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Dr. David Hicks

Family Medicine
Clearwater, FL
38 years experience male

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Clearwater, FL

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3165 Mcmullen Booth Road, Suite H, Clearwater, FL
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Family Medicine

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English

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165 Answers
289 Agrees
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Depends on dignosis: You have tried good meds if not working consider c gentic testing for drug metabolism. The meds you have been on belong to the CYP2C19 group and th... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Possible ulcer: Unless you have been taking peptobismol or iron therapy these symptoms suggest upper gastrointestinal bleeding you should seek help right away. It ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Illness: Consider pregnancy, hypoglycemia, hypothyroidisnm, all of which would be advised to seek medical evaluation too many possibilities to go into here.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Possibly: I agree with the prevous answers for food intolerance but what soe people do is conduse intolerance as opposed to allergy.An intolerance may present a... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Normal: Bowel sound are at times transmitted to the lower chest but hiatal hernia may casue the same.
A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Should already know: The best answer is since you already had the surgery , would you not have asked this question before hand and probably was explained in the consent f... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Gone: If the wart was treated the healing wart will dissappear when healed.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Nothing: As stated in prior response the lymphomas won't necessarily show in routine labs. Lypmphoma panalel may be more specific but if you have elargesd lymp... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Be evaluated: Panic attacks can be firightening but gettin the propper diagnosis is most important. Need to distinquish true panic rather than loss of copiong with ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Tolerance: Many medications , especially benzodiazapines or short acting pain medications and other tranquilizers if taken regularly wil cause you to tolerate ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
No: Most reiter's syndrome patient have the sacral arthritis, uveitis, urinary issues. Many time the joints are the spine and can be painfull but the cond... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Mastitis: Could be an emerging mastitis or infection in the mammary glands this should be checked by your physician as any infection during pregnancy is potenti... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Gastrits: Likely a viral illness drink fluids no solid foods avoid carbonated beverages and wait 24 hours and be evaluated if not improved.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Need evaluation: It could be anything including just sleeping funney, butit also has potential to be more serious including multiple sclerosis carpal tunnel cervial d... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Yes: Most throat problems are viral and if culture was negative it is best to stop and not risk causing more problems by continuing.
A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Possibly: Tsh of 6 by itself is not indicative of hypothyroid need full evall to determine the cause of the symptoms. Monitor the free T4 and T3 (liothyronine)... Read More
A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
No: The disease kniown as stiffman syndrome is not known to burn out if the synptoms reolve one would question the diagnosis. It is a progressive disease ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Swelling: It would help with more information but assuming this is pain in feet while standing for long periods of the day and when you sit they still hurt sugg... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Endometriosis: Many possibilities dependng on if you have had sutgery before adesions and endometrosis an cause this best to be seen by your physician.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
No: Many times the ratio is high but relative to the individual values a low normal creatinine and a high normal BUN will show an abnormal ration but woul... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Pain: Severe pain sudden onset and intense seek medical atttention emergentlyquick surgical intervention is the only way to save the ovary in these circumst... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Surgery: No real treatment unles very symptomatic or riskk oof losing a kidney although the likelyhood of this necessity is small as long as the kidney functio... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Pressure: You should not try and pop a boil as it could induce infection but if under heat it spontaneously ruptures then while in the shower apply pressure get... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
No: No real treatment unles very symptomatic or riskk oof losing a kidney although the likelyhood of this necessity is small as long as the kidney functio... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Cysts: The location you describe may make a difference but it seems you could have small oil gland cysts small fatty tumors(lipoma) and the other possibilty... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
GERD: Treat the heartburn with an otc Prilosec or tagamet or Zantac (ranitidine) if the symptom don't resolve see your physician it may be two things and n... Read More
A 76-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
It may be: But the substernal pain may also indicate some heart issue which are common with pulmonary fibrosis especial diastolic dysfunction, but atypical chest... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Previous 24 hours: Many times this senerio relates to activity in tthe previuous days activities. If you have been doing something that inflames the joints or muscles y... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Family history: Migraines are unusual to develope later in life but consider family history prior experiences which could have been migraines and not recognized as su... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Infections: The fact there is a positive respose to antibiotics certainly entertains the possiblity of chronic infections but any adenopathy not resolving and on ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
No: Bursitis is almost always a secondary proble and /or a problem related to use if you have a genetic prblem it would be like something that alters your... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Yes: For femalles with any first degree relative mother sister grandmother with breast caner should consider the bracca genetic testing. While not 100% it ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Possibly: If the sinus infection is accompanied by fever, sweats, and ill feeling probabl;y should be evaluated by a physician prior to starting antibiotics mos... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Arthritis: If the time frame is 40 years the likely hood you have degenerative arthritis is high consider xrays and medical evaluation.
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Not an Opiate: Cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxant used for acute muscle spasms many time secondary to injuries and many time prescibed with opiates for that injury... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Calcium suplements: If you are trying to just suppliment you calcium intake 1500 mg daily is reccomended. Can be obtained via calcium vitamins in the store shelves such... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
No: Not known to affect this but if you have underlying coagulation problems or you are on any blood anticoagulants it may. But not by itself.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Possible: Depends on the surgery andcondition of the ms. Ms affets sensory and motor neurological symptoms and it may be resonable that if surgery is perform in... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Testing: History and antigen testing(blood) and direct cultures via bronchoscopy.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Iron rich: Iron rich foods may help if avoided but if symptomatic treatment is advisable.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Not bad: Alot depend on the surgeopn and the amount of correction he can do as well as the location of the curvature. I have had multiple patient that had this... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Consevatively: The problem is teo fold, buldging discs usually pos no surgical proble but this would depend on multiple factors, surgery is not necessay in buldging ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Yes: Wear shoes when out doors and avoid bare feet if you get this infection only medical treatment will help.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Depends: Depends on how long ago the surgery was and if he has cleared the normal post op course. Once cleared from a surgical point of view it should pose no... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Yes: My experience with my patientsis it helps is not painfuland yhey appteciate the procedure time will tell how well it works.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Yes: Nerve pain is treatable with multiple meds but it is most important to understand what is causing the pain.
A female asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Yeast: Likely a yeast infection try otc yeast treaments such as monstate or clotrimisone and if no resolution after 2-3 days seek medical evaluation.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Over regulation: Over regulation by state and federal government and insurance companies has the physician taking a backseat to thier patients care, overrides, prior... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Stress/anxiety: Theconditon you are experiencing could be hyperventilation or something more needing evaluation try breathing in and out of a paper bag for approximat... Read More
A 74-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Yes if indicated: Forteo is usually prescribed to prevent spontaneous fracture from severe osteoporosis. You have either failed other treatments or were found to be so ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hicks is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hicks is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Feb 4, 2012
iI waa thinking of the answer he gave me.
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Wow that's contrary to like everything I've been reading about the cervix. I was under the impression that during your period, the cervix should be low and hard but during ovulation it should be high ...Read More
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thank u for taking the time to answer my question, my four yr old son has a cold and i have it too, which is unusual because i dont normally catch colds,flu,etc..so i was curious if the treatment im g...Read More
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I had surgery about 5 months ago for plica removal but most recently my knee has been locking up and alot of instability. I recently had a new MRI and that is what it showed. It also showed that I hav...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of osteopathic medicine and health sciences
Graduated 1983MD

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Affiliations

Helen ellis memorial hospital
Mease countryside hospital
Mease dunedin hospital
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