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The Best 1990s Medical TV Shows

Updated October 4, 2019 780 votes 245 voters 22.9k views15 items

List RulesVote 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.

Do you have a favorite 90s medical show? Give the best shows a thumbs up!

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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
    • Actors: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Julianna Margulies, Sherry Stringfield, Noah Wyle
    • Premiered: September 19, 1994
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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
    • Actors: Adam Arkin, Héctor Elizondo, Mark Harmon, Rocky Carroll, Carla Gugino
    • Premiered: September 18, 1994
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    Frasier (NBC, 1993) is an American sitcom television series created by David Angell, Peter Casey, and David Lee, and a spinoff of Cheers. After his divorce, psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer) returns to his Seattle hometown to live his bachelor life, but finds things hard when his father (John Mahoney) moves in....  more
    • Actors: Kelsey Grammer, John Mahoney, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin
    • Premiered: September 16, 1993
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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
    • Actors: Neil Patrick Harris, Max Casella, Belinda Montgomery, James B. Sikking, Kathryn Layng
    • Premiered: September 18, 1989
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