Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman

Family Medicine
Concord, NC
34 years experience male

Locations

Office

Concord, NC

Address

Concord, NC, United States
Directions

Fax

7047843900

About

Bio

25 years experience in the full range of Family Medicine, with special interests in the care of the elderly and in MIgraine Headaches

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.

Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: North Carolina

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

56 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Irritable bladder: Either a urologist can test you or your PCP could get enough history to consider medications to relax your bladder
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
See your doctor: Some people manifest anxiety by not only being anxious but also have other symptoms. Increased bowel activity is commonly associated with it.....see... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Depends: If it stops at your knee or above, could just be a disc problem. If extends to your foot, could be a compressed nerve. See your doctor
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Check your sugar: As long as you don’t have symptoms of low glucose, you are ok. If you wake up sweating or jittery, your sugar is dropping too low
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Time is your friend: If your child had a gastroenteritis, it can take weeks to get back to normal.....push fluids and calories, so the intestine can heal. As long as ther... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Ignore: Find what works for you,what activity, what time of day, by yourself or with others,then just start.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
It depends: it is not unusual for bacteria to be in urine.....it is only a problem if it causing symptoms, such as pain with urination, increased frequency of uri... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Depends: The flexibility that females enjoy come from shallower hip sockets as well as improved ligament laxity......i don’t think supplemental estrogen will h... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
See ortho: Many orthopedist trust their exam more than scan.....use that expertise
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
What is your respons: generally, antibiotic ear drops work better for infection of the car canal (swimmer's ear). For infection behind the ear drum, oral antibiotics work ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Sure: As long as you get no stomach irritation, go for it
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Are you feeling ok: If you feel rested, you are ok. If you are consistiently tired, see your doctor
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Not necessary: Won’t interfere with studies
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
You are ok: It should pass harmlessly
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Probably ok: If they aren’t hard, you are ok.... see your doctor to be sure
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Common: The medication is keeping the good bacteria suppressed. Give probiotics several times a day and that should help
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Level of pain: If it doesn’t improve within 5-7 days, if begs for an x-ray
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
What?: I’ve been in practice for 25 years and I’ve never heard of that. I will also tell you that A lot of advers events have been associated with most medic... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Takes time: It can take varying amounts of time to recover, depending on how much inflammation there was during the infection. You can’t measure this inflammation... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Depends: As long as it is less than 160 two hours after a large meal and less than 125 before eating, you are ok......any reading over 200 is a problem
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Nah: The reason healthcare workers get screened extensively with needle sticks is the don’t know their patient. If you trust your dad, no problems.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Not suprised: As long as you can swallow well, you should be ok....contact your surgeon if this changes
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Go ahead: If this is a chronic problem, let an orthopedist see you and come up with a treatment plan
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Get a monitor: Your doctor can prescribe a monitor that you can wear for 24 or 48 hours.....they can capture your heart rhythm and give you an answer.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: Antibiotics can upset your stomach
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Try the steroid shot: They will either help or not, shouldn’t hurt you
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Some of it is normal: You have increased vaginal mucus production during pregnabcy. Carrying the baby affects the mechanics of keeping upright as well as placental product... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Get checked: Blood pressure usually goes up with exercise, not down......see your doctor
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Welll...: Kinda like is it ok to drink a six pack of beer while on an exercise bike.....the answer to your question is yes, but you should consider stopping the... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Do you want to wean?: If you have had recurrent bouts of depression, consider staying on it. One handy way to wean from anti-depressants is to change to prozac 20 mg daily ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Withdrawal: Stopping antidepressants abruptly can cause a withdrawal phenomenon....will go away in a week or so.....let your doctor help you wean off
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A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Is it red/swollen: If it is infected, it should be swollen, red and painful
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Maybe not the flu: ThereOr other viral syndrome that can take 4 to 6 weeks to resolve. As long as nothing worsens, drink plenty of fluids and try to eat what you can. If... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Recommend consult: consider seeing a dermatologist about this to be sure this is not anything more problematic
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Colic: Annoying to new parents, simethicone liquid may help, as long aS she is wetting 3-4 diapers a day, she is well hydrated.....you could try different fo... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Good chance: No one can promise you anything......but, many of my patients ad well as myself get significant improvement in pain
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Start gradually: Start gradually and increase over time....no pain, no problem......you can stretch a surgical scar....if you have pain at the site, but no hernia, use... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Try it: Fluoxetine has a half life of 3 days... you could take it every other day or every third day and see if it helps
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Glycerine supp.: Go get some glycerine suppositories, cut it in half, insert into baby’s anus......should be helpful......if no bowel movement in 4 hours, plan for a d... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
No: Depends on how much alcohol you drink, the two are not related
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Leucocyte esterase: When positive, it denotes the presence of bacteria. All bacteria that can be found in the bladder don’t cause problems. Also, some of these bacteria... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Consider 24-48 hour : Monitoring yourself with a 24 or 48 hour monitor would be a better tool for evaluation of your bradycardia. If it doesn’t occur every24-48 hours, the... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
One day at a time: the generally recommendation is to at least lower your calorie intake by 10% from your baseline and gradually increase your exercise ( walking works w... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Probably ok: try using over the counter cortisone creams to see if this will help it get better. if it doesn't after a week, consider seeing your doctor for a str... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Get a skin test: Get your PCP to refer you to detmatology to get skin tested. Until then, any other pain medicine is ok to use
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Hitting nose or face: If you hit your nose or face, this could cause it. Many times, we are so busy falling that we don’t recall what else could have impacted. Also, if yo... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Probable mild trauma: when you injure yourself, you can cause bleeding under the skin. initially, it looks red because blood is read. as the red blood cells break down, th... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
See your doctor: They can arrange a biopsy, either a fine needle biopsy or an open biopsy
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
No ptoblem: In healthy people, the magnesium that your body does not need is excreted. The same with calcium, no issues the balance of calcium and magnesium taken
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Within normal limits: I wouldn’t be concerned.....the gall bladder doesn’t empty as efficiently during pregnabcy, there could be slight back up of liver enzymes.... the bes... Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of North Carolina School of Medicine, NC
Graduated 1989MD

Medical/Graduate school

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, IL
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Residency

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