Whether you love to spot the inaccuracies in medical dramas from your couch, have Seinfeld catchphrases “tattooed on your brain” or are a theater buff, you’ll enjoy these stories about pop culture, lifestyle and DOs.
While the hit medical show, now in its 15th season, continues to garner rave reviews, Amanda Kirzner, DO, MPH, says real-world residency is nothing like the thrill-a-minute world at Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital.
While his first love was acting, James Karz, DO, grew to love osteopathic medicine’s focus on helping the whole patient. Profiled in 2015 when he was still a medical student, Dr. Karz told The DO that he applies lessons from his acting days to medicine. “You can’t always expect things to go smoothly. You have to be prepared for anything to happen,” he said.
Despite being an epic comedy about “nothing,” Seinfeld managed to cover almost everything about everyday life, including health, medicine and doctors, with hilarious results.
In 2018, Drs. Jeffrey Grove and Michael Jackowitz became Tony Award-winning producers when “Once on This Island” was recognized for Best Revival of a Musical.
As entertainers and celebrities embrace their tattoos, so has the medical profession and DOs. Jedidiah Ballard, DO, and several other physicians are in favor of ink, with some saying it helps them connect to their patients. But other DOs say they don’t think tattoos belong in a medical workplace.