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Dr. Bruce Sigurd Heischober, known as Dr. Bruce, born May 8, 1955, is a Board certified[1] medical doctor specializing in emergency and internal medicine. He also has published several works on substance abuse.

He graduated from Loma Linda University in 1979.[1]

Dr Bruce is referred to as "Dr. Spaz" by Adam Carolla, who also describes him using the expression "good lenses, bad frames," meaning he considers him competent and skilled even if he may appear foolish. This label from Carolla is due to Bruce often becoming flustered while talking on air. A lengthy discussion on This Life with Dr. Drew and Bob Forrest explored this and determined it was largely induced by Adam's overt bullying, as Bruce rarely has this issue when Adam isn't around. Bruce famously described Adam as an "narcissistic aspergerian" which other medical professionals have felt was pretty spot on.

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  1. Lynsky, DD.; Heischober, BS.; Johnston, PM.; Johnson, KA.; Lujano, LM.; Morgan, RD.. "Youth Alternative Sentencing Program: a description and evaluation of an alcohol and marijuana intervention program.". Int J Trauma Nurs 5 (1): 10–6. PMID 10085825.
  2. Nelson, BS.; Heischober, B. (Aug 1999). "Betel nut: a common drug used by naturalized citizens from India, Far East Asia, and the South Pacific Islands.". Ann Emerg Med 34 (2): 238–43. PMID 10424931.
  3. MacKenzie, RG.; Heischober, B. (Sep 1997). "Methamphetamine.". Pediatr Rev 18 (9): 305–9. PMID 9286149.
  4. Helschober, B.; Miller, MA. (1991). "Methamphetamine abuse in California.". NIDA Res Monogr 115: 60–71. PMID 1758484.
  5. Derlet, RW.; Heischober, B. (Dec 1990). "Methamphetamine. Stimulant of the 1990s?". West J Med 153 (6): 625–8. PMID 2293467.


Neinstein, Lawrence S.; chapters by Pinsky, Drew & Heischober, Bruce S. (2002). "Approaches to Management of Drug Abuse". Adolescent health care: a practical guide (4th ed.). Hagerstwon, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN 0-7817-2897-5.