Dr. Clancy Hughes

Family Medicine
Homer, AK
63 years experience male

Locations

Clancy Hughes, MD

Homer, AK

Address

POBox 9, Homer, AK
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About

Bio

Early on, I did Family Practice, later Internal Medicine and Preventive Cardiology. After retirement I worked part time as a medical school professor now full time author. I’m a veteran and have done veteran and military examinations.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Aerospace Medicine

Internal Medicine

Occupational Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

32 Answers
34 Agrees
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clancy Hughes
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Drug reaction: Please check with your doctor regarding this reaction. There could be a dosage error in the formulation of the new lower dose or for some reason faste... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clancy Hughes
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Cigarette cough: Hard to say why, but any cough in a 57 year old smoker needs to be investigated, especially if smoking history exceeds 10 pack a day years
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clancy Hughes
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Panic attack: A resting pulse of 176 and a panic attack raises concern of itself, especially if recurrent. I would look for a trusted family or internal medicine ph... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clancy Hughes
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Nipple change: Yes it’s a hormone thing. Breast tissue changes dramatically from the be gaining of the menstrual cycle to the second half after ovulation. In the ear... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clancy Hughes
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Move to safe place: Call 911. If no response go to ER. Do you have a case worker? If so, you might call her as well. Look to your immediate safety first. And call 911.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clancy Hughes
Family Medicine 62 years experience
“Heart burn”: I’m not familiar with that combination Rx. With daily heart burn or for that matter any chest pain, I’d advise visiting your physician or a good inter... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clancy Hughes
Family Medicine 62 years experience
General malaise : These symptoms may qualify you to be tested for COVID19. Do you have a cough or shortness of breath? In any case, sounds like an infection of some sor... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clancy Hughes
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Pregnancy?: Anything is possible. Something that looks like a period can occur during pregnancy and would indicate a threatened miscarriage. The other answer is r... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Clancy Hughes
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Logistics: The answer to both questions may still be no. The logistics challenges to distributing face masks to the entire country was and is overwhelming especi... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clancy Hughes
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Morning after: There are several options within 72 hours after sex to stop pregnancy before it be gains. These can be found at the drugstore without a prescription. ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clancy Hughes
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Yes petechiae: Yes, minor trauma can cause disruption to small capillaries. A bit of sun burn could add to the likelihood
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clancy Hughes
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Probably not. If you have a fever or fatigue for a day, it may be due to the vac. However, any shortness of breath needs to be checked out. At 18, you... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clancy Hughes
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Fetal Heart Beat: At 35 weeks, fetal heart rate should be much higher. It may only be an error in your counting, but With a rate of 38, you should call your obstetri... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clancy Hughes
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Abdominal pains : Probably best answered by your GI physician. It would not be unusual for a patient with a chronic GI problem to react adversely to certain pain medici... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clancy Hughes
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Second Look: Since you already had rickettsial test, I presume you have evaluation without any clear answers. Depending on location consider an Infectious Disease,... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clancy Hughes
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Menstrual bleeding: Your symptoms suggest a number of possibilities including pregnancy or normal period. Please make an appointment with an OB/Gyn. Be prepared to give t... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clancy Hughes
Family Medicine 62 years experience
To test or not : Agree with above, but I might add: any shortness of breath or increased symptoms, revisit the request for testing by calling your GP or Public Health ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clancy Hughes
Family Medicine 62 years experience
High risk COVID19: The medications you probably take for your spondyloarthritis would place you at higher risk for the current COVID19 epidemic. Your symptoms suggest th... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clancy Hughes
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Abdominal pain: One would hope so. The body has great ability to heal. Abdominal pain, however, is always a serious matter. Please follow up with your physician as he... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clancy Hughes
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Temperatures : Low temp on a thermometer begs the question whether or not the high tech thermometer is working or if a traditional mercury thermometer, whether your ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clancy Hughes
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Rash: Interesting question with a broad range of possibilities. When you associate sugar in your diet and poor circulation, it raises further questions. A s... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clancy Hughes
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Cytotec may be risky after 2 C-sections. When was your last menstrual period? Do a pregnancy test, and are you sure you were actually pregnant? Do yo... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clancy Hughes
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Due Date: The most important reference is the date of your last menstrual period, if not the actual date of conception. Conception is estimated to take place on... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clancy Hughes
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Faint Pregnancy: Probably not a faint pregnancy, it is or it isn’t. Your physician can tell with an examination or soon will. Try and give your Doc an accurate date of... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clancy Hughes
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Positional blurring : This sounds vascular and I would strongly suggest evaluation by an ophthalmologist or internist. A lot depends on your age and underlying conditions. ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clancy Hughes
Family Medicine 62 years experience
16, first day: Yes, but unlikely. Strongly advise visiting a family or on/gyn doctor for BC advise and close guidance for the next several years. You can do so confi... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clancy Hughes
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Radiologists use a variety of descriptive phrases, some more precise than others. Doctors who know and work with that particular radiologist may know ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clancy Hughes
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Masturbation: Completely agree with above. Your intuition, however, is not entirely wrong. Sex drive needs to partially sublimate into productive and sustainable li... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clancy Hughes
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Impetigo?: Not sure what you mean by tic. If you mean tiny incision maybe. The yellow sac lends itself to incision to speed healing; a hard bump does not. It als... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clancy Hughes
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Missed BP Dose: Depending on the BP medicine, probably. If no adverse symptoms almost certainly. You might recycle your question with the name and dose. Look on the l... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clancy Hughes
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Headache, dizziness : Episodic dizziness headache and tinnitus may not require hospitalization, but the symptoms you describe should be evaluated by a physician. The teleph... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clancy Hughes
Family Medicine 62 years experience
You have an extensive CV work up, all negative apparently. I’m a little concerned by the posterior head squeezing. Firstly, please back off on high im... Read More
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Testimonials
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Ialready had fasting blood sugar and they say everything is fine help?
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LMP March 3rd, yes, confirmed pregnant. Will see an OB. Thanks Doc!
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Your answer made me feel good! Thanks :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Michigan Medical School, MI
Graduated 1960MD

Residency

ST JOSEPH HOSPITAL U of Michigan
Completed 1961

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO HOSPITAL ANSCHUTZ INPATIENT
Completed 1962

Affiliations

American Medical Association - AMA
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