Dr. Jason Hemming

Gastroenterology
Haverhill, MA
19 years experience male

Locations

Office

Haverhill, MA

Address

Pentucket Medical Associates, 1 Park Way, Haverhill, MA
Directions

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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Massachusetts

Harvard Pilgim Health Care

TUFTS Health Plan

About

Bio

Board Certified Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Particular interests in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Capsule Endoscopy.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Gastroenterology

Internal Medicine

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775 Answers
713 Agrees
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Surgery: The only "cure" for uc is total colectomy with ipaa. However patients may have post-operative symptoms / complications. Most people are managed with ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Many things: May be as simple as benign gas or colonic spasm pain. However it may represent something more serious such as intermittent obstructions, cancer, infec... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Gas: Could be many things, but functional pain in the setting gas is common. But if there are any other alarm symptoms or if it progresses further work-up... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Family History: Your family history (colon cancer, colon polyps and even breast/ovarian cancers) are more important than your ethnic background.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Probably: They should be able to, but it is always wise to follow-up with your original surgeon.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Many reasons: For a variety of reasons but mostly to evaluate upper GI symptoms such as reflux, abdominal pain, problems swallowing, signs of bleeding (black or blo... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Allergy testing: See an allergist for testing. Celiac disease is commonly diagnosed with blood work or at times endoscopy.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Many: Almost any medical condition can contribute to GI symptoms. Very commonly psychologic status plays a major role in one's GI health status.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Skin problems: Common problems include irritation from leakage or fungal infection. Anatomic problems include prolapse, retraction or strictures. Parastomal hernias ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Depends on person: Greatly depends on the mental make up of the patient with hcv. During treatment however, patient may experience emotional difficulties (i.e. Depressi... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Low Salt: Low salt diet is suggested in those with cirrhosis. If one suffers from hyponatremia (low sodium), then one would not want to drink more than 2 liters... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Yes/No: Adenomas which are dysplatic polyps that increase the risk for colorectal cancer are not commonly found in children. However wit peutz-jeghers syndr... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Family History: Your family history (colon cancer, colon polyps and even breast/ovarian cancers) are more important than your ethnic background.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Wide variety: Ibd is a spectrum of diseases that includes crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and indeterminate colitis. These disease may vary in their distributio... Read More
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
A cover that fits: There a wide variety of different ostomy covers available. Most importantly get one that fits well. Other consideration could be appearance and materi... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Health of mother: Is the most important factor and all should be done to ensure that. That means using whatever medications (most of the ibd rx are safe with pregnancy... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Ask ?: I would always follow the advice of your doctors. But you may want to ask if their suspicion is high enough to just warrant a cholecystectomy.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
5ASA with quick : Escalation of treatment as needed. This is assuming you are speaking of uc or crohn's colitis ; and being followed by a gi.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
PCP referal: Gerd is a reasonable reason to see a gastroenterologist. All that you shoul need is a referal from your pcp.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Depends on Type: Hepatitis b is usually treated with a single oral medication although peg-interferon is used in select patients. Hepatitis c is treated with a combi... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Results: The one that works the best with little or no side effects. One must be careful not to chronically use stimulant laxatives but intermittent use has ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Pain, bloating: For braium enemas, expect to feel some abd cramping or discomfort . Bloating may also occur. A lot depends on the extent of evaluation.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Bland : Bland diet with minimal fat and dairy.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
EGD: It is not uncommon for gerd symptoms to return after lap nissen. There is no such thing as a "pre-barrett's". Either you have it or you don't. Its a ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Varies: But most commonly it is abdominal pain with diarrhea that may or may not be bloody. Weight loss is common. Patients may have anemia or iron deficiency... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Bile Salts: One should also think of bile salt induced diarrhea and a bedtime dose of Cholestyramine (bile acid resin) might work well for you . You should discus... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Medications: Besides dietary and lifestyle modifications, there are classes of medications that may help with spastic colon especially if diarrhea is associated. T... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Yes: Depending on the extent and severity of your disease you may have looser stools with high fat intake but red meat will not worsen your disease.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Maybe: It is possible for underlying ibd to complicate post-operative care of patients requiring segmental colectomy for complicated diverticular disease (i.... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
No: Data is lacking showing that acid suppressive medications can reverse be. We do hope that it decreases it's progression to cancer, but even that is no... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Too much bodily iron: As a result of the inability to increase iron loss, iron overload is an inevitable response to increased iron entry into the body. This can occur by o... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Usually not: There are rare cases of retractable peptic ulcer disease requiring surgery, but most are curable with ppi, avoidance of nsaids and treatment of hpylor... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Depends: If she does not respond adequately to lifestyle changes, dietary changes (ie increased fiber) and osmotic laxatives (ie miralax) ; a medication called... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Probably ok: As long as the chicken was cooked completely and you did not cross contaminate anything; you're unlikely to develop salmonella.
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Yes: If you are talking about the 'morning after pill' , it is advised to take it with food. I would rec a bland meal.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Spasm: This may very well represent a colonic spasm which is common. Though as it is occurring at night i think you should be more closely evaluated by your ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Consider EGD: Patients with recurrent dysphagia (problems swallowing) and no clear explanation , i would suggest considering an egd.
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A member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Need evaluation: You may have inflammatory bowel disease which could include crohn's disease of the small bowel leading to intermittent partial obstructions.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Colonic spasm: It may represent colonic spasm especially if associated with altered bowel habits.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
PCP: If fever and other symptoms persist any longer, best to be seen by your primary doctor so stool studies and other workup can be initiated. Suspicious... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Ask your doc: One is for acid suppression and the other an anti-spasm medication. It is best to always ask your doctors why they are prescribing each med.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Well balanced: There is no specific liver diet, but it is important to consume a healthy well-balanced diet low in sodium.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Nothing: There is nothing medically or herbally that will improve cirrhosis.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Hard to say: Best to be evaluated a these symptoms are not specific for an specific process. That being said very well be something as benign as intestinal cramps.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Not many: There are a few specific genetic testing for certain syndromes but only used with a strong family history or corresponding clinical picture.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Not from esophagus : It could be a metobolic byproduct or from the mouth / sinuses. But it is not from the esophagus or stomach.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Neurological : It is a serious neurologic condition in which there is acute loss of function of the nerve roots of the spinal canal below the termination of the spi... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Easily: By avoiding gluten you are avoiding major sources or carbohydrates.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Not rally: Cord blood is kept for the aquisition of stem cells. It is easy to find matching packed rbcs from the general pool for his cousin.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Yes: Though the blood you received may have been screened, you are not 100% sure so i would check you if you were my patient.
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Jun 23, 2013
Dr Hemming provides excellent answers regarding all aspects of gastroenterology
extraordinary in compassion and competence.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hemming is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Turns out it was concern regarding my esophagus,... I was prescribed medicine & have a follow up tmrw for possible other exams. Thanks!!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have mild IBS and acid reflux as well. I thought wheat might be an aggravating factor. Your reply is appreciated! Might PM you!
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you and yes i was prescribed depressions meds a long while ago n stopped takeing them few months back and been fine till recently

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tufts University School of Medicine, MA
Graduated 2004MD

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Boston, MA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Boston, MA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Boston, MA - Winter
2013
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