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Dr. Phil Springs Into Action During 911 Emergency

5/22/2011 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dr. Phil McGraw found himself in the middle of a serious medical emergency this week -- when a guy hanging out at his Bev Hills mansion collapsed on the tennis court and Phil dashed to his aid.

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It all went down Thursday morning -- when Phil's wife was playing tennis with a family friend. We're told the man suddenly became disoriented -- collapsed -- and started to go "in and out of consciousness."

We're told Phil's wife Robin screamed for the doc to call 911 -- which he did -- and while on the phone with the dispatcher, Phil raced over to the court to tend to his friend.

Sources close to the McGraws tells us Phil checked the man's pulse and calmly relayed all sorts of important information to paramedics as they raced to Phil's pad.

The man was transported to a nearby hospital -- and was released a short time time later. We're told he's "doing fine."

It pays to have a (TV) doctor in the house.


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B    

My grandmother used to do a book club with Dr. Phil's wife in Irving, TX. I remember her telling me about a life-size painting Dr. Phil had commissioned of himself that hung in the main entry. This poor man probably saw it and, between that and the heat, became overwhelmed and collapsed. No Dr. Phils are better than two...The man is seriously intense! Glad the guy's okay though.

1249 days ago
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Jodi    

He only did what anyone else would do. The man fainted while playing tennis at his house and he helped the man as much as he could until the paramedics arrived. He's not a medical doctor.

1249 days ago
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Jim in Cali    

Dr. Phil is a joke. He's no medical doctor and is nothing but a fame whore. Remember his act when Britney was in the hospital. Brought all his crew with cameras and barged in the psych ward unannounced and tried to play doctor. The guy should be locked up and put away. Its amazing the fool still has a TV show after the act he pulled then.

1249 days ago
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Lola    

Phil McGraw is not a medical doctor and does not play one on tv. He is some kind of psychologist. I first heard he had a doctorate of educational psychology, but later heard he had a doctorate in clinical psychology. Still neither are medical degrees. Psychiatrists are fully trained medical doctors who then pursued several additional years of psychiatric training.

Psychologists cannot prescribe any medicine, give any shots, or perform any medical procedures. They can talk to patients and conduct psychological tests. Psychiatrists are full fledged doctors, can prescribe medication, give shots, perform lobotomies, and anything else they deem essential. In addition, they can do everything a psychologist can do, including talk, listen, and test the patient.

Psychologists cannot commit or admit patients to a hospital, but psychiatrists can.

1249 days ago
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Allen Ridak    

Thank God he didn't need mouth to mouth. If it was a choice between receiving CPR from Dr Phil or dying, I'd rather die

1249 days ago
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two cents    

Well, isn't that swell of phil to call TMZ and tell them ALL about it. Lame attention whores. Who cares? Phil, gtfo, you quack pos.

1249 days ago
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Truth    

BIG EFFING DEAL!!!!!!!!! ANY NORMAL PERSON WOULD HAVE DONE THE SAME DAMN THANNNG. NOT IMPRESSED. HOW IS CALLING 911 AND CHECKING A PULSE ANYTHING EXTRAORDINARY?? AND THIS IS NEWS BECAUSE...???

1249 days ago
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There's a problem here    

I guess it could be true. A 10 year old girl scout or boy scout who had a basic emergency course has had the same training: Yell to bysatnders to make a 911 call, check airways, breathing, and circulation, then if the person is still breathing sit there and wait. On the other hand, he could also have faked the incident because he's a famewhoor.

1249 days ago
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Jackie    

HA HA...I have never seen a doctor who reads a Teleprompter. Glad the dude is OK.

1249 days ago
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Sloane    

Dr Phil is a PhD..psychology..understanding behaviour to simplify it
not an MD..medical to care for your body ailments and prescribe pills
most people are finally getting that now
but
some people still seem to be confused

he is not a quack-he excells in his field
his education with good old common sense allows him to pretty well hit the nail on the head in most cases

1249 days ago
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nan    

Dr. Phil is just a television personality and its true any kid who was a boy/girl scout or even took a babysitting course would have done the same thing.But that is more then Conrad Murray, who was supposed to be a trained cardiologist did for Michael Jackson , and he is still practicing medicine on the public..

1249 days ago
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Christopher R    

At last..... he's finally come in handy for SOMETHING!

1249 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

5 year old kids have done this before..this is a non story

1249 days ago
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ex lax    

for a fake doctor he did alls he could to hide the drug abuse

1249 days ago
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bunny    

Dr Phil took his pulse because that's the only thing he learned by watching ER over the years. He's such a phony.

1249 days ago
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