Every time a celebrity dies from a prescription drug overdose or botched medical procedure, the first questions are understandably pointed at the medical professionals involved with the individual.
Joan Rivers family is reportedly considering suing the Manhattan surgical center where she underwent the throat surgery that led to her death on September 4, 2014. The beloved actress and comedian stopped breathing and went into cardiac and respiratory arrest during a vocal cord procedure on August 28 at Yorkville Endoscopy. She was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she was placed into a medically induced coma and put on life support as her condition deteriorated. Rumors are now swirling that the procedure at Yorkville, which was supposed to be routine, was botched.
On August 17, 2003, rock legend Ozzy Osbourne was invited to Wrigley Field to sing Take Me Out To The Ball Game during the seventh-inning stretch of a Chicago Cubs game. What ensued was a garbled-up, unintelligible rendition of the famous song so bad that Osbourne went down as the worst Wrigley singer in history. Over the next few days the scene was replayed on national television, making a mockery of the mumbling singer. That incident, said Osbournes manager-wife Sharon, was the last straw; she claimed that Ozzys doctor was overprescribing him a host of powerful antipsychotic and tranquilizing drugs, which contributed to his bizarre behavior.
From the “heavy” to the hilarious, we’ve picked a dozen movies about doctors we think you’ll enjoy. A synopsis of each film’s plot is provided, and we’ve even included a link to the movie trailer for each of them.
Let us know if you’ve seen any of the doctor movies we’re recommending and tell us what you thought about the film. We know we left some great doc flicks off this list; can you recommend other movies about doctors that you’ve enjoyed watching?