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For 'Royal Pains' Star Mark Feuerstein, the Next Best Thing to Being a Doctor Is Playing One on TV

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Mark Feuerstein did something he knew would thrill his, and every other, Jewish mother. Though lacking any aptitude for biology, Feuerstein became a doctor.

Three times. Circuitously.

“The only way I could find a way to a respectable profession was to come to an unrespectable one,” he said.

By “unrespectable” he means, of course, acting. He was Dr. Steven Levine on “Guiding Light” in 1997. A few years ago, Feuerstein starred as a neurosurgeon on a short-lived series, “3 Lbs.” More famously and happily, he appears as Hank Lawson, concierge doctor, on “Royal Pains,” the number one series broadcast by the USA cable network, which begins its third season June 29.

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For 'Royal Pains' Star Mark Feuerstein, the Next Best Thing to Being a Doctor Is Playing One on TV

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