I'm smart enough to know when I should take my script to the doctor. Although, I often receive offers from professional script doctors,, it's very hard to find the type of doctor I need. My feeling is that a script doctor should be treated like a medical doctor, meaning I wouldn't trust a GP if I had a cardiology problem, would you? Like me, you would probably turn to a specialist who has specific training and experience related to your malady. For the same reason, I wouldn't consult a script doctor who primarily writes and covers comedies if my screenplay was a dark drama or a thriller. While a generalist can no doubt provide some tips to improve my script, only a genre specialist has the aptitude for diagnosing and honing the particular tone, pace, and mood I'm trying to sustain. Perhaps, what's really needed is a "script clinic" in which a number of script doctors with different specializations work side by side. In our state-of-the-art screenplay clinic, a physician's assistant would handle the initial intake and then direct my manuscript to the appropriate specialist. As in the world of medicine, I would expect and willingly pay more for the specialist's care. We all know how few healthy scripts survive in the current care system. It should be obvious that the script doctoring profession needs to up it's game. If medical doctors saved as few chronically ill patients as script doctors, the state medical board would swiftly pull their licenses. The fault is not in the log lines, it's in ourselves. So, please Doctor Know It All, don't try to fix every script with the overused "save the cat" approach. "Take two pages out and call me in the morning" doesn't work for every screenwriter. If you want to treat my script problems, you need to specialize in suspense. Not comedy, action, sci-fi, or horror. Just let me know what types of scripts like mine you've previously operated on and what your outcomes have been in terms of awards, options, sales, and (hopefully) successful money-making movies. I promise I'll review your record carefully, check your recommendations, and schedule an appointment if I think you're the right doctor for my script.