‘The Doctors’ host visits CDB’s Wright
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Dr. Travis Stork
DR. TRAVIS STORK, an ER physician and host of “The Doctors,” far right, made a special appearance at Memorial Hospital’s emergency room on Sunday afternoon. Stork visited William Wright, the Lifestyles Editor of the Cleveland Daily Banner, after Wright experienced an unexpected reaction to a medication after having bypass heart surgery on May 22. His son, Winston Wright, left, an EMT in Bradley and Hamilton counties, advised his father to get checked out to be on the safe side. Linda Wright thanked Stork for the valuable information provided on his show. Banner photos courtesy of WILLIAM WRIGHT
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Dr. Travis Stork, an ER physician and host of the Emmy award-winning television show “The Doctors,” made a public appearance at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga on Sunday during an annual Southeast Tennessee expo in which he was a featured speaker.

Stork visited William Wright, the Lifestyles Editor of the Cleveland Daily Banner, in the ER room after Wright reportedly experienced a mild reaction to a medication Sunday morning after having had bypass heart surgery on May 22.

According to Wright, who was attending a “God’s Word is Truth” district convention in Dalton, Ga. on July 28, he passed out for a few seconds during the morning session and decided to go back to Memorial Hospital as a precautionary measure.

“After listening to my son, Winston, who is an EMT in Bradley and Hamilton County as well as other EMTs on the scene, I thought it best to eliminate any worries that I was having further trouble with my arteries by going to the ER,” Wright said.

While awaiting the results of his blood test and X-rays, the family was told Stork, a board certified emergency medicine physician and television personality, was on his way to the ER.

“My wife was very familiar with Dr. Stork hosting ‘The Doctors,’” Wright said. “It was an unexpected perk at a time when she had gotten concerned about my health.”

Stork is also known for his appearance on “The Bachelor” on the ABC television network.

When Stork arrived, he greeted the Wright family and was given a summary of the symptoms and what led the Cleveland journalist to the ER at Memorial.

“After explaining that I was at a convention, took a prescription pill and literally passed out seconds later, Dr. Stork listened patiently and asked [about] the results of the test,” Wright recalled. “Moments before he arrived I was told that all of my tests came back and everything looked great! So he was excited for us and we were happy that there was nothing to worry about. You never want to take chances with your health. I was advised to check with my cardiologist, Dr. James Marcum, who is also on television.”

After taking several photos with the family and hospital staff, Stork, who married pediatrician Dr. Charlotte Brown in July 2012, was presented with a gift from Linda Wright that was released to everyone in attendance at their convention — a tract on “What is the key to happy family life.”

“I told Dr. Stork I’ve learned a lot from his show and wanted to give him something as a token of my appreciation,” she said. “It was a newly released Bible-based tract that has information that could help families and also be lifesaving. I hope he reads it.”

Stork graciously accepted the tract, posed for a few more pictures and left Memorial’s ER with more smiling faces than before he arrived.