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Doctor Hank Lawson is a successful emergency medicine physician in a busy New York hospital until he makes a decision that the hospital board doesn't approve of. In his efforts to save two patients at once, a rich hospital beneficiary dies, and Hank loses his job. As if this isn't bad enough, his gold-digging fiancee dumps him when she finds out, leaving him alone and jobless, drinking beer in his underwear as his furniture is repossessed.
After allowing him to mope for a little while, Hank's accountant brother Evan pulls him out of his apartment and takes him on a forced vacation to the Hamptons. While at a party there, Hank correctly diagnoses a girl who has collapsed and saves her from receiving the wrong treatment from another doctor. The party's host, the rich and mysterious Boris, offers Hank a place in his guest house and a job as a concierge doctor to the rich and famous.
Hank is reluctant at first, but with some push from his brother, a new friendship with Hamptons Heritage hospital administrator Jill Casey, and a very competent physician's assistant, he and Evan set up the concierge medicine outfit HankMed. Thanks to Evan's business savvy and Hank's bedside manner, they are quickly a booming success, treating the rich, famous, and sometimes eccentric patients of the Hamptons. Hank is still Hank, though, and he makes sure to help out those who cannot afford medical care in his spare time.
HankMed understandably goes through some growing pains at times, as Evan and Hank figure out that being brothers in business together takes some doing. Physician assistant Divya Katdare deals with personal issues while working for the duo, and Hank enters a rocky relationship with Jill. Only time will tell what their further adventures in the Hamptons will bring.
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- First Aired: September 11, 2013
Hank treats a young paleontologist who is preparing a fossilized dinosaur skeleton for auction. Russel suffers a seemingly impossible injury.
- First Aired: September 04, 2013
An adventurous journalist refuses to let a health scare prevent her from doing her job. Elsewhere, Evan and Paige's relationship is put under the microscope, and Hank is concerned that Molly's behavioral problems are more complicated than teenage angst.
- First Aired: August 28, 2013
Hank supports an aggressive treatment plan for Don; Evan reaches out to Eddie to help Hank; Divya discovers a long-kept secret.
- First Aired: August 21, 2013
Hank and Don must bring Molly home safely after she vanishes; Divya visits her mother in Italy and reveals her pregnancy; Paige is burdened with work.
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It looks like a couple new roosters will march into the Hamptons hen house this summer when USA Network's "Royal Pains" kicks off its sophomore season June 29. Concierge doctor Hank Lawson's (Mark Feuerstein) brother Evan (Paulo Costanzo) could have his hands full soon keeping a couple fresh faces from the women in his life.
This morning USA Network released it's highly anticipated schedule for summer returns. In addition to providing premiere dates for hit shows "Royal Pains," "Burn Notice," "White Collar," and "Covert Affairs," the network also announced two new original series. June 7 will kick off the summer lineup with the fifth season premiere of "White Collar" followed by the return of "Covert Affairs.