My Take on NURSES | Hospital Vlog | Doctor Mike

  • Published: 06 May 2018
  • Since I began watching medical dramas for the reacts series, I've found more and more that nurses get overlooked within media. Being a family medicine physician I can very much empathize with the situation. The dedication and contribution to healthcare from both fields is incredibly understated.

    Studying to become a nurse is a noble undertaking and it is a career with so many positives that I decided to make a dedicated video to all the amazing nurses out there. Instead of just me talking about nurses I decided to vlog with some of my staff I've been working with for the last few years to give you some first-hand insights into the career. Obviously, some of the nurses are a bit camera shy, which is understandable but I think they did a great job highlighting whats its like to be a nurse and in general about being a nurse.

    I know you guys have wanted a hospital vlog for some time now but as you can imagine vlogging in a hospital can be quite difficult with patient privacy and all. But for nurses week 2018 I had to make an exception and interview my colleagues. Also at the end of the video, you'll see many of the doctors I've worked or am still working with.

    So, on this kickoff for Nurses Awareness/Appreciation week I again from the bottom of my heart want to say:


    - Doctor Mike Varshavski D.O.

    P.S. If you have an idea of something you want me to cover in depth, please let me know because I take your requests seriously. We will be back with more Medical Drama Review Series next week so please submit more names of shows/episodes you'd like for me to watch. Love you all!

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Comments • 6 044

  • Katie B
    Katie B  4 hours back

    My cousin-in-law is a cardiac emergency nurse. She is one of the most amazing women I know.

    • Austin Lindauer
      Austin Lindauer  7 hours back

      Can men be nurses? Thoughts?

      • Swagata Saikia
        Swagata Saikia  1 days back

        I love the fact that he acknowledges the nurses AND women more than himself....Go Dr Mike!!!!

        • toast4242
          toast4242  2 days back

          Here in Germany in Medschool you must work for 3 months as a nurses assistant in your summer/winter breaks . And that really helps understand what they actually do . And you breed a generation of doctors who will guaranteed never be rude / elitist to nurses

          • Neethu Babu
            Neethu Babu  2 days back

            Thank u Mike.. To remember us.. I m a nurse happy to hear..

            • Stan Watt
              Stan Watt  2 days back

              Hospitals would grind to a halt if nurses disappeared. They are the workhorses of hospitals.

              • Chloe G.
                Chloe G.  3 days back

                The other day I was on the labour ward working and I heard a nurse say her daughter said she wants to be a nurse as well, and she responded, "please don't"
                Right now I'm a senior student midwife, and trust me... if you dont love what you do in the nursing profession, then you wont want to do it.

                • Dylan Bystedt
                  Dylan Bystedt  3 days back

                  ugh he's so hot in glasses...

                  • Caroline Brown
                    Caroline Brown  4 days back

                    Nurses are the best they make you feel better physically and make the bad times happy and fun. If you ever have any non used treats let them have some. They are so kind. I fell off my bike and they said the big question was did I wear a helmet. I said yes and the all clapped and celebrate which was the best thing ever.

                    • Veronika O
                      Veronika O  4 days back

                      I am a nurse and I thank you for this! Team work makes the dream work! :)

                      • Sarah Alhobishi
                        Sarah Alhobishi  5 days back

                        I think that the medical field should be more religiously diverse because all religions have different religious holidays. So when Christmas time comes around the Muslim nurses and doctors should work so that the Christians can spend time with there families.

                        • Zoey Addison
                          Zoey Addison  5 days back

                          My dad was in the hospital for a weeks and when the doctor would explain stuff they wouldn’t even a knowledge I was there. When the nurses came in they would always try to talk to me and make me feel better and explain stuff to me so I could understand.

                          • YEET
                            YEET  5 days back

                            I really want to be a nurse when I’m older and I’m glad that people like you are appreciating nurses and are getting the appreciation they deserve 👏🏻

                            • Camden Matsumoto
                              Camden Matsumoto  5 days back

                              My mom is a nurse😁😁

                              • Q Savage
                                Q Savage  6 days back

                                The caption sounds like a porn intro

                                • Muge Shakir
                                  Muge Shakir  6 days back

                                  I love how sincere everything in this video is 💖💖💖💖

                                  • Yellow_VeN0m
                                    Yellow_VeN0m  7 days back

                                    When i was deciding on my career choice i wanted to be a nursè because i thought it would be easier but no it just as hard as be ik ng a docter but they dont get the recognition

                                    • AI IB
                                      AI IB  7 days back

                                      Hats..Heads up..all the gratitudes to your mom..raised a civilised respectful human being..u hv 2 run for ministerial position.

                                      • Y K
                                        Y K  1 weeks back

                                        Ur gna trigger the feminists for having female nurses on Ur thumbnail

                                        • Aidan May
                                          Aidan May  1 weeks back

                                          My moms a nurse, and she says that she does not get the respect she should get from doctors. She would love to work with you.

                                          • Jennifer jennifer Hewitt

                                            Thanks for your support 🌷

                                            • Melanie Luce
                                              Melanie Luce  1 weeks back

                                              I have always wanted to be a nurse (specifically a NICU nurse) but I ended up doing office work to have a stable income and schedule while being a single mom. I now work as a recreation programs coordinator for a city run senior center which I love but I have often wondered what my life would have been like if I had become a nurse. My new plan is to volunteer as a baby rocker at a local NICU when I retire. Not a nurse but still a caregiver. Happy compromise.

                                              • Sophia White
                                                Sophia White  1 weeks back

                                                My aunt is a nurse he is very hot

                                                • paintballpro
                                                  paintballpro  1 weeks back

                                                  I had a surgery and I was only in kindergarten so the nurse did everything for me she even had to help me pee

                                                  • Getachew Bekalu
                                                    Getachew Bekalu  1 weeks back

                                                    You should do a video on recognizing RTs :)

                                                    • Sandra
                                                      Sandra  1 weeks back

                                                      Maybe in the US....

                                                      • PsychoDonkeyy
                                                        PsychoDonkeyy  1 weeks back

                                                        I had a bad experience with nurses. I had 1 main nurse assigned to me. She ignored me all day. I was on a lot of pain meds and I didn't eat, sleep or drink any water for 2 days, so I was cranky (Yes, I had an IV for fluid). this other nurse, who had other patients and I saw her walking by again and again, so she obviously was busy, was the only one checking up on me and actually helping me after seeing me lying there, noticing that nobody checked up on me. I admit I was a bad patient, I had a man in my room that has apnea and he slept throughout the day, I was cranky AF, but they should know someone in pain for that long and being ignored almost all day can act that way. My nurse also looked like a horror nurse from the 40's. First sleepover at a hospital.. Yay xD

                                                        • xjellybeans x
                                                          xjellybeans x  1 weeks back

                                                          I admire nurses. My best friends and sister are nurses. It’s super stressful but rewarding. I couldn’t do it, but admire those who do!

                                                          • A B
                                                            A B  1 weeks back

                                                            No love for the medical assistants 😭

                                                            • I'm not blonde
                                                              I'm not blonde  1 weeks back

                                                              2:28 is that Devin from Lady Like? lol

                                                              • I jay Guance
                                                                I jay Guance  1 weeks back

                                                                Mike why didn’t you do this for EMS week

                                                                • Jey Seca
                                                                  Jey Seca  2 weeks back

                                                                  This makes me want to become a nurse so bad. Though I’m still thinking of getting an MD once I finished nursing.

                                                                  • Jessica
                                                                    Jessica  2 weeks back

                                                                    Nursing is a trap! We get assaulted by patients all the time!

                                                                    • Jack Stalnaker
                                                                      Jack Stalnaker  2 weeks back

                                                                      Do your take on PAs

                                                                      • andyt2k
                                                                        andyt2k  2 weeks back

                                                                        Nurses are the best, I mean it takes a special person to be asked "Do you want to be underpaid, underappreciated, get covered in bodily fluids, groped, yelled at, attacked by drunks/druggies etc and be on your feet all day" and say yes to all of that

                                                                        • Kasey Butcher
                                                                          Kasey Butcher  2 weeks back

                                                                          As someone going to school to become an RN, this brings a HUGE smile to my face. ♥️

                                                                          • Bionic Joey
                                                                            Bionic Joey  2 weeks back

                                                                            I KNOW and I love nurses. Being hospitalized, nurses are my lifeline; from the nephroureterectomy, to pneumonia with congestive heart failure, to open-heart surgery to repair mitral valve, to the most recent head and neck cancer surgery and radiation and chemotherapy treatments. The nurses were there for me every step of the way...from giving medication and explaining it and helping me with recovering and handling the medication and diet, etc. All of my doctors are great; but it's the nurses who keep it going.

                                                                            • Jotika Purnama Yuda
                                                                              Jotika Purnama Yuda  2 weeks back

                                                                              For people who have ever been hospitalized, they will know the dedication that nurses give, they are the ones giving most of the treatment and attention, thank you..

                                                                              • schokobienechen
                                                                                schokobienechen  2 weeks back

                                                                                Hey Dr. Mike, I would love to hear your speak about therapists. I am an Occupational Therapist in Austria and I am not shure if most Doktors or Patients know what we realy do. Love the way you educate! Thx :D

                                                                                • Hammad Ali
                                                                                  Hammad Ali  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Its a perception that Doctors exploit nurses sexually is true or not??

                                                                                  • Sofi Fuentes
                                                                                    Sofi Fuentes  2 weeks back

                                                                                    I'm a nurse student and I'm so grateful that doctors like you exist💓 thanks for making me love my future career even more 💕

                                                                                    • elisabetta maggioni
                                                                                      elisabetta maggioni  2 weeks back

                                                                                      How nice to see that doctors like you exist. Thank you for the support you give to the nurses and those who want to become ❤️ I love your videos

                                                                                      • Mamta choudhary
                                                                                        Mamta choudhary  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Hi doc, Iam nurse and it feel so good to see this. Tnx.

                                                                                        • ANIRAK ALVAREZ
                                                                                          ANIRAK ALVAREZ  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Listening to Doctor Mike makes me want to go get my self into med school. I have been a caregiver for 10 years and we already do most of the things that a nurse does .

                                                                                          • a e s t e t h i c b i t c h

                                                                                            Nurses are the backbone of the hospital

                                                                                            • Lava Yuki
                                                                                              Lava Yuki  2 weeks back

                                                                                              I'm a doctor too and getting along with the nurses is the key to the job. I see some doctors who are mean to nurses, which isn't exactly teamworking. Nursing is a tough job, they do so much for the patients when doctors aren't around

                                                                                              • Jim Bic
                                                                                                Jim Bic  2 weeks back

                                                                                                Nursing.... one of the hardest jobs!

                                                                                                • Mya Neptune
                                                                                                  Mya Neptune  2 weeks back

                                                                                                  I agree, nurses are so underappreciated! They do so so much!