Dr. Mark currently anchors BBC Radio 4’s flagship medical series Inside Health, is the medical correspondent at The Times, and is a columnist for Saga Magazine. He has been appointed MBE for services to healthcare, and recently received the Healthwatch-UK Award for his contribution to public understanding of evidence based medicine. Find out more about Dr. Mark or read some of his blog posts.
Dr. Mark is a halftime NHS GP principal at Culverhay Surgery in Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire, a practice providing NHS services to 6000 patients.
Dr. Mark Porter demystifies health issues, separating fact from fiction and bringing clarity to conflicting health advice each week on Radio 4.
Mark has been the medical correspondent for The Times since 2009, where he analyses the latest health news in his award winning weekly column.
Saga readers set the agenda in Mark’s monthly column, which provides insight into the latest thinking on everything from itchy skin, to statins and high blood pressure.
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Dr. Mark’s Blog
Summer is coming and with it a scourge of my youth that has blighted many a holiday abroad.
You are only as old as your arteries. Much as we all like to look good on the outside, it’s the state of our circulation that will largely determine how long most of us live – and how enjoyable those extra years are.
Low carb diet – my 6 week experiment to see how cutting back on carbs impacted on my blood cholesterol / lipid profile
Although very late to the “low-carb” party, here are my experiences of the impact on my blood lipid profile:
Are you part of the NHS digital revolution? Can you book appointments to see your GP online? Or order repeat prescriptions through your practice website and access your notes? If not, why not – because your surgery almost certainly now offers the facility?
NICE has released its long awaited guidance on the use of hormone replacement therapy in women (HRT) and it includes a few changes that are likely to see more women being offered it / considering it. I have summarised some key points
Would you want to know if your GP suspected you were in the early stages of dementia? Because they might not tell you. More than a quarter of GPs surveyed by the Alzheimer’s Society admit they wouldn’t refer people with suspected dementia because poorly resourced services mean an early diagnosis isn’t necessarily helpful.