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Dr. Jason Hester

Pediatrics
Albany, GA
23 years experience male

Locations

Albany Pediatrics

Albany, GA

Address

1801 Palmyra Rd, Albany, GA
Directions

Fax

2294340040

About

Bio

I practiced pharmacy after graduating from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. I did not feel intellectually challenged and decided to go to medical school. My pharmacy background has been invaluable to me in my practice and i do not regret my educational choices. I love practicing medicine and maintain a very busy pediatric practice. I also have an interest in acupuncture and nutritional therapy for disease.

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

38 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hester
23 years experience
Not nec. a problem: Many factors determine why this may happen. The most common reason would be childbirth or anything that really stretches out the vaginal walls. It w... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hester
23 years experience
R U an Athlete?: Technically, you suffer from bradycardia or a resting hr less than 60. This may be a pathologic condition or may represent an very well conditioned h... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hester
23 years experience
Everyone differs: Every baby is different so trial and error is needed. In general, foods that tend to upset your baby are dairy products, chocolate, caffeine, tomato ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Hester
23 years experience
Not visible: I assume you mean semen rather than sperm since sperm are not visible to naked eye. Yes, she can get pregnant. It only takes one sperm cell for impre... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Hester
23 years experience
Your doctor can help: See your primary care doctor. As long as you do not have severe cystic acne which generally needs a special medicine that dermatologists prescribe, h... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hester
23 years experience
Call 800-222-1222: This is the national poison control number. Many factors will determine the toxicity. The expired date is less important than the actual medication,... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hester
23 years experience
Derm/Allery: Most dermatologists and allergists perform patch testing. Allergists are also more likely to perform skin testing or blood testing when looking for a... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jason Hester
23 years experience
Need more info: Blood pressure involves two numbers. The top number is the systolic pressure or the pressure when your heart pumps. The bottom number is the pressur... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hester
23 years experience
Not now: I do not recommend using a walker with babies this age. Most children can use a walker with close supervision at nine months but i still don't really... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jason Hester
23 years experience
Dimetapp DM: Antihistamines will help your runny nose. Dextromethorphan will help your cough. Expectorants like Guaifenesin (robitussin, mucinex) thin mucus. De... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hester
23 years experience
Pregnancy test: If you are concerned then you can try a pregnancy test. Most are very accurate. However, there can be many reasons for being late and you admit to b... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hester
23 years experience
These are the best: Urine tests for HCG and blood tests for HCG or human Chorionic Gonadotropin are by far the best tests and are easy and accurate.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hester
23 years experience
Blood or not?: As hamlet said, "that is the question". Not all red is blood and not all blood is red so the first thing to determine is if there is blood in the sto... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hester
23 years experience
Absolutely not if...: You mean cow's milk. If however, you mean breast milk or formula then this is different. It is probably more than the baby's stomach could hold and ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hester
23 years experience
Yes: A pregnancy test would be helpful. Ovulation generally occurs mid cycle so you could definitely be pregnant.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Hester
23 years experience
See your dr.: High blood pressure or hypertension is often called the silent killer because most people do not have any symptoms. However, very high blood pressure... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Hester
23 years experience
U/s is sensitive: High frequency ultrasound with a linear array transducer is actually quite sensitive in detecting problems after acute testicular trauma. This would ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Hester
23 years experience
Many reasons: It is difficult to determine the exact cause without examining the eye. Possible causes are inflammation related to irritation or allergy. You may h... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hester
23 years experience
Clinical hypnosis: Hypnotherapy when performed by competent clinical hypnotherapists can be effective. Most clinical hypnotherapists are psychiatrists so consult your l... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hester
23 years experience
Impossible to answer: Generally speaking, std transmission occurs during sex but not always. Herpes is especially known for being transmitted in a non sexual manner as it ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hester
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GI work ups..: Vary from dr to dr but most will check for antibodies against gluten which is a wheat protein. This involves bloodwork. The dr will also look for si... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hester
23 years experience
Thrush or: Oral candidiasis is generally a superficial fungal infection of the mouth characterized by white flaky patches most often on the sides of the cheek an... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hester
23 years experience
Beware dilution: Your tretinoin comes in a certain concentration. Adding moisturizer will dilute the concentration possibly decreasing the effectiveness. A moisturiz... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jason Hester
23 years experience
? Nerve pain: Can't really offer a diagnosis here without more history and exam but i would consider something like meralgia paresthetica. Look it up and see if it... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hester
23 years experience
Probably: Bacterial vaginosis is not a single organism but is often multiple organisms. Metronidazole is generally first choice therapy for bv.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hester
23 years experience
Evaporates: Sweating cools your body by evaporation. As the sweat evaporates it pulls heat away from the body. Absorption will be non existent to minimal at bes... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hester
23 years experience
Otc nsaids: Are your best choice if you don't have reasons to not take them. Ibuprofen or Naproxen are available otc and are really good at pain relief and infl... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hester
23 years experience
Talk to doc: Without knowing the complete history, it is hard to say. I suggest having a frank discussion with your ob. Remember that prematurity is generally re... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Hester
23 years experience
Oral contraceptives: Are effective (though not 100%) when used correctly. The addition of a condom will increase the effectivenss and also provide some protection against... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Hester
23 years experience
Seven-ten rule: If you have not had an updated tetanus vaccine in the last seven years then you do need a tetanus vaccine. In general, update your tetanus every ten ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Hester
23 years experience
Depends on diet: Many people report increased energy from lower carbohydrate diets. It depends on many factors including your health, medicines, sleep habits, hormona... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Hester
23 years experience
Bland diet: The important distinction with diarrhea involves the presence of blood in the stool. If blood is present you may have a bacterial enteritis and shoul... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hester
23 years experience
Throw it out: Simple answer is to throw it out. Your formula container will generally tell you to use formula within one hour after reconstitution. Risks would be... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hester
23 years experience
Sounds complicated: If you have not seen a gastroenterologist, i would suggest an immediate visit. As an aside, the dietary advice put forth in the book the perfect heal... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hester
23 years experience
Copper rich diets: Many factors determine the rate of graying of the hair but a copper rich diet is sometimes associated with hair color retention. Beef liver is rich i... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hester
23 years experience
Multiple reasons: There are many reasons for sore throat. Post nasal drip, gastroesophageal reflux, irritation from coughing are all reasons other than infections that... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Hester
23 years experience
1-2 weeks: Every patient is different but in my experience, most patients will have complete crusting of all lesions within two weeks. Your overall immune stat... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hester is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hester is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Cousin spoke to doc n explained to me in terms I understood :)
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine, GA
Graduated 1999MD
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