In this whip-smart and timely novel from acclaimed author Kimmery Martin, two doctors travel a surprising path when they must choose between treating their patients and keeping their jobs.


Georgia Brown’s profession as a urologist requires her to interact with plenty of naked men, but her romantic prospects have fizzled. The most important person in her life is her friend Jonah Tsukada, a funny, empathetic family medicine doctor who works at the same hospital in Charleston, South Carolina and who has become as close as family to her.

Just after Georgia leaves the country for a medical conference, Jonah shares startling news. The hospital is instructing doctors to stop providing medical care for transgender patients. Jonah, a gay man, is the first to be fired when he refuses to abandon his patients. Stunned by the predicament of her closest friend, Georgia’s natural instinct is to fight alongside him. But when her attempts to address the situation result in incalculable harm, both Georgia and Jonah find themselves facing the loss of much more than their careers.




“A moving story about the absolute power of friendship and the utter feebleness of intolerance.”—New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian

“Intense and vibrant.… A binge-worthy page-turner that’ll rival your favorite prime-time medical drama.”—Wall Street Journal bestselling author Kerry Lonsdale

“With her signature compassion and sharp writing, Kimmery Martin delivers a poignant yet compulsively readable story examining the timely topic of medical discrimination. I loved it—and have a new must-read recommendation for book clubs everywhere.”—Colleen Oakley, author of You Were There Too
“With incredible voice and scalpel-sharp wit, Martin deftly navigates the light, the dark, and the in-between of the human soul.”—P. J. Vernon

"Close on the heels of her successful debut, physician and novelist Kimmery Martin has once again crafted a tale that will thrill readers while simultaneously illuminating how the business of medicine too often fails patients and physicians alike...A story of friendship, loyalty, and redemption, Martin’s second novel is sure to become as beloved as her first."—Meghan MacLean Weir, author of The Book of Essie

From the publisher: THE ANTIDOTE FOR EVERYTHING represents the best of Martin: a beautifully realized portrait of the humor and drama within hospital walls; and the importance of friendship (not romance), as among the most complex and rewarding of relationships. Georgia and Jonah are fun, and their devotion to each other and to their patients shines through. Martin beautifully balances the friends’ situational comedy— from attending to a fainted passenger on an airplane, to an undercover-ops-style investigation into the hospital’s practices—while grappling with issues like power dynamics in the workplace, compassion of care, and human rights.