* * Anonymous Doc: NY Med

Friday, July 20, 2012

NY Med

I got out of the blogging rhythm this week.  Sorry about that.  Will try and get back into it.  I just watched a show on ABC called NY Med.  I don't know why I want to spend downtime watching exactly what I do all day, but I know someone from med school who knows someone who knows someone who's in it, or something like that, so I figured I would check it out.

This week's episode-- I think it aired on Tuesday-- had the healthiest-looking guy having a liver transplant that I have ever seen.  Do they give the patients makeup?  This guy did not look like a transplant patient.  I don't know if I can watch any more episodes of the show.  It made everything look too easy.  Everyone had a good outcome, nurses seemed like they had brains, no one messed up, it seemed like there were hardly any patients, even the homeless people seemed jolly and harmless.  I don't know if they left all of the terribleness out in editing, or the hospital only agreed to let them air stuff that reflected well on them, but where were the patients lingering on stretchers in the hallway because everyone forgot about them?  Where were the broken computers?  Where were the attendings yelling at residents for no good reason?

I'll probably give it one more episode, since the preview showed that next week, Dr. Oz will get a colonoscopy on camera.  That seems like fun.  I've always wondered what Dr. Oz looked like on the inside.

11 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you're back! Please keep posting daily, I need my Anonymous Doc fix!!

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  2. My name is Alex, I am from Ukraine, I am 32 years old man. I do not smoke cigarettes and do not drink alcohol. My blood is O+ and I have a good health. If you need liver transplant I am ready to give part of my liver, but I want to receive a big compensation for that...

    alexfromukr@yahoo.com
    alexfromukr@yandex.ua

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  3. I enjoyed this blog until your comment about nurses....asshole.

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    1. You're right-- uncalled for. Sorry.

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    2. And yet into your fourth year writing this, you still think nurses are completely beneath you and your default, knee jerk reaction to the thought of them is to dismiss them completely. (even though most of them could likely empty a bed pan--that same pan that would send you screaming off into the hills with bodily fluid germ posts.)

      But that is awesome. If you think they are worthless, then just own that. I think it is far worse to see this:

      Doc: Nurses are dumb.
      Crowd: Boo!
      Doc: Sorry.
      Crowd: That's ok, we forgive you!
      ...
      Doc: Nurses are dumb.
      Crowd: BOO!
      Doc: Sorry.
      Crowd: That's ok, we forgive you!
      ...
      Doc: Nurses are dumb.
      Crowd: ~BOO! HISS!~
      Doc: (this crowd must be dumber than nurses.) Sorry.
      Crowd: That's ok, we forgive you!

      There are behaviors that are considered 'unacceptable'. Some would suggest that your opinion of nurses is one of them. But here is the thing: You apologize for that opinion, but have accepted it completely. It is accepted behavior for you.

      So own it. I am not making a value judgement. I am just suggesting that you not apologize for something that you are going to do again in X months when you 'let it slip' about nurses again.

      Your fans will still read your work. You will still have an outlet. Nurses will still be dumb. And lazy.

      Thanks,

      S

      p.s. I do not think nurses or dumb OR lazy.

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  4. I'm a surgical nurse and have also worked ED. I really enjoy NY Med (and I've liked Boston Med and Hopkins that have been on the last 2 summers by the same producer). Both of those shows had both good and bad outcomes, so I'm hoping NY Med gets a little more realistic.

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  5. Haha well I guess if you ever need a liver transplant you now know who to ask and now have his email! How convienient!

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  6. I watched and thought it was pretty good but also figured they left out the bad parts to make it more something that people would want to watch. I can't think of many people that want to see the whole truth of how it actually is.

    Is the friend of a friend the doctor named sebastian? Because after watching the show last week I kind of have a crush on him!

    Dr Oz bugs me, especially about the colonoscopy. He made such a big deal about having a few polyps. I was 33 when I had my colonoscopy and had 9 precancerous polyps. He was much older and had less. He went on and on about how it made him reevaluate his life because he was so scared. It kind of made me roll my eyes and wonder how he would have handled something bigger, as I have had to do. I hope he's just exaggerating the drama to get people to realize how important colonoscopies can be!

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  7. I would love to read your review of Doc McStuffins ;)

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  8. I intended to leave a snarky comment concerning your comment about nurses but then saw that you apologized. Since you're a relatively new independent MD I'm sure your a** was saved many times by nurses with brains. I suggest you remember that.

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  9. How will they know which end to put the tube in when Dr. Oz has his colonoscopy? :)

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