90s TV The Best 1990s Medical TV Shows  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite medical series that aired in the '90s

These are the best 1990s medical TV shows, ranked from best to worst by your votes. Medical series have ranked among viewers' favorite types of shows for basically forever. Some great 90s medical TV shows were famously heart-wrenching dramas that took a realistic approach to life in a trauma center, while others were distinctly comedic and added levity to even the most serious situations. So, what are the top 1990s medical TV series? Vote up your favorites!

What are some of the shows that appear on this best 1990s medical TV shows list? In 1994, ER premiered, setting the gold standard for medical shows to come. This great show featured an all-star cast that included George Clooney, Julianna Margulies and Anthony Edwards. Northern Exposure was another good medical show that aired in the 1990s.

Dr. Frasier Crane shared his knowledge of mental health on the hilarious sitcom Frasier throughout the 1990s. Other great shows that appear on this top 1990s medical TV shows list include Chicago Hope, Diagnosis: Murder and China Beach.

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ER is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1990s Medical TV Shows
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ER is an American medical drama television series created by novelist Michael Crichton that aired on NBC from September 19, 1994, to April 2, 2009. It was produced by Constant c Productions and Amblin Entertainment, in association with Warner Bros. Television. ER follows the inner life of the emergency room of fictional County General Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, and various critical issues faced by the room's physicians and staff. The show ran for 15 seasons with a total of 331 episodes, becoming the longest-running primetime medical drama in American television history. It won 23 Emmy Awards, including the 1996 Outstanding Drama Series award, and received 124 Emmy nominations, which ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Julianna Margulies

Premiered: 1994

Number of Seasons: 15

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Doogie Howser, M.D. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1990s Medical TV Shows
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Doogie Howser, M.D. is an American comedy-drama television series that ran for four seasons on ABC from September 19, 1989 to July 28, 1993, totaling 97 episodes. Created by Steven Bochco and David E. Kelley, it stars Neil Patrick Harris in the title role as a teenage physician who also faces the problems of being a normal teenager. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Neil Patrick Harris, Max Casella, Belinda Montgomery

Premiered: 1989

Number of Seasons: 4

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Chicago Hope is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1990s Medical TV Shows
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Chicago Hope is an American medical drama television series, created by David E. Kelley. It ran on CBS from September 18, 1994, to May 4, 2000. The series is set in a fictional private charity hospital in Chicago, Illinois. The show is set to return in the fall of 2013 on TVGN in reruns. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Carla Gugino, Mark Harmon, Lauren Holly, Mandy Patinkin, Peter Berg, + more

Premiered: 1994

Number of Seasons: 6

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Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1990s Medical TV Shows
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Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman is an American Western drama series created by Beth Sullivan and starring Jane Seymour who plays Dr. Michaela "Mike" Quinn, a physician who leaves Boston in search of adventure in the Old American West and who settles in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The television series ran on CBS for six seasons, from January 1, 1993 to May 16, 1998. In total, 150 episodes were produced, plus two television movies which were made after the series was cancelled. It aired in over 100 countries, including Denmark, the United Kingdom, France, Canada and Bulgaria on BNT and later on NOVA television. Since 1997, reruns have been shown in syndication and on ABC Family, Ion Television, the ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Jane Seymour, Joe Lando, Chad Allen

Premiered: 1993

Number of Seasons: 6

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