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

  • Published on Jul 11, 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 • 10 860

  • Michael Halliwell
    Michael Halliwell 29 minutes ago

    You're such a fucking narcissist that it isn't funny. Naturally you'd be a zionist fuckboy.🤷‍♂️

  • Sgt Boots
    Sgt Boots 32 minutes ago

    Good job doc!

  • Alie
    Alie Hour ago

    Wow butterfly effect

  • Olivia Swalm
    Olivia Swalm Hour ago

    For everyone saying that airplanes need EpiPens on board, I think it has to do more with the cost of them than anything else. An EpiPen now can cost as much as $600. That’s a lot of money for anyone to be spending on it. A vial of generic brand Epi 1:1 (anaphylactic epi) and a needle cost about $25 give or take. The fault is on both the airplane but also the big pharmaceutical company that makes EpiPen. The pen should not cost anywhere near $600 dollars and nobody should have to spend that much on it. The makers of EpiPen need to make it more accessible, especially for emergencies like this. I work on an ambulance, and even we don’t carry EpiPens anymore. We carry vials and needles simply because of cost. I do find it ironic though that they had Epi 1:10 (cardiac arrest Epi) on board though as this could’ve caused a cardiac arrest without Dr. Mike’s knowledge and sharp thinking.

  • Alie
    Alie Hour ago

    I love u more

  • Jasmine Kellam
    Jasmine Kellam 2 hours ago

    Dr. Mike👍👍👍❤❤❤, 🤔 dislikes? this was great.

  • Jamison Sheppard
    Jamison Sheppard 3 hours ago

    Cвятой трах

  • Tova
    Tova 3 hours ago

    Yooo Dr. Mike was a birthrighter???

  • JezzeBoy
    JezzeBoy 3 hours ago

    So what happens if the flight attendant ask “is there a medical professional on board” and there isn’t? I think planes should have a medical professional as part of the flight attendants team.

  • teammcdonnell
    teammcdonnell 4 hours ago

    Does this allergy to red meat from the tic go away? Or is it a permanent change?

  • Michael Lai
    Michael Lai 4 hours ago

    This is some Dr House level zebra mike. COME ON HOUSE! YO CRAZY

  • Lola Westham
    Lola Westham 4 hours ago +1

    talk about annual checks for healthy people - if you feel ok, what do you have to check anyway (up to 30)

  • K123 30
    K123 30 4 hours ago

    The amount of knowledge doctors have is amazing. Who would have thought that a bite would cause a person to be allergic to red meat. Bravo!

  • Solar Panel
    Solar Panel 5 hours ago

    This made me feel like I was in a D&D campaign. This anxiety isn't good, but I still watched it.

  • Amalia Kamon
    Amalia Kamon 5 hours ago

    I already knew about the alpha gal tick thing and as soon as he said red meat I was like OHH THE TICK THING. and that was right, i felt so smart

  • R W
    R W 5 hours ago

    I wanna hear about the stuff you did in Israel, Mike. You do great stuff

  • R W
    R W 5 hours ago

    You have the most interesting flights, Dr! (That shirt looks really good on you, BTW)

  • MaiCohWolf
    MaiCohWolf 5 hours ago

    I have worked at several remote national parks and wildlife refuges that are popular tourist destinations. Whenever I have asked why we don't have epi-pens for people allergic wasp/bee stings, I have always been told "we can't have them in first aid kits because they require a prescription and the formulas are different for each pen." Instead whenever I have a terrified person come up to me saying they've been stung and they're allergic, I'm supposed to give them a sting wipe and tell them the nearest medical facility is over an hour's drive away. It just doesn't make sense to me...

  • Snickerz
    Snickerz 6 hours ago

    ***BADASS ALERT***

  • Nora Zimmy
    Nora Zimmy 6 hours ago

    This is why I’m afraid of planes

  • Yohann Jardiniano
    Yohann Jardiniano 6 hours ago

    Doctor mike should guest star on Grey’s anatomy

  • Gage C49
    Gage C49 6 hours ago

    Who els forgot how to breathe during watching this

  • Leslie Espinoza
    Leslie Espinoza 7 hours ago

    I can't wait until this story becomes a grey's anatomy story/episode

  • Caroline Heartsong
    Caroline Heartsong 8 hours ago

    Epi pens and Narcan too....

  • Alex Foster
    Alex Foster 8 hours ago

    Relying on the fact that everyone should be able to afford epi pens to save their life is not very smart

  • Asha Marion
    Asha Marion 8 hours ago

    My grandma is a doctor and she is constantly outraged by the lack of medication on airplanes

  • Asha Marion
    Asha Marion 8 hours ago

    Greys anatomy has left the chat

  • Irineo Olmos
    Irineo Olmos 8 hours ago

    This is amazing. You a hero.

  • chaq nisa
    chaq nisa 8 hours ago

    doctor mike, i hope you can collab with Soony Sun!

  • Amazing Supergirl
    Amazing Supergirl 8 hours ago

    Anaphylactic shock before any meds in itself is an incredibly stressful experience. I’ve had it many times. For me it’s red, blotchy, itchy arms, face and neck, itchy throat, swelling throat and tongue, red, itchy watery eyes, and itchy lungs with trouble breathing and diarrhea. It’s all extreme but not being able to get enough oxygen makes me panic. Then adding the awful side effects of Benadryl and epinephrine makes me feel like I’m going crazy BUT it’s life saving

  • pete pine
    pete pine 9 hours ago

    Great job Dr Mike. I have been a nurse for over 28 yrs with ER experience. Although Epipen makes it convenient for laypersons to self-administer a life saving medication, as a professional we need to maintain our skills to work with what we have. Epinephrine has been used to treat anaphylactic reactions long before Epipen was on the market. Now with Epipens on backorder it’s even more imperative that we go back to basics and maintain that knowledge. Look up how much mark-up pharma companies charge for Epipen vs the cost of an ampules of epi and a 1ml syringe with a needle. It will make you angry.

  • fluffybuttons12
    fluffybuttons12 9 hours ago

    I appreciate you for continuously advocating throughout this video for the need for epi-pens on board. I appreciate it. I have a severe peanut allergy and I have been in a few scary situations and I know if places were more equip I would feel better

  • Alex Green
    Alex Green 9 hours ago

    If i were the dude I would freak out

  • jinger jar
    jinger jar 10 hours ago

    This shows the difference of age. I am 70 and never expected an epi pen.
    This is an airplane that thinks WWII first aid kit is up to snuff.
    I understand in IsreL in convalescent homes every one eats a piece of pot brownie. No fight no bickering lots of laughter. Good appetites sleep well.
    True? R N

  • Dire Blue
    Dire Blue 10 hours ago

    Med students watching the video: Oh god!
    Me: Uuuh me no speaka doctor

  • LPS Amber
    LPS Amber 10 hours ago

    I watch this to fall asleep. Yeah. That’s my life

  • Isabelle Linn
    Isabelle Linn 10 hours ago

    I developed this allergy this past year and am so glad you talked about it! Most people think I am lying when I explain the reason for my epi pen😂

  • Mini Wolfsbane
    Mini Wolfsbane 10 hours ago

    Great the guy survived. I'm only allergic to a fruit and just get a rash, I'd hate to be in this situation.

  • maggie s.
    maggie s. 10 hours ago

    when dr. mike low key watches the longest running medical drama (aka greys) and makes fun of it when he might need to do a cric lmaoooo love this guy geez

  • Aylin K Sosa
    Aylin K Sosa 10 hours ago

    He should watch that one episode of Grey’s Anatomy where they were trying to save someone on the plane too. It was similar to his experience

  • Shelby Shofner
    Shelby Shofner 10 hours ago

    I just saw him on my local news for this I’m-

  • HxneyComb xxx
    HxneyComb xxx 10 hours ago

    *is from Texas aka in the south and we always eat red meat*
    Ok not bad. Normal.
    *hears that If bit by that tick you cant eat it*
    *freaks out*

  • Megan Hodges
    Megan Hodges 10 hours ago

    There's also a large shortage of Epipens and they are very expensive. It's hard for even someone who needs one to afford/get one so more reason for airlines to carry them.

  • Polydactyl
    Polydactyl 10 hours ago

    I checked the tags: "sexiest doctor alive saves passenger's life" I mean he ain't wrong

  • Polydactyl
    Polydactyl 10 hours ago

    "present in some mammals but not humans" aka cannibalism is fine 👌

  • Di777
    Di777 11 hours ago

    You sir, are an amazing human being.

  • PullyJ
    PullyJ 11 hours ago +1

    You are amazing

  • Fish buddy
    Fish buddy 11 hours ago

    Lol I love how the news headlines mention how hot he is.

  • Gareth Jones
    Gareth Jones 11 hours ago

    Why didn't you ask if anyone had an EpiPen? Some allergic patients carry one, and one passenger may have had one.

  • nog11
    nog11 12 hours ago

    what a beautiful human 🇺🇸😁

  • Hannah Kilmer-Choi
    Hannah Kilmer-Choi 13 hours ago

    Is it true sleep cycles last 90 minutes? I read somewhere if u have to wake up for school or work or something to count from when you go to bed to when you wake up 90 minutes so you don’t wake up in the middle of a sleep cycle. So if you go to bed at 10pm and wake up at 8:30 you get 6 full sleep cycles. Saw this on Instagram and was wondering if this was true 🧐

  • Curtis W
    Curtis W 13 hours ago

    Why didnt they refund your airline ticket? give you free airline miles or something?

  • Emma Rivas
    Emma Rivas 13 hours ago

    Damn this is like a real life Greys Anatomy Episode

  • madelaine's sunflower
    madelaine's sunflower 13 hours ago +1

    Flight Attendant: Is there a medical professional on board?
    Half asleep, barefoot man, in hoodie: *_Yee Yee_*

  • Jecery Sumalpong
    Jecery Sumalpong 14 hours ago

    You saved a mans life👍👍👍

  • Maximiliano Guerra
    Maximiliano Guerra 14 hours ago

    I like your Gucci tie.

  • Isabella Yakutilov
    Isabella Yakutilov 15 hours ago

    The situation could've been different if dr.mike weren't on the plane
    Isn't it mandatory to have epipens on board

  • ReclusiveMountainMan
    ReclusiveMountainMan 16 hours ago

    Here is how to give Epi intravenously to an anaphylactic patient:
    Also standard treatment for anaphylactic shock is covered.

  • Armando Moraza
    Armando Moraza 16 hours ago

    Very weird, the video i saw before this video was animalogic on ticks

  • Clause Da Mouse
    Clause Da Mouse 16 hours ago

    Story time with Dr Mike!! Always so informative!

  • Melanie Vergara
    Melanie Vergara 18 hours ago

    He so fucking FINE like SKKDKDKD 🤤

  • LetYourLiteShine17
    LetYourLiteShine17 18 hours ago

    There was a more tragic story where a girl from the UK passed away on a flight because of the lack of epipens on airlines and her epipens were unfortunately ineffective due to exposure to heat.

  • Green necher
    Green necher 18 hours ago

    I love you dude but why Israel

  • Mimineko101
    Mimineko101 18 hours ago

    I hope people take this issue seriously and supply EpiPen's.

  • Mimineko101
    Mimineko101 18 hours ago

    I hope people take this issue seriously and supply EpiPen's.

  • Mimineko101
    Mimineko101 18 hours ago

    I hope people take this issue seriously and supply EpiPen's.

  • Mimineko101
    Mimineko101 18 hours ago

    I hope that you know you're more than a pretty face, you're a great doctor, a hero 😊

  • Alex Anthony
    Alex Anthony 18 hours ago

    Smells like..

  • Randy Reyes
    Randy Reyes 19 hours ago

    How long was this flight ????

  • RubiMercuri
    RubiMercuri 19 hours ago

    Doctors and any medical worker are the bravest humans

  • Aayushee Khanna
    Aayushee Khanna 19 hours ago

    Do make a video on some absolutely necessary meds to keep with oneself!
    Love you and your videos!

  • Josh Pierce
    Josh Pierce 19 hours ago +1

    I get why some people dont carry epi pens on them because they're expensive as shit but delta needs to trade the honey roasted peanuts for some epinephrine.

  • Rachel melendez
    Rachel melendez 19 hours ago

    And love to hear about Israel Trip

  • Rachel melendez
    Rachel melendez 19 hours ago

    And ladies and gentlemen doctors do not fly Spirit airlines.. so just saying

  • UrMomGei
    UrMomGei 20 hours ago +1

    it looks wrong 🤣

  • alishba ullah
    alishba ullah 20 hours ago +1

    Great thing you were on board doctor Mike

  • Don't Wanna Expose
    Don't Wanna Expose 20 hours ago +7

    Yes, please do a video dedicated to airplane medical emergencies or perhaps even touching the common grounds of if we were to face such emergencies in trains or buses too. Thank you! And what you did back there was amazing! Glad it turned out well. And yes to story time and updates on Israel!

  • Captain Price
    Captain Price 20 hours ago +1

    I saw you on fox and friends

  • Supriya Tamang
    Supriya Tamang 20 hours ago

    Hey Dr. Mike, what to get over Trypophobia?

  • Mandyj_ Kamp
    Mandyj_ Kamp 20 hours ago

    I’m highly allergic to peanuts and one time the flight attendants handed out peanuts and water. Just having someone open the bag next to me caused my eyes to itch and my throat to start closing. Luckily I quickly took Benadryl and it seemed to calm it. I’ve had an anaphylactic reaction before so I know the feeling. Knowing airlines don’t have epipens makes the situation 10x worse. Don’t serve nuts when your not going to consider allergies, especially if you can’t treat the problem. Big yikes! Thank goodness you were there!

  • snowboarder 2020
    snowboarder 2020 21 hour ago

    i really hope this changes the epinephrine policies at airplanes. i have a serious but allergy and every time i fly i am always worried. i always carry an épipen on me but it is scary to think that airplanes do not have one

  • B.B.K #31Hunnit #FumblenForcer #Slamin'Nat,Gavel

    Yo Mike, does Delta carry epipens now? Is there an update?
    If not, I won’t fly with them going forward.

    P.S. I’ll tell them you sponsored my decision, thanks. 🙏

  • sarayx123
    sarayx123 23 hours ago

    Dr. Mike, you a G my man! I’ve been watching your videos for a while now and actually feel a lot more confident in knowing what I can do to help a person in a dangerous situation. I’m obviously not a doctor but basic things like CPR etc. I didn’t even know before I stumbled upon your channel so cheers to that and have a good one!

  • Bolt SRNA
    Bolt SRNA 23 hours ago

    As a healthcare provider it’s stories like these that make me anxious to fly. No epi pen on a plane? You have to be kidding me.

  • Roberto Medina
    Roberto Medina 23 hours ago

    You should always care a 7.5 ET, a Mac 4 laryngoscope in your back pocket in case this type of stuff happens... :D

  • alisamuffin
    alisamuffin 23 hours ago

    Wait! Does the allergy to red meat go away?

  • Sarah Hamdan
    Sarah Hamdan 23 hours ago +1


  • Sarah Hamdan
    Sarah Hamdan 23 hours ago +1

    Oh my I can really sympathize with the passenger cuz I have many allergies and the swelling can be reeeeally scary ,I always cary an epi-pen around but I thankfully never needed it in an emergency, I usually know when I am beggining to have an allergic reaction and I tak an anti-histamine(Idk how to spell it🤣) But that story shows that airplanes need to have epi-pens on board, I can't imagine getting an allerguc reaction and not have anything around ,breathing already gets harder and I don't think fear helps at all! Thank you doctor Mike!!

  • Prova Kazi
    Prova Kazi Day ago


  • Jasmin Akther
    Jasmin Akther Day ago

    PhillyDs coverage was half fangirling

  • Crystal T
    Crystal T Day ago

    he’s so good looking it needs to be illegal oh lord

  • Chad Nine
    Chad Nine Day ago

    So which youtube doctor should review this episode of Dr. Mike? :)

  • Saltine Salad
    Saltine Salad Day ago

    My man Matt will never eat steak again

  • Zairah Maldonado

    The world would be a better place if all dr.s were like dr. Mike: handsome and actually knows what he is doing.

  • Trinity Savant
    Trinity Savant Day ago

    Superhero Mike

  • sabrina_potato
    sabrina_potato Day ago +1

    Flight attendant: IS THERE A DOCTOR ON BOARD!?

    Random barefoot sleepy man: I gotchu

  • Semsem Eini
    Semsem Eini Day ago

    Why did he not fly EL AL? Weird! All Birthright trips are on EL AL.

    DOOMTHO Day ago

    Doctor Mike's Words at Face-Value: "You can develop an allergy to red meat - specifically a type of sugar molecule called alpha-gal, which is present in some mammals... Not humans, though! But anyway, [continues story]..."
    Doctor Mike's 100% Intentional*** Sub-Text: "Ay, keep this on the DL, ya dig? But I'm just sayin' tho...if you happen to develop this allergy, there's a super simple remedy, which may or may not be - (but totally is) - cannibalism."
    ***Claim of "100% Intent" based upon reflexive inferences: as derived via the aggregate of bio-genetic coding and conglomerated neural-networks (i.e. the brain), wherein arises the illusory concept of sentience as perceived by, well..."me" - whatever that means.

  • K Lediaev
    K Lediaev Day ago

    But is Delta gonna upgrade you to first class next time tho????

  • # ZanyZailyn
    # ZanyZailyn Day ago

    Like to sign the petition for airlines to have epipens on the planes