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What is "The Doctors" TV program about?

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"The Doctors" is an American talk show that hosts discussions of current and controversial health and wellness topics led by a panel of medical professionals. The question-and-answer segments are popular among viewers because individuals can anonymously consult different types of specialists about personal or sensitive topics.

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"The Doctors" is a syndicated, Emmy Award-winning show produced by CBS TV Distribution and is taped in front of a live audience. Jay McGraw, the son of Dr. Phil McGraw, is an executive producer for the show, which debuted in 2008 as a spin-off of "Dr. Phil." As of 2015, the show is hosted by "Dr. Phil" guest consultant Dr. Travis Stork, an ER doctor.

The show has five permanent co-hosts on the medical panel, including Dr. James Sears, a pediatrician; Dr. Jennifer Berman, a urologist; and Dr. Andrew Ordon, a plastic surgeon. The other panels are Dr. Rachael Ross, a sexologist and specialist in family medicine, and Dr. Jennifer Ashton, an OB-GYN. The show has changed panelists several times since its debut, such as the one-season appearance of celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels in 2011.

"The Doctors" has received mixed criticism and praise from both viewers and medical communities around the world for engaging the public in relevant controversial health discussions, such as urine facials, while often using a sensationalized approach. The show covers a wide range of topics, such as vaccination legislation, anti-aging tips, sexual health and weight loss.

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