The Doctors successfully introduced an entirely new concept to the TV landscape – real doctors discussing topical health and wellness issues in an entertaining and engaging fashion. The Emmy® Award-winning one-hour talk show is hosted by physicians who are among the best in their respective fields, including ER physician Dr. Travis Stork, plastic surgeon and reconstructive surgery expert Dr. Andrew Ordon and paediatrician Dr. James Sears; and recurring co-hosts, OB/GYN Dr. Jennifer Ashton, urologist Dr. Jennifer Berman, family doctor and sexologist Dr. Rachael Ross and physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist Dr. Ian Smith.
The Doctors sets itself apart from the competition through its wealth of experts – each of the co-hosts brings a specialised and unique background to the show including decades of experience, in order to provide viewers with well-rounded and easily understood prescriptions for health and wellness. The show’s group of physicians and experts delivers the very latest in health and wellness information, often interacting with audience members, celebrity guests and viewers who have contacted the show with their individual stories.
The show continues to be recognised for its excellence by both the entertainment and medical communities. It received the Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show/Informative in 2010 and has been nominated in the category every year since the show’s inception in 2008. The co-hosts were also recognised by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with Emmy nominations for Outstanding Talk Show Host in 2011 and 2012.
The Doctors has received numerous accolades from the medical community, including the 2009 Crystal Cross Humanitarian Award from the American Red Cross, honouring outstanding television shows and the humanitarian spirit of extraordinary individuals who have shown courage, compassion and unselfish character.
In addition to the important, up-to-the-minute medical information regularly dispensed on the programme, The Doctors has succeeded in calling attention to numerous world health crises through the hosts’ many volunteer efforts. In January 2010, The Doctors travelled to Haiti to aid in medical relief efforts and deliver over 7,000 pounds of donated medical supplies following the devastating earthquake. Recent humanitarian trips include Dr. Travis Stork’s visit to Tanzania, Africa, with BikeTown Africa to help build bikes for HIV/AIDS health care workers so they can more effectively travel to remote villages, and Dr. Andrew Ordon’s trips to the Middle East and India, to perform surgeries on war victims and underprivileged patients with severe deformities.
Since the show’s premiere, The Doctors has welcomed a wide variety of celebrities to discuss what matters most about their health. Notable guests include Harrison Ford, Sally Field, Barbra Streisand, Chevy Chase, Valerie Harper, Valerie Bertinelli, Dick Van Dyke, Fran Drescher, Melissa Etheridge, Brendan Fraser, LL Cool J, Jenny McCarthy, Eva LaRue, Shemar Moore, Ryan O’Neal, Joan Rivers, Gene Simmons, Marisa Tomei, Jane Fonda and many more.