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If someone you love is diagnosed with cancer you want them to get the best treatment from the best doctors. In 2013, patients in Michigan thought Farid Fata was that doctor. Between his prestigious education, years of experience and pleasant bedside manner, Fata was everything you could want in a doctor. But he was not who he appeared to be. From Wondery, this is the story of hundreds of patients in Michigan, a doctor, and a poisonous secret.
Laura Beil, returns with a second season of the award-winning series “Dr Death.”
Dr. Death Season 2 Premieres on October 27th

Dr. Death Season 2: Dr. Fata Wondery

    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 255 Ratings

If someone you love is diagnosed with cancer you want them to get the best treatment from the best doctors. In 2013, patients in Michigan thought Farid Fata was that doctor. Between his prestigious education, years of experience and pleasant bedside manner, Fata was everything you could want in a doctor. But he was not who he appeared to be. From Wondery, this is the story of hundreds of patients in Michigan, a doctor, and a poisonous secret.
Laura Beil, returns with a second season of the award-winning series “Dr Death.”
Dr. Death Season 2 Premieres on October 27th

    How to Spot a Dr. Death

    How to Spot a Dr. Death

    Imagine you're working at a hospital and you notice something isn't right: what do you do? Season One and Two of Dr Death featured medical professionals who crossed the line. Laura Beil speaks with Dr. Danielle Ofri, author of “When We Do Harm: A Doctor Confronts Medical Error.”

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    • 46 min
    A Duntsch Update: Love and Loyalty

    A Duntsch Update: Love and Loyalty

    In this special follow-up episode to the first season of Dr Death, Laura Beil revisits the  story of Christopher Duntsch’s best friend. When Jerry Summers needed surgery, he turned to his best friend. But the two buddies ended up living two very different realities. And after becoming paralyzed as a result of his botched surgery, Jerry is finally ready to open about what he went through, who he blames, and what he wants to say to Chris now. If you haven’t already, listen to the first season now, particularly the episode called “Chris and Jerry.” Tap here to see a picture of Jerry with his dog, Stella. 

    On next week’s final episode of Dr. Death Season 2, we will feature an interview that explores some of the similarities and differences between the cases of Dr. Fata and Dr. Duntsch.

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    • 39 min
    Seeing Yellow

    Seeing Yellow

    The FBI arrests Farid Fata and shuts down his practice. At trial, he pleads guilty and is sentenced to many years in prison. In the end, the victims of Fata have to figure out - was justice done?




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    • 45 min
    Living with this Hell

    Living with this Hell

    George continues investigating Dr. Fata’s practice. When he has enough evidence he contacts the Department of Justice and the FBI steps in. The FBI races against time to stop Dr. Fata from harming another patient.




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    • 40 min
    King Midas

    King Midas

    George Karadsheh, the office manager at Michigan Hematology Oncology, learns several members of staff are quitting. He digs around to find out why they’re leaving and is alarmed by what he hears.




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    • 32 min
    Top Doc

    Top Doc

    Patty Hester starts her care with Dr. Fata, but quickly realizes something is wrong. She’s not the only one.




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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
255 Ratings

255 Ratings

Baibai1616 ,

Let’s talk about the American Heath Care System

I love this podcast. I loved season one and season two. But for me, the elephant in the room here is the US health care system as a for profit, private enterprise, that has too many competing interests. How can patients possibly expect good, equitable, and proportional, healthcare in a system like this.

As a Canadian, I am frankly, gob-smacked by the for profit system that allows hospitals to operate as businesses as opposed to as a public institution. I’m not saying there aren’t issue in health care here, or that there aren’t probable tic doctors, but they certainly don’t compare in severity or in scope to what is seen in the US.

This is the real root of the problem and I wish that the podcast grappled with more.

Marie Antoinette 2 ,

This Podcast really opened my eyes

When I have to see a doctor or get a surgery, I tend to not question the Dr’s ability, and I’m sure a lot of people are the same. Because I assume that ‘doctor knows best’. I realize that I have put all my faith into doctors, almost in a child like way. This show has made me realize that doctors DON’T always know best. I will definitely be more careful now.

kpetras ,

Awesome!

I binged listened to this while baking yesterday and wow what a story. It was told incredibly well and I can’t wait for the next one!

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