KK: What’s your best example of, “I cannot believe that I just said that”?
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DK: They didn’t actually show this, but I was joking around with my wife about her doing some surgery or something, but it was something that was sensitive to her, so she really got upset. I was so thankful that they didn’t show it because I immediately apologized. I didn’t realize that it would hit her that hard.
KK: Can you remember feeling, “Oh, no, that did not just happen”?
DK: Well, my wife uses curse words a lot more than I would. Almost every time she says a curse world, I cringe. You can imagine, if you watch the show enough, that I’m cringing almost constantly.
KK: Has this opened up any other doors?
DK: Sure. My wife has opened up a dating app. It’s piq.dating. That’s really gone pretty far. She’s been on countless interviews and other television shows that have highlighted what she does and her personality. It’s really opened a lot of doors. And, for me, ACEP Now is interviewing me, and I think that’s pretty awesome.
KK: I’m not pressuring you, but it would be interesting to people to know: Do you get compensated for being on the show?
DK: Yes, we do.
KK: You’re giving your time, you’re exposing your family, so why not?
DK: Especially for physicians and dentists and other professionals, this is real time that’s away from your practice or in addition to your practice. I don’t get compensated because it’s really my wife who is the main character, but she gets compensated.
KK: Are there other emergency physicians involved?
DK: They’ve also got Dr. Eugene Harris, Dr. Darren Naugles, and Dr. Aydin Huq.
KK: Well, I really appreciate it, and you have a great day, Damon.