The unscrupulous Dr. Charlie Keegan is a partner in a New York City medical practice that thrives on the bureaucracy of the insurance system and naiveté of its elderly patients. However, whenever caught, Charlie's lawyer is unable to prevent the medical board from reprimanding him. For six months, he is forced to work in an upstate nursing home--Shady Pines. Charlie wanted to do his time and get out. Instead, his new patients and an unexpected romance with the compassionate nurse Jill, transform him into a sympathetic man who fights for the care and protection of the people he once neglected.