Paging Dr. Jackie: She’s a Doctor 24/7
One day while traveling on a plane, the flight attendant asked, “Is there a doctor on the plane?” I quickly jumped from my seat to respond because duty had called. Again, while in a concert a man falls out and I could see he was in distress. Again, I quickly jumped from my seat to aid an obvious ailing human. Often times I am sitting in the hair salon and the ladies are going back and forth about what their doctor has said or are quoting incorrect medical facts. It takes every "inhibitory fiber" in my brain not to say, "That’s not right."
95 percent of the time, I stay quiet but OMG, 5 percent of the time I just have what seems like an involuntary response coming from my mouth that addresses wrong medical information that are flowing out into the universe. So, I am being a physician 24/7, I have and will comment on misinformation spoken especially on national TV (#BRAVOTV).
What you saw on Episode 1 was me having one of those involuntary moments of not allowing one to say that "being overweight is healthy." You surely can't say that a person of ideal body weight will not get ill, but you can say that one over the ideal BMI is at an increased risk of co-morbidities (i.e. hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, breast cancer, etc.). It is my responsibility as a medical physician to educate, educate, educate. As I stood up to speak to Miss Georgia plus, I stood up in a gesture of respect and not out of disrespect. I sounded like I was "attacking" her but my passion for great health came roaring in like a lion.
Now Dr. Heavenly, our newest member on this second season of Married to Medicine, she somehow projected her feeling about being ridiculed for her weight on to me. Because of my passion for being fit, I became an easy target. Her struggles with weight loss became my struggle with me personally. Who invites guest to their home and verbally attacks them?!? We were at a "black tie" event with a house full of professionals. The doctors get accused of classism. That's right; this was NO Class vs Class. You take a guess. I have NEVER, EVER, NEVER seen a professional adult female (or male) perform like this in an open setting. Now being that I am a not a reactive being (classy), I thought the right thing to do was speak with her in private. I didn't know the Mariah, the hype person in all this craziness was gonna join us. So yes I was sooooooo angry about that approach that I spoke to DR. HEAVENLY from a place of discontent. Yes, calling her "NOT A DOCTOR" was disrespectful and yes she is a doctor of dental surgery. Not sure if she would get called for a Code Blue!