Dr. Travis Stork is an
emergency room physician, who practices at a trauma center in his native
Colorado when he is not in front of the cameras for THE DOCTORS. His
credentials include graduating Magna Cum Laude from Duke University and
earning his M.D. with Honors from the University of Virginia. He
completed his three-year residency as an emergency room doctor at
Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. A fervent believer in good
health, Dr. Stork practices what he preaches and likes to teach by
With his role on THE DOCTORS, he hopes to enlighten
viewers on how to attain and maintain good health. “People don’t realize
how much control they have over their own health,” he said. “Oftentimes,
when people come to the ER, it’s already too late. There’s nothing I’d
be more proud of as a doctor than reducing the work load for America’s
hospitals by teaching viewers how to avoid preventable illnesses.”
The self-described “adrenalin junkie” greatly enjoys his
work in the ER. “You never know what’s going to be coming through the
door,” he said. “I’m most passionate about taking care of patients. It’s
an honor for me to apply the skills I’ve learned to help people in their
time of crisis.”
Dr. Stork is perhaps best known to television audiences
from his starring title role in the popular ABC primetime series, “The
Bachelor,” during the series’ eighth season set in Paris, France. It was
his appearance on that series that brought him to the attention of Dr.
Phil McGraw and executive producer, Jay McGraw.
What sold Dr. Stork on being involved in the new daytime
show was when Dr. Phil told him that he could educate more people in a
one-hour episode than during his entire life in the ER. Dr. Stork has
been a regular guest expert on “Dr. Phil” since March 2007. He has also
appeared on the syndicated talk show, “Rachael Ray.”
Drawing on his
personal and professional experiences, he wrote his first book, Don’t Be
That Girl: A Guide to Finding the Confident, Rational Girl Within, which
was published in January 2008 by Simon & Schuster. In the book, Dr.
Stork reveals why women must first believe in themselves if they hope to
find the type of relationship that will bring them the fulfillment and
happiness they deserve.
An avid outdoorsman, Dr. Stork is a devotee of mountain
and road biking, kayaking and hiking in the Rocky Mountains with his dog
Nala. He has participated in numerous fund-raisers for organizations
such as the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and, in 1998, he bicycled solo
cross-country for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.