Dr Mark Porter

Dr Mark Porter

With 26 years’ experience in practice and a partner in a busy South Gloucestershire surgery, Mark is also resident doctor on BBC One’s The One Show, presents Radio 4’s Inside Health, writes for The Times, and has even popped up on celebrity versions of The Weakest Link and Mastermind. Saga Magazine readers can ask for his expert opinion on any health issue, from a sprained wrist to high cholesterol or chronic disease. Mark was awarded an MBE in 2005 for services to medicine.

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An older patient reviews his Advance Decision to ensure his DNAR order will be respected when the time comes
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Will my DNAR be observed?

Can family overrule a Do Not Attempt Resuscitation order?

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A pill bottle with medication spilling out
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When is the best time to take medication?

Dr Mark Porter responds to a reader’s medication question.

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Clostridium difficile
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Health Q&A: Clostridium difficile

Dr Mark Porter responds to a reader’s questions about treatments for C. Diff.

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Headache on right side of head
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Health Q&A: Right-sided headache

Dr Mark Porter responds to a reader’s query about a right-sided headache that caused eye watering.

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Pre-diabetes risk factors
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Health Q&A: What does pre-diabetes mean?

Dr Mark Porter addresses a reader’s concern about borderline blood sugar levels.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome
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Health Q&A: Is fibre good or bad?

Dr Mark Porter clears up confusion about whether fibre is always good for you.

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Swimmer
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Health Q&A: swimming and shoulder pain

Dr Mark Porter addresses a reader’s query about shoulder pain that may be caused by swimming.

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Blood pressure medication
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Health Q&A: blood pressure drugs and falls

Dr Mark Porter responds to a reader’s concern that blood pressure drugs may be related to falls.

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Vitamin E capsules
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Health Q&A: Vitamin E

Dr Mark Porter answers a reader’s query about whether it’s worth taking Vitamin E.

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