If you thought that Gregory’s doctor on GENERAL HOSPITAL looked familiar, it’s probably because you recognized actor Jeffrey Stubblefield from one of his numerous roles… perhaps even when he played Roger Walker in a 2008 episode of the primetime GH spinoff NIGHT SHIFT! (He played the husband of a woman who thought she was going to give birth to their first child only to discover she was suffering from a hysterical pregnancy.)
Stubblefield started his career with guest roles in TV series like FELICITY, THE PRACTICE, and ER. He has also appeared in multiple episodes of DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES and DIARY OF A SINGLE MOM. In more recent years, the actor could be seen in episodes of GOOD TROUBLE and SHRINKING. Despite his appearance in NIGHT SHIFT, that Aug. 22 episode of GH technically marks his daytime debut!
After finally coming clean to his son, Finn, about his ALS diagnosis, Gregory Chase went to the hospital to meet with Dr. Bronson to discuss managing the symptoms of his deteriorating condition. TJ Ashford was also there, and the physician explained that the intern was currently shadowing him so he would be sitting in on the exam if that was okay.
Having already been diagnosed with ALS at the Mayo Clinic, Gregory told the doctors how his tremors have grown worse lately and the recent evening when he collapsed while babysitting his granddaughter. Following the exam, Dr. Bronson told Gregory he should wear leg braces and hand and wrist splints at home to help his extremities remain stretched and in good condition. Gregory asked about a cane, but the doctor didn’t think that was necessary yet. Dr. Bronson did insist that he shouldn’t be driving anymore, but Gregory had already realized that.
GH fans were upset to learn that Gregory had been diagnosed with an incurable disease and have been hoping that there is a twist coming that will reveal he doesn’t have ALS after all, but something that can actually be treated. Could Dr. Bronson help determine that… or will he just help Gregory deal with his inevitable fate? Stay tuned!
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