From another Freeper:
Results: Among both U.S. white and black men, physicians were, on average, older when they died, (73.0 years for white and 68.7 for black) than were lawyers (72.3 and 62.0), all examined professionals (70.9 and 65.3), and all men (70.3 and 63.6). The top ten causes of death for white male physicians were essentially the same as those of the general population, although they were more likely to die from cerebrovascular disease, accidents, and suicide, and less likely to die from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia/influenza, or liver disease than were other professional white men.
The data used in your comment was gathered between 1984 and 1995.
The life expectancy for all Americans in 2011 was close to 79 years of age.
Women have almost a 5 year advantage on men, and whites have almost a 4 year advantage on Blacks.
High income males have about a 5 year advantage on low income males.
I can’t find the 2011 average life expectancy for white male doctors, but I’m certain it’s over 80.
One patient I remember was in his mid 30's married with 3 children....I went into his room one day and asked if there was anything I could get him. (we keep juices etc on the units) his answer shocked me...he said yea, get me a beer...