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Dr. James Rochester

Family Medicine
Lancaster, PA
26 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

Doctor Q&A

1.6K Answers
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Not really: If ingrown hair, try treating with hot soaks and topical acne cream. If no better in a week, see health care provider as it may not be ingrown hair..... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Allergy & sinus: First, have you been tested to see what you are allergic to? That info can be helpful. If it is dust, changed around your home can help. If it is ani... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Milia: Milia or neonatal acne is very common. I attached a picture of what it can look like. Goes away on its in in a few weeks. Not to worry. Enjoy your new... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Miscarriage: would depend how far along you were when you miscarried and whether you had a surgical procedure (D&C, D&E). If it was first trimester and ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Ovulation cramps: One cannot feel implantation. Middle cycle pain around ovulation very common. We call it Mittelschmerz (German for mid cycle pain). If any chance at... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
See your ob: Need to see your OB asap. VERY important to control blood pressure during pregnancy for you and your unborn child. Regular exersice (30-60 min, 5x... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Plan b side effects: Not normal. Please make an appointment to see your gyn provider. Good luck.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Sex during period: Can still become pregnant even at that time. Less so but still possible.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Pain penis: if it has been 2 years and still present, doubtful it will improve. Have any medications such as Gabapentin or Lyrica (pregabalin) been tried to redu... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Cryptorchidism: Cryptorchidism has nothing to do with PME. If your other testicle is normal and no other issues should not have problems conceiving child. If concer... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Eating earth (pica): What most folks get in benefit from eating earth (clay) is minerals (usually iron) and other trace minerals as well. Too much can cause constipation ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Supervision of preg: Hard to say. If someone is a supervising provider and they are reviewing the notes of a mid level provider (ie nurse midwife) that term could be used... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Lump thumb: Could be several things. Maybe you broke it and what you feel is the bone callous forming at the break site. Could be a traumatic ganglion cyst at th... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Preg after tubal: Yes it can happen. I have done many tubals. I ALWAYS tell patients if they feel pregnant, do a pregnancy test. So please,check a pregnancy test. If... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Many things: Denise, your symptoms could be several things from infection with virus or bacteria, food poisoning, inflammatory bowel disease, parasitic infection..... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Spotting: No. If you are concerned you are pregnant, check home pregnancy test with first morning pee. If negative, recheck again in 1 week. If both neg, ver... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Ovarian cysts: One reason we put women on birth control with ovarian cyst issues is that one function of the estrogen in the pill is to help suppress follicle stimul... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Morning after pill: Bloating and other "feel pregnant" type symptoms are common with these pills. Yes it can still have some effect on you even after your period. Should... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Eye irritation: sounds like you are developing what we call conjunctivits (inflammation of the mucous membrane of the eye). Most common cause is cold and upper respi... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
IBD: Unfortunately I think what you describe is pretty consistent with IBD, even with no Family history. Must await the biopsy results however. Best of l... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
MJ use: Most likely yes as what you are describing is not what one would expect from MJ use. What is not know, most likely and amphetamine (speed) or sometim... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
No: In order to determine paternity, you would need DNA sample for the child (not likely until the child is born) and from the person you suspect is the f... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: Very complicated "dance" between many, many things for woman to ovulate. Very easy to upset this process. Because many things involved, many things... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Lump on testicles: Could be several things. Some bad, some not. Best to have this evaluated by your healthcare provider and ultrasound of the area done to help answer t... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Norgeston and HA: Many women develop headaches as a side effect of these meds. Best to talk to your health care provider and see if alternative med available for you.... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
No uncommon: Most likely this is some cervical mucous or vaginal mucous. Some formulations of pills can cause this. Not to worry. Hope this helps. Good luck.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Most likely yes: I am assuming this is on the outside part of your ankle. How are you doing walking, going up/down steps? Good news is it is improving. Some simple e... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
See doctor: What you are describing is potentially serious and needs prompt medical evaluation. Please see a healthcare provider ASAP...
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Extra beats: cannot tell without an electrophysiology study to MAP the electrical activity of the heart. But as your heart doctor told you it is normal and nothin... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Thyroid tests: your tests are results of antibodies against thyroid peroxidase and thyrogolbulin. If you are hypo (low) thyroid with these positive tests, a DX of H... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Rash: with what you describe is sounds like folliculitis or inflammation/infection of the hair follicles. Do you shave these areas? With rashes, as a doct... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
STD: you need to see health care provider as this sounds like an STD. Sorry. Many STD's also transmitted by oral sex.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Headache w/ laughing: Most times it is not a significant issue (mild headache if you laugh too hard), but with white dots, light headed and severe headaches this is somewha... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Spondylosis: I assume your diagnosis was made based on imaging (x-rays and MRI?). Difficult diagnosis to treat sometimes. Pain Management evaluation would be a g... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Bumps: Sound like small abscesses or pockets of infection. The white stuff are white blood cells drawn to the area to fight infection. Best to see a health... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Allergic reaction: Concerned this could be an allergic reaction to your med. Please let your doctor know so this can be evaluated. Best of luck
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Abnl vag bleeding: As you are on the pill and having abnormal bleeding need to see your gyn provider for eval. Most likely just need a change in your pill but need to b... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Thrush: may also have oral thrush in addition to vaginal thrush. Please see healthcare provider to determine why. Important!
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Stretchmarks: Use plenty of skin moisturizer. Stay well hydrated. Comes with the territory sometimes with body building. See link below for more info. Hope this h... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Depo: Need to check pregnancy test as well to be sure that is not the reason. Pretty fast resonse to the Depo-Provera if that is the reason for no period b... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Jaundice: Depends why you have the jaundice. If it is due to bilirubin clearing problem (Gilbert's ) should not be a problem. If it Is due to ongoing liver dise... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Bleeding with sex: She may still have her cervix. Years ago when some doctors took out the uterus, they left the cervix. It could be irritated and can bleed during sex... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Late period: 2 days late, I would not think pregnancy yet. 7-10 days or more, would do pregnancy test. How regular are your periods? When you say no intercourse... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Dysmenorrhea: Painful menses (period) is known as dysmenorrhea. Many causes. If this is the first period you have had with these symptoms (and you are not pregnant... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Exercise : At your age of 23. Your safe max heart rate for exercise would be around 160 beats per minute. So at 150-160 is ok. I assume no chest pain with this? ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: Those are very reassuring numbers. The rate of climb of the HCG looks good. Good Luck!
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Nerve issues: Burning pain is usually associated with some type of nerve irritation. Associated with sitting for some time and then going to stand, wonder about com... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Many things: The list of things this could be is lengthy and we only get 400 characters to answer questions. Best to see healthcare provider for proper history an... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Yes : If you are using the pills to try to regulate you menstrual cycle it is very common to have you do 2-3 cycles of pills then stop and see if you cycles... Read More

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Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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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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