Dr. Death

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We’re at our most vulnerable when we go to our doctors. We trust the person at the other end of that scalpel. We trust the hospital. We trust the system.


Christopher Duntsch was a neurosurgeon who radiated confidence. He claimed he was the best in Dallas. If you had back pain, and had tried everything else, Dr. Duntsch could give you the spine surgery that would take your pain away.


But soon his patients started to experience complications, and the system failed to protect them. Which begs the question: who - or what - is that system meant to protect?


From Wondery, the network behind the hit podcast Dirty John, DR. DEATH is a story about a charming surgeon, 33 patients and a spineless system. Reported and hosted by Laura Beil.

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<p>We’re at our most vulnerable when we go to our doctors. We trust the person at the other end of that scalpel. We trust the hospital. We trust the system.</p><p><br></p><p>Christopher Duntsch was a neurosurgeon who radiated confidence. He claimed he was the best in Dallas. If you had back pain, and had tried everything else, Dr. Duntsch could give you the spine surgery that would take your pain away.</p><p><br></p><p>But soon his patients started to experience complications, and the system failed to protect them. Which begs the question: who - or what - is that system meant to protect?</p><p><br></p><p>From Wondery, the network behind the hit podcast <em>Dirty John</em>, DR. DEATH is a story about a charming surgeon, 33 patients and a spineless system. Reported and hosted by Laura Beil. </p>
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-09-04 12:43
last episode published
2019-09-04 09:00
publication frequency
27.01 days
Contributors
Wondery author  
iwonder@wondery.com (Wondery) managing editor  
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Number of Episodes
15
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Wondery Presents Joe Exotic: Over My Dead Body Season 2

Joe Exotic is a man who loves his animals and the zoo he created for them. But Joe has a nemesis in the animal world named Carole. And as much as they both love to save animals, Joe and Carole are hell-bent on destroying each other.Listen to season 2 o...
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Dr. Death Goes Global

Subscribe today at the links below:Germanhttp://wondery.fm/drtodFrenchhttp://wondery.fm/drlamortLatin American Spanishhttp://wondery.fm/drmuertePortuguesehttp://wondery.fm/drmorte Castilian Spanishhttp://wondery.fm/drmuertesp Koreanhttp://wondery.fm/dr...
11.06.2019 https://content.production.cdn.art19.com/images/1d/53/8f/a0/1d538fa0-4053-481a-bc95-55b0df8d4b6a/4378c3832f80118109029d8e6c07f2a7a61c2e9c9555b68fa72f197a08279b499930ec1f881a4f7993ca4c373dfad88a755abadbd8008869f85c930be1036ca0.jpeg

Introducing Man in the Window

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Wondery Presents: The Shrink Next Door

Marty Markowitz had his share of problems. His parents had recently died. He had troubles at work. A failing relationship. He needed someone to help him through this rough patch in his life. So he decided to get some professional help from a psychiatri...
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Breaking News

The judges reviewing Christopher Duntsch’s appeal have reached a decision. On the day of the decision, Laura Beil goes to the Dallas District Attorney’s office to speak with prosecutors Michelle Shugart and Jaclyn Lambert about the judges' decision.To ...
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“One Great Man”

You may remember the woman in the infomercial about Dr. Duntsch who admiringly calls him “one great man” and claims “he’ll fix you.” Laura Beil wasn’t able to get in touch with her when she first reported the series. She guessed that the woman must hav...
9.10.2018 https://content.production.cdn.art19.com/images/1d/53/8f/a0/1d538fa0-4053-481a-bc95-55b0df8d4b6a/4378c3832f80118109029d8e6c07f2a7a61c2e9c9555b68fa72f197a08279b499930ec1f881a4f7993ca4c373dfad88a755abadbd8008869f85c930be1036ca0.jpeg

Interview

This series has generated a lot of questions and comments from listeners for host and reporter Laura Beil. In this special interview episode, Laura talks with David Brown (from the podcast “Business Wars”) about a number of topics that have intrigued l...
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Update

Reporter Laura Beil has a few updates on the story of Christopher Duntsch since the series was first released. She attends an appeals hearing for Duntsch's case, discusses Baylor-Plano Hospital’s response -- and the mysterious case of the disappearing ...
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Closure

Michelle Shughart has her work cut out for her, since no doctor has ever been prosecuted for crimes committed while practicing medicine. His patient’s lives would never be the same, but what would what would be the fate of Dr. Duntsch? The people in Da...
18.09.2018 https://content.production.cdn.art19.com/images/1d/53/8f/a0/1d538fa0-4053-481a-bc95-55b0df8d4b6a/4378c3832f80118109029d8e6c07f2a7a61c2e9c9555b68fa72f197a08279b499930ec1f881a4f7993ca4c373dfad88a755abadbd8008869f85c930be1036ca0.jpeg

Free Fall

Dr. Henderson and Dr. Kirby were screaming for anyone to listen who might help them get Dr. Duntsch to stop operating. Kirby wrote to the Texas Medical Board. He and Henderson went to the police. But no one was listening.Please tell us what you think a...
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Spineless

If a doctor is fired from a hospital, the hospital should report it immediately. That’s how problem doctors are prevented from getting hired elsewhere. But the places where Dr. Duntsch operated failed to report him to the proper authorities. If they ha...
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Occam’s Razor

Kimberly Morgan was attracted to Christopher Duntsch from the moment she met him. He was charming and seemed destined for great things. But she also saw another side to him. Duntsch’s behavior led many people who came into contact with him to wonder: W...
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Chris and Jerry

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Three Days In Dallas

All physicians are taught, “First do no harm.” But what happens when a doctor does harm his patients?Dr. Robert Henderson was a veteran spinal surgeon in Dallas when he got an unusual phone call from a local hospital: a new surgeon had operated so poor...
22.08.2018 https://content.production.cdn.art19.com/images/1d/53/8f/a0/1d538fa0-4053-481a-bc95-55b0df8d4b6a/4378c3832f80118109029d8e6c07f2a7a61c2e9c9555b68fa72f197a08279b499930ec1f881a4f7993ca4c373dfad88a755abadbd8008869f85c930be1036ca0.jpeg

Introducing Dr. Death

Dr. Death premieres on September 4th