Alan Alda Joins Fellow TV Doctors in a Campaign to Convince Patients to Schedule Annual Check-Ups

Alan Alda, Patrick Dempsey, Noah Wyle, Lisa Edelstein and Donald Faison may have only starred as TV doctors, but the actors are returning to their scrubs and medical coats more recently in an effort to save lives nationwide. Alan Alda, who played Captain Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce on M.A.S.H. and fellow actors have joined forces with health service company Cigna to promote annual check-ups as a way to improve an individual's health. Maybe we're a bit biased, but we think this is a great campaign that taps into basic human nature (paying attention to good-looking TV doctors!) to improve communication between doctors and patients.

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