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The Greatest TV Doctors

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List Criteria: Only fictional medical physicians or surgeons from television

List of the best television doctors, ranked by fans of the doctor characters and their medical shows. Plenty of memorable TV doctors have graced our small screens over the last 50 years, but some television doctors stand out from the rest. From medical dramas and comedies to soap operas and sci-fi thrillers, every great TV show needs a compassionate, competent and - of course - good looking doctor to save the day.

Ever since 'General Hospital' opened its fictional doors more than 50 years ago, there has been a flood of TV shows featuring every type of TV doctor you could imagine. In the beginning, TV doctors were dependable, noble and considerate medical healers in TV shows like 'Medic' and 'Dr. Kildare'. As television evolved, so too did the doctors. On modern TV, doctors now feature complex personalities and dramatic background stories, such as the drug-addicted, enigmatic and astoundingly intelligent antihero Dr. Gregory House and the entire medical squad in 'ER'.

So who are the greatest TV doctors of all time? Whether you prefer dreamy medical heroes like Derek Shephard, Michaela Quinn and James Kildare; the funny antics of Hawkeye Pierce, Perry Cox and Sheldon Cooper; or the drama that comes with Meredith Grey and Christina Yang, you can rest assured that there is an excellent fictional physician on call.

 





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    House, M.D.

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    MASH

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    Scrubs, It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie, Scrubs

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    Star Trek: The Animated Series, Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek ...

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    Scrubs, It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie, Scrubs

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    Scrubs, Scrubs

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    ER

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    MASH

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    House, M.D. House Universe

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    ER

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    MASH

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    Doogie Howser M.D.

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    House, M.D.

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    House, M.D.

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    Sherlock

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    Friends

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    Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman

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    ER

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    Lost: Missing Pieces, Lost, Lost

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    Marcus Welby, M.D.

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    The Walking Dead

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    House, M.D.

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    Nip / Tuck

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    The X-Files, The X Files 2, The X-Files

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    ER

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    Castle

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    Frasier

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    Grey's Anatomy, Grey's Anatomy

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    Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: ...

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    Star Trek: Voyager The Doctor, an Emergency Medical Hologram Mark I (or EMH forshort), is a fictional character from the television series Star Trek: Voyager,played by actor Robert Picardo.

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    Dr. Kildare

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    M*A*S*H

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    Doc Martin

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    Dr. Phillip Chandler St. Elsewhere

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