Local Doctor Once Appeared on NBC's ER

POSTED: Friday, April 3, 2009 - 8:26am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:33am

For 15 years, NBC's ER was a television tradition for viewers and it now it is time to say goodbye to the medical drama and for one Valley emergency room doctor, the ER series finale makes him reflect, since he got a chance to star in one of the episodes.

Dr. Noel Oliveira says it was a doctor's dream to star on ER in the sixth season episode called, "Abby Road" and even shared his doctors expertise as a script writer for the show. Dr. Oliveira says he thinks ER was so popular for years because it portrayed reality so good.

Dr. Oliveira says he remembers being one of the only real doctors on the set and after his appearance, Dr. Oliveira was offered a position as ER's technical director. He declined because he wanted to continue doing the real thing here in the Valley.

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