Ask the Specialists!

When a particular body part is bothering you, don’t just ask anybody; ask a specialist. Top medical experts provide answers to your most specific questions. Get tips to improve your vision without glasses, learn the latest medical trends for your four-legged friends and more!

Ask a Proctologist
Got an itch that's just too embarrassing to scratch?

"When things start to itch back there," E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork says, "it gets worse and worse, and you don't know what to do."

Dr. David Rosenfeld, a proctologist and colorectal surgeon, says an itchy anus is a common problem that affects about 40 percent of the population.

Ask a Veterinarian
Pet owners often treat their four-legged friends like family, even when it comes to health care. See how veterinarians at the Animal Medical Center of Southern California are caring for pets by implementing techniques used to treat humans, including Botox for dogs!

Ask a Medical Examiner
The Doctors goes on the scene with a medical examiner to find out the lessons you can learn from the way that people die. 

"This is one way in which the living can learn from the dead, by giving an example of how lifestyle or diet choices can impact one's overall health and ultimately, their death," says Jon Smith, chief medical examiner for Ventura County, Calif.

Ask an Ophthalmologist
Actor and comedian Kirk Fox was experiencing trouble reading the teleprompter in his role as host of the new TV show The Test. The Doctors sends Kirk to ophthalmologist Dr. Matt Alpert to take a test of his own.

You should have a comprehensive eye exam at least every two years, and annually after you turn 60. If your job requires you to work on a computer most of the day, follow the 20-20-20 rule: Look at an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes.

The Test is produced by the executive producers of The Doctors — Jay McGraw, Carla Pennington and Patty Ciano.

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