Airing now on PBS stations nationwide, The Doctor Fix: A New Era of Modern Medicine explores America’s evolving healthcare system.
Today, physicians face a complex web of scientific advances, technological innovations, complicated revenue streams, and political mandates. The pressure can be overwhelming. These doctors face the choice of changing the way they practice medicine or shutting their doors. Yet with all these challenges, a revolutionary time in healthcare could be on the horizon. Today, there is an increased emphasis on prevention and wellness, a new perspective on team-oriented, patient-centered care and advanced technology that can change how doctors and patients interact and the way health data is collected.
Directed by Kate McMahon and edited by Dan Evans, The Doctor Fix explores the real-life impact of the Affordable Care Act on both doctors and patients. Inspired by co-producer Dr. Jeffrey Weisz’s book, It’s a Great Time to be a Physician, the film brings to light changes in the fabric of the health care system, the evolution of the business of being a doctor, and what we all can expect as patients in this new era of American medicine.
Watch an extended scene from The Doctor Fix on PBS:
Written, directed and produced by Kate McMahon. Co-Produced by Jessica Sherry and Jeffrey Weisz, M.D. Edited by Dan Evans. Cinematography by Mark Rublee. This program is a co-production with Jeffrey Weisz, M.D. and Kate McMahon Productions, LLC in association with Oregon Public Broadcasting.