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!

    SUBSCRIBE for new videos every Sunday 11am EST ▶

    Let’s connect:

    IG - Doctor Mike
    Twitter - Real Doctor Mike
    Facebook - Real Doctor Mike

    Contact Email:

    P.O. Box:
    340 W 42nd St # 2695
    NY, NY 10108

    Music by:



Comments • 6 219

  • Alexa Rudur
    Alexa Rudur  1 days back

    Take me

    • nikita smxx
      nikita smxx  4 days back

      This video is the push I needed to apply for nursing

      • Bellefeu
        Bellefeu  4 days back

        For anyone who thinks nurses don't get paid well, remember that nursing is like any other career. You can make 40k doing 9-5 in a super easy country family health office, or you can make 140k doing travel PRN work for ICUs and EDs 60hrs/wk+. Get your doctorates, and make 250k-350k being a CRNA administering volatile gases. It's completely up to the nurse to decide how much work and how much money to make.

        • Matthew Read
          Matthew Read  5 days back

          I have someone in my church that’s been a nurse for a few decades, and someone else who is going into nursing. So I understand the long hours part at 4:18. The one that’s been there awhile was our lead singer and guitar player so when she started getting more responsibility cause the hospitals near where I live are horrible to work for, she was on call like all the time and had to miss many services.

          • Malensa Saakian
            Malensa Saakian  1 weeks back

            2:29 LOL, that’s Devin from buzzfeed

            • sylvie x
              sylvie x  1 weeks back

              when i was in the hospital the nurses were so amazing. i was in after a suicide attempt and my nurses and security guards would talk to me when i couldn’t sleep, offer water, food, coloring books just like i was their child. it was those small things that started my recovery. i cant thank them enough. my goal is to become a nurse and help others just like they helped me

              • Aaliyah the Fish
                Aaliyah the Fish  1 weeks back

                I’m a freshman in college working towards my nursing degree. I’m currently writing my English research paper on why nurses need more recognition

                • Rachel Sullivan
                  Rachel Sullivan  2 weeks back

                  Nurses are amazing ! I spent a few months in the hospital. It was a scary and depressing time for me. I don’t think I would have gotten through it without the AMAZING nurses ❤️❤️❤️❤️

                  • Nine Arts
                    Nine Arts  2 weeks back

                    while nobody cares about cna's sadly its bullshit

                    • ahmad rhodes
                      ahmad rhodes  2 weeks back

                      I love nurses!

                      • Ardee Avecilla
                        Ardee Avecilla  2 weeks back

                        Scouring through your vids and saw this. I hope you make another video about nurses. As a child, I was often confined in hospitals due to one reason or another. Most of my stay, it would be nurses who I encountered more. They really are unsung heroes. My mom was a nurse so I'm even more biased.

                        • MidasMakeItRain
                          MidasMakeItRain  2 weeks back

                          Teamwork makes the dream work.

                          • Sambo Sok
                            Sambo Sok  2 weeks back

                            2:02 - 2:17 ! The catalyst that encourages my decision to becoming a Doctor ! ❤️

                            • Dina Ruggiero
                              Dina Ruggiero  2 weeks back

                              My moms oncology nurses were the best in the most difficult times.

                              • Jessica Dana
                                Jessica Dana  2 weeks back

                                I want you to watch nurse Jackie and make a video reacting to that. 😊

                                • abkayla1T
                                  abkayla1T  2 weeks back

                                  You should educate people on medical lab techs.

                                  • Amal ALshreef
                                    Amal ALshreef  2 weeks back

                                    IM A NURSE & SO proud

                                    • Gryphan Gale
                                      Gryphan Gale  2 weeks back

                                      Dr. Mike, I would like to extend my sincerest gratitude to you for sharing the true meaning of becoming a nurse - in my case, one for the fluff-shedding, slobber-dribbling, tail-whipping kind. ;) I've just graduated as a veterinary nurse and honestly, everything you mentioned rings true, even in the animal world. Often times, we are the ones at the front-line advising owners on how to prevent life-threatening tick-borne and viral diseases, giving out dietary recommendations to prevent obesity and treating wounds when the vets simply wouldn't have time. All this amidst essentially running the practice's hygiene, operational sterility, emergency treatment, owner consolation and pharmacy stocking, and most importantly, patient TLC. Nothing cures like love, I truly believe that. We as vets, doctors, vet nurses and human nurses should all understand we're in this profession to save and change people and animals' lives, not to feel superior to or beneath our peers. But at the end of the day, even if no one recognises you for what you do, YOU know, and God sees - that's all you need to love yourself and who you were created to be. :) All the love to fellow nurses, whether partners to the four-legged or otherwise, and to the doctors and medical professionals who respect and cherish this opportunity we have as a privileged group of individuals to change the world, one heart at a time. x

                                      • silentj624
                                        silentj624  3 weeks back

                                        As a pharmacy technician, #meh. As the daughter of a nurse. #love

                                        • Katzalin Olcoz
                                          Katzalin Olcoz  3 weeks back

                                          As a med student, I hope that as a doctor I appreciate nurses as much as they deserve. Thanks to you I have learnt more about their duties and roles in the healthcare system and how valuable they really are. You say it best: “nurses keep the hospitals running”.

                                          • ash 098
                                            ash 098  3 weeks back

                                            Nurses and doctors are both great people, for the most part, I've had both worthless doctors that absolutely don't care except for a paycheck, and I've had nurses that realllllllllly hates people and tries to make everything miserable for everyone. Those people don't deserve anything.

                                            • Attie Davis
                                              Attie Davis  3 weeks back

                                              Maybe you could make a video only about the differences between doctors and nurses (in like their duties and such) and why some people may choose being a nurse and why some people may choose being a doctor.

                                              • Crista Streley
                                                Crista Streley  3 weeks back

                                                What about CNAs?

                                                • Lenell Storey
                                                  Lenell Storey  3 weeks back

                                                  People need to hear a doctor's take on pharmacists.

                                                  • Sierra Tacos Lawrence
                                                    Sierra Tacos Lawrence  3 weeks back

                                                    It’s interesting being an MA and RN student how many nurses are in your family medicine group. In our clinic there aren’t any that directly work with family medicine. There’s lots of nurses in the clinic...but none that are set to work directly in each department (except for peds and a few others). It’s the MAs that do all the med refills, phone calls, med admin, vitals, etc. But even though i’m not a nurse yet...i wish as an MA i had a doctor like you. Most of the doctors i work for (and i’m a float) are distant and cold. Not very friendly and easy to talk to.

                                                    • Simthon Cupido
                                                      Simthon Cupido  4 weeks back

                                                      Nursing is not a career, it is a calling

                                                      • shadowspy 117
                                                        shadowspy 117  1 months back

                                                        ehhh another reason why I don't want to be a nurse....cause when you hear someone call "nurse" you immediately think of a women...not a 6'1 big man...I'm not trying to say all nurse are always going to be women, just like to see more men, why I'm proud of my little bro going to be a nurse, while I'll be a EMT doctor, I want to keep my GAMING life

                                                        • Cara O'Neill
                                                          Cara O'Neill  1 months back

                                                          I‘m a Peadiatric Nurse and wanted to thank you for this video!! Not only patients need to learn about it but also a lot of doctors! We are a team!! Doctors need nurses and nurses need doctors! One more thing: doctors, trust your nurses- we‘ve been doing this for so long and we spent a lot more time with the patients! So when we tell you that something is wrong do not dismiss it! I cannot tell you how many times this happened to me and what really breaks my heart is that the patients actually suffer from that!

                                                          • Manda H
                                                            Manda H  1 months back

                                                            I like how she calls you by your first name. 😂

                                                            • Josny Merin Jose
                                                              Josny Merin Jose  1 months back

                                                              As a ITU nurse, I truly felt appreciated and respected watching this video. Thank you, you are an amazing doctor :)

                                                              • liberP lovPrimeNumbers
                                                                liberP lovPrimeNumbers  1 months back

                                                                DM. MD.

                                                                • the raucous lemon
                                                                  the raucous lemon  1 months back

                                                                  'but it's the hard that makes it special'

                                                                  • Elianne Verhoeven
                                                                    Elianne Verhoeven  1 months back

                                                                    Would love every doctor to see how amazing nurses are, THANK YOU

                                                                    • lady dyla
                                                                      lady dyla  1 months back

                                                                      Maybe you should try watching(and make a review) FIVE FEET APART if you haven't. It’s a movie btw, about cystic fibrosis. Of course it had hollywood thingy in it but I think it did justice to CFers and nurses. The thing about CF is, I’ve never heard about it until this movie happened so this movie has a special place in my heart because I love learning something new and most of CFers were actually loved this movie because it successfully raising awareness about CF eventho they know it didn't 100% accurate but still they did justice about the disease.

                                                                      I would love to know your point of view about this movie and CF.

                                                                      • Eric Zingapan
                                                                        Eric Zingapan  1 months back

                                                                        I remember when I was on duty ( i am nurse ) I carry a vice grip to change oxygen tanks. I carry oxygen tanks without trolly.

                                                                        And I remember after my shift my patient died and the relative approached me and cried and informed me that her mother died. We end up talking on the floor and tried to comfort her. At the end she thanked me. Keep in mind that this was in a ward not in a ICU setting and in a public hospital

                                                                        • Shikha Dahal
                                                                          Shikha Dahal  1 months back

                                                                          when I was in hospital visiting my dad everyday for 4 months I only saw the doctors maximum 10 times. But the nurses were so nice in there and used to help me whenever I used to visit dad from school they would be there whenever I come in just chat and ask any questions I had because of my homework in health and social care. Truly without them I don't know what would the hospitals do. They ARE the backbone of healthcare industry.

                                                                          • Rehana Tamboli
                                                                            Rehana Tamboli  1 months back

                                                                            Good job ! Dr. Mike I think ur doing an amazing job appreciating the nurses becuz they play a very prominent role in a hospital

                                                                            • Niqqa Salucop
                                                                              Niqqa Salucop  1 months back

                                                                              proud nurse here :)

                                                                              • Melati Putih
                                                                                Melati Putih  1 months back


                                                                                • Melati Putih
                                                                                  Melati Putih  1 months back


                                                                                  • Melati Putih
                                                                                    Melati Putih  1 months back

                                                                                    DOCTOR YOU HAVE SO FUNNY NURSES AROUND YOU ON THE HOSPITAL YOU MUST HAPPY WITH THEM ANYTIME I LOVE THEM 😃😃😃

                                                                                    • Beverly Sewing & Vacuum
                                                                                      Beverly Sewing & Vacuum  2 months back

                                                                                      Awww. It is so cute, he thinks the nurses love him.

                                                                                      • RJC
                                                                                        RJC  2 months back

                                                                                        Living with a nurse has definitely changed my mind on everything

                                                                                        • Monique Guppy
                                                                                          Monique Guppy  2 months back

                                                                                          As you said, nurses may not receive the gratitude they deserve and I know that doctors have the same issue as well. Sometimes there are patients that can be so hard to deal with; they're noncompliant, and disrespectful. How do deal with situations like these?

                                                                                          • Monique Guppy
                                                                                            Monique Guppy  2 months back

                                                                                            Thank you for recognizing us nurses!!! 😆👍🏽

                                                                                            • Laura C
                                                                                              Laura C  2 months back

                                                                                              Love this so much!

                                                                                              • Karina
                                                                                                Karina  2 months back

                                                                                                If students start to think about what it actually means to be a nurse, no one would do it.

                                                                                                • Cloe Piette
                                                                                                  Cloe Piette  2 months back

                                                                                                  I was in the hospital and I was diagnosed with scarlet fever 2 times and after that I had HSP . Can you tell me how I got HSP and scarlet fever that I got twice???