for injury or cause irritation or strain to the joint capsule and surrounding ligaments that attach to ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Being homosexual is not a risk factor by itself. It is dependent on a choice to engage in homosexual activity that increases the risk. There are multi... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
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Yes: Diarrhea is a common symptom, as is constipation, or alternating constipation and diarrhea. But, this is a diagnosis of exclusion, and other causes sh... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
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No: The use of inhalers are not without risk, and this can be increased by physical activity. Once an exercise program is started you would find out soon ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
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Yes.: Sometimes with a head injury the brain will bleed and a large clot is formed (hematoma). This can cause neurological symptoms that may necessitate rem... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
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Yes.: It can improve muscle and nerve function, and improve circulation to the area. A damaged area of tissue will have altered voltage on the surface of th... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: No it is not unless it is inflammed, angry looking and painful, or in other words it looks like it is infected.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
NSAIDS or: The most available are nsaids (like acetominaphen, ibuprofen, naproxsyn). Their side effects can include liver and kidney trouble, ulcers or stomach b... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
No set time.: You might need an injection to hasten recovery. Foot mechanics are very important and a walking evaluation may need to be done. An arch support is ver... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
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Rotator cuff tendons: You probably have tendonits of the rotator cuff. Conservative treatment is best tried after an examination of the area. Until then ice and Ibuprofen w... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
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Shoulder problem: If you can't move the shoulder then the problem is in the shoulder. It most likely is a rotator cuff (tendon) injury or tear. After an examination the... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Fewer eggs: Lower reserve means that you have less follicles in the ovary to potentially produce eggs. The ovaries seem to have a finite number of oocytes and thu... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Nerve irritation: A nerve entrapment can take place at the shoulder girdle or there is a structure there that is impinged or inflammed that will cause referred pain to ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
Warts +: They could be a viral caused bump such as a wart. You can also look up dyshidriosis which is common on the hands, fingers and feet. That is all that i... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends.: The information will be in your package insert as to how long to wait.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
Try-: You might have to have that area of the toenail trimmed off. If the toe gets real sore and red and some pus then an antibiotic might be needed. Local ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ok.: I do not see any contrindications for this mix.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
I suspect: Since it is positional I suspect that it would be related to pressure on nerves or blood vessels in your high neck area. You could have manipulation d... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
Hormone balance: This is related to an adequate hormone balance for you. The issue is not uncommon. You might need a different kind of BCP
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes.: There is a relationship between the heart and the esophagus so the flutter could be heart. Just check you pulse to see if they match. Also people can... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
Just a....: Normal response from the autonomic nervous system that can be affected by the discomfort ot the shot, or fear or nutritional status (blood sugar level... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
Maybe.: Apparently it is normal for babies to cry for 5 hours a day without cause. We are not worried about spoiling ours and hold them, carry them around, fe... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes and no: It depends on your symptoms and what else is going on. Personally I would adjust the dose to allow the androgens to be in normal levels, unless there ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
You need an exam: You could have a rib fracture, a rib restriction affecting full inspiration, or even damage to the lung if a fracture is there; or just bruised ribs a... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: The ribs are attached in the back and the front. So if an area is restricted you can also have discomfort in the front.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
Probably safe: If your periods are regular, 28 days apart, then you are probably safe. You are left this next month with waiting and pregnancy tests.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not enough details: We would need to know more details about your cycle history, stress levels. recent traumatic events etc. You have probably done a pregnancy test and t... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
All of those: All of those are possible including breast tenderness or spotting if you have a uterus. If you have a uterus then you need to counterbalance the Prema... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
Avoidance is best.: Of course good hygiene practice. A natural approach I have see includes the following: Vit. C 4 gm/d, Vit. D 50,000 IU for 5 days and then drop to 500... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
Also: I would also begin an anti-histamine such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Claritin as it might decrease the swelling and reaction if it is an allergi... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
See below: It really dos not matter as the oral or genital can cause issues in the oral or genital areas. So if he has a HSV-1 and you have oral sex it can give ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes.: An EKG and Holter monitor are non-invasive and can give good information. Lab may be needed for Ca, Mg and K levels if you are on other meds or have l... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
Possibly: Nothing is 100 % foolproof except abstinence.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
Doubtful: Many women are sensitive to smells and odors that make them nauseated during pregnancy. It may or may not go away soon. Some of my patients have had i... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
No.: Anything you spray into your nose can end up in the throat.
A female asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
Stretch, magnesium: Stretching would always be good prior to physical activity. Yoga would be good in general. Check side effects of any medication you are on.A lot of pe... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not unusual: The bacterial infection part of your acne may often involve the follicles of the skin including hair follicles. You might need to apply Neosporin oint... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
Multiple items: You would need an exam to go along with more history. Fever, chills, change in stools, blood, mucous? Could be left colon (colitis, diverticulitis), a... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
No.: In my personal experience in the early stages HCG rise is quite variable. Let's see if an OB answers your questions. I am Family Practice, so I do not... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
Probably: If it is stitched it should be okay. The oral mucosa heals up pretty fast.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
Several things: The first is to have a sigmoid or colonoscopy. Magnesium 200-400 mg before bedtime would be good to try as it relaxes muscles. I have had success with... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hinkle is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hinkle is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I am nervous to try medication. I am going to see my doctor next week about it so I will go from there. Thank you for the input.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you! I've had on/off low-grade fevers (102 or less) - I think that might be a hormonal thing? I'll try the ibuprofen :)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Appreciate your help... I feel better about what could be the problem.

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