This a long documentary, 90 minutes but well worth watching. Below the line you can read what the film is all about. Actually you get to see some of the values we liked about Dr. Welby making a come back, combined with using modern day technology in a way where it fits. House calls are back and there’s new cultures of respect coming back.
It’s very interesting to see the four different segments on what’s happening and what the doctors are doing.
There’s every day “real” patients in the video who have some tough chronic issues. They are really focusing on getting the patient involved in their care and using some of the old tactics we saw with Dr. Welby along with modern technologies to make it work. BD
In this inspiring 90-minute documentary, filmmaker David Grubin - the son of a general practitioner - takes his camera across America to focus on the challenges and triumphs in our country’s health care delivery system. The four segments that comprise Rx: The Quiet Revolution introduce us to a diverse group of doctors, nurses, and health care professionals who are transforming the way we receive our medical care: lowering costs by placing the patient at the center of their practice.
A staggering 50 percent of American adults suffer from a chronic disease such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity and arthritis — and one in four has two or more chronic health conditions. In Rx: The Quiet Revolution, you’ll travel across America to discover a quiet revolution happening in medicine. From Maine to Mississippi, Alaska to California, see physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals placing the patient at the center of their practice — transforming the way medical care is delivered while lowering costs and improving outcomes.
Along the way, filmmaker David Grubin — the son of a general practitioner — brings you these compelling stories:
- In Maine, Grubin meets Dr. David Loxterkamp, who practices family medicine with a team of doctors working to treat patients with chronic illnesses.
- In Mississippi, a state with more diabetes cases than any other, Grubin finds a rural health clinic fighting diabetes with the aid of an electronic communications device that provides greater access to medical care, helping patients take responsibility for managing this devastating chronic disease.
- In Alaska, the documentary follows Native Alaskans who own and operate their own health system, caring for 65,000 people across 107,000 square miles. In spite of the number of patients and the vast distances between them, they are determined to foster an empathetic relationship between patients and their health care providers.
- In San Francisco, Grubin visits a health care facility for seniors called On Lok, dedicated to making it possible for frail, elderly Americans in need of nursing home care to live with dignity in their own homes.