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 • 13 376

  • Brianna Genek
    Brianna Genek 56 minutes ago

    No one on the plane had an epi pen ?

  • I’m Noob
    I’m Noob 2 hours ago

    -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
    (5mins later)
    Soccer mom:ummm.....I think we have a situation......
    Passangers:does this means we have to land?

  • Rora Besong
    Rora Besong 3 hours ago

    oH gOd ThIs Is A wEiRd ViDeO

  • Rajveer Jassal
    Rajveer Jassal 4 hours ago

    I would have first thought
    Trank his throat

  • Ula Ryznar
    Ula Ryznar 6 hours ago

    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 8 hours ago

    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 10 hours ago

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

  • Lonaberry
    Lonaberry 11 hours ago

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

  • Laney Allan
    Laney Allan 12 hours ago

    Great story 😊

  • Ari_ Playzz
    Ari_ Playzz 14 hours ago

    Me: i wanna be a doctor
    *few years later*
    My mom: ok should we start looking for a medical schoo-
    Me: *takes out ipad and searches Dr. Mike*

  • 《Andrea potato》
    《Andrea potato》 15 hours ago

    Do I really have to Google everything he saying?

  • 《Andrea potato》
    《Andrea potato》 15 hours ago

    This is too much big brain talk my brain can't process it all

  • 《Andrea potato》
    《Andrea potato》 15 hours ago

    Big brain time

  • Tiffany
    Tiffany 16 hours ago

    The “medical kit” on airplanes is pathetic. You should look up some of the horror stories.

  • Natalie Simpkins
    Natalie Simpkins 17 hours ago

    Hopefully there is more awareness now and they’ll provide the right medication on board for emergencies like this.

  • kylee shaddock
    kylee shaddock Day ago

    so could you inject an energy drink

  • Michael Calvo
    Michael Calvo Day ago

    You did a cric in med school ?!

  • Ainal Fadly
    Ainal Fadly Day ago

    one of my fear: medical emergencies on public transportations

  • A Gollihur
    A Gollihur Day ago


  • Travis Raamot
    Travis Raamot Day ago

    I have an app called hello pet, and it makes little animals go across your screen. What happened? Well, the chat bubble of my check glitched and made Mike say 'Lets Do Something Fun!'

  • Brianna Deseray
    Brianna Deseray Day ago +1

    This sounds exactly like greys anatomy a guys throat was closing

  • Malloryleigh
    Malloryleigh Day ago

    Why am I thinking of John Mulaney “Cause we’re delta airlines, and life is a fxxking nightmare,”

  • SamUraI ?
    SamUraI ? Day ago

    Congrats dude, you’re a hero


    ~i don't know what it means

  • Adnan Khalil
    Adnan Khalil 2 days ago

    Ill be honest the story is great and all but I'm kinda offended because you call it Israel it's called Palestine please not only me it offends alot of people around the world too

  • Marcel
    Marcel 2 days ago +1

    Yeah finally decided to Subscribe to this channel.

    • Marcel
      Marcel 2 days ago

      And that tone might have sounded a bit negative, but I'm only subscribed to a handful of channels and I often unsubscribe if no new contect appears for a long time or if it bores me.
      But I do like the friendly and cheerful way of talking here and the fun subjects. Especially the Doctor House reviews, the stupid medical games on the mobile, the Doogie Howser review of course and the medical insights in every video! :-)
      Looking forward to see more stuff!

  • lolicop
    lolicop 2 days ago +2

    after watching this:
    my arm: bumps into table
    me: IM DYING

  • Tyler Mazyck
    Tyler Mazyck 2 days ago

    Thats awesome. Go Dr. Mike! Woot woot! Get epipens on planes!

  • jimmy youngblood
    jimmy youngblood 2 days ago

    lol good

  • Julia T
    Julia T 2 days ago +1

    Dear Airlines,
    Were you listening?? Do you have at least one epi-pen on all of your planes now? (My guess is no). It will be much cheaper for you to toss a pen on board each plane than it will be to pay a massive lawsuit after someone dies from something as preventable as anaphylactic shock. Just saying...

  • PotatoChipGamer Plays

    You wanna know he saved him?


  • L
    L 2 days ago

    Wow I love him !!

  • dibaby1970
    dibaby1970 2 days ago

    I just spent 15 days in Israel. I had the best time of my life. It was an educational and spiritual journey. Needless to say I am in love with this tiny nation. Even though I just got home, I am ready to go back! Israelis are innovative people. The amount of things they have done with their tiny slice of land is astounding. The mother of invention is necessity, well the need for Israel to survive has caused Israel to flourish. A rose out of the desert. The land is truly miraculous! Shalom!

  • grndrgnfly1
    grndrgnfly1 2 days ago

    I think this was an episode of House

  • Facts and stuff
    Facts and stuff 2 days ago +1

    You did a great job! Praise the Lord you were there!

  • Ananya
    Ananya 3 days ago

    For those mocking the doctor having to watch TheXvid videos,
    be thankful that he owns up to his lack of practice and wanted to be sure before cutting open someone's throat. You would definitely want your doctor to be humble and sure rather than unsure and cocky. It is not like he doesn't know tracheostomy. He just needed a little sharpening before getting hands on. And for that matter, he would definitely know which video to watch and rely on.

  • Nasreen Ibrahim
    Nasreen Ibrahim 3 days ago +1

    I'm sorry? Israel.... Is that some sort of infectious disease and if so why were you traveling there

  • Hammy Wammy
    Hammy Wammy 3 days ago

    ‘I had no shoes and a hoodie on, I looked like I haven’t slept in 2 days.’
    - everyone: he looked better than most people do normally

  • Sameera Latif
    Sameera Latif 3 days ago +1

    Airplanes charge so much in tickets, why can't they hire and fly with their own medic and medical supplies

  • Nomxolisi Sibutsi
    Nomxolisi Sibutsi 3 days ago

    It was God's plan all along 🖐🖐👏👏🙏🙏

  • nasuha shamsudin
    nasuha shamsudin 3 days ago

    U are so surreal 👏 I am amaze, I thought the situation will be on drama and movie only, yet it's in real life also, in a different kind of situation. 🙌

  • Doreen Blaine
    Doreen Blaine 3 days ago

    Why would any other person on a plane disrupt their flight for another passenger? This kid might have died.....Dr Mike, you are my hero. Love you. Trans Atlantic flight and you are still on duty. 👍🏽

  • Joe Joseph
    Joe Joseph 3 days ago

    Epi pens are expensive and they have a short expiration date. So the airline would need to establish a protocol for monitoring the dates, and replacing them, and it would be a cost they dont want to deal with. They feel that people with life threatening allergies already know it and should have their own pen. I think Dr Mike did a good job, the only thing I would have done would have been to ask the flight crew to ask the passengers if anyone on board had an epi pen, but since you had the epi and could convert the dose to the size he needed it was just as good.

  • The Road to Cosplay and Comic Con

    As someone with food allergries ( corn is my main one ) if I eat it my chest tightens and I can't breathe. Just one kernel of corn a tiny piece can put me in the doctors office.

  • Beanie Boo Cousins
    Beanie Boo Cousins 3 days ago

    My aunt died of this. I’m SO GLAD you saved him. She had an allergic reaction, but nobody knows why. I’m so sad this happened to her, but thank you so much for doing what you do.

  • Bee B E A U T I F U L

    You just lived a tv medical drama! 🙀 wow though. What a crazy story. Really happy he is ok

  • Its Hay
    Its Hay 3 days ago

    I want mike on ALL my flights

  • Viola Lagonigro
    Viola Lagonigro 4 days ago

    flight attendant: is there a doctor?

  • Native ZroTix
    Native ZroTix 4 days ago

    Me: should i be a doctor or computer engineer
    *Me after watching this*

  • Fathima Vp
    Fathima Vp 4 days ago

    Grey's anatomy real life .

  • Dhiya Khalish
    Dhiya Khalish 4 days ago

    Good doctor in real life

  • Bellhelly
    Bellhelly 4 days ago

    There´s a house episode where he was on a plane , Cuddy was also there. You´ve been a angel to the boy, amazing story .

  • Gamer girl And Billie Eilish Fan

    Hey Dr.mike is breathing in hot air around the temp of 70-90 and having trouble breathing ok or normal

  • Bella Marinelli
    Bella Marinelli 4 days ago

    ok so lemme get this straight.
    1- your a doctor
    2- your flying to Israel
    3- your smart as heck
    4- you know words that are like a million letters long and I can’t spell tomorow
    but you still can’t afford anything but children’s sized shirts?

  • Hey, It's Hazel!
    Hey, It's Hazel! 4 days ago +1

    OMG This happened to my dad too! Some guy lost glucose after starving for 36 hours on his flight from China, and my dad saved his life! He's a gynecologist.

  • Bella Marinelli
    Bella Marinelli 4 days ago +2

    mike- “ this dude might have been bitten by a tick that makes you allergic to red meat”
    me- what are these vegans doing to these poor people

  • Rana Mazhitova
    Rana Mazhitova 4 days ago

    Wait so just red meat no chicken or turkey?

  • conar
    conar 4 days ago

    imagine dying on a plane with doctor mike

  • Rehia Anderson
    Rehia Anderson 5 days ago

    Handsome Man saves another Handsome Man ! God is good !💅🏾💅🏾💅🏾🧜🏾‍♀️🧜🏾‍♀️🧜🏾‍♀️🖤🖤🖤💆🏽‍♀️🙌🏽🙌🏽

  • Allison Kirby
    Allison Kirby 5 days ago

    Being a Pharmacy Tech, I can sadly see why airlines do not carry epipens on board(even generic). Starting at a hefty price as it is for generic, and having no insurance how the typical prescription patient does, the only way I could ever see this implemented would have to be through aviation rules. For all airlines, and not federally due to airlines EVERYWHERE that should carry it.