What do you guys think about today's famous doctors?

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I'm talking about docs like Robert Ray, Atul Gawande, the cast of "The Doctors" on CBS, etc. Do you admire them, aspire to be like them, despise them?
 

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I'm talking about docs like Robert Ray, Atul Gawande, the cast of "The Doctors" on CBS, etc. Do you admire them, aspire to be like them, despise them?
I have never heard of any of those guys, but I aspire to be like this doctor (yes he is a real doctor, look it up: Dr. Ken Jeong):

 
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The only famous doctor I know of is Dr. Oz, and he's literally a nutcase. He promotes all sorts of pseudoscience on his show and it's completely unbelievable. Some examples include (but not limited to) reiki, homeopathy, having people on who believe cancer can be cured with baking soda, and he even throws a little bit of anti-vaccination rhetoric in there.

Doctors like him should be stripped of their medical license. He doesn't speak for doctors whose brains haven't fallen out due to extreme open mindedness. Most doctors care about things like science and evidence when considering their patients. He only seems to care about ratings.

I use open mindedness loosely, because I believe to be open minded you have to weigh the evidence and consider what is more likely. He seems to be considering everything on equal ground, regardless of evidence, and that is the ultimate state of close mindedness. To be open minded you must be open to any evidence--even that which challenges your previously held notions.
 
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I'm talking about docs like Robert Ray, Atul Gawande, the cast of "The Doctors" on CBS, etc. Do you admire them, aspire to be like them, despise them?
Never heard of any of them. This guy's a doctor, too:



Not that I aspire to be like him. The tongue might be cool, though. On a hot day, I could lick my eyebrows.
 

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I absolutely loved Atul Gawande's books. He has written numerous articles and works regarding healthcare today and on several controversial topics. I wouldn't mind being in his shoes. ;)
 
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I wanted to mention Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a news correspond on CNN. I think he's a really good journalist and a respected physician.

On a broader note, it's interesting to see how physicians branch out from the traditional sphere of patient care/research/health policy. This brings to mind Senator Bill Frist, who was a practicing cardiothoracic surgeon before becoming Senate Majority Leader.
 

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Seriously?! lol... so laughable. These actors, as the credits to South Park state, impersonate physicians "...poorly." If you aspire to be "like House" (or whomever) please do yourself a favor and switch to Theatre for a major because those shows are nothing like a real hospital environment.
 

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Seriously?! lol... so laughable. These actors, as the credits to South Park state, impersonate physicians "...poorly." If you aspire to be "like House" (or whomever) please do yourself a favor and switch to Theatre for a major because those shows are nothing like a real hospital environment.
The only reason I'm going to medical school is Eric Foreman from House.
 

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Seriously?! lol... so laughable. These actors, as the credits to South Park state, impersonate physicians "...poorly." If you aspire to be "like House" (or whomever) please do yourself a favor and switch to Theatre for a major because those shows are nothing like a real hospital environment.
Thanks for the hot tip Dr. Apumic, MD
 
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I also really like Dr. Atul Gawande...I just finished Complications and I might go get Better. Sometime after my friend got accepted to Pittsburgh the school actually sent him that book to read, so that might say something about him!
 

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I also really like Dr. Atul Gawande...I just finished Complications and I might go get Better. Sometime after my friend got accepted to Pittsburgh the school actually sent him that book to read, so that might say something about him!
get better and his newest one, checklist manifesto. good reads.

awww dont forget about dr. drew, drug addiction specialist to the washed up stars.

“My goal was always to be part of pop culture and relevant to young people, to interact with the people they hold in high esteem.”
—Dr. Drew Pinsky, The New York Times, February 2008​
 

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Seriously?! lol... so laughable. These actors, as the credits to South Park state, impersonate physicians "...poorly." If you aspire to be "like House" (or whomever) please do yourself a favor and switch to Theatre for a major because those shows are nothing like a real hospital environment.
Step 1: Take stick out of ass.
Step 2: Get a sense of humor.
Step 3: ??????
Step 4: Profit
 

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For those who don't know, Robert Ray is the doc from Dr 90210 and Atul is a well know author/surgeon. This thread was actually inspired by a post in the surgery forums claiming that Atul Gawande is a douche (for the record I think he's cool).
 

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Dr Tran is my favorite doctor. One of a kind.

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Step 1: Take stick out of ass.
Step 2: Get a sense of humor.
Step 3: ??????
Step 4: Profit
Lol, wtf is the '?????' and 'Profit' thing from?? Everyone posts that.

Edit: Nvm...I should've known it was South Park. Best show ever.
 

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If your into sports, you gotta know Dr. James Andrews. Orthopedic surgeon for all the high profile sports athletes, and has like 2 or 3 orthopedic and sports medicine centers. Sounds like the guy is an amazingly good surgeon too. I really respect his accomplishments in his field. However, ortho most likely not for me.
 

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If your into sports, you gotta know Dr. James Andrews. Orthopedic surgeon for all the high profile sports athletes, and has like 2 or 3 orthopedic and sports medicine centers. Sounds like the guy is an amazingly good surgeon too. I really respect his accomplishments in his field. However, ortho most likely not for me.
Dr Andrews is the man. He has something like 7 doctorates. :laugh:

I would consider moving to Birmingham to study under him. He went to LSU, fwiw.
 

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The only famous doctor I know of is Dr. Oz, and he's literally a nutcase. He promotes all sorts of pseudoscience on his show and it's completely unbelievable. Some examples include (but not limited to) reiki, homeopathy, having people on who believe cancer can be cured with baking soda, and he even throws a little bit of anti-vaccination rhetoric in there.

Doctors like him should be stripped of their medical license. He doesn't speak for doctors whose brains haven't fallen out due to extreme open mindedness. Most doctors care about things like science and evidence when considering their patients. He only seems to care about ratings.

I use open mindedness loosely, because I believe to be open minded you have to weigh the evidence and consider what is more likely. He seems to be considering everything on equal ground, regardless of evidence, and that is the ultimate state of close mindedness. To be open minded you must be open to any evidence--even that which challenges your previously held notions.
well he does advocate some controversial things, but wow some of your statements are absurd...

Dr Oz:
a. Harvard BA
b. MD from UPenn/MBA from Wharton
c. Cardiothoracic Surgeon; 400+ Publications

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Dr. Benjamin Carson...fellow Detroit native and the reason why this dream of becoming a physician commenced. Not to mention one of the best neurosurgeons ever.
 

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my mother is secretly (or maybe not so secretly) in love with dr. carson. she gets all his books in like triplicate. one for her, one for me, and I can't remember who she gives the last one to. I think her older sister in another country.
 

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well he does advocate some controversial things, but wow some of your statements are absurd...

Dr Oz:
a. Harvard BA
b. MD from UPenn/MBA from Wharton
c. Cardiothoracic Surgeon; 400+ Publications

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LOL ouch!
 

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Dr.Drew is my pick. Ive been watching that guy since his days on loveline with Adam Corolla back in the day!!
 

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I'm talking about docs like Robert Ray, Atul Gawande, the cast of "The Doctors" on CBS, etc. Do you admire them, aspire to be like them, despise them?
I've seen that on, but I try to avoid day time tv. I think it's silly how they wear scrubs and lab coats while sitting still on a television set. I've probably watched them for a few minutes, but it didn't interest me so on I went History, Discovery, or National Geographic.
 

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Dr. Acula ---> Dr.Acula ---> Dr.acula ---> Dracula :laugh:
For some reason, this little explanation cracked me up.

Man. I went to the doctor the other day. All this guy did was suck blood out of my neck. Never go to see Dr. Acula. :love: Mitch Hedberg

And then we have Scrubs...

 
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well he does advocate some controversial things, but wow some of your statements are absurd...

Dr Oz:
a. Harvard BA
b. MD from UPenn/MBA from Wharton
c. Cardiothoracic Surgeon; 400+ Publications

Softmed:
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That's an appeal to authority.

I will not change my mind until I see solid, unambiguous evidence to validate the completely insane claims of Dr. Oz and the people he invites on his show. If it is there it shouldn't be hard to find. In fact, for some of the things like Reiki, I'd just like to see scientific plausibility. I'll also change my mind about Dr. Oz if he admits he's wrong and that the therapies he promoted without evidence are bogus.
 
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For some reason, this little explanation cracked me up.

Man. I went to the doctor the other day. All this guy did was suck blood out of my neck. Never go to see Dr. Acula. :love: Mitch Hedberg

And then we have Scrubs...

i'm glad you liked it! :-D. i love scrubs and i've heard of mitch hedburg through my boyfriend, but i don't think i'm aware of his dr. acula thing. i'll look into it!

That's an appeal to authority.

I will not change my mind until I see solid, unambiguous evidence to validate the completely insane claims of Dr. Oz and the people he invites on his show. If it is there it shouldn't be hard to find. In fact, for some of the things like Reiki, I'd just like to see scientific plausibility. I'll also change my mind about Dr. Oz if he admits he's wrong and that the therapies he promoted without evidence are bogus.
i consider myself pretty open minded, but i really don't get reiki massage. if i'm paying for a massage, somebody better touch me! i wonder if there are any kind of studies done on it? i suppose anything's possible, and even if it's just a very expensive placebo effect i guess that's good enough for some people. if i was miserable and a placebo would help me, i'd pay all the money i had for it.
 

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i'm glad you liked it! :-D. i love scrubs and i've heard of mitch hedburg through my boyfriend, but i don't think i'm aware of his dr. acula thing. i'll look into it!
Mitch Hedberg was HILARIOUS (he died a few years ago). That is the extent of his Dr. Acula bit, though. Most of his jokes were one-liners and very short bits.
 

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I wanted to mention Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a news correspond on CNN. I think he's a really good journalist and a respected physician.

On a broader note, it's interesting to see how physicians branch out from the traditional sphere of patient care/research/health policy. This brings to mind Senator Bill Frist, who was a practicing cardiothoracic surgeon before becoming Senate Majority Leader.
"While he was a medical school student in the 1970s, Frist performed medical experiments on shelter cats while researching the use of drugs on the mitral valve. By his own account, Frist improperly obtained these cats from Boston animal shelters, falsely telling shelter staff he was adopting the cats as pets. In his book, Frist asserted that he succumbed to the pressure to succeed in a highly competitive medical school.

Frist's treatment of cats first became controversial in 1994, in his first Senate campaign, when the opposing camp in the Republican primary called him a cat-killer. The matter again created public controversy in 2002, after mention in a Boston Globe profile, published after his election as Senate majority leader."

From Wiki. Found that interesting...

He's also licensed as a commercial pilot! He sounds so dreamy... :oops:
 

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Mitch Hedberg was HILARIOUS (he died a few years ago). That is the extent of his Dr. Acula bit, though. Most of his jokes were one-liners and very short bits.
He was nuts. "I tried to throw a yo-yo away. It was impossible."