July 24, 1991
Successful surgeon Jack McKee believes he has it all--money, a thriving practice, and the reverence of his students. His bedside manner, however, leaves something to be desired, as he sees patients not as people, but rather as diseases or procedures to be completed. This all changes when McKee himself is diagnosed with throat cancer and must endure the same cold, unfeeling medical teams of which he was a champion before his own illness. In the process of being saved from his cancer, McKee may also be saved from his lack of emotions and empathy for his patients, and learn, in the end, what it truly means to be a doctor.