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LGH's ER Physician and TV Co-Producer of Royal Pains releases 'Doctor Taco'

Dr. Irv Danesh, an Emergency Room Doctor at Lawrence General Hospital in and former Co-Producer of the Dramedy Royal Pains released the novel, Doctor Taco, based on his experiences as a student attending a Mexican medical school in the late 1970’s. The story is a “like” for anyone who has enjoyed watching M.A.S.H or Scrubs on television.

Doctor Irv Danesh is a graduate of a Mexican medical school. He is also a 30 year veteran of front line emergency medicine in inner city war zones. Doctor Irv, as he was known on set, was also Co-Producer and Medical Consultant for USA Network’s Royal Pains. Now Doctor Irv has scratched his artistic “itch” to create the comedic novel, Doctor Taco. According to the American Medical Association, over 25% of physicians practicing medicine in this country studied at a foreign medical school. This novel tells the story of how one of those docs became your physician.

Sam, a man/child who hates studying and spends most of his time pining for the love of his life, dreams of one day being that heroic doctor you always see on TV. He can’t understand why the medical schools continuously reject him. Is it asking too much to be like Dr. Kildare or Dr. Joe Gannon? The south of the border medical school admission officers aren’t as choosey as they are at Harvard Med. Sam packs his bags and moves to Mexico. The Universidad del Tampico educational philosophy is based on learning by coloring book and broken microscopes. Sam worries about getting a fatal disease when his anatomical studies requires using rotting corpses and “get it yourself” body parts.

This is a story filled with adventures. Smuggling, prostitutes, transvestites and occasional life saving techniques charge this story in the style of M.A.S.H and The House of God. Sam may start his journey as a loser, but the rigors of studying in Spanish, trying to deal with a corrupt school administration and jumping through hoops to satisfy a psychotic, alcoholic anatomy professor change his life in more ways than one.

Could Doctor Taco be the story of the surgeon who removed your appendix? ¡Es possible!


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