Most helpful positive review
161 of 172 people found the following review helpful
Excellent health care documentary
on May 28, 2013
I am very impressed with the content of "Doctored." I am familiar with some of the physicians attached to and interviewed in the documentary. The thing that I enjoy about it most is that it isn't negative, per se, about the medical community, but rather it is positive about "alternative" methods (most specifically chiropractic). That said, it does expose some glaring weaknesses of our current medical health care system which everyone who participates in it needs to understand. While medicine saves many lives every day, it is statistically the number three killer in the US as well, claiming 250,000 lives per year (B. Starfield, M.D., July 26, 2000. JAMA 284(4). pp483-485). What this documentary does is offer an alternative to the mainstream of drugs and surgery. It also shows how the American Medical Association has biased doctors and patients, and stifled the profession of chiropractic simply because it is a competitive system. The film also shows many hopeless lives transformed by chiropractic, nutrition, and other "holistic" methods. I like documentaries that not only expose weaknesses, but offer hope and alternatives for those who have never been exposed to the whole truth. Highly recommended!