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Dr. Darrell Herrington

Family Medicine
San Angelo, TX
35 years experience male

Locations

Office

San Angelo, TX

Address

West Texas Medcial Associates, 3555 Knickerbocker Road, San Angelo, TX
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00am
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

UnitedHealthcare

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Aetna Life Insurance Company

CHAMPUS

Physicians Mutual Insurance Company

Scott & White Health Plan

Tricare

About

Bio

Family Practice physician, implementing the "patient-centered medical home" concept in order to provide comprehensive medical management for patients of all ages and all medical challenges. Involved in broad-based clinical research on a daily basis. Double Board Certified: Family Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine

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

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Medical research

Palliative Care

Licenses

United States: Texas

Doctor Q&A

718 Answers
852 Agrees
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Maybe none: T3 (liothyronine) & T4 are the active thyroid hormones. But low T3 (liothyronine) by itself may be normal, unless either T4 is low or TSH is ele... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Therapeutic : There are conditions for which that group of meds is prescribed. Fibromyalgia plus ADD would qualify, as would several other syndromes. Follow your do... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Submental lymph node: Most likely associated with your recent upper respiratory infection. See your doctor if this becomes larger or more tender.
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A female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Maybe not: Its more likely that you have a urinary tract infection. See your PCP and get that checked out.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
See your doc. : Anemia and the associated deficiencies that may be present can stimulate the quirky cravings of taste and smell that you describe. The real issue is n... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Ignore: To have the best relationships, unconditional love is the answer - accept people as they are; listen.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Complex: One or more chambers of the heart becomes dilated (frequently from uncontrolled blood pressure, mi, or bad valves). The heart gradually becomes insuff... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Ignore: Raise the temperature of the lesion by 5 degrees - it kills the virus. Ice won't help.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Ignore: Bloating may be due to imbalance intestinal flora - try probiotics for 2-4 weeks to alleviate.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Ignore: Low weight - high reps. No energy drinks, vitamins, creatine, muscle milk, etc. will do any good.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Ignore: You don't see much elderly obesity. Eat a low carb diet and get daily exercise to live healthy.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Ignore: Tell the doc that you're serious about a new diet and lifestyle - ready to make a commitment.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
See your doctor: Bronchoconstriction may not be caused by bacteria, and therefore would not be improved with antibiotics.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Ignore: Buy from the produce aisle and the butcher counter - nothing packaged or pre-prepared.
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Why?: Supplements like this are only likely to cause problems, such as future kidney disease. A reasonable diet has more than enough protein even for athlet... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Ignore: Fungus loves warm & moist, so keep your feet cool & dry.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
See your doctor.: Infections in the throat can be very serious and have life-long consequenses. Get evaluated asap.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Maybe never. : You may have a liver condition that would make any alcohol intake a very bad idea. Discuss this with your doctor.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Good question: The growing body of evidence derived from clinical studies suggest that its efficacy may be simply from the decrease of anxiety that accompanies short... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Absolutely: Any irritation to lips which chronically hold the herpes virus may prompt the activation of a new lesion. Wear a lip protection with sun block.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Good start: You need to emphasize fresh fruit and green vegetables, limit dairy, and add whole grains and nuts daily. Also need to drink plenty of water. If const... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
NO: You should never risk unprotected sex, especially with someone who's already been diagnosed with a serious disorder.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
See a pediatrician: If this diarrhea has lasted more 2 days, there can be significant consequences and several different causes. Your son should be on clear liquids only ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
No. : Substances that are not prescription and referred to as "natural" are not necessarily safe. Arsenic, lead, and poison mushrooms are natural, too. Thes... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
See your Dr. : You may have an infection, or have inflammation that needs to be treated.
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Not at all : It's a coenzyme routinely present in many kinds of cells throughout the body, that aids in energy production in the mitochondria. It also serves as an... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
None likely: Mood changes are unlikely, but if this is a questionably possible side effect, take the accurate every other day to assess any difference. If you feel... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
See your Dr. : This is a localized infection that must be treated.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
B12 is safe. : See your doctor to assure that you actually have a B22 deficiency before you start taking any, as is the case with any supplements.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
No, you haven't. : You have simply read the conspiracy-theory web sites that are posted on the net that are simply based on lies. There is a wealth of evidence based on ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
No: The two are totally different and separate. Control IBS with diet and stress reduction.
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Not recommended: This is an intermediate substance in the conversion of tryptophan to serotonin and melatonin. Studies have been inconclusive regarding safety and eff... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Further evaluation: See an infectious disease specialist; could have contracted an obscure infection. Certainly, this new-onset problem is unusual for one so young and he... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: If you have temporary or chronic anxiety disorder, Xanax (alprazolam) can be effective without the likelihood of tolerance at that low. Discuss t... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Hard to say. : But if you have a routine infection of Gardnerella or Trichomonas, 1000mg daily for 1 week may be sufficient. For more serious infectio... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Get HIDA scan: Gallbladder disease may not show up on sono or CT. This test will cause GB to contract, possibly producing your familiar discomfort and confirming the... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
See your doctor ASAP: You've obviously had some tests already, but further evaluation is required. If you've experienced worsening of GERD, then you may be instructed to in... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
No: The duration and severity of pustule and cyst formation is what determines the extent of scarring.
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Cartilage: You likely have cartilage damage in the joint, possible also associated with arthritis. See your doctor for evaluation.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Sciatica: Pressure on the sciatic nerve is the most common cause of that symptomatology, but other causes and underlying problems need to be thoroughly evaluat... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Depends: On the location. See a second or third orthopedist and have that evaluated.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Avoid: Avoid sodium for heart and kidney health by eliminating packaged foods: cans, jars, boxes, bottles.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Eat: Eat only one serving of starch per meal - that's corn, beans, rice, bread, potatoes, or pasta.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Every life is sacred: When it's you or a loved one with that rare disease, the importance becomes more obvious. The goal is always to bring about total cure, management, or... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: You can definitely have an intolerance or allergy to 1 or more of the ingredients. As a general rule, we don't actually require vitamin and /or minera... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
See your doctor: It only takes a minute to diagnose these lesions, but it's always better to be safe and get it evaluated.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
WBC count: 5, 000 - 10, 000 (depending on the lab and local population).
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Echocardiagram: Your doctor needs to discuss the results of this test with you, in light of known disease, age, and other factors. The term "hypokinesis" is indicati... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Hard to say: Many conditions cause nausea. But this is not a normal healthy variant. See your doctor asap for complete evaluation.
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Testimonials
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Jun 30, 2014
I recommend Dr. Herrington. Thorough and knowledgeable.
May 22, 2013
Very accurate and timely answers.
Jan 16, 2013
Recommended
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Dr, what would be the further evaluation? She has taken all the possible tests. Why pcr has come as detected? Left ovary is removed in 2009
HealthTap member
No, I do not do a research project, but I'm rather trying to help myself for the MDs I visited so far could or would not. Thank you for your efforts.
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Thanks, he has been checked and tested-ultrasounds X-rays cardio etc. we're waiting for results, it's a long weekend lol. Thanks so much

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
Graduated 1987MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, TX
Graduated 1987MD

Residency

Dallas/ Fort Worth Medical Center

Residency

DFW Medical Center, Grand Prairie, Tx

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, San Angelo, TX - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, San Angelo, TX - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, San Angelo, TX - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Principle Investigator for Benchmark Research
American Osteopathic Association
District VP - Texas Osteopathic Medical Association

Publications

Efficacy and Safety of Oral Pleconaril for Treatment of Colds Due to Picornaviruses in Adults: Results of 2 Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controll...
Pain and Work Productivity in LBP Patients Taking HC/APAP CR
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