Dr. G: Medical Examiner

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Dr. G: Medical Examiner
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Genre Reality, Documentary
Written by Christopher Carlson
Gretchen Morning
Emi Macuaga
Kellen Hertz
Starring Jan C. Garavaglia
Narrated by Jeff Colt
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 96 (as of February 10, 2012)[1]
Producer(s) Fahad Vania
Royd Chung
Running time 60 minutes
Original channel Discovery Health Channel
Original run July 22, 2004 (2004-07-22) – present
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Dr. G: Medical Examiner is a reality television series shown on TLC and Discovery Fit & Health. Dr. G, or Dr. Jan Garavaglia, is the Chief Medical Examiner with Florida's District Nine Medical Examiner's office in Orlando, Florida.

This series features Dr. G working on unexplained deaths in the Orlando area, as well as similar deaths from her last position as a Medical Examiner in Bexar County, Texas. The shows feature dramatic re-enactments of the events leading up to the person's death as well as the autopsies. Also interviews of Dr. G, family members, and other people connected to the deaths are shown.

The unexplained death cases that Dr. G works on can come from a variety of factors, such as undiagnosed medical conditions, accidents, or foul play. In one instance, a woman who attempted suicide died a few days after her attempt. Dr. G found that her death was actually due to another condition and was not by her own hand. Another instance dealt with human bones that had been found alongside some railroad tracks. Through an autopsy and investigative work it was discovered that the remains were those of a missing girl who had been killed by her mother.

The series is produced by NY-based Atlas Media Corporation. Executive Producer is Bruce David Klein.


Episodes of the show, since 2008, have been re-aired on TLC and FitTV, and the series continues with new episodes on Discovery Fit & Health following the replacement of the Discovery Health Channel with OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network in 2011.


On October 14, 2008, Dr. G released her first book, How Not to Die: Surprising Lessons on Living Longer, Safer and Healthier from America's Favorite Medical Examiner. Using cases from her 20 years of experience as a medical examiner, Dr. G identifies some of the key lifestyle and behavioral choices that can result in early death. She also offers advice on how to be smart and proactive about one's health. A television special titled "How Not to Die: A Dr. G Special" aired on Discovery Health Channel on the same day the book was released.


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