What does it take to be a doctor or even be a spouse of one? Most of us wonder how the people who are responsible for human lives on a daily basis manage to balance their lives with a work that is always so challenging, both mentally and physically. This is exactly what Bravo’s series Married to Medicine: Los Angeles is about. The show actually is a spinoff from their original Married to Medicine series which focuses on a similar group of people in Atlanta. In 2016, Bravo had launched another such spinoff which was called ‘Married to Medicine: Houston’.
While the new spinoff moves to the west coast in the city of angels, the viewers are offered a newer perspective into the African-American medical professionals in LA. We get to see how they lead their lives, deal with family, friends, and social circles while either being a doctor herself or supporting her spouse who does that as a profession. The medical community is really small in Los Angeles and the show caters to fans of the original Married to Medicine series.
Married to Medicine: Los Angeles Cast: Who is in it?
Dr. Imani Walker, Asha Kamali-Blankinship, Dr. Noelle Reid, Shanique Drummond, Dr. Britten Cole, and Jazmin Johnson are the women the show focusses on. Dr. Walker is a well-established psychiatrist. Walker sees people with extreme mental troubles everyday. She is a tall woman with a sharp tongue, and lives with her husband and son. Asha Kamali-Blankinship is the wife of Dr. Larry Blankinship. He is a physiatrist. The couple have not been married for long, but Asha wants to start a family soon. She has not yet pitched the idea to her husband though.
Dr. Noelle Reid is a successful doctor and entrepreneur. She owns the Trinity Health and Wellness Center in Beverly Glen. Besides her hospital, she also teaches yoga and meditation in her own yoga school. During her medical school and training, Dr. Reid balanced her life meticulously, as she was also a single mom then. However, we shall see in the show that she now has a boyfriend, Erin Vines, whom she plans to marry. Dr. Britten Cole is friends with Dr. Contessa Metcalfe who had earlier appeared in the original ‘Married to Medicine’ series. Both of them had worked in the Navy together. Dr. Cole is an anesthesiologist and is currently having some troubles with her husband as he does not want to be in LA. They’ve recently moved to LA for Cole to take her career a step further. She is also the mother of two children.
Shanique Drummond and Jazmin Johnson are the two women in the group whose husbands are doctors. Mrs. Drummnd is a real estate manager while her husband is an urgent-care physician. Mrs. Drummond balances her life pretty well between her full-time job and her family where she has two children. Jazmin Johnson is the newest member of the group and was introduced to the others by Drummond. Wife of a successful psychiatrist, she also pursues photography as a hobby. The thing about Johnson is that she believes the other members of the group do not respect her as much, and thus she has not yet bonded well with everyone else.
Married to Medicine: Los Angeles Plot: What is it about?
The show follows the six women mentioned above and try to give the audience a better understanding of how African-American women based out of Los Angeles and involved with the medical field balance their life and work. The show follows their professional lives where they have to take care of patients with serious conditions and the troubles they might face in doing so. We shall also get to know about how the rest of LA treats African-American doctors, how they gel with their colleagues. This busy schedule is bound to give birth to conflicts and problems in their personal lives as well, something we can also be sure of getting a glimpse at during the course of the show. We already know that Dr. Cole and her husband are having some problems regarding their moving to LA, and this can become on of the major issues addressed in the show.