Dr. Greg Hinson

Family Medicine
Nantucket, MA
29 years experience male

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J. Greg Hinson, MD

Nantucket, MA

Address

36 Meadow View Dr, Nantucket, MA
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About

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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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

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278 Answers
69 Agrees
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 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
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 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
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Most likely yes...: A blood sample, taken after an overnight fast, that is less than 100 mg/dl is considered normal. A fasting blood sugar level from 100 to 125 mg/dl is ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Reasons to question: I read above that your age is 68. I can only surmise that your mother is quite elderly. I am not sure there is much to gain adding zoloft (sertraline)... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
No...: A good, true interpretation requires reading it with all the background knowledge of the subject, their history, why the test was ordered, and correla... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 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
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Probably not...: Unlike chicken pox, herpes zoster doesn't seem to be related to problems with the baby.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Xray time: With the amount of pain and swelling you describe, it sounds to me like you need an xray. Some of your carpal and metacarpal bones, if broken, need to... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 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
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Times can vary: But, if you were to have clockwork, 28-day cycles, you would most likely ovulate around 7/22/2013, which means you most like could have conceived ~7/1... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
If...: You are not having symptoms of a UTI (burning when you pee, increased frequency, fever)... And if you are not having contractions... And if you ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 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
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Not necessarily...: Abdominal cramping is a very common symptom associated with pregnancy, and can show up throughout pregnancy due to indigestion, heartburn, constipatio... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 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
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Sure.: As long as they're a part of a good, balanced diet, full of real food, lots of fruit and veggies.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Yes: A simple upper respiratory viral infection can definitely trigger asthma symptoms. Might be a good idea to use your asthma inhalers for the duration o... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 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
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 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
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Yes, but...: There are eeg changes associated with obstructive sleep apnea, but to completely diagnose osa and know what is needed to treat it, you need to be moni... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 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
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 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
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 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
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 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
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 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
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 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
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Try a decongestant: Changes in barometric pressure can be a cause for pain in the ears, if your eustachian tubes are not functioning properly and cannot equilibrate the i... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 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
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 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
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Wouldn't hurt...: ...And would likely help, by improving circulation (compared to what sitting around does). Go for it!
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 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
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Confusing sometimes: When you hear someone's pregnancy referred to as weeks, it is counting from the first day of a person's last period, not from the conception date (peo... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 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
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Not sure: Wow, you've had a lifetime worth of tests already. It's great they were all normal; that rules out a lot of bad stuff. If the strong antacid isn't hel... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 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
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Depends on...: You current height and weight. But that is typically a very low calorie count. Whereas you'd likely lose weight doing it, it's be hard to do, you woul... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 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
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Most likely...: Lymph nodes that come and go (in size) are usually related to a benign infection. If you feel well otherwise, you can give it a little time to see if ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 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
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 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
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 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
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Counseling: Being the father of a 10 and 12 year old, your question jumped out at me. I do not think i can give you any useful advice in the 400 characters I am a... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Nothing...: Her white blood cell count was normal. Sure, the percentages of her white blood cells that are neutrophils and lymphocytes are off from the reported r... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 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
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Not necessary...: But you can use a bulb suction device to clear his nostrils. You can also put a drop or two of warm salt water in a nostril and then use the suction d... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 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
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 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
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 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
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Not likely: Diverticulosis is when you have pouches form in the wall of the colon; it usually develops slowly w/ age. It may be genetic, related to constipation o... 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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