The ER Pilot

This week we go back in time, to 1994, to review the pilot episode of ER. Dr. Cohen talks about how emergency rooms have changed since the 90’s and how ER show creator – Michael Crichton – was also an MD. We also get into our favorite characters like Benton and Carter and give thoughts on why George Clooney became the shows biggest star.

Change of Plans

Sometimes you have to change plans fast and grab a last second guest. Luckily, Sky Bliss was nearby shooting photos so we had the very good fortune of interviewing this amazing surgical photojournalist! Sky tells us how he got started documenting surgeries and about some of the most intense medical procedures he’s had to film.

Katie Willcox joins the show!

We are thrilled to have the founder of Natural Model Management and the creator/author of Healthy is the New Skinny – Katie Willcox – on the show! Katie explains how being a model is nothing like what you see on America’s Next Top Model and why she started a modeling agency that represents women of all sizes and ethnicities.

Katie also tells us how speaking to high school students about body image produced some unexpected and informative feedback. And, Katie reveals the launch of her new podcast that goes behind the scenes of a photo shoot, plus much more with this truly inspiring woman!

Quick-Fire Questions

After years of watching and reviewing medical TV shows for the podcast, we’ve got a list of quick-fire questions for Dr. Cohen that still need answering. Like, are surgeons hands insured for millions of dollars? And, do doctors really hangout in comatose patients rooms?

Find out the answer to these questions and many more! Stream or download our new Quick-Fire Questions episode of Gross Anatomy Podcast.

Dr. Nina Shapiro returns!

Hype author and pediatric otolaryngologist, Dr. Nina Shapiro returns to the show! Last time we talked (at the start of 2020) the coronavirus wasn’t something most doctors were that worried about — so we wanted to meet again (this time via Zoom) and discuss what medical experts got wrong about Covid-19. Plus, we ask the Hype expert what she’s hearing now when it comes to myths and misinformation about the virus and the vaccine.

Then, we discuss Hype coming out in its fifth translation and her new book… The Ultimate Kids’ Guide to Staying Healthy.

Grey’s Anatomy Pilot

As Nutrition Month comes to a close, we talk about how well we did with our diets in March. We also talk about exercise and the the benefits of joining Andy Lassner’s Slow Walk Movement.

Then, Dr. Cohen reviews the pilot episode of Grey’s Anatomy. Yes, we know the show has been on for 17 years, but we are comparing medical pilots and searching for the most accurate and engaging TV show about doctors. In a previous episode we reviewed The Resident so Grey’s Anatomy is our second show to be analyzed by an actual surgeon.

Andy Lassner joins the show!

TV producer Andy Lassner joins the show! Andy and Dr. Cohen discuss growing up together in New York and how that shaped them. Then, Andy tells us how he became a daytime talk show producer and how he overcame his struggle with addiction and is now 22 years sober.

Plus, he tells us how the segment ‘Average Andy’ on The Ellen Show came to be and why his Slow Walk Movement is still going strong.

The Business Side of Being a Doctor

Dr. Abe Malkin has achieved a lot at a young age, which includes getting an MD and MBA, working at Goldman Sachs, starting his own concierge medicine practice, creating a drip hydration business and becoming board certified in Addiction Medicine. So naturally, we ask Dr. Malkin to explain his strategy to leading a successful life.

Plus, Dr. Malkin reveals one of his most interesting concierge calls, details his next business venture and tells us what TV show we should be watching.

Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month — a month to take charge of your health and consider dieting to maintain an ideal weight, which reduces risks of chronic illness such as heart disease and diabetes.

We discuss diets — the fad diets of the past like The Zone Diet and the recent celebrity diets we would consider trying for the month.

Stream the episode now!

Pediatrics

Pediatrician Dr. Monique Araya joins the show! Dr. Araya tells us how kids are coping during the pandemic and explains the rise in anxiety and depression in children.

She also answers our pressing questions about things we’ve seen in movies like… do twenty-somethings really still see their pediatrician? And, do kids really get things stuck up their nose all the time?

All this and more about pediatrics with our special guest Dr. Monique Araya.