Title: The Doctors
Hosts: Dr. Travis Stork, Dr. Jim Sears, Dr. Lisa Masterson, Dr. Andrew Ordon, Dr. Wendy Walsh, Jillian Michaels
Format: One-hour talk show combining topical discussion with medical education and advice
Broadcast information: This daytime talk show is syndicated. Check your local listings
Tapes: CBS Television, Los Angeles, Calif.
Premiere Date: Sept. 8, 2008
Executive produced by Dr. Phil McGraw and his son, Jay, one could interpret The Doctors as either a spin-off of Dr. Phil or a complement to that show. More likely, The Doctors is a response to the growing popularity of Dr. Oz, as both shows tackle real medical and health issues through the eyes of real medical professionals.
The concept began on Dr. Phil, with several medical professionals gathering to discuss issues either too embarrassing to ask or topical for the day. The show's main host, Dr. Travis Stork, was a regular guest on The Dr. Phil Show.
Popular topics on the show include exercise tips and tricks, medical breakthroughs "you need to know," and how color and environment affects health. The show also talks about those things everyone wants to talk about, but no one wants to bring up, like annoying body problems and "what is and isn't normal."
Meet The Hosts
Like many new talk shows these days (The Chew, The Talk) The Doctors gathers an ensemble cast of celebrity doctors to share their stories and expertise Those hosts include:
Dr. Travis Stork: Stork is an emergency room (ER) doctor and faculty physician in the emergency department at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. He's a graduate of Duke University and earned his M.D. from the University of Virginia. Stork may be most recognizable as a former contestant on The Bachelor. One wonders how he finds time to host a talk show, since he's an avid mountain biker who also likes to whitewater kayak. Stork is a motivational speaker and sits on the Medical Advisory Board for Men's Health magazine.
Dr. Lisa Masterson: A board-certified specialist in obstetrics, gynecology, infertility, adolescent gynecology and family planning, Masterson sits on staff at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica and UCLA. If you live in Santa Monica, you might be able to become a new patient of her private practice. And take note of the Ocean Oasis Medical Spa in Santa Monica, which Masterson founded. The spa offers treatments, exercise and nutrition programs designed for each phase of a woman's life. Masterson was awarded with a Red Cross Humanitarian Award and the March of Dimes Golden Rattle Award, both recognizing her work improving the health of infants and mothers around the world.
Dr. Drew Ordon: Dr. Ordon is an aesthetic, plastic and reconstructive surgeon who practices in Beverly Hills and Rancho Mirage, Calif. He graduated from the University of California at Irvine and received his medical degree from the USC School of Medicine. Ordon is a founder of the Surgical Friends Foundation. Doctors in the foundation offer complimentary reconstructive surgery to those who cannot afford medical treatment. Often, patients seek help with birth defects, physical abuse and burns. He is an assistant professor of plastic surgery at Dartmouth School of Medicine and The University of Connecticut.
Dr. Jim Sears: Dr. Sears, a board-certified pediatrician who works with his father and younger brother in Capistrano Beach, Calif., attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine and Tod Children's Hospital in Youngstown, Ohio. He is co-author of several books, including The Healthiest Kid in the Neighborhood, Father's First Steps - 25 Things Every New Father Should Know, The Premature Baby Book, The Baby Sleep Book and The Baby Book.
Dr. Wendy Walsh: A doctor of psychology from the California Graduate Institute in Los Angeles, Dr. Wendy Walsh is a published author, public speaker and active blogger on human sexual behavior and family. She's the author of The Boyfriend Testand The Girlfriend Test. She is the founder of L.A. City Camp, day camps designed to educate and inspire at-risk youth, and a founding member of the Friends of Coeur d'Alene Booster Club, which raises funds for a small Los Angeles public school.
Jillian Michaels: Best known for her role on NBC's The Biggest Loser, Jillian Michaels is both a professional personal trainer and a martial arts expert. She is certified through the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association and the American Fitness Association of America (AFAA). She is Kettlebell Concepts certified and has developed a continuing education series for trainers with AFAA. Michaels is a best-selling author and her DVDs remain popular. Michaels is an ambassador for the American Cancer Society, Stand Up 2 Cancer, and NFL Play 60.