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Dr. James Henning

Anesthesiology
Mountain View, CA
51 years experience male

Locations

Office

Palo Alto, CA

Address

1320 Webster Street, 1320 Webster Street, Palo Alto, CA
Directions

About

Bio

<ul></ul> <ul></ul> Board certified in anesthesiology (Stanford University) and internal medicine as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar (Stanford/UCSF). Areas of interest include medical education patient simulation, design of evolving health care systems, systems analysis, health care policy, health economics, health architecture and medical ethics. Creates personalized, reliable health care content through web-based and social media support to sustain optimal health behaviors. Stress reduction through meditation, physical activity, adequate rest and clean eating are lifestyle choices he advocates and considers necessary to achieve positive health outcomes. Practice is based in Silicon Valley.

Specialties
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Anesthesiology

Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

551 Answers
321 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
Strength & Aerobics: A balanced routine of strength, endurance and aerobic conditioning is optimal. Consistency is key and each component need not be done at the same time... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
Within 5 hours: In general oxycodone by mouth (PO) 5 mg will have its "peak effect" from 0.5-1 hour, will have a "duration of action" of between 3-6 hours, and half o... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
Many, and Yes: Zumba specifically contributes to aerobic and core fitness, especially if done consistently and with good form. Adequate rest, hydration, attention to... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
Complicated Answer: This varies widely from person to person depending on many factors: drug dose, duration of use, coexisting medical problems, body size and bmi, other ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
Stop and Review...: This drug works by narrowing the widened and inflamed cranial and basilar arteries associated with migraines. Because your jaw pain may be caused eith... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
Majors..: Global health, environmental science, sports management, kinesiology, public health, healthcare technology, exercise & sports science...A well-rounded... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
Could: Could I have sleep apnea? "if you do, your chance of having high blood pressure is over 50%".
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
Health concerns...: That may well be unfounded...Still persist about the dermatologic use of aluminum containing products. Have a look on the web to source the many comme... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
Physical Therapy: Targeted to alleviate nerve root irritation might be considered "natural." however, these symptoms suggest the need for an evaluation to look for cerv... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
4 AM to be safe...: Npo guidelines for general anesthesia haven't changed much in the last few years. But, 6-8 hours is definitely sufficient for taking a pill with just ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
P90X or X2, Insanity: These are tough routines but highly effective. They include resistance training for all muscle groups, aerobic fitness routines, endurance & interval ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
It Depends..: ....On your present fitness level, your degree of motivation, and general health profile. Assuming all are high, a program such as p90x (in-home dvds)... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
SEA: Spinal endoscopic adhesiolysis may offer relief in patients with radiation-induced or failed back surgery syndrome (fbss)-induced adhesions. Have a lo... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
Probably: It certainly is disconcerting to have abdominal pain and diarrhea consistently after eating and a visit to your physician is highly advised. The diagn... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
Strict Diet: Frequent aerobic training, plenty of water, and added muscle mass are required to see the results you're looking for. There are no shortcuts and time ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
Proper: Proper meditation technique is simple, effortless, and should be learned with personal instruction.
A member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
The list: Of possibilities is long but specific answers may only come from a detailed consultation with your internist and/or pulmonologist. Infection, immunoco... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
Persistent pain: 3 weeks post hysterectomy suggests the need for an exam to ascertain its cause. A discussion about other drug possibilities, within the class of nsaid... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
Dialysis: Dialysis therapy in-home requires helpful support and instruction but costs far less & feels better!
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
It depends: On the program. The more carefully you eat, the more consistently (not vigorously) you train, the more rested you are the quicker results will begin t... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
A Calorie deficit,: The only way to actually reduce weight, can only occur by eating fewer or burning more calories. A slow metabolism is almost never the problem. The bo... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
Easy to Figure: Here's a zumba calorie counter: http://caloriesburnedhq.Com/zumba-calories-burned/ ww points are derived from the "value" of the foods one eats. S... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
Possibly: The incidence of facial swelling after an epidural steroid injection may be as high as 10%. It's mediated by the release of histamine and ige (immunog... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
A Possibility..: Rest, ice, mild compression and elevation (r.I.C.E.) for a day or so, then reassess...If symptoms remain the same or if swelling occurs, prompt medica... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
Anytime: Someone's coughing is violent enough to cause symptoms suggesting a lack of oxygen, it's time to suggest he seek medical attention.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
Much Lower: You are to be highly commended for your motivation! at 458 lbs, however, even modest amounts of exercise may rapidly increase your hr. Beginning more ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
Help ASAP: Immediate medical evaluation is appropriate.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
Hyperacidity: Can be responsible for the "burning & churning" symptoms you describe. Sorting out the possible etiology (causes) before seeking medical attention isn... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
Many Ab Exercises: Will produce great abs...Making them visible, however, is another matter. That's all about aerobic exercise, diet (clean) and calories (not too many o... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
Results?: Are you trying to lose more weight or redistribute your weight to create more muscle? 1500 cal may be insufficient for your activity level. In that ca... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
No & No: A routine labor epidural placed by an experienced anesthesia provider, assuming no co-morbid (unusual or chronic medical) conditions, will cause very ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
Often Local: Local anesthesia works well. However, depending on its size, depth, location and coexisting medical problems, supplemental anesthesia may be helpful f... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
No: These are personal preferences and are by no means recommended by sports authorities.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
I'm Sorry!: Forgive the delay in you receiving a response in this troubling situation. I'm hopeful that the causes for your daughter's unfortunate event are curre... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
Possibly: Research is very limited. Unless a tattoo is recent and still healing, red, swollen or oozing, an anesthesia provider will try to insert the needle th... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
Not Great!: It would be especially helpful to know which correct treatment was given for what abnormal test! feeling "worse" afterwards may or may not be related ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
Often Local: Local anesthesia is effective in allowing surface screws to be removed with minimal discomfort. Deeper anesthesia is required to remove rods and relat... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
Yes: Among the mds that you know, you trust, whose opinions you respect and whose communication skills, integrity and judgement are beyond reproach....Ask... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
Infection: And/or mechanical irritation should be "ruled out" by having a routine urinalysis. More common in women, infections can occur at any point along the u... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
Positively: Physical (hatha) yoga movements that combine muscle lengthening with stretching and static muscle contraction, done consistently and with attention to... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
Pain Relief: Analgesia is the decrease or absence of pain sensibility without a loss of consciousness. Experiencing pain relief may happen without a person needing... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
See Your Doc: Persistent post-op pain two weeks after arthroplasty that is uncontrolled on this high narcotic dosage suggests looking for explanations....Are there ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
Need More Info: I'm going to assume you're using this drug as an ICS (inhaled) for asthma or copd; forgive me if i'm mistaken. Other than the mild risk of an elevated... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
IV of NG Feeding: The provision to (and absorption by) a patient of macro and micro-nutrients to satisfy metabolic needs but bypassing the normal eating mechanisms.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
Consistency With...: "keeping up" your physical fitness assumes you already have some degree of fitness, yes? Consistent workouts, frequent balanced meals, adequate hydrat... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
Surgical Question: The provider who performed your procedure will have preferred recommendations for otc preparations; this may very well depend on the specifics of your... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
Not Typically: Routine colonoscopy, facilitated by intravenous sedation to minimize discomfort, does not require preop testing in healthy individuals. However, for p... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
No: Local anesthetics are metabolized quickly as the block wears off. If (it is extremely unlikely) the nerve was lacerated or damaged during the procedur... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
A Bit Unclear..: As a first step, i advise you to speak directly with your prescribing md about your persistent pain. He/she may wish to refer you to a pain specialist... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
Play Basketball!: This sport requires sustained endurance, aerobic fitness and strength (of all major muscle groups including the core). The "simple" act of playing and... Read More

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May 10, 2013
Dr Henning provides an excellent service to the public via Health Tap. He is knowledgable about anesethsiology and a vast array of medical topics. He provides helpful, clear, accurate information. I ...Read More
Aug 19, 2013
I appreciate the insights Dr. Henning shares on HealthTap. Very clear answers about all topics, including lifestyle and health maintenance. He's a great asset to HealthTap, and I'm glad to recommend...Read More
Jul 21, 2013
An amazing knowledgeable, dedicated and caring physician.
HealthTap member
Thanks, had light anesth w/spinal w/2mg morphine and still got sick. Eventually did dilaudid, hydroxyzine, and scopolomine patch. Rough 2dys
HealthTap member
The same dr prescribed these and I thought it was a little much, so in your opinion, which ones are safetogether? Ohand I'm takingsingulair
HealthTap member
After seein my doc we figued out it was withdraw symtoms and after a dose change everything went back to normal. Thank you!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of North Carolina School of Medicine, NC
Graduated 1971MD

Residency

UCSF MEDICAL CENTER

Residency

STANFORD UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

Most Influential, Second Place, San Jose, CA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, San Jose, CA - Winter
2013
Top Anesthesiologist, First Place, California - Winter
2013

Affiliations

ASA
CSA
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