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Dr. Scott Hacking

Family Medicine
Palm Harbor, FL
19 years experience male

Locations

Office

Palm Harbor, FL

Address

1 Stiles Lane, Palm Harbor, FL
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
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About

Bio

I grew up in Ocean City, Maryland and attended the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville. When I am not working, I am spending time with my family and training for my next triathlon.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Montana, New York, Ohio, Texas, Utah

Doctor Q&A

387 Answers
29 Agrees
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Abscess: This is a breast abscess. The treatment is oral antibiotics and also drainage of the cyst. Sometimes it won't drain completely on its own, and a docto... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Nipple discharge: Elevated prolactin levels can cause a nipple discharge, and can be caused by a prolactinoma, or as a side effect of some medications. Make sure to do ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Dizzy: It is possible you have anemia from blood loss from surgery, or have an infection related to the surgery. Please have a CBC (complete blood count) lab... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Anti-inflammatories: In my experience, they are about equal, and it is probably patient specific. Some will do better with one medicine, while others not. Indomethacin is ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Period: First, make sure you are not pregnant with a home test. The likely cause of your bleeding is progestin withdrawl. This occurs when the pill is suddenl... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Dumping your doctor: I think there is a long list of "dumpable offenses", but most importantly the fact that you feel uncomfortable with your doctor is a good reason. I w... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Ringworm: It is important to continue to use the cream for an extra week, even after the rash disappears, since small amounts of fungus can still exist in the s... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
White hair: Both thyroid problems and vitamin B-12 deficiency can cause premature grey hair. Make sure your doctor checks a B12 level, and also a serum MMA (meth... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Tired: I recommend you repeat your pregnancy test, preferable a blood pregnancy test. Also test TSH, free T4, CBC to look for anemia, infection or thyroid is... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Sinus: This sounds like a sinus infection and antibiotics may be needed. You can also try to use a nasal rinse, or take decongestants, or use nasal sprays.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Mirena (levonorgestrel): Yes, this is somewhat common. 20% of women also stop having periods altogether on Mirena (levonorgestrel). The breakthrough bleeding will probably go ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
CT: CT is an overall good way to image the abdomen and pelvis, but a pelvic ultrasound is more affordable and also does not involve the use of radiation. ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Abscess: This sounds like folliulitis or an abscess. Consider a Hibiclens scrub to eliminate MRSA colonization. https://ahc.aurorahealthcare.org/fywb/baycare/... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Headache: Consult with a doctor to figure out what type of headache you have. Migraine headaches have specific medications to treat them. 3 ibuprofen (600mg) ma... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Hernia: Hernias move and can change position usually, unless the intestine is trapped. The fat and the bowel are a connected structure. Your imaging studies ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Blister: This sounds like shingles, a rash from the chicken pox virus called herpes zoster. Consult a doctor today to start acyclovir if needed.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Knee pain: A medrol (methylprednisolone) pack, along with ice and a knee brace, may temporarily help. You need to go to a walk in clinic and have an MRI ordered ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Ganglion: A ganglion cyst usually occurs in a tendon sheath, and is full of a lubricating fluid. A podiatrist can drain the fluid with a needle and inject an an... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Abscess: One half of abscesses are caused by MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus) which can colonize the skin even when you don't have signs of active inf... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Same OCP: Both Sronyx and orsythia have 20mcg of ethinyl estradiol and 0.2mg of levonorgestrel. They are the same, but with a different brand name. You should i... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Safety: Ranitidine is safe to use while pregnant and lansoprazole is not safe to use. Do not take lansoprazole.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Gallstones: Reasons for surgery are continues pain or nausea with eating, weight loss, or infection of the gall bladder. Unfortunately, medications won't help.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Lactation: Do a home urine pregnancy test. Then test a serum prolactin test, TSH, free T4. Consider the possibility of a prolactinoma. Also, certain medications ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Hives: Take benadryl (diphenhydramine) for hives. Consider consulting a doctor for stronger medicine. Masturbating is temporarily increasing skin blood flow ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Carbohydrate: The body would rather burn simple and complex sugars rather than fats as a fuel source. If you eat a lot of mangoes and sweet potatoes, your body will... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Bug bite: It sounds like a localized allergic reaction. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) tablets (not just benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream), ice application and topi... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Bathroom: Colitis is an irritation of the colon, and when this occurs, sometimes people notice this kind of urgency. Colitis can be caused by both viral or bact... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Rib: A rib sprain can cause rib tenderness. An xray is a good test to make sure the rib has no fracture, and that there is no lung infection or other cause... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS: I would not be concerned, skip you next dose, then start again tomorrow. Try not to do that again.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Ocean water: Ocean water is full of bacteria. Never go in the ocean with a skin wound. Vibrio is a potential fatal disease.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Runny nose: Most runny noses are from cold viruses or allergies. Antibiotics don't usually help with this. Be cautious not to overuse nasal decongestant sprays li... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Lump: It sounds like a prolapsed uterus, from what you describe. See a GYN doctor to be examined. Treatments include Kegel exercises, a uterine pessary devi... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Discharge: Possibilities include BV (bacterial vaginosis), gonorrhea, chlamydia or trichomonas. Go to an STD clinic and have your urine sent for gonorrhea and ch... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Bells Palsy: Doctors dont know what causes Bells Palsy. We know the nerve gets inflamed and stops functioning correctly. Early treatment is important because the e... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Stinging: Candida yeast infections can cause the labia to become very irritated and also sting. Diflucan (fluconazole) tablets with topical nystatin ointment he... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Sore: most herpes sores would have resolved on their own by now, which suggests the sore may have a different cause. Consider a blood test for herpes (both ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Glucose: Patients on short acting insulin often check their sugar 4 times a day, while patients who use oral medications check less often. Patients whose A1c l... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Burning: itching and burning can be from a yeast infection or from an STD. Please consult a doctor and also get tested.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Scrip: Most prescriptions are ready at the pharmacy within 90 minutes. If not, call the help line.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Warts: Warts can persist for years since they are in the dead skin layer where your immune system is unable to reach them. Aldara (imiquimod) cream may help ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Spotting: This sounds like menstral blood flow which is out of synch with your regular period. Please do a urine pregnancy test and get re-evaluated.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Blood in urine: the urine protein is usually due to the red blood cells in the urine . You should have a urine culture sent to check for infection, even though the te... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Shin: Sounds like shin splints. Try using a roller on your shins and consider a different exercise for 2 weeks while they heal.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Pain: If there is a rash, it can be from candida, a fungal infection of the skin.
A female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Bumps: This sounds like herpes which recurs in the same location. Sometimes the location is the thigh or back although this is less common. You can have a vi... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Inflammation: It sounds like you have cervicitis. Possible causes are BV, trichomonas, chlamydia or gonorrhea, as well as candida (yeast). Have you doctor send test... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Fever: In general, giving tylenol (acetaminophen) for mild fever in infants is OK. Underarm temperatures are not very accurate, and I have two concerns. Firs... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Pancreatitis: You have pancreatitis and need treatment. Sometimes the best treatment is hospital admission and IV fluids, which enables the gastrointestinal system ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Abdomen: Bruising is usually caused by trauma, or sometimes by low platelet counts. A CBC (complete blood count) test will help find out. Please consult with a... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Cryptic tonsillitis: Even though there is no strep infection in the tonsils, it is likely that a short course of antibiotics and perhaps an anti-inflammatory such as predn... Read More

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Dr. Philip Miller
Aug 9, 2016
I strongly recommend and endorse Dr. Scott Hacking as an expert in Family Medicine and as an expert consultant on HealthTap. His answers are empathetic , intelligent and succinct. He is an asset to t...Read More
HealthTap member
Sep 9, 2016
Very knowledgebeable Dr very assertive and quick on his toes awesome job Dr hacking
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Jul 26, 2016
Great!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for taking your time to answer my question. I'm going to make an apt tomorrow. if its urinary infection should that of showed up on my urinalyses I had two, tw...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! The last ortho said there is no pt really for the conservative approach. He only want to give his friend a surgery. Friend has horrific review online. Scary.
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Hi Dr Scott Hacking ,thanks for your very intrtesting professional answer which helps me to understand Magnesium Citrate for Aura treatment best regards from England Uk.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Florida College of Medicine, FL
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, the Clearwater Region - Spring
2017
Top Family Physician, Third Place, Florida - Spring
2017
Top Doctor, First Place, the Clearwater Region - Fall
2017

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