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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Franklin, NC
44 years experience

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Office

Franklin, NC

Address

55 Holly Springs Park Drive, Franklin, NC
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About

Bio

Dr Hinshaw has 25 years experience in ObG and 15 years of intensive experience in the management of menopause and osteoporosis. His education and degrees are from Duke, Stanford, and Union University (Albany). He is a board-certified fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a long-time member of the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, and former medical director of an osteoporosis research institute in Florida. He specializes in personalized assessments of current or recommended management plans for the prevention of fragility fractures and advocates limiting medical therapy for this risk to persons who can be scientifically and statistically proved to need the benefits of such treatment. He is available for counseling regarding the rare but devastating side effects of some treatments, including osteonecrosis of the jaw and the atypical leg and other bone fractures resulting for medication-induced bone brittleness.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

164 Answers
63 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Uncertain: This is not the way to decide if you are pregnant. If your next period is late, get a pregnancy test at once.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Get enough protein!: Consider the percentage protein in the food you choose. With food labels, a simple way of doing this is to compare the quantity of protein in grams t... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
No: In the second half of your pregnancy, a new onset of wetness should be evaluated by your obstetrician. The answer cannot be given with certainty with... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Yes: The most common "electrolyte" is salt. Some salts of other elements such as potassium are usually present. Many people retain water, experience swol... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Yes: The pap smear takes superficial cells from the outside of the cervix and first part of the canal. Sometimes, for various reasons, the cervical canal ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Any: Any individual bone can be affected. The problem is usually localized to one or a few areas.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Collagen formation: Oi refers to a group of individual genetic errors, which are associated with a variety of collagen formation. Collagen is the mechanical foundation o... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Unlikely: But sometimes, ascending pelvic infections associated with atypical bacteria have followed iud insertions, vaginal delivery, miscarriage, and uterine ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Endometrial: If you have a suspicion of uterine cancer, then a sample of the lining of your uterus is taken.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
No: This problem is usually confined to one bone, a few bones, or even just part of one bone.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Condoms: While not 100% effective, condoms reduce the risk. The pelvic dam, a rarely used artificial barrier, is even more effective.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
No: Pinworms cannot lead to cervical cancer.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Not at first: Pid is an ascending infection, beginning in the cervix and rising through the uterus to the fallopian tubes and out into the pelvic peritoneal cavity.... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Is it so?: While there are some industry-based studies which suggest that natural Progesterone when combined with percutaneous estrogen is associated with a decr... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
More symptomatic: It is probably not more prevalent, just more symptomatic and easier to notice.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Several ways: It is important to realize that not all precancerous conditions of the cervix require specific treatment. The immune system of young people can clear... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Maybe: The physical barrier disruption caused by severe PID can increase your risk of getting it again.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Diet: Phytoestrogens (plant estrogens) are present in many foods. However, one might ask why you want to increase your estrogen. If you are menopausal, yo... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Probably not: It is generally considered to be confined to genital tract transmission.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
By having sex: Pid results from catching a contagious infection, usually through sexual intercourse, but sometime with more "casual" contact. The gonococcus can per... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Yes, but...: It is extremely unlikely. However, active PID is not birth control! you may mean can she conceive if she has had pid. The answer to this is yes, bu... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Yes: Yes, definitely. However, the side effects are relatively uncommon and the benefits can be very great. The greatest risk of the pill is deep vein cl... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Not necessarily: "osteopenia" is not a disease. It's a level of bone mineral density (bmd) that was literally invented due to being near but not as low as the osteopo... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
The hip: Biopsies are taken from the upper back portion of the hip. Occasionally, if a suction aspiration is needed, a breastbone puncture can be used.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Definitely: Normally, men have estrogen but if the levels are higher than normal (very rare without supplements or tumor), the libido can be depressed.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Possibly: Boniva (ibandronate) is one of the bisphosphonate class of drugs. The oral forms of these all have the potential to irritate the esophagus and cause ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Yes: This is not something that should be pondered over much. With effort, and sometimes without much effort, you can regain your former body shape, if it... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Avoid this: Bone mineral density tests measure the amount of mineral in the bone, and this mineral is predominantly calcium. The presence of calcium in your dige... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
You may: One use of the bone mineral density test is measuring the impact of medication on the bone mineral. Boniva (ibandronate) and the other bisphosphonate... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Several: Lung cancer. Oropharyngeal cancer. Even cervical cancer is increased in smokers. But not smoking or drinking is not protective. This just reduces y... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Which?: Paget's disease of bone is a relatively benign and self-limited condition which can sometimes cause pain and in the worst case, deformity or fragility... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
No: Mary, there is no known safe level of alcohol consumption in pregnancy so no one should drink alcohol if they know that they are or might be pregnant,... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
No: You should (a) check for the string, and if you have been getting regular cycles up to now, you should (b) get a home pregnancy test. If negative, yo... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Vitamin D: Until a woman reaches menopause, her bone metabolism is capable of building itself up with satisfactory diet including calcium-rich foods, adequate (b... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Probably: The hormone substance called relaxin softens the normally rigid connections of the many bones comprising the apparently-solid pelvis and this can caus... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Be aware of pitfalls: Food labels have been a great boon for the nutrition-conscious, but the information can mislead. Examples: calories are rounded off, so zero calories... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Very little!: When the world health organization arbitrarily set a level of bone mineral density (bmd) below which a person was said "to have" osteoporosis, the opp... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Yes: Soy contains phytoestrogens or plant estrogens. These are not the same as the human estrogen, but they have similar biologic activity. They are, how... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Diet: Phytoestrogens (plant estrogens) are present in many foods, notably in soy products. However, one might ask why you want to get more estrogen. If you ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Possibly...: But good dental hygiene consists of flossing and brushing with an effective dentifrice.And the use of a mouthwash is not an effective substitute and p... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
No: However, abnormal levels of bilirubin (which causes jaundice) which are low may not alter the color of the skin and eyes. If you have a concern about... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Unlikely: It is often asymptomatic in men, but generally symptomatic infection is confined to the lower genital tract - the urethra.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Chlamydia;gonorrhea: These can be detected by cervical culture or dna long before they cause symptoms.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Very close: Nothing about STDs is 100% except abstinence but trichomonas is not a very insidious infection and so the condom is very likely to prevent its transmi... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Yes: If the hymen is intact, with rare exceptions, the doctor should not be looking at the cervix. Virginal women cannot have cervical disease. If there ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Yes: While such surgery may have diminished your supply of eggs, if no other pelvic damage has occurred in association with the reason you needed to have t... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
No: But bear in mind that douching is deemed unnecessary and probably actually reduces the natural vaginal defenses. If you think you need to douche, you ... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
No: This is usually called a "tipped" or retroflexed uterus. It does not affect fertility.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Safe,but pointless: But the long answer is that at age 56, there is no reason to take progesterone. The biological function of Progesterone is to stabilize the uterine l... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Condoms;vaccination: Cervical cancer is usually due to the papilloma virus. Using condoms will reduce the chances of getting this virus. Getting a vaccination against the... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hinshaw is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hinshaw is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! I am still on low dose hrt after 20 yrs of total hyster. I feel better
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I have been diagnosed with this but didn't know about the FRAX analysis. I will ask about it!
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thx... But. I. S. Don'.t. Understand. Thx

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Albany Medical College, NY
Graduated 1978MD

Awards

Pegram Prize in Chemistry Duke University
Woodrow Wilson National Fellow
National Arthritis Foundation Fellow
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