Dr. Scott Hacking

Family Medicine
Palm Harbor, FL
20 years experience male

Locations

Office

Palm Harbor, FL

Address

1 Stiles Lane, Palm Harbor, FL
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My office hours

Thursday: 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 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Chest pain: There are multiple possible reasons which include: bronchitis, pleurisy, pneumonia, costochondritis, pneumothorax, pulmonary embolus and intercostal m... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Heart: This is abnormal and you need immediate evaluation. Go to an urgent care or ER now.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Pain: It would be a good idea to repeat your bloodwork including a CBC with diff, CMP, lipase, urinalysis with culture. Consider a CT scan of the abdomen an... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Lightheaded: Cuff pressure can technically reduce blood flow back to the heart temporarily which could theoretically reduce cardiac filling and therefore cardiac o... Read More
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Nose bleeds: Direct pressure and an ice pack will help. Controlling blood pressure better (to less than 140/90) will help. Also, you may have to stop aspirin or ot... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Muscle spasm: Muscle spasms can be triggered by dehydration, muscle fatigue (an overworked muscle) or electrolyte imbalance (such as sodium or potassium). Consider ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Crater: If this area is near your genitals, it could represent an infection from HSV2 (herpes), syphilis or chancroid. In other areas, it may be a remnant fro... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Ankle: Definitely get an xray to make sure that bone is not broken. A walk in center, uregent care or your regular doctor can order an xray
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Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Neck pain: Neck pain which is recreated by certain movements is often from muscle or muscle related injury. A good first step is to try rest, and a heating pad a... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
High heart rate: You may have severe anemia, dehydration, an infection or excess thyroid hormone, or a heart arrythmia. Go to the ER now for immediate help.
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A male asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Black spots: A big red flag goes up when patients say they have "black spots on their shoulder". See a doctor immediately for a skin exam to make sure these do not... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Fever: Most infections of fever and cough of 4 days duration are viral and can be treated with most over the counter medications unless you are getting worse... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
E.D.: Make sure to have a testosterone level checked first thing in the morning, 7am-8am since low testosterone can cause erectile dysfunction.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
No goggles: There are swimmers who swim without goggles, but eye irritation is a common compliant due to a mild chemical conjunctivitis from chlorine. It is bette... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Mixed flora: This sounds like a urine culture test which grew a mixture of skin bacteria as a contaminant, and does not represent a urinary infection. However, is ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
HIves: After 3 days, most of the steroid has been eliminated from your body and if you are still exposed to the allergen, you may continue to react. Make sur... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Chlamydia: Sometimes the 1 day treatment of azithromycin doesn't work. A longer duration treatment with a different antibiotic may be needed.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Urine smell: Unpleasant odors in the urine can be a sign of urine infection. A urine dipstick test can check for signs of infection.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Oyster: Oysters and other marine life can harbor a bacteria called vibrio vulnificus, which can be a potentially dangerous bacteria. A tetanus shot, and possi... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Bright blue circle: Right away, I wonder if your skin is reacting to your bra strap? Otherwise, snap a picture and consult a healthtap doctor to make sure it is not suspi... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Dizzy: Feeling achy and dizzy are not symptoms specific to any one problem, but I would check a urine dipstick test, and flu test, as well as have a doctor l... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Blah: Sometimes SSRI's can have what I call "zombie effect", which might explain the blah feeling. Call you doctor, consider gradually discontinuing the new... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Weight: A daily calorie intake between 1000-1800 per day, along with strength training mixed with cardio exercise maintaing heart rate 120-140 for 40 minutes ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Frequency: Usually this frequent urge to pee is from bladder inflammation, usually from an infection by bacteria. The standard treatment is to drink extra fluids... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Ear: Consider visiting an ENT or going to urgent care to have them numb the ear and aspirate fluid from the swollen area, as well as possibly start antibio... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Heavy head: A CT scan of the head may show "mucosal thickening" of the sinuses from chronic sinus inflammation. Have a doctor look in your ears to check for fluid... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Temazepam: This is a commonly used combination of medications and should not be a problem.
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A female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Cramps: Go to a pharmacy, buy a urine pregnancy test and also a home urine dispstick test to check for a bladder infection, then consult a doctor right away.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Cervix: It sounds like he is irritating the cervix. I would say that is you are having pain, then this is a problem.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Swollen nodes: Make sure to have a CBC (complete blood count) test done. See your doctor again for re-exam. Nodes which persist may require removal for a tissue diag... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Red areas: This could be ringworm, a fungal infection of the skin. Take pictures and consult a health tap doctor.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Encephalopathy: Ischemia is tissue damage from poor blood flow. If blood flow cannot be restored by stenting a blocked vessel, then usually we focus on managing chole... Read More
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Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Libido: Loss of libido (interest in sex) can be seen with higher estrogen dose birth control, and usually improved with lo estrogen birth control. Also, it ma... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Vitamin C: I think using Vit C and glutathione with your thyroid medication is fine.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Edema: Tricky situation. Leg swelling can be a sign of worsening heart function. Sometimes we treat edema (leg swelling) with diuretics like Lasix (furosemid... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Infection: Try cleaning it with hydrogen peroxide on a qtip, then apply topical antibiotic ointment. If not better, do a consult to get antibiotics.
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A female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
BV: This bacteria is always present in small amounts in a healthy state, but if it overgrows it can cause BV (bacterial vaginosis), which is not an STI (s... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Dark urine: Dark urine can be caused by liver problems where bilirubin levels in the blood are elevated. A blood test for both total and direct bilirubin should b... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Palate burn: It sounds like you burned the roof of your mouth, and now it is blistered and inflamed. Ibuprofen and a cool icey beverage may help with symptoms. Mos... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Hyperventilation: Hyperventilation can be a sign that your body is overheating. You should take measures to try to cool off. Ice cold beverages throughout the day may h... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Urethretis: It is possible you have a standard "UTI" an infection and inflammation of the urethra from skin bacteria, which requires different antibiotics than th... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Rest is Best: Tendonitis is difficult to treat with oral anti-inflammatories due to the poor blood flow through tendons, and a steroid injection can help dramatical... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Worms: I have doubts that you are seeing intestinal worms in the toilet, and I think this probably is undigested food residue. A stool "Ova and Parasite" tes... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Knuckle: You probably have a fracture. Get an xray. It is important to make sure the fracture is not displaced, because if so, it may not heal correctly and yo... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Blisters: any blisters in that area requires a test for herpes. A swab can be sent of blister fluid, or a blood test can be done.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Itchy Circle: Sounds like ringworm, a fungal infection. Consider lotrimin (clotrimazole) over the counter anti fungal cream.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Pregnancy: When in doubt, a blood test is more sensitive than a urine test for pregnancy.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
HR: 210 is way too high. Anemia and hyperthyroidism can trigger this, and also heart arrhythmias. Go to an urgent care to have your blood drawn for a fre... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Bump: This may be a bartholins cyst or an abscess and it may require drainage. An urgent care or OBGYN is a good place to get help.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Allergic bronchitis: Even though your tests are normal, an inhaler like albuterol, an oral antihistamine like claritin, (loratadine) or a low dose steroid tablets like pre... 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
HealthTap member
Jul 26, 2016
Great!
HealthTap member
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
HealthTap member
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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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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