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Dr. Gregory Hartt

Emergency Medicine
CA
19 years experience male

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I'm a Board Certified Emergency Physician, practicing in Northern California. I also have a scientific background, with a PhD in Molecular Biology & Genetics. I also practiced Emergency Medicine in New Zealand, which was an amazing experience. I specialize in the treatment of acutely ill patients, in all areas of medicine and surgery. From traumatic injury, to heart attack, stroke, infections, OB/Gyn emergencies, toxicology, etc. I see it and treat it all, all ages, all comers.

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Emergency Medicine

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39 Answers
16 Agrees
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hartt
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Many causes: Many things cause pain in the flanks, may not be your kidneys. Muscle pain, thoracic or lumbar strain, herniated disc, kidney stone passing, enlarged ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hartt
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Should be fine: Post-concussion syndrome can include headache, blurry vision, memory troubles, and nausea. Usually it will go away within a few days. See your doctor ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hartt
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Viral = contagious: Routine ear infections usually don't need antibiotics. Neither do most sinus infections. The viruses that cause most upper respiratory infections are ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hartt
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: Hemorrhoids bleed easily. Avoid straining and getting constipated.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hartt
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Depends on severity: If you have fever, back pain, vomiting along with urinary symptoms (burning, frequency) then you may have a kidney infection (pyelonephritis). In that... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Hartt
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Palpitations: Palpitations can be benign (simple skipped or extra beats) or can be a symptom of a more serious condition such as an SVT (supraventicular tachycardia... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Hartt
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
See your doctor: If it's at the top of the buttocks (the transition between your low back and the crease of your buttocks) it's probably a pilonidal cyst or abscess. I... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Hartt
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Simple: Eat a balanced diet with plenty of protein, and start a weight lifting program to build muscle mass.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hartt
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
No: The pill absorbs quickly after you swallow it, and diarrhea should't affect it.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hartt
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Sleep hygeine: Avoid caffeine, energy drinks, and all stimulant medications and drugs (decongestants, drugs of abuse). Work out in the afternoon or early evening. Ea... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hartt
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
UTI: Urinary tract infection (UTI) is most likely, but could also be vaginitis, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), or other infection. See your doctor or u... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hartt
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Many cuases: Too many possible causes to list. If persistent, go see your doctor. Possible sources (to name a few): gallbladder, pancreas, stomach (gastritis), lun... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hartt
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
No: Sciatica = pain going from your low back down your leg. True weakness in the leg, bowel or bladder incontience, or fever associated with the pain is a... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hartt
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Wait and see: Post-concussion syndrome can include headache, blurry vision, memory troubles, and nausea. Usually it will go away within a few days. See your doctor ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hartt
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Referral needed: Your primary care doctor is the best source of information for local referrals, and if and when they're needed. GI specialists typically won't see new... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hartt
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Hematoma: It sounds like a 'subungual hematoma.' That's just blood under the nail. If the dark area is greater than half the size of the nail, it may cause prob... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hartt
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Either: Acid reflux usually causes upper abdominal pain and chest pain in the front, up toward your throat, often with a burning sensation. Pain from your lun... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hartt
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: Very early pregnancy, and reassuring to see a fetal heart beat. Don't need to hear the sound.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hartt
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Glycerine: Try a glycerine suppository, and see your pediatrician today if possible. Go to the ER for any fever, vomiting, poor feeding, looks floppy, or seems d... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hartt
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Acid reflux?: Could be acid reflux or even a type of asthma. Good idea to see your doctor for further evaluation.
A female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hartt
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Maybe: It sounds like you're having palpitations. That could mean you have an abnormal heart rhythm. You should see your doctor to have an EKG done. 2 cups o... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hartt
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
NSAIDS, rest: Synovitis is inflammation of the fluid that lubricates your joints. Often caused by injury, overuse, and occasionally by virus infections. Treatment i... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Hartt
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Wait: If it becomes red, swollen, and tender it may be an abscess. If so, see your doctor as it might need to be drained. If not, give it some time and see ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hartt
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
No worries: Shouldn't be a problem unless you are already quite anemic (and then they probably wouldn't have allowed you to donate).
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hartt
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Not normal: Bleeding during pregnancy is not normal, and should be evaluated by your doctor. Mild cramping and nausea during early pregnancy may be normal. Take a... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hartt
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Take a preg test: Possibly. Urine pregnancy tests are available at any grocery store, drug store, or dollar store.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hartt
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Go to the store...: ... and get a urine pregnancy test. Back pain could also be a sign of pelvic inflammatory disease, especially if you're having any discharge and abdom... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hartt
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
No: At 5 weeks it might be visible on ultrasound, but not on an abominal x-ray. Do a urine pregnancy test to see if you're pregnant.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hartt
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Swallow water?: If you can't swallow water or your own saliva, you have a food impaction in your esophagus. If you can swallow, you likely just have swelling/irritati... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hartt
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Virus, food: May be caused by a virus infection, or recent food poisoning. Stay well hydrated, and see your doctor if you are having fever, bloody stools, or prolo... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Hartt
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Go to the doctor: Go to the doctor, get an x-ray. See if you have a "Boxer's fracture" or a dislocation. If you have a "fight bite," which is a cut over your knuckle fr... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Hartt
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Many causes: Your symptoms can have many causes. At the ER they most likely ruled out the dangerous/serious causes, and told you to follow up with your doctor for ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hartt
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Depends: Plan a visit to the pediatrician, unless he becomes lethargic, floppy, has a new fever, or somehow just isn't acting right, in which case go the ER. T... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Hartt
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Wear and tear: "Degenerative changes" means that the shoulder joint shows evidence of what you might call "wear and tear." Could be due to arthritis (osteoarthritis)... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hartt
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Probably: Most likley lumbar strain. Treat with time, core muscle strengthening exercises, massage, NSAIDs (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.). See your doctor if you h... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Gregory Hartt
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Neuralgia?: Brief, shock-like pains could be neuralgia (due to irritation of a nerve in your scalp, head, or face. You also may have tension headaches. If you hav... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Hartt
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Stye?: If swelling in eyelid... stye (chalazion, hordeolum). If painless, blood-red on white of eye... subconjuctival hemorrage. General redness to eye and l... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Hartt
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Maybe: Traveled out of the country? Does it feel like it's moving? If so, see your doctor, as it might actually be a bot fly. More likely a pimple, abscess, ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Gregory Hartt
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Makes sense: Repeated head injuries can lead to permanent brain damage. Seemingly minor injuries on a previously injured brain can cause more significant symptoms.... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hartt is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hartt is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! actually seeing my family doctor this morning for it. wanted to get opinions on here before going. Thank you
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you, I will have to research Vertigo symptoms
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks so much for the clarification! :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Completed 2006

Affiliations

American College of Emergency Physicians
Observation Medicine Section, ACEP
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