Our new health columnist, Dr Mark Porter, is one of the country’s best-known GPs.
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.
Dr Mark Porter on why it's better to eat a fruit rather than drink its juice.
Dr Mark Porter responds to a reader’s drug dilemma.
Dr Mark Porter on whether or not is it really necessary to fast before the test.
Dr Mark Porter discusses the best course of action for a reader with a hernia.
Dr Mark Porter responds to a reader who gets an upset stomach from iron supplements.
Dr Porter advises a man whose wife wants to fix some botched cosmetic enhancements.
Dr Mark Porter on whether there is a known link between taking statins and developing cancer.
Dr Mark Porter addresses a reader’s concerns about taking codeine.
Dr Mark Porter answers a reader who is concerned that the influenza vaccination may offer little protection to older people.