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Dr. Patrice Hirning

Internal Medicine
Salt Lake City, UT

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Salt Lake City, UT

Address

508 East South Temple , Suite 300, Salt Lake City, UT
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Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

17 Answers
5 Agrees
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrice Hirning
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Calf Pain: This could be a serious problem. This is a symptom that can not be evaluated without seeing a physician. It may not be serious but needs to be seen.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrice Hirning
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Odorous burps: This can relate to a number of problems such as acid reflux. See your doctor and be sure you are diagnosed properly.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrice Hirning
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Allergy medications: Unfortunately there is no "best" brand. Different patients respond better to one medication than to another. Loratadine, diphenhydramine, fexofenadine... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrice Hirning
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Fatigue: Fatigue or feeling tired can be a symptom of many problems so this should be evaluated.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrice Hirning
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Loose stools: There are a large number of causes, some serious. She should see a doctor.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrice Hirning
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Low platelet count: Your number is just outside of normal. It is very reasonable just to repeat. There are lots of causes but no need to worry if normal on repeat.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrice Hirning
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Pain around period: Pain just prior to your period can be a sign of an ovarian cyst but this depends on when the pain is relative to the onset of bleeding. Depending on y... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrice Hirning
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Finger injury: No one can tell you what this is without an exam and perhaps an x-ray. Go be seen. The longer you wait the worse the problem can get.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrice Hirning
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Menopause: Not being able to get pregnant can be caused by many issues with premature menopause being only one cause. Talk to your doctor.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrice Hirning
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Sperm Motility: Sperm are happier with cooler temperatures (boxers are better than briefs and avoiding hot tubs/hot baths is helpful). Also if you are trying to get p... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrice Hirning
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Moisturizer.: Use a protective product. Choices are broad. Try not to lick your lips but apply a moisturizer.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrice Hirning
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Bad breath: This can be for a number of reasons. Start with her dentist, then see her primary care physician. In preparation can try Prilosec in case this is acid... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrice Hirning
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Weight loss: Generally portion control with increased exercise is best. Good data on the mediterrean diet.
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrice Hirning
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Weight Loss: The balance is diet and exercise. Portion sizes are important to manage. The mediterran diet has good data on weight loss. Exercise with periods of in... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrice Hirning
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Chest pain: Could be a number of things. Depending on age and a number of factors. Contact your doctor.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrice Hirning
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Reflux: This can be a sign of esophageal reflux but does not make the diagnosis.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrice Hirning
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Bowel movement after: There is something called a gastrocolic reflex. After eating the colon empties.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hirning is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hirning is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank u. Great answer. Bet Rhe stress and computer on lap isn't helping things
HealthTap member
thanks but im not taking any pills and it showed negative in my pregnancy test.
HealthTap member
Thank you for your help. I redid the test and am waiting for the results.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Arizona College of Medicine, AZ
MD
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