Dr. James Rochester

Family Medicine
Lancaster, PA
28 years experience male

Locations

Worknet Occupational Medicine

Lancaster, PA

Address

2412 Rohrerstown Road, Suite 200, Lancaster, PA
Directions

Fax

(717) 635-3927

About

Bio

Family Medicine, Sports Medicine, OB and Occupational Medicine trained doctor in practice for 20 years.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Occupational Medicine

Sports Medicine

Licenses

United States: Pennsylvania

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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Pregnancy: Best to do a home pregnancy test first thing in the morning when you pee.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Not easy: unfortunately this is a little difficult to do on yourself, if you do not know what to feel for. Even teaching young doctors and residents it can take... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Many things possible: Can mean many things from simple scalp irritation, to scalp lesion or rash, to simple headache to ear problems, or muscle problem on that side not to ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Ouch: This is a very painful condition and can be very difficult to treat, even with surgery. Best to see your surgeon for re-evaluation. In the meantime,... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Low carbs?: are you on a carbohydrate, high-protein diet? This might be one explanation. If not, consider seeing your doctor for a valuation of other possible met... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Dysfunctional Bleed: We call this dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Periods are not happening when they should. Need an evaluation and some blood testing to check for caus... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Not uncommon: Many things can alter the normal balance of bacteria, fungi and other organisms that live in your vagina. When they become unbalanced, one can begin ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Rare: rare, not scientifically documented reports of repeated male ejaculation. Most men require some time to achieve rigidity and orgasm again. For young m... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Can be: Normally we like to start pill on first day of period, but not always practical. The dose of the pill may not be high enough to offset your body's no... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Winter Itch: Very common problem that many people have this time of year due to dry air, and cold weather causing dry skin. Drink plenty of water. Humidify the air... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: it does depend on your pill type. Some pills are a 21 day pill with one week off. Other pills or 28 day pill with no days off. So if you're on the 21 ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Overweight: Your BMI comes out at 28 which is considered overweight. Reduce the fat and carbohydrates (bread, pasta, rice, potatoes) in your diet. Whole grain b... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Many: many things on the list of possible causes for your symptoms. Recommended GYN a valuation to try and determine whether the causes something significan... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Spinnbarkeit: very common midcycle for vaginal and cervix secretions to become very stringy. This is due to the effect of estrogen and is normal. It is also a sign ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Not uncommon: can take a few cycles sometimes for things to reset themselves . If this continues for another 2 or 3 cycles, then please see your gyn provider. Hope... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Not sure: surgery to the occipital bone (for any reason) is usually done by either a neurosurgeon or perhaps a maxillo facial surgeon. Need evaluation and imagi... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Anti-inflammatory : if you have no allergies or medical reason not to, consider over-the-counter anti-inflammatory and follow label directions. Continue gentle activity. ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Picture?: Can you post a picture? What you were describing sounds very benign, however a picture would be very helpful.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: Very common and not to worry. Esp if no other symptoms (ie belly pain, cramps, decreased appetite, nausea or vomiting, constipation, fevers, muscle ac... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Days to weeks: Can last days to weeks. Itching usually goes away within a week. But lesions from rash can last several weeks before they completely fade.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Not sure: was there any pain during sex or only after? There could've been some injury during sex that was not noted at the time. Any bleeding or vaginal discha... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Unlikely: unlikely but possible. Most likely what you're seeing is some scar tissue or at the side of the surgery. If concern, please see your ENT surgeon for e... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Normal mucous: sounds like cervical or vaginal mucous that is being affected by your estrogen levels. Causes mucous to be very stretchy and stringy. If no pain, feve... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Depends: if any vision changes or problems, nausea, vomiting, balance problems, neck pain you should be seen ASAP. If headache that is worsening then need to b... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
No worries: at this point I would not be worried. Wait until you see your doctor next week. IF you develop any pain or cramping or actual bleeding (not pink dc ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Normal: Very normal. Can be several weeks sometimes before sense of smell and taste return. If you are over your infection for a month or more and sense of ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Not that I know of: I have never heard of that. It is not good for you for many other reasons (increased risks of obesity, diabetes) but I have not heard of it causing p... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Should be ok: As long as you are not having any headache symptoms, changes in vision, dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea or vomiting, memory or cognitive problems (... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Unsure: there are not many cases of hepatitis A being transmitted to the baby from the mom. Your liver function numbers are reassuring. Please discuss with yo... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Depends: most girls reach their full height about 2 years after their menses (periods) start. So cannot give you an answer based on age because some girls star... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
PMDD: It sounds like you may have Prementrual Dysphoric Disorder or PMDD. Hormones sometimes at play, but biochemical changes in the brain more likely culp... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Difficult to treat: Your problem can be very difficult to figure out what is cause of pain and then proper treatment. Recommend researching pelvic pain clinic at nearest... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
A little high: but not terrible. Why are you doing this testing in your 8th month? My guess would be your OB is concerned somewhat regarding just stational diabetes.... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Many things: Sorry but no simple answer. Could be many things. Too many to list in 400 characters. Best to see healthcare provider for evaluation. Best of luck. S... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
About normal: your flow rate is very good. Your post void residual (how much urine left in bladder after you per) is top end of normal. Make sure you discuss with y... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
PCO: yes. Very common. Has your treating healthcare provider started you on medicine. Metformin and birth control are used very commonly to treat this c... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Maybe: Your symptoms can be signs of many things including pregnancy. Best to check home pregnancy test on first morning urine. If negative, repeat in 7-10... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Unlikely: With good, close follow up care with your gyn you should not develop cervical cancer. Have cared for many women with your diagnosis in my career and ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Under foreskin, no: It is a buildup of debris between the head of the penis and the foreskin that covers it in uncircumcised men. Do not normally find it if uncircumcise... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Vaccine issue: Would think the needle was not securely fastened to the hub of the syringe. That would be my guess. Not uncommon, but should not happen. WHen one d... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Cervical fluid: Not quite sure what you mean by "fluid in the cervix",but the cervix does secrete mucous from the mucous glands in the outer layer of the cervical lin... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Vag bleed after sex: Best to see healthcare provider as this has happened again. Need good gyn exam. Best of luck.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Abnl labs: child with low CO2 and high serum and urine gap has an acidosis. Causes can be many. Be sure to follow up with your doctor as further evaluation need... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Depends: Not really unhealthy unless you have sensitivities or allergies to dust, dust mites, animal dander, then it can be a problem and you would know it due... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
No: Not an expected side effect of that medication, BUT... people can have what we call paradoxical reactions to medications. THey have an opposite respon... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
No: heartburn symptoms will not affect your EKG tracing. If there is an abnormality on your EKG tracing you need to see your doctor for evaluation. Hope t... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Dysfunctional bleed: we use the term dysfunctional uterine bleeding to describe bleeding that occurs when it should not. Best just to wait and see what happens with next ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Several causes: Infection is on the list as is irritation from soap, body soap, lotion or other new products. Best to see you doctor for evaluation to check for infe... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Tendonitis: At your age, tendonitis of the medial tendons of the ankle (Tib Posterior, Flex Dig. Long., Flex Hall. Long) Also consider arthritis (rare at your ag... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
No: properly done core exercises should not cause a disk herniation unless there was already a weakness or problem with the disc. Your front plank exercis... Read More
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Apr 20, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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May 26, 2015
finally 10 days post op lap Chole on my way home from a AGH. final bile peritonitis something qas overlooked by first surgeon. congenital abnormality called ducts of luscgka it was left to pour bil...Read More
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Dec 10, 2015
Thank You so much for spending your time on my question. will get back to you with others level reports.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you so much.I'm an MRI tech and I think I'm going to throw him on the table and see what type of signal it has. It's not bothersome so if it's nothing serious it s...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you for taking the time to respond to my issue. I greatly appreciate your advice and will seek another treatment from my provider. Thank you!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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Graduated nullMD

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1995MD

Residency

Type in hospital

Residency

LANCASTER GENERAL HOSPITAL
Completed 1998

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Lancaster Region - Summer
2014
Top Family Physician, First Place, Lancaster Region - Summer
2014
Most Influential Doctor, Second Place, Lancaster Region - Summer
2014

Affiliations

American Academy of Family Physician
American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine
American Academy of Sports Physicians
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