Jill Layton
March 25, 2017 9:15 am

When actors play doctors on TV, they pretty much become doctors in real life. Or at least they think they do. But in Ken Jeong’s case, he plays a doctor on TV and he actually is a doctor in real life. Dr. Ken‘s Jeong used his real-life medical skills to answer a bunch of medical questions asked by people on Twitter. And his answers are of both legit and hilarious.

Because when you don’t know whether or not you have a stomach flu or a hangover, you obviously take to Twitter to find out.

Jeong earned his medical degree from the University of North Carolina and practiced internal medicine. He’s also a comedian, so he was clearly the perfect choice to film a video for WIRED answering medical questions from Twitter users. Albeit, some of them were ridiculous questions, but most of them were super interesting.

Dr. Jeong answered the questions like an actual doctor would, except his bedside manner was a little less professional than, say, a practicing doctor.

You know, like actually yelling at people for asking stupid questions.

He even explains what that pesky reflex test is for. Spoiler alert: It has to do with your nervous system.

We’re pretty surprised to have learned quite a bit from Jeong’s answers. He’s incredibly knowledgable, which makes sense, since he was once a practicing doctor.

Maybe if he ever gets tired of acting, he’ll make his way back into the medical field. It’s always fun to have a doctor with a solid sense of humor. You know, to lighten the mood and crack jokes at your expense — which we have a feeling Jeong would be very, very good at.

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