You'd be lucky to be a part of the Married to Medicine crew. Not only would you have a ton of great friends and good times, but you'd also have someone to help you with all of your healthcare needs, since this elite social circle is full of medical professionals.
Dr. Simone Whitmore recently used that perk when she took her 14-year-old son, Michael, to the emergency room last Wednesday. Michael sprained his ankle while trying out for his high school's basketball team, and the school advised that he get an X-ray. "He thinks he is like Steph Curry, so he's sad because he was balling out, baby," Dr. Simone said. "They started on Monday, and he went hard on Monday and was told to kind of scale back a little bit to give the other kids a chance. And he was doing that but in the process sprained his ankle."
Dr. Simone decided to take her son to the ER and called her castmate, Toya Bush-Harris, to see if her husband, ER physician Dr. Eugene Harris, was working. Dr. Simone took Michael to Piedmont Hospital in Newnan, Georgia where, after an X-ray was taken of her son's right ankle, Dr. Eugene determined that he had a fracture and gave him a boot to wear. "Dr. Eugene's advice for us just was to follow-up with an orthopedic surgeon," Dr. Simone explained. "Hopefully, in a couple of weeks that small fracture will heal and Michael will be able to successfully play on his basketball team at school."
Dr. Simone said Dr. Eugene had never treated her or any of her loved ones before, but she knew he was the right physician for the job. "I made the decision that I preferred to go to somewhere where I knew someone I could trust and that I knew would take good care of us," she said. "Even in a social setting, I talk about medical things with Dr. Eugene, so I know that he's a very intelligent guy, and I know that he has a real passion for his job. In the ER, he's professional, he has a great bedside manner, and I already knew that he truly loved his job because he talks about how much he loves it. And in the ER, you just get a chance to see him doing what he loves to do."
Dr. Simone said she "surely would" go back to Dr. Eugene for medical care in the future. This isn't the first time she has sought treatment from a Married to Medicine doctor. Her fellow OBGYN, Dr. Jackie Walters, performed the C-section that delivered her son 14 years ago, and she also paid a visit to Dr. Heavenly Kimes for some dental treatment this past summer. Dr. Simone said she has also referred patients who need psychiatric care to Quad Webb-Lunceford's husband, Dr. Gregory Lunceford.
There will be plenty more drama of the medical and personal variety this season of Married to Medicine. Take a peek at what's on the way, below.