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Dr. Greg Hinson

Family Medicine
Nantucket, MA
28 years experience male

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J. Greg Hinson, MD

Nantucket, MA

Address

36 Meadow View Dr, Nantucket, MA
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Bio

Family Physician in solo, private practice in Nantucket, MA, with interests in electronic medical records, telemedicine, preventive medicine, nutrition and weight loss.

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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

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

278 Answers
69 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Trust the oral: To make up for possible inaccuracies when checking a temp under an arm, it has been customary in the past (esp. With kids) to suggest adding a degree.... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Not really: I do not believe decreased sperm count is a known side effect of nexium (esomeprazole). The good news is we know you two have what it takes. Statistic... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
It's time...: Weight loss is needed, & doing so successfully & mindfully is important. Glad you're thinking that way. Using age, ht, wt, & an arbitrary goal wt of 2... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Good question...: Assuming she'll be sedated, i don't know i would go in to detail about the nature of the tests she's having. She won't know it's happening ; won't rem... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Diet: First, stop irritants such as alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, meds like advil (ibuprofen) or aspirin, carbonated beverages, fruit juices. Then eat a fiber... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Lots of "it depends": Lots of "it depends..." when trying to answer your questions. (how much? How long? Etc.) but the short answer is, absolutely yes. Alcohol is a pois... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Don't know: One of my colleagues might know more, but I am not familiar with this ingredient and its potential to cause your symptoms. That said, any substance ca... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
None: There are no over the counter meds that will help you conceive. (that said, make sure you are taking prenatal vitamins even if you are just trying.) ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Pain is never normal: ...But it can be typical. The pain you describe has plenty of explanations during the 3rd trimester. Can just be a baby positioning thing, or a stretc... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
too many...: Too many possible answers to this question to answer in this format. Could be gallbladder (esp if most noticeable after eating), could be lungs or che... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Best to discuss...: ...With your doctor when it comes to and individual's dose of medications. But i will tell you that zantac (ranitidine) 150mg twice a day is a common ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Not sure: Doubt there's any differences at this point between uk ; us. High psa = possible prostate cancer. Next step is to see if it is and that's when you mig... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Not likely: The negative pregnancy test means you're not likely to be pregnant. May be a good idea to wait a week and then do another test. Some women have extrem... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Hard to generalize: Without knowing your health and fitness level, it's hard to say. There have been several studies that show that walking 10, 000 steps a day can be ver... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Time to be seen: Whereas your symptoms and readings could represent a panic attack or anxiety (typically raises your systolic pressure and pulse and make you hypervent... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Only, possibly, one: If you are on the HCG diet, receiving injections or supplements of hcg, you could get a false positive pregnancy test, since that is the hormone the p... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Possible..: If you are pregnant, then you're probably only 7-10 days out from conception. It can take that long for a home pregnancy test to turn positive. If you... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Might be broken: A fall on an outstretched hand is an easy way to get a torus or buckle fracture in the wrist. It's easy to treat, and rarely results in any complicati... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
No effects: Masturbation does not affect your hormone levels in a way that changes your height or growth. We don't know of any ill effects of masturbation, unless... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Sure.: As long as they're a part of a good, balanced diet, full of real food, lots of fruit and veggies.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Sputum alone: The color of your sputum alone isn't enough to predict if your current symptoms are pneumonia or not. Severity of cough, shortness of breath, fever, e... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Assuming...: ...A regular 28-day cycle, you most likely ovulated around march 28th, and intercourse somewhere between march 23rd-30th would've resulted in concepti... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Hyperthyroid: A low TSH is indicative of an excess of thyroid hormone in your blood. If you're having symptoms of hyperthyroidism, it certainly can indicate that yo... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Hard to be certain..: Go back 17 wks and 6 days prior to 9/13, and then assume a range of 5-6 days before that to 1-2 days after that. (assumptions: you had regular 28-... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Too hard to say...: From the given info--42 yo female with blood pressure issues, with bloated stomach and dizziness--it is impossible to give you a diagnosis, or even a ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Get it: If your aunt feels like she needs a second opinion, then i would agree. Do research in your area and find doctors that specialize in this condition, m... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Hard to answer...: ...In 400 characters, so I am going to give you a link that i think answers this nicely: http://www.Eatright.Org/public/content.Aspx?Id=6442471055 ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Diagnostic code: "244.9 - hypothyroidism" is the diagnosis code used to justify ; bill for the test. This just means you have been diagnosed as having a low ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Well...: By 7 wks pregnant, you would typically have an HCG level of >20, 000 ; clearly see a baby, though small. However, if only 5 wks pregnant, an HCG le... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
here's what we know: "a single dose of Fluconazole 150 mg to treat vaginal yeast infection during pregnancy does not appear to be associated with the birth defects." (http... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Hypoglycemia: Your symptoms might be due to low blood sugar, as counter-intuitive as that may seem. Some people's body over reacts to a high sugar meal and drives t... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Hives...: In addition to over the counter antihistamines, which you should go ahead and take at the max dosage recommended on the bottle, you can also try a top... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Tough question: In some ways, this question is harder to answer than many of the medical ones i get. Is it hard work and a tough study? Yes. Is it worth it? Depends o... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Yes and no: Ob's & midwives alike are often finished with you after your hospital stay for the delivery and lactation support, if needed, is done by community gro... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Consult your derm: If you have had a laser procedure and think you are having an adverse reaction to it, it is best to consult the physician that performed the procedure... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Think nutrition...: My first thought was anemia, but you say your tests were normal, and they likely checked your blood counts. Fatigue is a common side effect of pregnan... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Cervix?: If it is a finger-length inside, and mostly in the middle, i think you likely found your cervix. And that would be normal. But, to be safe, i would br... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Talk to surgeon: This is a question you will need to ask of your surgeon, and i would suggest you do so if it seems to be giving you trouble. Knowing how your surgery ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Probably...: Some of those pains are probably contractions. Some are like muscular or skeletal, given the strain caused by all the weight and stretching. The bette... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Very common and: Almost always completely benign. Let me give you some additional info to read. See if what is described in this link also applies to you: http://www.... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Probably, but...: Without looking, i'm sure headache is listed as a side effect (because it is for most meds). But, chances are pretty good that the infection you have ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
See doctor: In the 26-28 week time of your pregnancy, docs usually do a couple of specific tests. For a reason. One, we check to see if you are becoming anemic, w... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
No problem.: Sex is considered safe during all stages of a normal pregnancy, i.e., one that's considered low-risk for complications such as miscarriage or pre-term... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: It's called visceral or referred pain and pain from gallbladder dysfunction or distension can present exactly as you describe.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Several poss...: Two things come to mind. This pain could be muscular, like "costochondritis, " and might respond to heat and anti-inflammatories. Also, i wonder about... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Missed the question,: But I am glad you feel better. Be careful about what you eat today. Bland food. Smaller amounts. Drink plenty of clear liquids.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Probably not...: Unlike chicken pox, herpes zoster doesn't seem to be related to problems with the baby.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Infected?: You shouldn't get folliculitis on the head of your penis. Folliculitis is an infection of hair follicles and there are no hair follicles there. S... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Onion gas: There is no reason why a cut onion would be harmful. When you cut a bulb onion, it does release a gas (sulphenic acid), hence the tears. But this does... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Depends...: Depends on where you were at during your cycle, of course. If around the time of ovulation, then the risk of pregnancy is high and the morning after p... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hinson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hinson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! In the 50's I had a severe reaction from whooping cough vaccine. Have had seizures all my life from them. Thought I was just fainting but it was seiz.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Also is there any way to get a second test done cheaper that you know of? And would hyperthyroid issues cause a maculopapular rash?
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Thank you much. Its like they just ate not paying attention, to my reports. And concerns. I hope you have a blessed day. Thank u again

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, VA
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL
Completed 1998

Awards

Top Family Physician, First Place, Massachusetts - Summer
2013
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