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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
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Family Medicine

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Occupational Medicine

Sports Medicine

Licenses

United States: Pennsylvania

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A member asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Dominant Eye: if you have a dominant eye, that would be the most logical choice. Please be careful as driving with monoccular vision can be challenging if you are n... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Pregnant?: Might want to do home pregnancy test. Other things that come to mind are diabetes and other gland issues. Best to see your doctor for and evaluation... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Not usually: The correct treatment for your back pain depends on the proper diagnosis as to what is causing your back pain. It can be muscular, a facet joint or al... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Sebaceous cysts?: Possibly sebaceous or what are also known as epidermal inclusion cysts? Generally these are like pimples that instead of swelling to the outside laye... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Scarring?: six months out of this most likely represents scarring from the burn. Best to see a plastic surgeon or surgical dermatologist for evaluation. Hope thi... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Unlikely: Missing a pill as you describe would not interfere with the effectiveness of your bcp in preventing pregnancy. BUT, being on pill is not foolproof. ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Irritation?: can get irritation of the urethra from new soaps, lotions, underwear, laundry detergent, fabric softener and other items. Might consider this as a pos... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Need evaluation: symptoms that you described lasting as long as you describe require evaluation. Recommend you see your doctor to have your symptoms evaluated. Concern... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Finger pain: Was there an injury? If yes, need to be sure no significant problem (fracture, torn ligament). If no injury, need evaluation as finger pain may be s... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Re pancreas probably: Other issues at play here. Gallbladder issues, bowel malabsorption issues, along with several other possible causes. Please keep working with your d... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Unlikely reflux: if truly tender to touch, unlikely reflux. Although, could have reflux and another condition causing the right-sided tenderness when you touch. If sym... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
It does burn: Vagisil can burn. You might consider the suppository form. There is a single suppository that you use just once. It does not burn. It is available ove... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Discuss with doc: it is possible but unlikely that your symptoms are related to your birth control. Best to discuss this with your treating doctor. Medical evaluation a... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Post picture: Can you post a picture of this area? Would help to determine what it might be.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Staff infections: Need to see doctor for treatment. Recommend culture of these boils to see what bacteria grows out and to help choose appropriate antibiotic treatment... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Not sure: if there was vigorous stimulation of your clitoris, it may just be sore from that. Doubt STD this soon from this episode of sex, but could be from pr... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Cardiologist: First would be cardiologist to help make sure diagnosis is correct (assume you had cardiac testing including tilt table, holter study, ECG, echocardio... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Need eval: Nail pitting can be a sign of underlying diseases such at Psoriasis, sarcoid, fungal infection of nails and certain dietary deficiencies. Best to see... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Need eval: with skin lesions it is always best to see and feel them and occasionally biopsy then. With what you are describing, recommend you see a doctor for ev... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Need Evaluation: List of possible causes is long but clotting or bleeding issue is of most concern. Also vasculitis on the list as well. Best to see your doctor for ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Repeat test: Repeat test in 2-3 days. If still faint or positive, see doctor. If neg, repeat again in 7-10 days. IF both neg, should be ok. Best of luck. Be s... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
See doctor: Best to see a doctor because of the odor. Keep clean and dry. Soap and water wash to the area 2 to 3 times a day. Leave open to air as much as you can... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Strain of adductors: Sounds like you might have a strain of your hip adductor muscles or tendons. Moist heat to area, antiinflammatory use and avoiding activities that ag... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Candida infection?: Possible candida infection, but with your symptoms really need to see doctor for examination to help you. Sorry can't be more helpful in this forum. P... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Maybe: With blood clot in the leg, the lake is very painful and very swollen. If you do not have the symptoms, it is unlikely you have a blood clot in your l... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: Cycles can very for many, MANY reasons. Some we understand and some we don't. Implantation (and thus pregnancy) would cause your cycles to stop. If... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Maybe: Chondropathy means disease of the cartilage. There are many, MANY diseases of cartilage. Might want to ask your doctor to be more specific. What cho... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Side effect: Not uncommon with this medication when you start it. If it continues for another 2-3 weeks, talk to your prescribing healthcare provider. This side ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Constipation: Have you tried poly ethylene glycol (mirilax) daily. Very safe.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Rib injury: Kaden thanks for you service. Also a combat vet. Could have dislocated a rib from the rib cartilage or torn the rib cartilage. Unfortunately not much... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Now is time to start: Rafina Ideal time to start the pill is first day of your period, so you are in luck. HOWEVER, need to be on the pill for 2 weeks before you are cons... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
WPW still palp: Can use certain medications to reduce the heart's ability to respond to these episodes. Could consider another EP study and attempt at ablation. Best ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Ob us: SHould be able to see some sort of fetal pole by now. MIght be what we call a blighted ovum. Keep close follow up with your ob. Best of luck. Dr R
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Depends: If this is muscle spasm, recommend ice to your back to reduce inflammation and spasm and Acetaminophen for pain (I see you take metoprolol and if for ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Need gyn eval: By what you describe. PCI is possible. You need good gyn work up and blood work done to help sort out this issue for you. Best of luck.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Several: The acetaminophen is the big problem. Max dose no more than 3000mg a day. For this type of pain control, I prefer to use plain narcotic without additi... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Will try: Top or bottom of middle of feet? Thal minor not usually associated with bone problems like thal major. Any history of injury,, increased walking, ne... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Several things: How much did you feed her/how much did she eat? At first only an ounce or 2 max to see how she does. Is your water source secure? Any chance water ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
No: The veins they strip are superficial and not the deep veins . It is clots in the deep veins one worries about, esp if the clot is above the level of ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: Normal dosing is 0.2mL to 0.4mL up to 3 times a day. Hope this helps. No pun intended. Best of luck. Dr R
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Rashes: can be many many things. Sorry but for us to properly evaluate rashes we need to see and feel them. Please see healthcare provider to have this eval... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Nausea sore throat: This could be many things. Too many to review here. See your healthcare provider ASAP. Stay hydrated. Best if luck. Dr R
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Ibs: Maria, we do not know what causes IBS. For patients, best to identify what triggers your ibs and try to avoid it. I have patients keep a symptom and ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Ovarian mass: No it should not. May remnants of the follicle that released the egg that became fertilized. Not to worry. Hope this helps. Best of luck and congra... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): if you are not allergic, take 2 tablets of benadryl (diphenhydramine) asap. If you develop any difficulty breathing, or trouble swallowing, call 911 ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: In an otherwise healthy 23 y/o woman (who does not have heart/lung/blood vessel problems, unknown aneurysms) dying in your sleep is VERY, VERY rare. H... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Many things: unfortunately too numerous to list here as we only get 400 characters. Recommend you see your doctor for formal evaluation and work up. Sorry couldn't... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
No fast tx: Treat like acne pimple. Hot soaks, acne cream. Watch the shaving! Hope this helps. Good Luck.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
It may: Would have to look at what the lab considers it's normal value range for that test. That it has increased that much in that many days is a good sign.... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Unlikely: If you consume contaminated food it could. Mostly it comes from medical treatment of infection with antibiotics that alter the normal balance of bact... 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 made me feel good. Thanks! I'm a bodybuilder. It wasn't prescribed. FPHL runs in my maternal family, I hope anavar didn't trigger that in me. It stopped falling 4 weeks after stopping anavar, I h...Read More
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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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