Dr. G: Medical Examiner
- 6 Seasons
The reality series, Dr. G: Medical Examiner, began in 2004, and uses a one-hour format to explore the fascinating world of forensic medicine. Dr. Jan C. Garavaglia takes the viewer on a journey to the autopsy room to discover the cause of death on decedents where foul play was suspected by the police. Dr. G: Medical Examiner explains the autopsy techniques in laymen's terms and shares the medical industry secrets that can distinguish a suicide from a homicide and how to determine if the decedent died from an accidental death. The autopsy room footage is more verbally informative than visually graphic and the utmost respect is given to each and every victim. Using actors to recreate the victim's demise, Dr G goes to work to unravel the mysteries surrounding a suspicious death. Dr Jan C. Garavaglia is the chief medical examiner in the ninth district of Orlando, Florida and had previously worked as a coroner for Bexar County, Texas. Dr. G exudes a caring personality that is dedicated to uncovering the victims' final testament of exactly what happened to them in their last moments of life. Dr G: Medical Examiner is captivating to watch and easy to understand as each case is methodically depicted from start to finish. Dr G's medical procedures bring something new and fresh to each weekly episode with one or two case studies per program. Some of the manner of death subjects include drowning, asphyxiation, suspicious bruising and soft tissue damage, possible suicides, and deaths resulting from narcotics. An actual autopsy procedure takes weeks for a final analysis as the authorities must wait for toxicology results to return from the crime lab. The Dr G: Medical Examiner series covers actual police cases that are followed through to the official cause of death signed by Dr. Jan C. Garavaglia.