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Dr. Travis Stork Gets Silly: Outtakes From the May 2015 Reader’s Digest Cover Shoot

Our May 2015 cover story is all about the funny side of medicine: 51 hilarious true stories and jokes from doctors, nurses, and patients. So we asked Travis Stork, MD, cohost of the hit syndicated television show 'The Doctors' to horse around on our cover. Here's an inside look at what went down, plus the ER physician's favorite silly gags.

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Dr. Stork’s favorite joke: A frantic man calls his doctor >>

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Dr. Stork’s favorite joke: “My wife is pregnant, and her contractions are only two minutes apart!” >>

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Dr. Stork’s favorite joke: “Is this her first child?” the doctor asks. >>

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Dr. Stork’s favorite joke: “No!” the man shouts. “This is her husband!”

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Dr. Stork’s favorite funny true story: “Here,” says the nurse, handing the patient a urine specimen container. “The bathroom’s over there.” >>

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Dr. Stork’s favorite funny true story: A few minutes later, the patient comes out of the bathroom >>

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Dr. Stork’s favorite funny true story: “Thanks,” he says, returning the empty container. “But there was a toilet in there, so I didn’t need this after all.”

Originally Published in Reader's Digest