We pulled back the curtain on the culture of medicine all season, and in this episode, Brian reveals a little bit of himself.
In our season finale, you'll find out how Brian's insomnia made him a writer and we'll speak to some other doctors who bridge the worlds of art and medicine. Plus, about a unique program that uses the paintbrush to engage Alzhemer's patients.
Stephen Bergman is a physician who writes books. Under the
pen name Samuel Shem, he wrote a hit novel about what it's
like to be an intern calledThe House of God. Brian talks to him about his latest work, The Spirit of the Place, and about
the state of modern health care.
Max Montalvo is an ER physician who spends his time outside the hospital behind a camera. The Mexican-born doc, who practics in Kingtson, ON made a documentary called El Payo, that celebrated David Phillips, the little-known godfather of flamenco guitar in Canada.
From there he went on the direct videos for theTragically Hip,including this one for the single "The Lookahead."
Brian talks to him about film making and how he got The Tragically Hip to play a mariachi band in their own video.