Between working shifts, keeping current with medical research, managing life outside of work, and maybe raising a family, most emergency physicians have a lot on their plates. Now imagine adding a grueling filming schedule and the publicity appearances and other responsibilities that come with being a television star to the mix. That’s just what emergency physician Damon C. Kimes, MD, and his wife, Heavenly Kimes, DDS, a dentist, decided to do when they joined the cast of the Bravo reality show Married to Medicine. The show follows the lives of several Atlanta-based physicians and their spouses as they work to balance careers, family, and friendships.
Dr. Kimes recently spoke with ACEP Now Medical Editor-in-Chief Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP, about why he and his wife decided to join the show and the challenges of juggling career, family, and TV. Here are some highlights from their conversation.