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Dr. Layne Hermansen

Family Medicine
Draper, UT
male

About

Bio

I'm a 46 years old and am living my boyhood dream of practicing primary care medicine. In my private practice in Utah my clinic has an emphasis in treating neck and back pain and headaches, along with all the common things seen in primary care. I'm an outdoor enthusiast and love to hike, bike, backpack and fish. I enjoy being with people and talking about interesting topics that span lots of areas. I like watching the History Channel and am a foodie.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Arizona, Utah

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

261 Answers
418 Agrees
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ignore: Listen more than you talk. Also watch body language. People also need time alone.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Hydration: Our facial structure and appearance has much to with our genetics. To improve facial appearance, drink a good amount of water each day: Look http:... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Excellent levels!: A combination of good genetics, healthy diet and exercise, and possibly if you are taking cholesterol medication is all giving you great readings. Kee... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Medication: See your PCP for triglyceride lowering medication. When l see high triglycerides l think future diabetic. You definitely need to get treated before i... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Herpes Zoster : The chicken pox virus lives in the spinal nerve root area, and when active, can irritate the nerve and create a patch of dermatome skin as you describ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: We differ in our abilities to differentiate precise colors and nuances. Also, a person with cataracts will have distortion of color.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Tylenol (acetaminophen) : Use extra strength Tylenol (acetaminophen) (500 mg) at breakfast, lunch, dinner and bed time for pain control. Also use stool softeners and try a sit... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Exhaust Muscles: To get fit at the gym, focus on two muscle groups each day, like back and chest day, arm and leg day, etc and lift the heaviest you can, even if it's ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Those two natural sleep aides are safe together.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Prolactin elevation: Prolactin is released by the pituitary and causes breast to produce milk in women after childbirth. When its not normal to be lactating, you need to ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Supplements: I recommend supplements in my practice. Krill Oil, Vit D 5000, Ubiquinol and Turmeric. Most of my patients don't eat wild salmon to get required ome... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
SI Joint Disfunction: This is a common cause of low back pain. I treat several cases of it a day. Most of the time its from a strained ligament due to an accident or over... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Pull the capsule apart and mix the contents in a small amount of food.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Rib movement : Just a rib that moved. If pain persists, see an inexpensive chiropractor for one visit only.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Trigger point injections can be administered into the specific areas of tense muscles. Use a marker pen and place dots at the specific spots of pain ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Degrees: Teeth whiten by degrees. Consider taking a picture before you start, so with time you can see the progress.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Weight gain/loss: Given the weight gain while trying to lose weight, I'd recommend having your thyroid lab checked. If that is normal, then you need to try a differe... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Musculoskeletal : Sounds like you've strained your neck muscles causing trigger point pains in your shoulder and at the base of your skull. These knotted muscle spasms... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
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Visit your doctor: Visit your doctor for a urinalysis and blood work. Frequent urination is a sign of a urinary tract infection and or diabetes. You could also have an o... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Confuse the body: Confuse the body with different foods and exercise to increase metabolism. If you give the body the same calories each day, it gets use to that amount... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Overactive Bladder: You could be experience 'overactive bladder'. You could also have a urinary tract infection and also diabetes. Be seen by your doctor this comin... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Fragile : The blood vessels in your upper nose are fragile. Frequent sneezing aggravated them. Get your sneezing under control. Sneezing due to allergies?
A female asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Get checked out!: You could be having a heart related condition so get checked out today. Go to the Emergency Room now. It could also be muscular in nature and still ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ignore: TMJ can be caused by muscle spasms which are effectively treated with trigger point injections.
A male asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Lipoma: Without examining visually and with palpation, the best answer would be a lipoma. These are fatty lumps just under the skin that can change size. The... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Sore throat: You most likely have bacterial infection causing a sore throat and ear infection. For pain, use Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen. An OTC decong... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ignore: Have a consistent bedtime. Avoid tv and computer 1 hr before bedtime. Protein can help you sleep.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ignore: State type of nose drainage. Clear and runny is a cold. Green thicker drainage is sinusitis.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ignore: Resistance training with weights or bands is the most effective way to gain strength.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ignore: Don't binge diet. Best to take the weight off slowly over time with proper nutrition and exercise.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Overactive Bladder: You could be experience 'overactive bladder'. You could also have a urinary tract infection and also diabetes. Be seen by your doctor this comin... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
List of Tips: 1) Thyroid lab 2) Sleep apnea questionnaire 3) Depression assessment 4) Poor nutrition (too many carbs) and lack of breakfast and lunch. 5) Adrenal ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ignore: Put cold compress on new musculoskeletal injuries to limit the swelling and pain.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ignore: Ask your doctor for examples of healthy and non healthy food choices.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ignore: Don't take meds in the evening because they will keep you from having a good night sleep.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Lumbar Strain: The most likely cause is a lumbar strain -muscles spasms (myofascial pain) that and can also cause your vertebra to be pulled out of alignment. Commo... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Buy Flonase OTC: Two sprays up each nostril at bed time. Start using today so you can report results to doctor.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Lymph Nodes : You need to see your primary care provider for an exam. You might need an ultrasound and biopsy.
A female asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Sleeping Pills: Lunesta (eszopiclone) 1 mg is a starting low dose. It sounds like its not strong enough for you. Ambian 5 mg is also a starting low dose. It goes u... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Try an enema: You might do better using an enema and also the mineral oil or drinking citrate of magnesium. But you really need to find the cause of the constipati... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Counseling + SSRI: SSRI is a common type of antidepressant / antianxiety medication like Celexa, Prozac and Zoloft (sertraline). Medication plus counseling to develop s... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
DayQuil + Advil (ibuprofen): I wouldn't be overly concerned about combining a dose of each once in awhile. I hope your stomach starts feeling better.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Two answers : Try omeprazole OTC for possible gastritis or ulcers. If not improved see your doctor for physical exam and possible referral for a scope of your stoma... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Turkey Sandwich : That's a light lunch, compared to a heavy lunch that makes you feel like skipping dinner.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Normal heart rate: Your heart rate is within the normal range of 60 to 100.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Repetition : Know the subject to a deeper level than you need memorized. Retelling the information becomes easier. Study the material on different days so it estab... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Natural ideas: Consider a combination of Ashwagandha (Jarrow brand ) two capsules before bedtime, Valerian root, and Glycine 3,000 MG to help you stay asleep.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Possibly : Given you had a miscarriage in the past and having difficulty getting pregnant, I'd recommend you talk this over with your ob/gyn who may refer you t... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Good wash and could include some baking soda wash if have on hand.

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May 28, 2015
Great doctor made me feel calm and that everything would turn out fine (: and lost of details in what I needed
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Jan 22, 2017
The doctor gave me a great answer through here I feel more relieved thank you I recommend him :-) thank you!!
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Jun 17, 2015
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This was very helpful. Thanks! thank you doctor, symptoms have now subsided, i'm assuming some infection or acid, but now i am feeling much better, but I will go for Ultra sound and endoscope as u sug...Read More
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Awards

Top Family Physician, Second Place, Utah - Fall
2015
Thought Leader, Third Place, Utah - Fall
2015
Top Doctor, Second Place, Utah - Fall
2015
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