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Dr. Greg Hinson

Family Medicine
Nantucket, MA
29 years experience male

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J. Greg Hinson, MD

Nantucket, MA

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36 Meadow View Dr, Nantucket, MA
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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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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

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278 Answers
69 Agrees
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Some truth...: If you are in chronic a. Fib., then lying on your left side will not cause you to go in to the rhythm but might make the symptoms feels more obvious, ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Pre-diabetes: Without fully understanding your risk factors, there are studies that show that metformin can be used for pre-diabetes to help slow or prevent someone... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Most likely yes...: Plantar fasciitis is the first thing that comes to mind. Be mindful of shoe choice during the day, wear them throughout the day (instead of bare or so... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Either...: It either means you have been exposed to the virus that causes cold sores and will continue to get them at an unspecified interval or that this isn't ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Likely unrelated...: While testosterone levels may actually go up during masturbation or after ejaculation, masturbation and sexual activity in general may have no signifi... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Hard to say...: Maybe it's one of the nerves that passes by the elbow.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Relax?: As always a new pain or symptom should trigger a call to your doctor's office for an appointment. That said, a common cause of neck or jaw pain is mus... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Sure...: I think there is every reason to assume so. Good luck.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Sort of...: Caffeine is bad for hemorrhoids only in the sense that it can cause upset or more frequent bowel movements, which can make it harder for hemorrhoids t... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Sure: If there is clinical suspicion of something, repeating a test to see what the trend is could be legit. For example, if you think someone might be beco... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Good question for: The dentist. They will have policies and procedures in place to make sure they give you the right medications. Just be honest with your dosing history... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
No: On a Progesterone only birth control method like camila, there is not predictability to bleeding patterns, and regular cycle-like bleeding doesn't mea... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Possible: While less likely than from vaginal or anal sex, there are recorded cases of HIV transmission from giving (or receiving) oral sex. It certainly is bes... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
See a doctor...: If your symptoms are simply related to later pregnancy, and you have been reassured by your physician that all is okay, the advise i'd give you is sma... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Does it need it?: Does it need to be removed is the first question? If it can wait, then that is the best option. Otherwise, a procedure like this should be planned in ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Small but...: According the growth charts from the who, a 9 mos old boy at 17 lbs would be in the 9th percentile, i.e., 91/100 similar babies would weigh more, but ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Shouldn't last long: The side effect of the dose change shouldn't last too long. Maybe 3-4 days. You could slow down the drop in dose by alternating 15 and 10 for a few da... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Most likely...: No. First thing that comes to mind would be a simple skin cyst. These are very common. Sometimes they can get infected and become larger and painful. ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Simple advice...: 1. Choose a set bedtime ; awake time. 2. Avoid daytime naps. 3. Avoid rich or sugary foods, alcohol ; caffeine 4-6 hrs prior to bedtime. 4. Daily exer... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Polyhydramnios?: There are two ways that the fluid can be reported. One is maximum vertical pocket and the other way is afi, or amniotic fluid index. The latter is mor... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
movement: The back of the frontal lobe is where your premotor and primary motor cortex is. This is where the brain takes over control of your muscles from your ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Triggers?: I get these suckers too, ; they hurt! first you should to find your triggers--sun exposure, stress, fevers--and try to control for these. Definitely u... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Side effect...: This could be a side effect we call breakthrough bleeding. It happens when the hormone dose is too low. Contact your doctor. It may be that simply cha... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
try...: An antihistamine for a couple of days, +/- a topical steroid cream. Avoid hot baths/showers.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
At 20 weeks...: Almost universally, the top of your uterus should be at your belly button, not much higher or lower.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Lots to consider: From what you have told us, blood in urine and elevated esr, the possible causes are too numerous to try and narrow down here for you. My suggestion i... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
You got me...: If you received an antibiotic prescription, the doctor must think there you have a bacterial infection of some sorts. Indeed, such an infection could ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Start with...: I say start with your primary care doctor. Medicines can help, and there are medicines available that you do not become dependent on! but your doctor ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Minimal: Minimal benefit from such passive exercise machines. Probably not harmful. Might improve circulation and bone density. But does not strengthen, help w... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
no set time...: Flatulence, indigestion, nausea, heartburn, constipation are all common GI side effects of pregnancy, but not everyone gets them, and, although it is ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Likely so...: Normal levels can vary per lab, but B12 level is generally considered normal if over 200. You need B12 to make red blood cells, which carry oxygen thr... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Up to...: You take one Plan B pill within 72 hours of the unprotected sex, and the second one 12 hours later.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Popeye's fave: Spinach is excellent for you. It is an excellent source for vitamin a, vitamin k and folate (folic acid). It's a good source for magnesium and mangane... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Water: Water. Before, during and after a nice walk. Sure, coffee or tea have caffeine and, taken in moderation, are not bad for you. But any energy you feel ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Will heal: This area gets a lot of good, healthy blood flow and will heal. Fast. Practice good hygiene. Avoid feminine hygiene products. Take a break from interc... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Use your judgement: Without knowing how far along you are or whether your pregnant is risky for other reasons, it is hard to answer your ? With confidence. So it is up to... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Prescription only: It's not available over the counter, only by prescription. And don't fall for labelled meds that imply they are similar. They aren't. Call your doc... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
No: It turns out the decongestants don't really work for kids her age and there is a small risk that some of the ingredients can be harmful. So i would su... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
A lot...: Lots of questions to ask to get the history needed to make a diagnosis. First thing that comes to mind, to answer your ?, is the trend. If the headach... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Worth a test...: Whenever you have changes in your usual menstrual cycle, especially if you are usually fairly regular in timing and quality/quantity of bleeding, it i... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
No: You do not get your period while you're pregnant. But. You can sometimes have intermittent bleeding, even for harmless reasons, while you're pregnant,... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Possibly...: Depends a lot on which ligament you injured and the shape of the muscles around that joint. Ligaments don't typically repair themselves. So after such... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Unlikely...: Unlikely to be due to the anesthesia this far out. Pain meds can lead to constipation, if you're taking one. I would try treating with a high fiber di... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Presbyopia: Presbyopia usually starts around the age 40. It's an age-related process and generally is believed to stem from a gradual thickening and loss of flexi... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Break through: Yes. Low-dose birth control pills will sometimes not give you enough estrogen to cause your body to hold off on bleeding, resulting in mid-cycle bleed... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Not likely, be seen: An entrapped nerve in your lower back would not affect your arms, only your legs. And, most likely, only one leg. You should see your doctor to find o... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Allergy?: I would suggest you report this to the doctor that did your exam. It is possible that he/she used latex gloves and this could be your first sign of a ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Numerous: There are a number of things that can lead to the electrical short in the upper chambers of your heart that leads to a. Fib. Too many to list here, bu... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Not unusual, but...: The local reaction to a tick bite is not that different than what you would have from a splinter. The tick was a foreign body & your body is reacting ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
A lot: You should expect to hear the baby's heartbeat in the office with the doppler. Should be easy to find at this point. You should expect a discussion ab... 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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