Dr. James Henning

Anesthesiology
Mountain View, CA
52 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 member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
Perhaps: A highly specialized question for an experienced neurosurgeon. Good luck!
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
Yes, but...: The rapid growth in the number of registered narcotics anonymous meetings since 1978 may be the only way to measure the program's "success rate." n... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
Bad for Some: Have a look at the link below...It will show you the ingredients in sp 250. Do note, however, that you (unlike other folks) may be unusually sensitive... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
Targeted P.T.: Depending on the injury and anticipated recovery time, specific hydrotherapy recommendations from a licensed physical therapist can be invaluable. In ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
Yes!: Not all "yoga" is created equal! some forms emphasize aerobics and static muscular contraction, others a more gentle, and gradual, series of stretchin... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
Rarely...But..: Syringomyelia is usually a developmental problem and rarely caused by trauma. The complication of an expanding space in your neck ( a "syrinx") caused... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
Nothing: By definition, general anesthesia involves loss of consciousness. Therefore, there should be "no" awareness. The experience of anesthesia "induction, ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
OB specific..: This depends on a variety of factors (pregnancy stage, your age, coexisting conditions, general health, philosophy of your ob). Developing a relations... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
GA can be very safe: Although, as other mds have underscored, regional anesthesia (spinal or epidural) is the preferred choice in non-emergent scenarios. Mothers can exper... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
Work around injuries: Depending on your circumstances, isolating the injury will allow you to rest the calf but stimulate other muscles and organs to maintain peak function... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
Depends on the Drugs: Can't really answer this question briefly. Steroid drugs come in many strengths and some are several orders of magnitude stronger than others. But... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
Typically unlikely: Assuming you received the injection in your lower back for back pain control (or for labor & delivery), this side effect is highly unusual. Laboring p... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
MD/Radiologist : This is an acute, life-threatening surgical emergency and needs to be diagnosed under the watchful and experienced supervision of an acute care team c... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
Probably not: These issues are separate although they may be caused by similar walking, running or movement related problems from poorly fitting footwear. See a pod... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
Possible Infection?: It's not entirely clear from your question where those stitches were placed; i assume the vagina during delivery, but, am not sure. Painful urination ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
Hard to Say: Side effects of most medications are turning out to be highly individualistic and sometimes based upon genetic susceptibility! this is fairly new rese... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
For Strength: Hard to tell if you're upset with the effort involved (weighted lunges) or the instructor's in-your-face attitude. Adding weights to lunges is a grea... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
Hopefully None: Professionals in this setting are almost always highly trained and unlikely to take untoward risks. The use of sedative medications here presupposes a... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
Mass Gain Programs: Strenuous and heavy lifting, increased calorie consumption....With careful attention to "clean eating".., and limited aerobic work for awhile, is requ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
Can't be Answered: Though individuals undergoing chemotherapy can take 24 mg before treatments, most people should not exceed 4 mg every 8 hours. Those with liver compro... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
No: These are personal preferences and are by no means recommended by sports authorities.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
Several: Drug effectiveness varies from person to person; some will respond well to ibuprofen, others to Aspirin or tylenol (acetaminophen) or some combination... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
Certain conditions: That are potentially serious should be "ruled out." among them are cervical nerve root irritation, entrapment or muscle tension creating strain on oth... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
Probably Not: Unless the cause for costochondritis was chest trauma, infection, or some other confounding or metabolic condition, there should be little concern for... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 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
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
Rheumatologist: Because HMS can be associated with a few serious inherited disorders and clinical responses, even to targeted physiotherapy, can vary widely, a specif... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
Not Normal, but...: A "bloody taste" in one's mouth is never normal and may be due to any number of causes, most of which are entirely benign (not serious). Nasal congest... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
Metabolic Crisis: A physiological reaction, sometimes fatal, to certain anesthetic agents ( and other "triggers") in genetically susceptible individuals. If you're aski... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
Ambiguous..: Spinal stenosis compresses the spinal cord or peripheral nerve roots. So, there is "less" room for nerves to move freely even after their inflammation... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
Not Necessarily: Although it's true that certain heart conditions pose added anesthesia risks (coronary disease, high bp, valve problems, enlarged or dilated chambers,... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
No: Rarely. There is a distinction between continuous pain 2 months after an injection and the fairly sudden onset of pain after 2 months. In either ca... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
Highly Unlikely: Unless your mother experienced any of the the highly unusual and rare complications of an epidural (nerve injury, epidural/spinal hematoma or infectio... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
Not Sure: You should be evaluated by an md or rn as soon as possible. That's quite a lot of medicine to be taking without much relief. It would be best to find ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
Not Reliably..: You may minimize these symptoms by withdrawing slowly, preferably under the direction of a health care professional. He/she may suggest replacement me... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
Adult Medicine: Internists use evidence-based medicine, deductive reasoning and practice guidelines to help adults (as opposed to children) sort out clinical problem... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
Wt. Loss & Diabetes: The first is an amphetamine-like substance; the second is an anti-diabetic medication.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
It Depends..: ..On a few factors: your overall general fitness level, type of delivery (c/s vs. Vaginal) and delivery complications (if any), any limiting medical o... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
Not Likely: Serious nerve root problems after an epidural injection (whether for labor & delivery, pain control or a surgical procedure) are highly unlikely. Long... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
Not necessarily..: The success rate of epidural steroid injections may improve with successive, and individually timed, procedures. A three week window may be fine (2-4 ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
Yes: Alcohol a sedative by definition. Therefore, alcohol will affect behavior on all levels of performance.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
Ask your Doctor: Respectfully, this is a question that should be directed to him/her. The role of a pain specialist is to offer you a range of options. Then, together,... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
Yes: Effective meditation techniques have been shown to lower blood pressure, reduce anxiety and associated stress hormones, improve reaction times, create... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
Through Injuries!: Unless i'm missing something in your question, muscle imbalances (differences in strength) may cause undo strain on supporting structures when lifting... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
Positive: In summary, "...Psychological stress and physical activity have opposite effects on parameters that affect cardiovascular status.." have a look below.... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
Safe for What?: The answer will depend on your general fitness level, weight and general condition, difficulties you may have experienced during labor and delivery, f... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 52 years experience
Avoid Opiods in FM: The complex pain of fm, sometimes described as "all over, " is associated with increased pain sensitivity and can be "triggered" by arthritic, neurol... 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
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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

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