Doc, It Hurts When I Ask a Question...
July 19, 2008 6:21 PM
The "Doctors" session took the stage sans the McGraw boys, Dr. Phil and Jay, whose company is producing the series.
However, with four of the co-hosts meeting with the press, critics quickly brought up perhaps too personal medical topics for the panelists, echoing the essence of the show in discussing "topics people are too embarrassed to discuss with their own physician."
Critics' questions involved their personal frustration at being misdiagnosed, when to get a second opinion and not getting enough time in an office visit. One all but displayed an unusual growth that's causing concern, and another asked about a sponge left in her body post-op.
Dr. Travis Stork, former "Bachelor" star and centerpiece of the upcoming series, quickly pointed out that "The Doctors" is not meant to replace the viewer's (or critic's) own physician and is meant to serve an informational purpose only.