The NY Times profiles Dr. 90210.

“Skeptics in the medical profession question everything from Dr. Rey’s bedside manner (on a recent show he advised a patient, after giving her breast implants, to ‘take care of these babies, I worked hard for them’) to the way he rakishly wears a stethoscope “” plastic surgeons seldom use one “” draped around his Italian suit collars.

‘Only cardiologists and internists in hospitals need to wear stethoscopes,’ said Dr. Leslie H. Stevens, a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills. ‘Plastic surgeons rarely need to listen to someone’s heart.’

It is also highly unusual for a surgeon to lift weights immediately before operating because pumping up the arm muscles can lead to tremors or muscle fatigue, Dr. Jewell said.”

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