"The Doctors" checked out of the studio and headed to Haiti to assist in the medical relief of those injured in the earthquake-ravaged nation .
On January 24, ER physician Dr. Travis Stork, OB-GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson, plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon, and renowned pediatrician Dr. James Sears, arrived in Haiti with more than 7,000 pounds of much-needed medical supplies, specifically requested by aid organizations.
Immediately upon arriving at a make-shift clinic set up at the Haiti airport, the doctors were told by an attending physician that they would feel like residents again and be asked to do everything and anything, which indeed was the case.
"I'm taking care of a really young girl about 18 months," Dr. Travis says. "The building collapsed and crushed her. The wound is so extensive she'll need amputation. Normally I'd do this in a major operating room."
Joining the doctors on their mission was executive producer Jay McGraw, and his brother, Jordan. Jay McGraw states, “We knew this is where our doctors needed to be and we feel privileged to have a platform to convey to our viewers the enormous amount of aid that Haiti will need in the coming months and years.”
One of the most dramatic moments occurs when Dr. Lisa examines a very pregnant woman with spiked blood pressure who must get to a hospital immediately.
“The operating conditions were very basic, but the patients were so grateful to receive care,” states Dr.Andrew. “In my entire medical career, I have never felt that my skills were put to better use.”
"The Doctors" will air footage from their trip to Haiti on Friday, January 29 and on Tuesday, February 2.