Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Dr. House of Cards - getting the message across in a unique way

Are you a fan of the Netflix series, House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey? Were you a fan of the medical show, House, which starred Hugh Laurie? If you liked both shows, you should get a kick out of a couple of recently released YouTube videos, called Dr. House of Cards - by ZDoggMD.

ZDoggMD is actually Dr. Zubin Damania, an internist who likes to write music and rap to help bring the topic of healthcare to everyone. According to an article in The Atlantic:

Damania, assuming the persona of ZDoggMD, began making music videos in 2010. He parodied songs by Notorious B.I.G and the Black Eyed Peas, in so doing addressing some of the serious problems he noticed while treating patients in the hospital. He has since made more than 60 PSA-style videos that have amassed close to 1.2 million YouTube views—from “Immunize: the Vaccine Anthem,”—which plays off the Travie McCoy and Bruno Mars song, “Billionaire,” and urges vaccine deniers to “get your shot on”—to “Pull and Pray,” which explains “ST to the Ds” and other dangers of unsafe sex in graphic detail.

His latest offerings are two Dr. House of Cards videos. In episode one, ZDoggMD challenges an intern on a diagnosis, and in episode two, he takes on a mother who is anti-vaccine.

While his approach and style are definitely unique, he just may be on to something if the popularity of his videos is any indication.

You can read more about ZDoggMD in this  USA Today article.

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