Behind the scenes of 'The Doctors'


Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 8:55 pm
By: News 9


By Amy McRee, NEWS 9


NEWS 9's new show, "The Doctor's" debuted September 8, and from the time the cameras began rolling, no topic was off limits to the four hosts.

Before the doctors took the stage, an announcer warmed the crowd up.

"I'd like to say that I just came up with it, but the truth is, I just listened to our viewers at the Dr. Phil show," Executive Producer Jay McGraw said. "I got so many e-mails from viewers saying, ‘We have questions about our health.'"

McGraw finally decided to allocate an hour a day, five days a week to answer the viewers' questions.

The result was a medical dream team, hand-selected from Jay McGraw, with a unique ability to breakdown complex health information. The doctors then deliver the information in ways that would have viewers wanting to tune in and watch.

"If you look around on our set, we've got an exam room, a procedure backstage, and instead of just talking about things, we're up and doing things," McGraw said.

One of the doctors performed a "no surgery" nose job on a woman backstage during a show.

The doctors use a hands-on method to teach their viewers about medical issues.

Dr. Travis Stoark used the Nintendo Wii to tackle the topic of Multiple Sclerosis.

The Doctor's is aired on NEWS 9 at 3 p.m. Viewers can also submit story ideas or questions to the doctors.