How To Evaluate A Doctor When You Meet For The First Time

Dr. Charles Duntsch is accused of maiming 33 patients, with two of them later dying after surgery, while working at hospitals in Texas from 2011-2013. In 2015, Duntsch was indicted on five counts of aggravated assault and one count of harming an elderly person, and in 2017, he was sentenced to life in prison. Now known as “Dr. Death,” Duntsch is the first known surgeon to be sentenced to life in prison due to gross malpractice. What should a person look for when they meet a doctor to know if the doctor is qualified? And, what are red flags to watch for? Dr. Terry Dubrow, host of the Oxygen show License to Kill and E’s Botched, shares his advice in the video above from Thursday’s episode of Dr. Phil. Also on Thursday, a man who claims he was permanently injured by Dr. Duntsch shares his story, and a woman who says she considered Duntsch her “second son” until her son became a quadriplegic after undergoing surgery with the doctor speaks out for the first time. Plus, a former FBI criminal profiler weighs in on Duntsch’s character. Watch more from “Life After ‘Death’: Lethal Surgeon Sentenced to Prison,” and check local listings to see where you can tune in. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Are you involved in a story making headlines? WATCH: Defense Attorney For Neurosurgeon Sentenced To Life In Prison Shares Surprising Thoughts On The Case