Donald Faison explains how that epic commercial with all of those famous TV doctors came to be

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By: Gibson Johns

There's one commercial that everyone seems to be talking about these days and, surely, you've seen it, too. The ad in question is for Cigna, and it brings together some of the most famous television doctors history for a hilarious call to action.

Donald Faison of "Scrubs," Patrick Dempsey of "Grey's Anatomy," Alan Alda of "M*A*S*H," Noah Wyle of "ER" and Lisa Edelstein of "House" partnered with the health services organization to spread awareness for the need to get annual check-ups from actual doctors.

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We recently caught up with Faison on Facebook Live to talk about the campaign, how the commercial came together and, of course, some of his favorite memories from "Scrubs" alongside his IRL best friend, Zach Braff.

Check out our interview with Donald Faison below to hear him reflect on "Scrubs" and why he finds it important to use his platform as an actor for good:

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Donald Faison during 'Clueless' Premiere and Beach Party at Leo Carillo Beach in Malibu, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
THE ACTOR DONALD FAISON (Photo by mikel roberts/Sygma via Getty Images)
Donald Faison during Premiere of 'Waiting To Exhale' at Ziegfeld Theater in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
CLUELESS - Gallery - Shoot Date: July 26, 1996. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) RACHEL BLANCHARD;STACEY DASH;DONALD FAISON;ELISA DONOVAN
CLUELESS - Pilot - 'As If a Girl's Reach Should Exceed Her Grasp' - Airdate: September 20, 1996. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) DONALD FAISON;STACEY DASH
Donald Faison, Warren G, Da Brat and Eddie Cibrian (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Donald Faison (L) and guest during Nickelodeon's 1998 Big Help in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Donald Faison and Melissa Joan Hart during Kickoff Event for 'Tune Into Kids & Family Week II' at Comedy Nation in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Donald Faison during WB Network All Star Party at Il Fornaio Restaurant in Pasadena, California, United States. (Photo by J. Vespa/WireImage)
Donald Faison during WB Network 2000 All Star Party at Il Fornaio Restaurant in Pasadena, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Donald Faison during 'Josie And The Pussycats' Premiere at Galaxy Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Donald Faison during '8 Mile' Westwood Premiere at Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
SCRUBS -- Season 1 -- Pictured: Donald Faison as Dr. Christopher Turk (Photo by Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SCRUBS -- Season 1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Sarah Chalke as Dr. Elliot Reid, Zach Braff as Dr. John 'J.D.' Dorian, Donald Faison as Dr. Christopher Turk (Photo by Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SCRUBS -- 'My Cake' Episode 6 -- Aired 10/12/04 -- Pictured: (l-r) Lo Ming as Dr. Kim, Donald Faison as Dr. Christopher Turk -- Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBCU Photo Bank
SCRUBS -- 'My Cake' Episode 6 -- Aired 10/12/04 -- Pictured: (l-r) Judy Reyes as Nurse Carla Espinoza, Donald Faison as Dr. Christopher Turk, Zach Braff as Dr. John 'J.D.' Dorian -- Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBCU Photo Bank
SCRUBS -- 'My Dream Job' Episode 22 -- Pictured: (l-r) Zach Braff as Dr. John 'J.D.' Dorian, Donald Faison as Dr. Christopher Turk -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Eddie Kaye Thomas, Director Demain Lichtenstein, Eddie Guerra and Donald Faison (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Actor Donald Faison attends the celebrity gala opening for the national tour of 'Movin' Out' on September 17, 2004 at the Pantages Theatre, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)
Donald Faison, winner of the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series award for Scrubs (Photo by M. Caulfield/WireImage for BET Network)
Minka Kelly and Donald Faison during Exclusive Nintendo DS Pre-Launch Party - Arrivals at Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 10: 102136_2059 -- SCRUBS - Donald Faison ('Chris Turk'), Colin Farrell (guest star) and Zach Braff ('John 'J.D.' Dorian') pose for a shot on the set of 'Scrubs,' during the episode entitled, 'My Lucky Charm,' airing Friday, January 28 (9:00-9:30 p.m.), on NBC. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/ABC via Getty Images)
Donald Faison during Rolling Stone/Verizon Wireless Pre-GRAMMY Concert with Kanye West - Arrivals at Spider Club in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by J.Sciulli/WireImage for PMK/HBH)
Donald Faison (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS - APRIL 27: Actors Zach Braff (L) and Donald Faison arrive at a third season DVD launch event and season five wrap party for the television series 'Scrubs' at the Rain Nightclub inside the Palms Casino Resort April 27, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The season three DVD will be released on May 9, 2006. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
CULVER CITY, CA - JUNE 03: Actors Donald Faison and Zach Braff arrive to the 2006 MTV Movie Awards at Sony Pictures Studio on June 3,2006 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 25: Actor Donald Faison on the set of 'The Sauce' at Fuse Network Studios on October 25, 2007 in New York City (Photo by Jemal Countess/WireImage)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 10: (L-R) The cast of Scrubs Neil Flynn, Christa Miller, Judy Reyes, Bill Lawrence, Sarah Chalke, Donald Faison, and Zach Braff attend 'Scrubs: The Farewell Tour' during The New York Comedy Festival at The Paley Center on November 10, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
Donald Faison arrives to the 7th annual Hollywood Life Breakthrough of the Year Awards at the Music Box at the Fonda on December 9, 2007 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 10: Actor Donald Faison attends 'Scrubs: The Farewell Tour' during The New York Comedy Festival at The Paley Center on November 10, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - APRIL 21: CaCee Cobb and Donald Faison attend the 'Shrek Forever After' premiere during the 9th Annual Tribeca Film Festival at the Ziegfeld Theatre on April 21, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD - MAY 17: Actor Donald Faison and Cacee Cobb arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere of 'Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on May 17, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 13: Actor Donald Faison arrives at the 21st A Time For Heroes Celebrity Picnic sponsored by Disney to benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation held at Wadsworth Great Lawn on June 13, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 13: Actor Donald Faison attends the 1st annual 'Hilarity For Charity' benefiting the Alzheimer's Association at Vibiana on January 13, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: Actor Donald Faison watches Vintage Trouble and The Whigs perform at T-Mobile Presents Google Music at TAO, an exclusive four-night concert series at Sundance to celebrate the launch of the new Google Music Magnifier program on January 21, 2012 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for T-Mobile)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 18: Donald Faison (L) and Hannah Simone (R) pose in the press room at the 62nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards at The Beverly Hilton hotel on February 18, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Actor Donald Faison (R) and Cacee Cobb attend the world premiere of Disney's 'OZ The Great And Powerful' at the El Capitan Theatre on February 13, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Actor Donald Faison and wife Cacee Cobb arrive for The Premiere Of Walt Disney Pictures' 'Oz The Great And Powerful' held at The El Capitan Theater on October 6, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 10: Actor Donald Faison visits the SiriusXM Studios on July 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 19: Actor Donald Faison leaves the 'Good Morning America' taping at ABC Times Square Studios on June 19, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 28: Actor Donald Faison attends the World Premiere Of Disney's 'Maleficent' at the El Capitan Theatre on May 28, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 28: Actor Donald Faison and wife Cacee Cobb arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere 'Maleficent' at the El Capitan Theatre on May 28, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 23: Actor Donald Faison and CaCee Cobb attend the premiere of Focus Features' 'Wish I Was Here' at DGA Theater on June 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
BURBANK, CA - JUNE 09: Actor Donald Faison attends the Screen Actor's Guild Foundation's 5th Annual 'Actors Fore Actors' Los Angeles Golf Classic at Lakeside Golf Club on June 9, 2014 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for SAG Foundation)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 15: (L-R) Donald Faison, wife Cacee Cobb and Zach Braff (Faison and Braff co-starred on the TV show 'Scrubs') pose backstage at the hit musical 'Bullets Over Broadway' on Broadway at The St. James Theater on July 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 24: Actor Donald Faison poses for a portrait at Getty Images Portrait Studio powered by Samsung Galaxy at Comic-Con International 2014 at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images for Samsung)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 27: David Alan Basche, Donald Faison, Angelo Pagan and Leah Remini attend 'The Exes' - Season 4, which premieres November 5 at 10:30p ET/PT, at Wirtshaus LA on October 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images for TV Land)
CULVER CITY, CA - OCTOBER 19: Donald Faison and his son, Rocco Faison arrive at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation for 25th Annual 'A Time For Heroes' celebration held at The Bookbindery on October 19, 2014 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 27: Stacey Dash, Donald Faison and Zach Braff attend 'The Exes' - Season 4, which premieres November 5 at 10:30p ET/PT, at Wirtshaus LA on October 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images for TV Land)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Actor Donald Faison (C) attends The Children's Miracle Network Holiday Event with Donald Faison at Children's Museum of Manhattan on December 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: Actor Donald Faison visits the SiriusXM Studios on November 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 05: Actor Donald Faison attends the Second Annual Hollywood Heals: Spotlight On Tourette Syndrome at House of Blues Sunset Strip on March 5, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/Getty Images for Tourette Association)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Donald Faison, Renee Knorr, Tom Everhart and Keri Ann Kimball attend the 'Tom Everhart 'Raw' Exhibition of His Schulz-influenced Paintings For The First Time In Black And White At Mouche Gallery on February 27, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amy Graves/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 26: Actor Donald Faison and his child attends the Safe Kids Day presented by Nationwide at The Lot on April 26, 2015 in West Hollywood, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
UNDATEABLE -- 'A Live Show Walks Into A Bar' Episode 209 -- Pictured: (l-r) Donald Faison as Donald, Zach Braff as Zach -- (Photo by: Darren Michaels/NBC/Warner Bros./NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BURBANK, CA - JUNE 08: Actor Donald Faison attends the SAG Foundation's 6th annual Los Angeles Golf Classic on June 8, 2015 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: Actors Zach Braff and Donald Faison arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 06: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) Actress and TV personality Stacey Dash poses for photos with actor Donald Faison at the SiriusXM Studios on June 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
CULVER CITY, CA - APRIL 24: Actor Donald Faison (R), CaCee Cobb (L) and children attend Safe Kids Day at Smashbox Studios on April 24, 2016 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: Actor Donald Faison attends the 17th Emmys Golf Classic at the Wilshire Country Club on September 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tasia Wells/Getty Images)
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