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The Greatest TV Doctors

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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    most listed House, M.D.

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    the people's #1 MASH

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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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    ER

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    Grey's Anatomy, Grey's Anatomy

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    added by clash1977 MASH

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    ranked low on reranks Scrubs, It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie, Scrubs

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Cosby Show

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    added by carlybobarly Scrubs, Scrubs

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    added by HumbertoIbarra House, M.D.

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    added by willyboymcoy House, M.D. House Universe

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman

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    ranked low on reranks Grey's Anatomy, Grey's Anatomy

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Dr. Phillip Chandler St. Elsewhere

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    The Fugitive

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    Lanie Parish Castle

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    ranked low on reranks & added by mmses House, House Universe

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    General Hospital

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