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!

    Thanks, Defranco for the shoutout! Check out his channel here:

    Link to Daily Mail article:

    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 Doctor Reacts Series & Responding to Comments so please submit more names of shows/episodes & questions you'd like for me to watch. Love you all!

    - Doctor Mike Varshavski

    Please SUBSCRIBE for new videos every Sunday 11am EST ▶

    Let’s connect:

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

    Contact Email: [email protected]

    P.O. Box (send me stuffs to open on camera):
    340 W 42nd St # 2695
    NY, NY 10108

    ** The information in this video is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images, and information, contained in this video is for general information purposes only and does not replace a consultation with your own doctor/health professional professional **

Comments • 13 435

  • Abe Steinberg
    Abe Steinberg  4 hours back

    Reminds me of a case where a woman had a motorcycle accident on her way to the airport. She thought she was fine and carried on to her flight. Some time into the flight she began having difficulty breathing and a doctor was found on board. It turns out she had punctured a lung and was slowly suffocating. He did a make shift procedure using regular things on board to relieve the pressure.

    • TonicARTistry
      TonicARTistry  7 hours back

      In conclusion.... Delta airlines, you messed up! iPhone, you saved yet another life.

      • Linda Thibodeaux
        Linda Thibodeaux  9 hours back

        Dr Mike could u have possibly asked over the intercom if n e one on the plane had an epi pen and use that on him?

        • Eve Yap
          Eve Yap  9 hours back

          Why the heck does what your wearing look like my school uniform •-•. I'm legit in primary school

          • The Floating Samosa
            The Floating Samosa  10 hours back

            Wholesome AF :)

            • DRY
              DRY  18 hours back

              How can they not have EpiPens on a plane, WITH THOSE FREE PEANUTS THROWN INTO YOUR FACE?!

              • SoulGaming
                SoulGaming  20 hours back

                I was imagining this story in an anime scene

                • Equine & steel
                  Equine & steel  21 hours back

                  I wouldn’t say this if it was an older video but I live in Minnesota and we’ve got multiple reports (enough that me and other Minnesotans say they are here with an established population)

                  • mboO
                    mboO  1 days back

                    I just imagine him in a hoodie looking tired. messy hair🥺🥺

                    • mboO
                      mboO  1 days back

                      His glass🔥🔥

                      • Dana suqa
                        Dana suqa  1 days back

                        its called palestine not isreal factss

                        • Sɴɪᴘᴘᴇʀ Wᴏʟᴠᴇʀɪɴᴇ

                          For a while I thought that he,s reacting on mi6

                          • Gabi Thaumüller
                            Gabi Thaumüller  1 days back

                            I've actually had doctors Google in the consultation while I'm here, trying to figure out something. I see nothing wrong with it.

                            • rupali yadav
                              rupali yadav  2 days back

                              Kudos Dr Mike ,u are a life saviour.God blesses u with all his love 🥰🥰🥰

                              • Hazel Bagtas
                                Hazel Bagtas  2 days back

                                **sees the title**
                                Me: "Instagrams most hottest doctor saves passenger's life on flight"? **bursts into laughter**
                                Me: Now isnt that just a little weird?

                                • Nereide Nene
                                  Nereide Nene  2 days back

                                  Ok.... now everyone is going to follow you on planes trying killing themselves 🤣
                                  Imagine the flight attendants.... best day of their lives

                                  • CHANG THENG YUE -
                                    CHANG THENG YUE -  2 days back

                                    -Is there a medical professional on the plane ?
                                    Someone stands up and says THE GUY NEEDS SOME MILK

                                    • Denisse Torres
                                      Denisse Torres  2 days back

                                      Wow pero que chido!

                                      • DivineGamerYT
                                        DivineGamerYT  2 days back

                                        that must have been scary af. u r a god, Mike, enjoy ur well-deserved fame

                                        • JeiAnne Baculo
                                          JeiAnne Baculo  2 days back

                                          I like how I am learning some medical terms and procedures on your channel doc 😮😅 I 've been wanting to get into med school since I was a kid 😭

                                          • M F
                                            M F  2 days back

                                            Okkkkkk real life Dr HOUSE!

                                            • Jna Corre
                                              Jna Corre  2 days back

                                              not going to lie, these comments are on point LMAO

                                            • Jna Corre
                                              Jna Corre  2 days back

                                              Saving lives and while making friends ❤️ that’s awesome

                                              • Aleix Kuri
                                                Aleix Kuri  2 days back

                                                “Now you might be thinking if there’s epidephreom what’s the big deal it can be used as an epipet, well yes no.” lmao

                                                • Ian Murphy
                                                  Ian Murphy  2 days back

                                                  Ok good if I get this allergy I can still eat people. Thanks

                                                  • Adia Wang
                                                    Adia Wang  2 days back

                                           you're saying if we've been bitten by that tick we can still eat human?

                                                    Hell yeah

                                                    • Eliot MMM
                                                      Eliot MMM  3 days back

                                                      The one time that mike comes to visit me in israel Im away in another country, I shall commit toaster bath now, And do not chest compression me.

                                                      • DonnaLyn Thayer
                                                        DonnaLyn Thayer  3 days back

                                                        Did Matt give you permission to tell his story? Isn’t this a HIPPA violation?

                                                        • kevin
                                                          kevin  3 days back

                                                          The Simpson did it

                                                          • Shraddha Patel
                                                            Shraddha Patel  3 days back

                                                            Dr.mike, can you watch Royal Pains on Netflix and do a reaction video to that, pleaseee? 😊

                                                            • Random Post With Mony
                                                              Random Post With Mony  3 days back

                                                              I love him

                                                              • Kyle Lewis
                                                                Kyle Lewis  3 days back

                                                                Of course *DELTA AIRLINES* doesn't even have a proper emergency medical kit. God I hate that company.

                                                                • cherry blossom
                                                                  cherry blossom  3 days back

                                                                  i have severe anxiety and some times when i am triggered it feels like my throat is closing up and one of the things that triggers me is eating new foods so i have a hard time telling if im allergic or just anxious lol

                                                                  • Hamza Al Ali
                                                                    Hamza Al Ali  3 days back

                                                                    it is not Israel it is Palestine

                                                                    • Jenie Horner
                                                                      Jenie Horner  3 days back

                                                                      Not only a good doctor but great personality

                                                                      • Ruth Frey
                                                                        Ruth Frey  4 days back

                                                                        Every plane should have a €/£550 kit WITH AN EPIPEN

                                                                        • Brooke Gardner
                                                                          Brooke Gardner  4 days back

                                                                          Flight attendant:IS THERE A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL ON BOARD
                                                                          Dr mike:👁👄👁

                                                                          • Matt as the gamer
                                                                            Matt as the gamer  4 days back

                                                                            If you're plane is small you can risk emergency landing at Nuuk,Greenland or Reykjavik,Iceland

                                                                            • Mary Rose Amaral
                                                                              Mary Rose Amaral  4 days back

                                                                              rt! there's not enough being done about allergy research when it is becoming more prevalent. And airlines need epipens, nuts!

                                                                              • Brianna Genek
                                                                                Brianna Genek  4 days back

                                                                                No one on the plane had an epi pen ?

                                                                                • I’m Noob
                                                                                  I’m Noob  4 days back

                                                                                  -is there a medical professional onboard??
                                                                                  Dr mike:okay lemme help you..
                                                                                  (30mins later)*falls asleep(cause of tiredness)
                                                                                  Soccer mom:here lemme take over I’m trained
                                                                                  *pulls out essential oils
                                                                                  Soccer mom:OPEN WIDE LITTLE BOY IMMA CURE YA!!
                                                                                  (5mins later)
                                                                                  Soccer mom:ummm.....I think we have a situation......
                                                                                  Passangers:does this means we have to land?

                                                                                  • Rora Besong
                                                                                    Rora Besong  4 days back

                                                                                    oH gOd ThIs Is A wEiRd ViDeO

                                                                                    • Rajveer Jassal
                                                                                      Rajveer Jassal  4 days back

                                                                                      I would have first thought

                                                                                      Trank his throat

                                                                                      • Ula Ryznar
                                                                                        Ula Ryznar  4 days back

                                                                                        OMG 2 weeks ago this example was used in Polish medical TV show now i know that they was inspired by Dr Mike 🤣

                                                                                        • Alfgeo Films
                                                                                          Alfgeo Films  4 days back

                                                                                          I find the people on the plane a bit selfish, “thank you for not diverting the plane to save a man that could die, because OUR trips would have been ruined”

                                                                                          • Unknown GD
                                                                                            Unknown GD  5 days back

                                                                                            Who is a Doctor?
                                                                                            Doc Mike: * raises hand *
                                                                                            Also Doc Mike : * looks like a drug dealer *

                                                                                            • Lonaberry
                                                                                              Lonaberry  5 days back

                                                                                              can we have more stories about docs saving life. I need more heros

                                                                                              • Laney Allan
                                                                                                Laney Allan  5 days back

                                                                                                Great story 😊