Living Medicine (working title):
Dr. Gladys McGarey, M.D. best known by her patients and peers as Dr. Gladys, is a 95-year young pioneer, trail blazer and game changing physician who has dedicated her 65-year career to changing the face of modern medicine. From her colorful upbringing in exotic 1920’s India, through a lifetime of inspiring adventures, to her harrowing medical mission to Afghanistan at age 85, Dr. Gladys has committed her life to shifting medical paradigms and bringing the concept of holistic health and integrative medicine to the masses.
Dr. Gladys is not only known as the mother of holistic medicine, she is also the embodiment of it. The scope of her impact is evident in every facet of our changing health care system. Living Medicine – not only examines how her talent, vision and dedication have shaped our lives, it also illustrates how she transformed medicine today and how Dr. Gladys is helping to construct a model for a healthier future tomorrow.
This original documentary takes an illuminating look at Dr. Gladys, the woman who has re-defined medicine and our relationship to health. As a medical doctor, she re-wrote the rules, challenged the status quo and brought vibrant health to many who couldn’t find relief within the established medical system. As a trailblazer and mother of six she brings a special spirit and perspective unlike any other.
Told through her own words and through interviews with industry luminaries and people who have worked closely with her, the film provides unique insights into one of the most pressing issues of our time: how can we save our broken healthcare system?
It will examine the forces maintaining the status quo, a medical industry designed for an acute care model rather than prevention, for profit rather than patient care. A movement is growing to shift the system to a healthy integrative approach. It’s about saving the health of a nation.
Through a lifetime of triumphs and tragedies, Dr. Gladys expounds on her philosophy of life and offers advice on changing our own lives to live fully in health. “All aspects of the medical community think that what we’re working with are diseases and in the process, we’ve completely forgotten the people. Until we get away with the idea of what medicine is all about– killing diseases and getting rid of diseases –we’re not going to get anyplace.”
On the surface – this is a fascinating story of a courageous and trailblazing woman and the remarkable impact that she has had on the world around us through challenging, and changing, the face of medicine. But it’s more than that. It is also a wake-up call and a call-to-action – inspiring the viewers to challenge themselves to see medicine and most importantly their own condition in a new, healthy and empowering way.
Dr Gladys is the most fascinating doctor the masses are about to meet.
The GRID Network