Dr David Roche

Dr David Roche was a Saga contributor for ten years. He trained in London and then after periods working in Canada and New Zealand  was a full time GP in Wadhurst, East Sussex for 29 years. He still works as a GP in East Sussex and also does some work for the management side of the NHS. In 2004 he sailed around the world as part of the Global Challenge.

Latest Articles from Dr

Olecranon Bursitis, also known as Student's Elbow
Health & Wellbeing

Health Q&A: swollen elbow

A reader asks Saga Magazine’s Dr Roche about a soft swelling on his elbow.

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Optometrist or optician conducting an eye test
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Peripheral vision problems

Why a problem picked up by an optician might be referred to hospital.

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Tired eyes
Health & Wellbeing

Health Q&A: tired-looking eyes

Dr Roche gives some possible explanations for changes in the appearance of eyes.

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Man sitting outside and thinking
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Health Q&A: betablockers and armpit warts

Saga Magazine's Dr Roche on betablocker side-effects.

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Mature man holding his neck
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Health Q&A: sertraline side effects

Saga Magazine's Dr Roche advises on a side effect of antidepressant medication.

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Woman having an eye check
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Health Q&A: Seeing red lights in the dark.

Saga Magazine's Dr Roche on possible symptoms of glaucoma.

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Senior couple out for a walk
Health & Wellbeing

Health Q&A: what's causing my limp?

Saga Magazine's Dr Roche advises on what might cause a pronounced limp.

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Senior man paddling in the sea
Health & Wellbeing

Health Q&A: hernia corset

Saga Magazine's Dr Roche advises on where to buy a hernia corset.

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Woman with physiotherapist looking at shoulder
Health & Wellbeing

Health Q&As: male menopause and frozen shoulder

Saga Magazine's Dr Roche advises on 'time-of-life' for men, plus shoulder pain.

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