This movie is based on the real life story of Ed Rosenbaum, M.D. Dr. Rosenbaum wrote an autobiography entitled "A Taste of My Own Medicine: When the Doctor Becomes the Patient". This book formed the basis for the movie and is presently out-of-print.

Co-stars Christine Lahti, Mandy Patinkin, and Adam Arkin all played doctors on Chicago Hope (1994).

Producer Scott Mosier's favorite movie.

This was first announced with Warren Beatty starring.

Christine Lahti and Zakes Mokae previously appeared in Gross Anatomy (1989), which also centers about medical doctors.

Ed Rosenbaum: as Himself.