Dr. Sandeep Kapoor was one of Anna Nicole Smith’s doctors when she died, on Feb. 8, 2007. The alloy was attempted on 6 transgression depends given it was believed he prescribed a remedy she used to overdose. He wrote a book revelation his story: “TRUST ME, I’M A DOCTOR-My Life Before, During and After Anna Nicole Smith,” published on Aug. 28, 2017.
GLV: Why write/release “TRUST ME I’M A DOCTOR-My Life Before, During and After Anna Nicole Smith” now?
Kapoor: It had been roughly 10 years given Anna Nicole Smith’s genocide and a successive trial, and we felt it was time to put together my journals and tell my story.
It was emotionally cathartic to re-read those journals and comprehend a range of what we endured and what we overcame – I’ve rebuilt my practice, and we feel even some-more authentic as a person.
The discourse portions of “Trust Me, I’m a Doctor” are raw, unedited and give a straightforward comment of my life as I’ve gifted it – flourishing adult as an immigrant, entrance out of a closet, usurpation myself as a whole, unlawful tellurian being.
Personally, I’d recovered from being shell-shocked and was finally means to be authentic. Professionally, we wanted to tell my story as a alloy who still takes caring of ongoing pain patients. we consider this is generally critical in light of a stream opioid epidemic.
In a past 10 years, a widespread has grown exponentially worse notwithstanding a government’s attempts to quell a essay and stuffing of opioid prescriptions.
My feeling is that we are blank a lot of pieces of a nonplus – there contingency be other base causes of this epidemic, and I’d like to be partial of a solution.
Too many people are failing from a ravages of opioid abuse. We have to assistance those who are pang from obsession though neglecting those who legitimately bear a weight of ongoing pain.
GLV: Do we consider wearing a “Trust Me, I’m a Doctor” T-shirt during a Gay Pride Parade drew some-more open courtesy to a fact we were Anna Nicole Smith’s doctor, thus, call a review into you?
Someone had given me that T-shirt years earlier, and it only seemed as if I’d finally found a ideal arise to wear it.
Was we bragging that we was her doctor? Probably. My ego was in finish overdrive that day. As it incited out, it was a prohibited day in Los Angeles, and it was a Gay Pride parade, after all, so we shucked off that shirt and mislaid it. we never saw it again, though unbeknownst to me, it was too late, and damning photos had already been taken.
Part of a reason we called a book “Trust Me, I’m a Doctor” was that we wanted to indicate out what an egotistical, self-indulgent pierce that whole eventuality was for me. But a some-more critical reason was that we unequivocally trust in a significance of mutual trust between a alloy and a patient. I’m unapproachable of a fact that my patients can trust me.
GLV: You were in a core of a high-energy event, and we were there as Anna’s guest, not her doctor. Were we meditative of yourself as her doctor?
Kapoor: The Gay Pride eventuality is always unequivocally high-energy. Anna asked me to boyant with her on a Project Angel Food float.
Project Angel Food delivers prohibited dishes to victims of HIV, and I’d been a believer of theirs for years.
So, yes, due to Anna’s celebrity, we was also a core of attention. Anna had pulled me aside that morning and told me that she had no friends, that everybody around her worked for her in some ability – “bodyguards, lawyers, photographers, and yes, doctors.”
I told her we was holding off my “doctor hat” and being her crony for that special occasion. Little did we know how distant that would go, and we positively wasn’t behaving a duties of her medical veteran on that fatal day.
GLV: When we wrote in your journal, “I was creation out with Anna my studious – blurring a lines. we give her Methadone, Valium. Can she hurt me?” You were essay all your emotions: before, during, and after a parade, and a subsequent morning filled with new emotions. Did “Can she hurt me?” meant professionally?
Kapoor: When we wrote that thoroughfare in my journal, we was essay emotionally and entrance out of an alcohol- and adrenaline-infused day like nothing other I’ve ever experienced, before or since.
This one page of writing, out of a 8 hundred pages, from my journals was a outrageous square of a prosecution’s box opposite me, so in hindsight, we theory it was rather prophetic.
GLV: Do we still keep a journal? Do we write in it as openly or are we cautious?
Kapoor: Yes, we still keep a journal, nonetheless I’m too bustling to write as frequently as we once did. we have let go of my confinement about vocalization a truth. My papers simulate that now, and they always will.
I pronounce and write from a heart, so we suspect we still chuck counsel to a breeze as many as we ever did. That won’t change, and trust it or not, even now, we don’t bewail it.
GLV: How did we confirm that events of your personal credentials to share?
Kapoor: we chose events that helped figure my expansion as a alloy and healer.
I truly trust that it was in my soul, maybe even my destiny, to turn a physician. we wanted to share how critical my family has always been in ancillary me and moving me to turn a doctor.
I also have a penetrating clarity of amusement and enclosed some events that have kept my life from apropos dim and grim.
People who review a book tell me that they felt an array of emotions as my story progressed – they laughed, they cried, they were angry, they were incredulous, and they felt a pain we went by during a many perplexing time of my life.
It’s a good enrich that we was means to not only news it all though unequivocally share it as well.
GLV: How did a review with a California Medical Board end?
Kapoor: You’ll have to wait and see. Believe me, there’s a reason we finished my initial book with a difference “to be continued.” I’ve started operative on a sequel, a same multiple of journals and discourse as this book; a same raw, true, no-holds-barred approach. The indeterminate pretension of my second book is “Trust Me, I’m Still a Doctor,” and we feel protected in earnest that we won’t be disappointed.
By Jeanette Smith
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