"Five Miles West" is the eighteenth episode of New Amsterdam. It was aired on April 16, 2019.
Max meets his new oncologist, Dr. Stauton, a no-nonsense woman that is not pleased at his inconsistent chemo and radiation schedule. She immediately schedules his next radiation treatment. Max learns that the hospital plans to sell medical debt off, and to help, he instead has the former patients work off their bill by providing services to the hospital. He reschedules his radiation session and receives a rude awakening from Dr. Stauton about the reality of his situation. Dr. Sharpe and Dr. Reynolds attempt to diagnose a patient with cystic fibrosis, but soon discover she had stopped taking one of her medications. Dr. Frome and Max work to try to reunite a father whose son was born unexpectedly at New Amsterdam after the surrogate mother requires an emergency c-section and enters a coma. Their surrogacy contract that was signed in New Jersey is not recognized in New York and the mother's parents initially refuse to hand the child over even though the child is not biologically their daughter's.
- Ryan Eggold as Dr. Max Goodwin
- Janet Montgomery as Dr. Lauren Bloom
- Freema Agyeman as Dr. Helen Sharpe
- Jocko Sims as Dr. Floyd Reynolds
- Tyler Labine as Dr. Iggy Frome
- Anupam Kher as Dr. Vijay Kapoor
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