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Dr. Stuart Hickerson

Family Medicine
Williamsfield, IL
33 years experience male

Locations

Dr. Stu's Proactive Health

Williamsfield, IL

Address

2277 Knox County Hwy 18, PO Box 369, Williamsfield, IL
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My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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About

Bio

I am board certified in both Family Practice and Emergency Medicine. I have also had a 10 year special interest in Age Management Medicine having completed courses through Cenegenics and Age Management Medical Group. I have been a full time Emergency Physician since 1993. I have a passion for it! Providing fast care and quickly resolving health problems is very important to me.

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.

Family Medicine

Anti-Aging Medicine

Emergency Medicine

Licenses

United States: Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Swine flu: Swine flu is treated similar to refular flu. Rest, NSAID. Oral agents for swine flu include the following: Oseltamivir and Zanamivir
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Fibromyalgia: Depression causes fibromyalgia. The key is an imballance in the area of the thalmus. This causes lack of pain filtering by thalmus an increased pain p... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Abdominal pain: Lower abdominal pain can be for various reasons. Appendicitis, diverticulitis, infectious, ischemic or inflammatory colitis. Renal and GU problems suc... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Tachycardia: tachycardia can be multifactorial. It can be from environmental things such as heat it can be from things to ingest coffee other stimulants. It can... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Bloody stool: This is consistent with hemorrhoids or a rectal fissure. Do you have pain too? Either way try to increase fiber in the diet and drink lots of water. ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Hypotension: I would be concerned you are sick. Headache and hypotension could be signs of infection, even serious infection. Other possibilites could be dehydra... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Weight gain: I am unaware that doxycycline would cause weight gain. Actually it has more GI side effects that are usually associated with weight loss. Talk to yo... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: Although unlikely it is possible. If you are concerned check a home pregnancy test!
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Sore throat: Common causes for sore throat are strep, mono adenovirus and rhinovirus. Allergic drainage can also cause sore throat. You are young and appear to h... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Popliteal: The popliteal vein is behind the knee.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Headache: At 25 your lips and hand falling asleep is probably not an issue. As long as you have had not weakness and the symptoms are improving. Your headache... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Liver: the elevated Billi is concerning and needs to be checked. Your BUN is 10 if your retio is 43 with a creat of .23. A BUN of 10 is normal range.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Not that I am aware: I have given acetylcysein for 20 years and never given IM. It should be adminisered orally or IV.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Spiral: It seems to me you are seeing spinning objects in the corner of your vision and not that you are spinning. Visual flashes can be associated with vitr... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Irregular bleeding: I am unaware of Paxil (paroxetine) causing irregular bleeding. I would talk to your provider about your irregular bleeding.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Different: The MRI is callibrated differently from one test to another. This is called a T1 or T2 gradient . It is how fast the hydrogen atoms are moved by the... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Stress: You are young. I realize that you may be under stress, but this should not cause your hair to fall out. Talk to your doctor and get your thyroid che... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Prolactin: You are not that far from having a baby. I assume you are not breast feeding. However, you still can have some milk production from your elevated pr... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: if you are nauseated Zofran (ondansetron) should help and be safe.
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A female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Throat: Maybe from something you ate or perhaps even inspisated sputum or some type of allergy or irritation. Reasonable to drink water and take pain reliever... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Sudden pain: Sudden pain in the back at rest can be various things. Kidney stone would be tops. I do not know if this is right or left, but on right gallpladder, p... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Pain: Sources of pain in upper inner thigh would be the following: hernia, problem with femoral artery, vein or nerve, adductor muslces of legs. Others too,... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Possible: The area above the vagina is the mons. Your pubic bone is prominent there and that can bruise.
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A member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
No: The feeling of discomfort May last a few hours even a day. You should take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. Now if persistent pain, bleeding, d... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Minimal: The cream would be unlikely to cause side effects, but if expired would be ineffective.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Energy: Fatigue. Sometimes even though you go to bed you do not sleep in restorative fashion, make sure you are getting 7 to 8 hour per night. Do people you l... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Common: Although your tailbone is in the middle, tailbone injuries will usually have sciatic symptoms with them and these are latralized. Tailbone injuries c... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
ABDOMINAL pain: If not VOMITING I would give the antibiotic at least a day. However if VOMITING or no symptom improvement in a day or 2 get rechecked
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A female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
No: Bleeding after sex is not normal. Particularly after a day.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Constipstion: Multiple reason. Diet, thyroid problems elecrolyes. Fiber, fluids and movement can help.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Cream: TRIMOVATE HAS OXYtetracycline, nystatin and clobetasone butyrate .05 % Dakacort has hydrocortisone 2% and miconazole. BOTH CREAMS HAVE LOW PO... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Spot: If you have new lump on head, you need to get checked.
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A male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Urologist: I would look for a urologist to perform this procedure
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
No: I am unaware of any literature that Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can cause a miscairrage.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Meds: Both medications are calcium channel blockers. Verapamil has been the traditional drug for migraines. I am sure that there are people who have bette... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: Les likely than vaginal penetration, but has happened.
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
No: The test should be performed when you have not eaten. Eating contracts the gallbladder and can jeopardize the test.
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A member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Low risk: This should pass through GI Trac in day or two.
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A female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Urobilinogen: Urobilinogen is normal. It comes from absorption from your gut.
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A member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Wash: Clean wound thoroughly and applyntopical antibiotic and cover. If no tetanus shot in past 5 years will need tetanus
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A 79-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Xanax (alprazolam): IT should not be a problem to take Xanax (alprazolam) two times daily
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A female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Pop: The "pop" is an unusual symptom, but red eye can come on with foreign body- do you wear contacts? Debris in eye? Eye can turn red from subconjunctiv... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Rash: Likely contact dermatitis however could be infection. Other possibility is your shoes could be too tight or an insect bite,
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Bruise: Probably you did hit or press leg against something. Have you been taking aspirin or NSAIDs or steroid all products can thin your blood.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Neuropathic pain: Sounds like you have some type of irritation to your trigeminal nerve or fifth cranial nerve. There is a condition called trigeminal neuralgia, but us... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Bleeding: You have bleeding from either spectrum. Thick lining usually associated with cramps bleeding and clots as excessive thick endometrium sloughs off. W... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Rib pain: Is the pain on both sides or one or the other. The pain can come from your ribs, lungs, upper abdomen liver, pancrease, (pancrelipase) spleen
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Ureter: If the pain is in your ureter, and it has been ongoing for a year. It would be worth a visit to a urologist.
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A male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Pulsation: Pulsating pain. Although you can have a primary problem with your artery. Probably the pain is from a lymphnode close to the artery, or perhaps sore ... Read More
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Very knowledgeable and caring.
Aug 9, 2014
Great answers. Thank you!
Provides helpful answers!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I am going for a liver ultrasound today. I have been feeling unwell a long time which may be an ongoing infection, I'm not sure. I'm fairly young & don't drink. I'm worr...Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois College of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1989MD

Residency

METHODIST MEDICAL CENTER OF ILLINOIS

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Peoria, IL - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Peoria, IL - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Peoria, IL - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Academy Family Physicians
American Association of Physician Specialists
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