Doctor in the House

Doctor in the House

Series 2 - Episode 1

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Review

Most of us only get ten-minute appointments with our GP, so how brilliant would it be to have a doctor available to you 24 hours a day? Dr Rangan Chatterjee returns to spend time with eight different people to see whether he can solve their medical problems, not with drugs but with a lifestyle change. He’s big on getting to the root of the problem rather than just treating the symptoms.

Mum Gemma suffers from excruciating and frequent cluster headaches – her young family constantly live with the horrendous sounds of her screams and whimpers. Elsewhere para-athlete Gary is worried the damage he’s doing to his shoulders by his intense training will force him into a wheelchair for the rest of his life. Very few viewers will share their particular medical issues but this demonstrates that popping a pill isn’t always the answer.

Summary

The return of the programme in which Dr Rangan Chatterjee is invited to move in with families across Britain battling serious illness to gain unique insights into every aspect of their lives and health. In the first edition, he spends time with mother-of-two Gemma, who suffers from cluster headaches up to 10 times a day, and her condition is destroying family life, and also visits Gary Farmer, who lost a leg when he was five and may soon be confined to a wheelchair unless the medic can to come up with a solution.

Cast & Crew

Contributor Dr Rangan Chatterjee
Director Dollan Cannell
Executive Producer Ros Ponder
Series Producer Tom Watt-Smith
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