NY Med: Real Life Medical Drama

I’ve been a big fan of Terence Wrong’s medical documentaries ever since I saw the first episode of Boston Med that aired 2010. After seeing that show I googled for more information and saw that there were prior documentaries. So I ended up watching Hopkins 24/7 and Hopkins.

I was so glad to find out that a new documentary was set to air last July 10.

I caught the first episode just today and I must say, it looks to be another good series. I love that it’s set in New York. That city will always have a special place in my heart. I’ve been there several times and I spent some of my happiest days creating good memories there.

Some highlights of the show:

  • Dr. Mehmet Oz makes an appearance. For those who don’t know him, he’s the doctor that used to guest a lot on Oprah. No, not Dr. Phil. The real doctor. I love Dr. Oz. He always has a way of explaining things and always seems so sincere.
  • Dangers of taking Cialis. A patient was admitted to the ER due to an erection lasting for more than 12 hours as a result of taking Cialis. I would not want to be in his shoes. Ever!
  • Brain surgery is such an amazing thing. How doctors are able to do it is beyond me. The amount of advances in the medical field we have now is astonishing. I can’t wait to see what we can do in 20 years.
  • The hot ER nurse named Marina. She looks like Kate Hudson. I was not surprised when a patient asked her out.

I also got to experience what it was like to be in a New York hospital although the hospital I went to was not the same ones featured in the show. It did invoke memories nonetheless.

Through my experience with Pompe Disease and the countless encounters with doctors and hospitals I’ve developed a love for the medical profession. I honestly think it’s one of the noble professions in the world. I’m sad that business interests are destroying some parts of it but for the most part it is something special.

Knowing what I know now and if I was given another life to live I would seriously want to be a doctor or some other medically related profession. It’s a profession wherein everyday you get a chance to make a difference in a person’s life. It’s a meaningful job, something that can’t be quantified.

So if you’re looking for something to watch, give NY Med a try. It’s a nice glimpse into a world filled with heroes, medical marvels, compassion, strength of the human spirit and stories of patients who’s lives were forever changed because of selfless people who chose saving lives as their everyday duty.

*NY Med is an 8 part documentary airing Tuesdays at 10pm on ABC

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