Dr. Donald Nino

Family Medicine
Channelview, TX
40 years experience male

Locations

Office

Channelview, TX

Address

15055 East Freeway, Suite A-10, Channelview, TX
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

CIGNA Health Care

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

Born in Houston, Texas. Attended Rice University and graduated with a BSEE in Biomedical Engineering. Received medical degree from University of Texas Medical School, Houston in 1983. Board certified in Family Medicine after residency in Corpus Christi. Started solo practice in Channelview in 1986.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

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178 Answers
8 Agrees
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Rash: You could try medicine for fungus infection. This could be candida, yeast infection. Trying the creams women use for yeast infections or athlete's foo... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Toothache : Most medical doctors will not pull teeth. You will be seen and evaluated for a diagnosis. You may require antibiotics. They will usually refer you to ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Ear lobe repair: Many people get a split ear lobe from an ear ring getting pulled through. The process to repair the split earlobe is fairly simple. Most plastic surge... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Bleeding: There may be a problem with the cervix, which is the opening into the uterus. There could be an infection or a growth on the cervix that is being aggr... Read More
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Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Iron levels: Serum iron level should be between 50 and 150 ug/dl. This would be listed on the blood test report. Most people would check a complete blood count fir... Read More
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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Centimeters: One inch equals 2.54 cms. 4 cm is just over 1 1/2 inches. If you are talking about cervix dilation for a woman in labor, fully dilated is usually 10... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Body mites: Mites, or scabies, are microscopic organisms that get under the skin. They cause small raised bumps mostly in the skin folds of the arms and legs and ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Thyroid: In general, a TSH level that is less tha 4 is considered normal. The TSH is a measure of the hormone that stimulates the thyroid to produce its hormon... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Facial rash: This could be folliculitis which is infected hair follicles. It could be cystic acne, pimples under the skin. Either of these would best be treated wi... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Headache: The fact the pain is around the eye and heat helps suggest it could be a sinusitis. Other symptoms could be some nausea or dizziness. If you have thes... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Stomach meds: You should be able to take both. Pepto is like an antacid and Imodium (loperamide) is an antispasmodic to relax the gut.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Itchy rash: Many children get topical fungus infections. Used to be called ring worm. This is caused by a fungus on the skin that is many times caught from a pet ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Tick bite: There are several infections possible from a tick bite. Most are concerned about lyme disease. Small chance of infection if you removed the tick withi... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Vegetarian: Our bodies are designed to eat all types of foods. There are certain foods that may bother you after having changed your diet for so long but they are... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Hair loss: The most important thing is to find out the reason for the hair loss. Different conditions would require different treatments. See your doctor to get ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Fertility: There are meds that could induce ovulation. These are usually given to treat infertility after a thorough evaluation. Most doctors would not just give... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Palpitations: The decongestant in Claritin (loratadine) d is pseudephedrine. It is known to act like a stimulant in some people that may cause rapid heart rate and ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Amoxicillin: This antibiotic is cleared from the body through the kidneys. Should not bother the liver. This is assuming you are not on any other medications that ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Kidney infection: Usual symptoms for true kidney infection are fever, chills, back pain, nausea and frequent urination with burning. Kidney infections can become seriou... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Menopause: There is a wide range of ages for menopause from 35 to 55 years old. You may have the change about the same age as your mother did. There are other ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
BRAT DIET: After a baby has had vomiting from a virus, you should first give an electrolyte replacement solution like pedialyte for 24 hours. If doing ok with th... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Skin breakdown: Anywhere there is a skin fold, the skin could split due to staying wet for long periods of time. Fungus infections like hot dark moist areas and could... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Epididymitis: The epididymis connects the testicle to the vas defrens which essentially carries the sperm out. With the epididymis infected and inflammed, it backs ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Anemia: Low iron causes anemia, low red blood cell count.. Since the red blood cells carry oxygen, you may feel tired and more short winded with exertion. The... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
UTI : Some bacteria that cause the infection could be resistant to the antibiotic given. The medicine may inhibit the infection causing bacteria but not kil... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Pleurisy : If a person has pneumonia, the lining around the lung may get inflamed and that is what causes the pain called pleurisy. The swollen lining rubs on th... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Blood pressure: Alcohol is a risk factor for blood pressure. Drinking a lot of alcohol could increase blood pressure and should avoid it if under treatment for hypert... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Menstral problem: There are several reasons for a woman to have painful periods with cramps and stomach symptoms. There are also treatments available for this. She need... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Migraines: Headaches could be side effects from the medicines but rare with the hormone. The citalopram can be used to prevent migraines. Some women start getti... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Genital warts: Usually can only be diagnosed with a biopsy. Most experienced doctors can give a good diagnosis on careful physical examination. If you have any conce... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Sugar: Sugar is a carbohydrate. Any carbohydrate you eat will be turned into sugar when digested. Avoid sweets and starches. Bread, rice, potato, pasta all a... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Blood pressure: Should check blood pressure at other places to see if it is high there or just "white coat hypertension". Most people's BP is better outside of the of... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Eye twitch : The most likely reason the eyelid would twitch would be stress and tension. There are not too many other conditions that could cause it. Could be chec... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Abscess: Most likely an infected gland. Either a sweat gland or sebaceous cyst. You should be seen by a doctor and get treatment. It may require a surgical rem... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Late period: There are several possibilities. The level of pregnancy hormone may not be high enough in the urine to turn the test positive. Could see a doctor to g... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Hemophilia: A mutation on the x chromosome that affects the blood clotting factors viii or ix.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Eosinophils: That level is not too high. Elevated eosinophils could come from allergies or parasites. The true cause and any treatment should be discussed with you... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Heavy metals: Tests can be done on blood, urine and hair samples. The urine test may not detect all forms of heavy metals. It would be best to discuss with your doc... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Baby cold: There is not much medicine available for young infants. Usually if the baby still has a good appetite and the fever is just 100, it most likely is a v... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Hypothyroid: It is usually an over active thyroid condition that causes a tremor.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Back pain with cycle: Most women get some relief with an anti-inflammatory medication such as naproxsyn (aleve). You could try any of the other meds sold for menstral cramp... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Pregnancy: If you have been sexually active without birth control, there is always a chance for getting pregnant. Pregnancy hormones often give symptoms of stoma... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Acne: Anything that causes the skin pores to get plugged up can contribute to acne. Be sure any facial cream or product used is labeled as noncomedogenic. T... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Painful: The ovaries are positioned close to the end of the vaginal canal and can be "bumped" with intercourse. Repositioning may help. Hitting an ovary is clo... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Spastic colon: Symptoms are usually abdominal pain, cramping with frequent loose bowels. It could be triggered by certain foods and drinks, not always due to nervou... Read More
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Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Chest pain: These symptoms suggest a serious problem that needs to get checked right away. Arrange to see a doctor.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Stool exam: There are several tests that can be done on stool. Tests could be for infection by bacteria or parasites. Tests could show inflammation or digestive d... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Rectal bleeding: You should not pass blood with bowel movement. There are several reasons for passing blood. Possibly hemorrhoids or an anal fissure. There could be so... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
TSH: Stands for thyroid stimulating hormone. It is a sensitive test to detect the functioning level of the thyroid gland. The brain produces TSH and that s... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Melatonin: There should not be any effect on the metabolism by melatonin. Trying to affect your metabolism with supplements is not very likely. The best way to a... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Nino is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Nino is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thanks! There is currently no pain when weeing at the mo, hopefully getting it checked tomoz!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! My doctor had also recommended black cohash..I had forgotten the name of it..so thsnk you very much!
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I got a lot of brownish pus and blood mixture out by squeezing it (extremely painful). I felt a kind of root strand leading up to the cyst.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Medical School at Houston, TX
Graduated 1983MD

Awards

Distiguished Alumnus, 1999, University of Texas Medical School, Houston
Physician of the Year, 2001, Texas Acadamy of Family Physicians
Top Family Physician, Second Place, Houston, TX - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Medical Association
Texas Medical Association
Harris County Medical Society
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