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

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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Senior couple out for a walk
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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
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Health Q&A: hernia corset

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

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Mature man sitting in front of computer suffering shoulder pain
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Health Q&A: shoulder pain and atrial fibrillation

Saga Magazine's Dr Roche on joint pain and dabigatran for atrial fibrillation.

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Stomach ulcer shape
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Duodenal ulcer and a pimply scalp

Saga Magazine's Dr Roche on duodenal ulcers and causes of a pimply scalp.

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Health Q&A: hay fever treatment and ear wax

Saga Magazine’s Dr Roche tackles seasonal suffering, plus treating ear wax.

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Vitiligo on hands
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Health Q&A: vitiligo, plus drug side-effects

Saga Magazine’s Dr Roche on skin pigmentation, plus drug downsides.

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Senior man exercising  outside
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Health Q&A: Lung disease, and hooked on gum

Saga Magazine’s Dr Roche on lung problems, plus nasty nicotine.

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