Dr. Roach

Shingles vaccine protocol

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an 84-year-old female. Luckily for me, I have never been ill with chickenpox, measles or mumps. My family doctor...

ED injection treatment

DEAR DR. ROACH: Do Trimix injections work for erectile dysfunction, and are they safe? — M.B. ANSWER: Erectile dysfunction is a common problem in men,...

Too much radiation?

DEAR DR. ROACH: A year ago, I had surgery for bladder cancer, and had a small stroke and pulmonary clot. During this past year,...

Testosterone supplement risk

DEAR DR. ROACH: Fifteen years ago, I had a successful brachytherapy treatment for prostate cancer. Subsequent annual PSA results indicate minimal levels. I am...

More to a diet than meals

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have always heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I never eat breakfast. Most times I...

Don't mix wine and sleep aids

DEAR DR. ROACH: I write to you to try to understand the effects of commingling large amounts of wine — normally a bottle or...

Opioid use tricky to navigate

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an 82-year-old female. In 2002, I had a triple bypass. Something went wrong, and I have been in almost...

Statin drugs and CoQ10

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am writing to inquire about the effects of statins on the body. My husband is a 66-year-old diabetic taking metformin...

Painful jaw clenching may be TMJ

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have developed the habit of unconsciously clenching my jaw during the day. I tend to worry about things and have...

Powerful acne treatment

DEAR DR. ROACH: Our 31-year-old daughter has fought a losing battle with acne since adolescence. Accutane has been suggested many times, and now she...
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