Airplane Medical Emergency | WE COULDN'T LAND! | Wednesday Checkup

  • Published: 11 July 2019
  • Well, this flight was exciting, to say the least! Luckily it was a learning experience for both me and Matt! Whenever you have an airplane medical emergency doctors do have an ethical but no legal obligation to help. After this event, I thought it might be nice to do a dedicated video to Airplane Medical Emergencies and in general what is expected of doctors and passengers. If you're game for that please let me know in the comments!

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Comments • 10 564

  • Perry Harris
    Perry Harris  2 hours back

    Thank you for sharing this story. I have been to Hadassah hospital it’s amazing. The technology is well .. you know good.
    I also agree with an EpiPen being added to planes. I will send your video to my friends who work with the Airlines.

    • NSteele222
      NSteele222  2 hours back

      That allergic response to alpha-gal found in red meat is medical golddddd. thank you!

      • Alicia Oliva
        Alicia Oliva  3 hours back

        Why do i wanna be a doctor now

        • Allan de Ocampo
          Allan de Ocampo  5 hours back

          Good job Doc

          • Courtney J
            Courtney J  5 hours back

            World's hottest Doctor saves World's Hottest Anaphylaxis victim

            • Owen kinda Sucks
              Owen kinda Sucks  5 hours back

              *m e d i c a l m o d e*

              • Yiming Li
                Yiming Li  5 hours back

                Good job, Doc!

                • scottiebee1983
                  scottiebee1983  6 hours back

                  I don't know if this has already been said, but the Epi-Pen autoinjectors have skyrocketed in price. EMS agencies and even some individuals have had to switch to a vial and a premarked syringe system. In NY, it has been referred to as "Check and Inject". This may or may not be the reason the airline didn't have an Epi-Pen, but someone like a famous physian may be able to put that bug in their ear.

                  • Rachel Maria
                    Rachel Maria  7 hours back

                    I'm surprised that he has prescribed prednisone but not given epinephrine. I have an autoimmune disease and when I was prescribed prednisone and a handful of other antihistamines, they'd given me an Avui-Q in the case that the inflammation spread to my throat

                    • Vix
                      Vix  7 hours back

                      absolutely wonderful job saving that man, and for using this platform to spread awareness of both that obscure tick thing and lack of epipens on planes!

                      • Renato Ramos de Oliveira Correia

                        United would have thrown the client in the middle of the ocean.

                        • Tom Adams
                          Tom Adams  7 hours back


                          • Make Cellos Great Again

                            I was on a 15 hr flight back to LA from the Philippines around 2 weeks ago and around 9 hours in, a man a few rows behind me started to choke on some of the lunch given by the flight attendants. There was a guy trying to help him, but he was only doing back blows instead of the Heimlich maneuver and the back blows weren't helping. Before I was able to get to them and help, another passenger in behind him began to take over and got the blockage dislodged. It was pretty nerve-racking and now I'm retaking the CPR classes in my local hospital because I want to be able to help in case an emergency like that happens again

                            • abmong
                              abmong  8 hours back

                              Holy crap that lone star tick is a militant Vegan's wet dream.

                              • asdrubael vect
                                asdrubael vect  8 hours back

                                Hey Dr. Mike

                                I think I might be coming down with something. You see my palms are all sweaty recently. My knees have been hmweak and my ares are heavy.

                                Do ! have cancer?

                                • Alexis R
                                  Alexis R  8 hours back

                                  I hope Delta and all airlines get actual epipens. I really hope they take your advice

                                  • laura Keating xxx
                                    laura Keating xxx  9 hours back

                                    Of course its delta

                                    • WacKid
                                      WacKid  9 hours back

                                      This just called me ugly

                                      • klarissa
                                        klarissa  9 hours back

                                        I don't understand why Epipens in US are so expensive. I thought 53$ was pricey in Norway until I saw the comments.

                                        • Twicken17
                                          Twicken17  9 hours back

                                          Wow. You are just wow.

                                          • Team blue dragon 1
                                            Team blue dragon 1  10 hours back

                                            *ThAnKs FoR nOt StOpInG tHe FlIgHt*

                                            • Jess Vasquez
                                              Jess Vasquez  10 hours back

                                              God bless ur hands !🙏🏼😇🌹

                                              • IM THAT GUY
                                                IM THAT GUY  11 hours back

                                                Real life Superman

                                                • Lindsey Statler
                                                  Lindsey Statler  11 hours back

                                                  Yes! We want to hear about your trip to Israel!

                                                  • kristinsaysno
                                                    kristinsaysno  12 hours back

                                                    Hey Dr. Mike! I just wanted to thank you! I cant believe it, but literally 10 min ago, i had a similar situation right before the plane took off! Thanks to you, i at least had some idea of what to do until they stopped the plane and the ambulance came!!!! 🥳🥳🥳🥳

                                                    • Matt Ci
                                                      Matt Ci  12 hours back

                                                      You are a hero :)

                                                      • Pinkie Pie
                                                        Pinkie Pie  12 hours back

                                                        You're a real hero

                                                        • Yugen Utopia
                                                          Yugen Utopia  12 hours back

                                                          Ok Doctor Mike, are you a superhero at night?

                                                          • taxi cab
                                                            taxi cab  12 hours back

                                                            On his way to work for a non-profit in Israel, saves a life on the airplane there. All while wearing an extremely tight shirt. Doctor Mike is a real life super hero!

                                                            • Letícia Brilha
                                                              Letícia Brilha  13 hours back

                                                              It remembers me of 13th season and 20th episode of Grey's Anatomy

                                                              • Charlene Cureton
                                                                Charlene Cureton  13 hours back

                                                                I remember reading a story about a black female doctor who helped someone that was in distress on a delta flight and the flight attendants gave her hell constantly checking her medical license and asking her again and again if she was a doctor and questioning her while she was helping this individual . I love you and what you do and all your videos but it’s things like this that get my blood boiling . Clearly you had no issues with getting them to believe you were a doctor and you said you didn’t have on shoes and basically looked like a run down random , and yet you had no problems . I dream of going to medical school and being a doctor I’m just so afraid of the natural biases people have and winding up in a situation like that.

                                                                • Juliana Provenzano
                                                                  Juliana Provenzano  13 hours back

                                                                  Like 2 weeks ago I was on delta and this women fainted on the plane and they asked for medical assistance and then Delta called the paramedics to help

                                                                  • Juniper Hartman
                                                                    Juniper Hartman  13 hours back

                                                                    Is doctor Mike Jewish?

                                                                    • Hannah Sweets
                                                                      Hannah Sweets  13 hours back

                                                                      Hey @Delta I hope you're listening.

                                                                      • Blueblaze Aquarius Wofwarriors

                                                                        Doctor Mike: *turns in to The Good Doct-* I NEED WIFI TO WATCH YT

                                                                        • MartinMadrazo
                                                                          MartinMadrazo  15 hours back


                                                                          Not a single soul:

                                                                          Internet: *Hottest doctor* saves life

                                                                          • MartinMadrazo
                                                                            MartinMadrazo  15 hours back

                                                                            Girls: Pretends to have trouble breathing

                                                                            Dr Mike: Does mouth to mouth CPR

                                                                            Girl’s mind: Omg I just made the hottest doctor kiss me. Hahaha

                                                                          • Nh3145
                                                                            Nh3145  15 hours back

                                                                            what i learned from the video: delta doesnt have an epipen...

                                                                            • Jimmy Duplessis
                                                                              Jimmy Duplessis  15 hours back

                                                                              Good thing you were there on that plane bro

                                                                              • Elias Oda
                                                                                Elias Oda  15 hours back

                                                                                Taglit family for the win!!

                                                                                • Ewa Sadowska
                                                                                  Ewa Sadowska  16 hours back

                                                                                  You are a living proof that Mcdreamy happens :D Great that we have doctors !

                                                                                  • The Kittiest
                                                                                    The Kittiest  16 hours back

                                                                                    You are a hero🙏♥️

                                                                                    • Paulie Doodle
                                                                                      Paulie Doodle  16 hours back

                                                                                      I saw this on the news, and got so excited I recognised you I exclaimed to my friends, “That’s Dr Mike, I know him!”
                                                                                      Then I remembered I don’t know you, I just subscribe to you on Youtube. 😄

                                                                                      • nyyotam
                                                                                        nyyotam  17 hours back

                                                                                        Whoever preserves a single soul, it is as if he preserved the whole world [Talmud, Sanhedrin 37a].

                                                                                        • Stephanie Bogart
                                                                                          Stephanie Bogart  17 hours back

                                                                                          Dr Mike have you seen the movie Just like Heaven? Mark Ruffalo has to cut into this guys chest to release the air. It’s actually a really funny scene bc he’s not a doctor lol

                                                                                          • Jeffrey Smith
                                                                                            Jeffrey Smith  18 hours back

                                                                                            Somebody met an angel on the way to Israel...

                                                                                            • Izzy Halliwell
                                                                                              Izzy Halliwell  18 hours back

                                                                                              I want to say this with the utmost respect guys don't attack me, he's a doctor. That's what he does. I'm very thankful for what he did and that he was there. I'm not saying he isn't a hero. He is. But it's what he does.

                                                                                              • klarissa
                                                                                                klarissa  9 hours back

                                                                                                Of course it's his job is to save lives and I agree with you, but also consider the fact that doctors aren't trained to know how to handle a deadly crisis with limited equipments outside the medical office/hospitals. Dr. Mike had to think outside the box to adjust to the situation in order of saving the person's life. I think that's why people are praising him a lot.

                                                                                            • Lunarphasedmessages
                                                                                              Lunarphasedmessages  18 hours back

                                                                                              so we should all double check for tick bites before eating steaks?