Dr. Phil McGraw shares details from his exclusive interview with Michelle Knight, the first of three Cleveland women abducted and held captive for more than a decade by Ariel Castro. Then, Chaz Bono began his remarkable weight loss journey onThe Doctors one year ago and now, he goes under the knife to remove excess skin.
Dr. Phil Interviews Ariel Castro's First Survivor
Dr. Phil joins The Doctors to give an inside look at his exclusive interview with Michelle Knight, one of three Cleveland women abducted and held captive by kidnapper and rapist, Ariel Castro.
"This one single interview changed me more than any interview I’ve done in 12 years," Dr. Phil explains.
As the first victim to break her silence, Michelle reveals to Dr. Phil what happened to her in Castro's basement . Plus, learn the medical issues she’s now facing as a result of the traumatic experience.
• To see more of Dr. Phil's exclusive interview with Michelle Knight, tune in to Dr. Phil Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 5 and 6, 2013.
Chaz Bono's Brand New Look
When Chaz Bono first appeared on The Doctors in November, 2012, he made a commitment to lose weight and improve his overall health. One year and 85 pounds later, he has accomplished his goal!
Chaz, 44, grew up as the only child of legendary musical duo Sonny and Cher. He is the author of Transition: Becoming Who I Was Always Meant to Be, which recounts his 40-year struggle to match his gender identity with the physical change from female to male.
Now, Chaz turns to plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon and his partner, Dr. Ritu Chopra, to complete his weight loss transformation. The Doctors will be removing the one thing dieting can't fix: excess skin.
The Doctors House Call: Afraid of the Doctor
In a potentially life-saving house call, plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon helps a married mother of two confront her fear of skin cancer and get her suspicious spots checked!
Cami — whose sister Lynn directs The Doctors — loves the outdoors and working out in her garden, but she never wears sunscreen. One thing Cami doesn't love is going to see the doctor. "I am terrified of doctors," Cami explains. "I don't like needles. I don't like procedures. They just make me really scared."
Lynn has been concerned about a lump on Cami's forehead, as well as a discolored mole on her neck. Cami and Lynn's mother passed away from cancer, and Lynn is worried that Cami's reluctance to see a doctor will cause her to lose her sister, too. "If I’ve learned anything from being on this show, it's being preventative and being proactive with your care," Lynn says.
Managing Multiple Sclerosis
Professional dancer Courtney Galiano is used to pushing her body to the limit. So, when she woke up one morning and couldn't feel her legs, she considered the numbness to be just part of the price a dancer pays. But when her side went numb, too, this So You Think You Can Dance alum underwent several tests and was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2012.
MS is a potentially debilitating disease in which the body's immune system destroys the protective sheath that covers nerve tissue. The damage interferes with communications between your brain, spinal cord and other parts of the body, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There is no known cause, and there is no cure.
MS is also difficult to diagnose, Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall, Pfizer's chief medical officer, explains. "For starters, the symptoms are different from person to person. The course of the disease is very unpredictable, and in one individual person with MS, the symptoms can be all over the place. And they come and go."
Learn more about Courtney's illness, and get tips from Dr. Lewis-Hall and ER physician Dr. Travis Stork on living with MS.