Brain Surgeon by Day, Filmmaker at Night

Michigan physician cures our ailing health care system with documentary "Bitter Pill"!

Oct 15, 2012, 10:10 ET from Dr. Vivek Palavali

FLINT, Mich., Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Vivek Palavali, M.D., who regularly performs medicine's most intricate and complicated neurosurgeries, dissects America's sick health care system in a new documentary film titled "Bitter Pill".

Dr. Palavali, a celebrated neurosurgeon, has produced a new film that diagnoses the disease that is destroying the American health care system.  In the movie, Dr. Palavali does a comprehensive global examination of health care to uncover the deep rooted cancer that is responsible for our nation's sickness.

"I find it unconscionable that the US spends $3 trillion annually on health care, yet millions of Americans are uninsured and sick," said Palavali.  "The people in Europe for example spend far less, yet their citizens are healthier and live longer," he added.

Now Michigan movie goers will have an opportunity to learn the type of "Bitter Pill" it needs to take in order to save health care in the US.  A free sneak preview showing of "Bitter Pill" will take place at 6:30PM Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at Rave Cinema on Graham Road in Flint.

Dr. Palavali was responsible for every aspect of the film's production, from actually shooting the video himself, conducting all the interviews, doing the research and directing much of the work in post-production.  This fact-filled and entertaining film was produced while the doctor also maintained a full time surgical practice!

In addition to being a board certified neurosurgeon, Dr. Palavali is a published author and prolific oil painter. He led his medical school class and did his residency training at the prestigious University of Chicago, where only ONE student in the country is selected to attend annually.

Dr. Palavali is available for interviews to discuss his new movie and share with your audience the solution to saving health care in America in everyday language.  His approach to this controversial issue is candid and compelling.  Dr. Palavali is realistic however relative to his career goals, "As much as I enjoy making films, I have no plans to give up my day job," Palavali said with a smile.

To learn more about the doctor and see a trailer for "Bitter Pill" visit

Contact: David Barber (401) 663.3283

SOURCE Dr. Vivek Palavali