Rx: The Quiet Revolution premiered Thursday, April 2, 2015.
About the Program
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.
A Closer Look at Rx: The Quiet Revolution
More About the Film
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.
Rx: The Quiet Revolution
was produced by David Grubin Productions Inc and presented by WTTW Chicago.
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Additional support is provided by The Susan Leonard Feinstein Foundation, The William and Phyllis Mack Family Foundation and Roy J. Zuckerberg Family Foundation.