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What's it like to be an ER doctor?

Perhaps someone in your family always wanted to be a doctor…but does anyone ever really want to be an emergency room doctor? Is this the glamour of practicing medicine?

Shootings…knife wounds…near drownings…animal attacks…automobile accidents. That's a typical night in the emergency room at St. Joseph's Hospital. What kind of doctor wants to do that?

The kind that wants to save lives…even when things seem hopeless. What's it like, on a Saturday night in Phoenix, to have your clients lined up in the hall and they're all bleeding? Will there be enough staff? Will there be enough room? Will there be enough time? Those are some of the questions asked as part of the professional life of an emergency room doctor.

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He's done it all -- and keeps doing it. His career in local Arizona radio and television dates back the late 60s. Pat always stimulates with his thought provoking, opinionated, and entertaining commentaries on the Arizona Morning News while hosting award-winning talk-shows like "The McMahon Group" and "The God Show."

"The Mc Mahon Group" features a very unpredictable all-star panel where 3 people from the community get together and give there thoughts on the news of the week. He also hosts "The God Show" on Sunday's which talks about all aspects of spirituality.

Pat is also well known outside of radio because of his multi-faceted career as an actor, producer, recording artist, writer, broadcaster, and one-third of the legendary comedy team that was on TV for 35 years in Arizona, "The Wallace and Ladmo Show."

Through the many experiences of his professional life, Pat has been richly rewarded with 7 Emmys, major national and international radio awards as well as numerous civic, educational, religious and humanitarian awards. Pat was also a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Ottawa University, the Arizona Broadcasters Lifetime achievement Award, and has his bronze likeness hanging in the rotunda of the Herberger Theater in recognition of his contributions to Communications & The Arts.

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