Dempsey More Than Just a TV Doctor

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Many Grey's Anatomy fans would like to believe that the handsome, talented Dr. Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd were a real person. Well, for a few minutes recently, Derek and the actor who portrays him, Patrick Dempsey, were one and the same.

According to the Boston Herald, Patrick's four-year-old daughter, Tallulah, ended up in the hospital after a nasty fall. The TV doc wasted no time in instructing the staff how to proceed.

“My daughter had fallen and hurt her chin and I was watching the doctor’s technique,” Dempsey said. “I said to the doctor, ‘You’re not going to put stitches on her. Use the liquid Band-Aid on her instead. That’s what I want you to use now, please.’ I suddenly became Derek Shepherd in the emergency room. I was very authoritive. People listened. It worked out for the best.”

As for the real-life doctor's reaction to the suggested course of treatment?

“He said, ‘Yes, that’s probably better,’” Dempsey said.

The Maine native added that the doctor tending to his daughter had no clue who he was. Guess we won't be hitting him up for our next expert interview.

Steve Marsi is the Managing Editor of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Google+ or email him here.

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Grey's Anatomy Quotes

MEREDITH: "You don't get to call me a whore. When I met you, I thought I had found the person that I was going to spend the rest of my life with. I was done! All the boys and all the bars and all the obvious daddy issues, who cares? I was done. You left me. You chose Addison. I'm all glued back together now. I make no apologies for how I chose to repair what you broke. You don't get to call me a whore."
DEREK: "This thing with us is finished. It's over."
MEREDITH: "Finally."
DEREK: "Yeah, it's done."
MEREDITH: "It is done."

There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.

Meredith