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Dr. Carisa Hines

Palliative Care
College Park, GA
22 years experience female

About

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.

Palliative Care

Emergency Medicine

Internal Medicine

Pain Management

Licenses

United States: Alabama, Georgia

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

241 Answers
148 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
NSAIDS: This is from spondylitis.org: You and your doctor can decide which of the following medications, if any, are best for you. NSAIDs (nonsteroidal ant... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Gaining weight: You should consider to have smaller portions and more frequent meals. Eating hydrating fruits, drinking more water, and protein sense foods may help a... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Bowel issues: Constipation in combination with mucus in stool could be a sign of an inflammatory problem. I would seek medical advice as soon as possible.
A female asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Abnormal bleeding: With bleeding for this duration, I advise you to seek medical attention as soon as possible.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Urine is sticky: urine is most likely sticky due to the presence of seminal fluids from ejaculation. Nausea and dizziness are unusual occurrences. If you are doing an... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Vital signs : Your vital signs will fluctuate throughout the day depending upon your activity, stressors, and other environmental factors. This is normal. Should yo... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Irregular menses: Given that this irregularity has persisted for an extended period, I would follow up with your Gynecologist for further evaluation.
A female asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Gas: Gas after a meal may be dependent on what you're eating. Also carbonated beverages can contribute to gas and belching. Aerophagia, or swallowing air (... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Pelvic floor exerci: I don't know if regular orgasm will help. But there are exercises that you can do to keep vaginal and pelvic floor muscles in good condition. Http:/... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Irregular periods: Irregular periods can occur and can be normal. Best to monitor your cycle over the next 2-3 months. If it continues to be irregular, seek medical atte... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Dizziness: If your contact has shifted during your sleep, you may have dizziness when you first open your eyes due to not being able to see clearly out of one ey... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Irregular periods: Irregular periods can occur and can be normal. Best to monitor your cycle over the next 2-3 months. If it continues to be irregular, seek medical atte... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Stool color: Stool color can change depending on our diet. However, in your case, I would suggest that it's the iron in your supplements that may be changing the ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Irregular periods: Irregular periods can occur and can be normal. Best to monitor your cycle over the next 2-3 months. If it continues to be irregular, seek medical atte... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Irregular periods: Irregular periods can occur and can be normal. Best to monitor your cycle over the next 2-3 months. If it continues to be irregular, seek medical atte... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Menstrual Cycle: Monitor cycle in the coming month. If it continues to be irregular, seek medical attention.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Pulsating pain: If you have some growth (for lack of a better description) that is pulsating, seek immediate medical attention.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Palliative Care: The duration of your palliative radiation is really dependent upon your continued favorable response to treatment and also your desire to continue tre... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Mesalamine : These symptoms are common adverse effects of this medication, and in your case, may be related to increasing the dosage. Best of health to you!
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Irregular periods: Irregular periods can occur and can be normal. Best to monitor your cycle over the next 2-3 months. If it continues to be irregular, seek medical atte... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Pimple: Try to apply a warm compress to the area. Of course, if your vision is affected, please seek medical attention as soon as possible.
A female asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Possible pregnancy : It's possible that you could be pregnant. I would wait until you've had a missed period and then take a pregnancy test.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Reflux: Sounds like typical heartburn symptoms. I recommend that you try an over the counter antacid first. If no relief, then I would follow up with a physic... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Knee pain: Consider changing the seat position, and/or taking breaks when you drive so you can get out and stretch your legs.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Sore gums: If this soreness is impairing your ability to open your mouth, I would seek immediate medical attention.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Emptying time: In general, 50% of stomach contents are emptied in about an hour after ingestion. So it is unlikely that the pill was vomited 4 hours later. So I woul... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Fever: If you are not allergic , try over the counter ibuprofen or acetaminophen. If Fever is not resolved in 24 hours or is accompanied by any other symptom... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Pain: Painful intercourse can have many causes. It may be that you're not lubricated enough. Try longer foreplay, or use additional lubricants.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Itching breast: Please see your doctor and get scheduled for a mammogram as soon as possible. The above graphic illustrates changes in the breast that should prompt i... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Pregnancy: Yes, you could be pregnant. If you had vaginal sex (penis in vagina), then some of the seminal fluids could contain sperm, and lead to pregnancy. Bes... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Heart disease & RA: Perhaps. There are many heart disease manifestations seen in rheumatoid diseases. Best to have a conversation and evaluation with your primary provide... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Irregular periods: Irregular periods can occur and can be normal. Best to monitor your cycle over the next 2-3 months. If it continues to be irregular, seek medical atte... Read More
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Pulse: A normal pulse rate is between 60-100 beats per minute. If you experience any palpitations, no matter what your heart rate, seek medical attention.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Muscle strain: Depends on the extent of the tear, and how much continued use the muscle is doing. For example, if you're still doing any moderate to heavy lifting, i... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Drug use and pregnan: Any drug use is potentially harmful to your developing baby. Unsure if this will be out of your system in the timeframe you mentioned. I recommend tha... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Chest pain: i recommend that you stop smoking. Whether related to current issues or not, it's just good for your overall health now and in the future. I would als... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Numbness and tinglin: What you may be experiencing is neuropathy. There are many causes for neuropathy that will require further evaluation in addition to the imaging studi... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Painful tampon: It is possible that your tampon is more absorbent that you need. Hence why it is still dry when you pull it out, which can be uncomfortable. Best to t... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Possible pregnancy: Yes it is possible to be pregnant. I would check a pregnancy test, and also follow up with your doctor. In the event that you are not pregnant, these ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Disaster Preparation: I would advise being mindful of the news as it pertains to storm tracking. Gather important papers. Pack a few belongings. Prepare to evacuate as soo... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Masturbation: Masturbation is a natural event. If you're noticing frequent urination and leg pain, these symptoms may or may not be related to the act of masturbati... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Calcification: Calcification is most often determined by appearance. Further delineation depends on what medium is being observed. For example, calcification on a X-... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Worsening cellulitis: If cellulitis is worsening despite oral antibiotics, he should go back to ER immediately, as he may need IV antibiotics.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Groin itching: Consider that his rash/itching may not be caused by a fungus, hence why the anti-fungal did not help. At this point, an evaluation by a doctor would b... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Taking meds: Those meds are fine in combination, but as with many medications, they may need to be taken with food.
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Broken foot: Any discoloration in a broken/healing area is cause for great concern. I advise that you seek immediate medical attention.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Irregular periods: Irregular periods can occur and can be normal. Best to monitor your cycle over the next 2-3 months. If it continues to be irregular, seek medical atte... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Right abdominal pain: Right upper abdominal pain can have many etiologies. Anatomically, this is the location of the liver, gallbladder, part of the pancreas and part of th... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Irregular periods: Irregular periods can occur and can be normal. Brown blood is most likely old blood. Best to monitor your cycle over the next 2-3 months. If it contin... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Obsessiveness: First, I recommend that you see your PCP for a general check up. Next, I recommend that you see a therapist and/or Psychiatrist about these obsessive ... Read More

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HealthTap member
Feb 18, 2015
She's nice, smart, and down to earth. She seems like a caring doctor.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hines is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hines is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Pancreatic cancer with extensive mets to liver at age 75. Non-smoker, good lifestyle, etc. Super surprise. Now 2.0 years now being independent; no car driving. Sylvester...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you Dr. Hines - I really do appreciate your input and advise. I am due to see him again next month and will ask him then. Thanks again!!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I went to urgent care yesterday and it was an infected bug bite that I am now being treated for, thank you !

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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Graduated nullMD

Medical/Graduate school

Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, TN
Graduated 2000MD

Awards

Top Palliative Care Specialist, First Place, National - Spring
2015
Top Palliative Care Specialist, First Place, National - Spring
2016
Top Palliative Care Specialist, First Place, the Nation - Spring
2017
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