#732 – Nerdy Doctors

This past weekend both Alycia and I were sick. Every week it seems a friend or coworker is down for a few days with a cold or the flu. Hopefully we’re past our bout of sickness; I can’t imagine a worse day to not have an appetite than Thanksgiving.

In light of all the little bugs going around, here are some nerdy doctors who could make us better.

The Doctor

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Who better to find out what ails us than the Doctor? Not just a doctor but the Doctor. The Doctor chose his moniker because he wanted to help people. While he excels at time travel and astrophysics, he also knows a thing or two about anatomy and biology. I’m pretty sure he’d be able to prescribe something if I came to him with a cold or the flu. Hopefully that prescription would include flying through both space and time. Nothing could cure the common cold like some uncommon, timey wimey adventures.

Doctor Leonard McCoy

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There were a lot of doctors I could choose from the Star Trek universe. Doctors Crusher and Bashir are both great. I don’t know that much about the Doctor from Voyager except that he’s a million times better than stupid Dr. Polaski. I decided to go with Star Trek’s original physician: Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy. I’ve really grown to love McCoy, after watching more of the original series and rewatching the first six movies. His passion for being a doctor is evidenced by his constant reminders that he is a doctor and not anything else. He also frequently shows his passion for his patients, my favorite being when he gave an old woman a pill and she grew a new kidney. In a world of superior and advanced humanity, Bones is a link to the passion and emotions that make us all human.

Doctor Doom

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What kind of doctorate does Doctor Doom have? Did he get a PhD in violence and terrorism? Or is he a medical doctor who abandoned his Hippocratic oath? Either way I don’t think I’d make an appointment to visit Doctor Doom, even if he was the only doctor offered by my HMO. He is a genius but I don’t know how he’d apply that genius to my healthcare. He might write me a prescription for some antibiotics or he might inject me with some experimental nanites.

Thankfully Alycia and I were able to weather our sickness without a visit to the doctor. Had we needed to visit the doctor, though, I’m grateful God uses human hands to accomplish his healing.

Who are some of your favorite nerdy doctors?

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4 Responses to “#732 – Nerdy Doctors”

  1. Your blog post has an ambiguous title – not to mention dangerous. I wouldn’t call Doctor Doom “nerdy” (not to his masked face, at least… although I guess he was an uber-scientist in college, but I bet Reed was way nerdier, ‘cuz he still is!).

    Seriously, though, a very fun post. I laughed at the idea that an HMO would only cover Victor Von Doom as a service provider! I am especially appreciative of your appreciation of McCoy.

    Pau Zhan on FARSCAPE is another “nerdy doctor,” although she’s more of a mystic/healer/spritual priest than a flat-out physician. Also, though I didn’t much care for STAR TREK: VOYAGER as a whole, Robert Picardo as the EMH always entertained me.

    Hope you and Alicia feel better soon! Fix yourselves a big bowl of plomeek soup and stay warm!

  2. DID YOU SEE 50th ANNIVERSARY DOCTOR WHO YET??!!!

    I saw it last night…wearing a bowtie.

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