strategic planning

Now that Hank is a doctor on demand in the Hamptons, Evan wants a guerrilla marketing plan to spread the word about "HankMed." However, Hank soon realizes that the plan is more about Evan meeting women than establishing any viable contacts. When Hank gets a call to come to the aid of a senator’s son, that’s all the more reason not to be a part of Evan’s scheme. His medical service is marketing itself or is it? 

The senator's son, Kendrick Everett, is on track to be Notre Dame's starting quarterback in the fall.  Hank performs a routine physical examination and the young athlete passes with flying colors.  However, Kendrick falls ill the next day.  By the time Hank arrives, Kendrick complains of blurred vision and tingling in his legs before fainting into Hank's arms. 

Hank and Divya spring into action to determine what's wrong but without an MRI, they won't be able to make a conclusive evaluation. Since Kendrick's mother Lucy will not allow her son to be taken to hospital, Hank and Divya must figure out how to find a mobile MRI unit before it's too late. Hank is hoping that Jill Flint, the hospital administrator he recently met, will do him a favor just this once. 

Meanwhile, Evan is putting his own plan into action by paying Mrs. "Newparts" Newberg a visit. He's pleasantly surprised to find that not only is Mrs. Newberg amenable to his proposal, but also that she has a beautiful twenty-two-year-old granddaughter. Maybe he can prove to Hank that his guerrilla marketing plan isn't so outrageous after all.

About Royal Pains

USA Network is proud to announce the return of the Hamptons' best doctor-on-demand, Hank Lawson (Mark Feuerstein), in Royal Pains.

Once a rising star in the New York City medical community, Hank found himself out of work, dumped by his fiancée and out of options after a dustup with some hospital honchos. Fed up with Hank's personal pity-party, his younger brother, Evan (Paulo Costanzo), convinced Hank to join him on a last-minute trip to the Hamptons for Memorial Day weekend. When the brothers crashed a party at the home of a Hamptons billionaire and a guest fell critically ill, Hank saved the day. His dramatic medical rescue drew attention from the crowd, and soon Hank's phone started ringing off the hook with patients wanting Hank to make house calls.

By the end of the weekend, HankMed was born. With Evan as the company's CFO and the whip-smart, ambitious Divya (Reshma Shetty) as Hank's physician's assistant, Hank became the Hamptons' new in-demand Doctor-for-Hire. News travels fast on the East End, especially when it's about a talented young doctor with MacGyver-like skills who makes house calls. But the rich and powerful aren't the only ones seeking out HankMed's services; there are plenty of less well-off locals who need his help, too, and he's more than happy to lend a hand.

But after a few idyllic summers in the Hamptons, there are big changes in store for HankMed this season. Hank returns from his travels abroad with Boris (Campbell Scott), but realizes coming home isn’t always as easy as it seems. Evan and Paige (Brooke D’Orsay) grow stronger in their marriage thanks to the help of an unconventional therapist. Divya must find a way to balance the challenges of being a single-mom with her job at HankMed. HankMed’s newest doctor, Jeremiah Sacani (Ben Shenkman) realizes that having Divya and her baby stay with him isn’t going to be as easy as he thought. And when a mysterious young woman shows up at the guesthouse at the beginning of summer, she changes Hank and Evan’s lives forever. So as another summer heats up in the Hamptons, this season promises to be anything but a walk on the beach! 

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