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The Best 2000s Medical TV Shows 

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Updated October 4, 2019 557 votes 208 voters 7.2k views 37 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite medical series that aired on TV in the 2000s

These are the best 2000s medical TV shows, ranked from best to worst by your votes. Since television became popular in American homes, medical series have ranked among viewers' favorite types of shows. Some great 2000s medical TV shows are dramas while others, quite obviously, were comedies. So, what are the top 2000s medical TV series? Vote up your favorites!

What are some of the shows that appear on this best 2000s medical TV shows list? In the 2000s, funny medical shows like Scrubs and Childrens Hospital were some of the most watched series. Scrubs proved to be so popular that it was even picked-up by ABC after NBC let it go. House is another good medical show that aired in the 2000s.

In 2005, the medical drama Grey's Anatomy started Shonda Rhimes' domination of quality primetime content. Other great shows that appear on this top 2000s medical TV shows list include Nip/Tuck, House and Private Practice.

How will we ever decide which 2000s medical show deserves the top spot on this list? Help us decide by giving your favorites a thumbs up!

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House is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2000s Medical TV Shows
Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Premiered: 2004

House, M.D. (Fox, 2004) is an American television medical drama created by David Shore. An antisocial maverick doctor (Hugh Laurie) who specializes in diagnostic medicine does whatever it takes ...more

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Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2000s Medical TV Shows
Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson

Premiered: 2005

Grey's Anatomy (ABC, 2005) is an American medical soap opera television series created by Shonda Rhimes. A group of young doctors faces the pressure that comes from practicing medicine in a ...more

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Scrubs is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2000s Medical TV Shows
Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke

Premiered: 2001

Scrubs (NBC, 2001) is an American medical comedy-drama television series created by Bill Lawrence. In the unreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, intern John "J.D." Dorian (Zach Braff) ...more

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ER is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2000s Medical TV Shows
Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Julianna Margulies

Premiered: 1994

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 ...more

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Private Practice is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2000s Medical TV Shows
Kate Walsh, Paul Adelstein, KaDee Strickland

Premiered: 2007

Private Practice (ABC, 2007) is an American medical drama television series created by Shonda Rhimes, and a spin-off of Grey's Anatomy. Neonatal surgeon Addison Montgomery (Kate Walsh) moves to ...more

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Chicago Hope is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2000s Medical TV Shows
Carla Gugino, Mark Harmon, Lauren Holly

Premiered: 1994

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 ...more

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Third Watch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2000s Medical TV Shows
Coby Bell, Skipp Sudduth, Jason Wiles

Premiered: 1999

Third Watch is an American drama series which first aired on NBC from 1999 to 2005, for a total of 132 episodes, broadcast in six seasons of 22 episodes each. The show was set and filmed in New ...more

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Nip/Tuck is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2000s Medical TV Shows
Dylan Walsh, Julian McMahon, Joely Richardson

Premiered: 2003

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Nurse Jackie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2000s Medical TV Shows
Edie Falco, Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze

Premiered: 2009

Nurse Jackie is an American medical dark satirical comedy-drama series. It premiered on Showtime on June 8, 2009. The show's seventh and final season will premiere April 12, 2015. The show stars ...more

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Crossing Jordan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2000s Medical TV Shows
Jill Hennessy, Miguel Ferrer, Ravi Kapoor

Premiered: 2001

Crossing Jordan is an American television drama series that aired on NBC from September 24, 2001 to May 16, 2007. It stars Jill Hennessy as Jordan Cavanaugh, M.D., a forensic pathologist ...more

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Becker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2000s Medical TV Shows
Ted Danson, Hattie Winston, Terry Farrell

Premiered: 1998

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Providence is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2000s Medical TV Shows
Melina Kanakaredes, Mike Farrell, Seth Peterson

Premiered: 1999

Providence is an American television drama series that aired on NBC starring Melina Kanakaredes. The show ran for five seasons from January 8, 1999 until December 20, 2002.
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Childrens Hospital is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2000s Medical TV Shows
Rob Huebel, Rob Corddry, Ken Marino

Premiered: 2008

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Gideon's Crossing is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2000s Medical TV Shows
Rhona Mitra, Eric Dane, Andre Braugher

Premiered: 2000

Gideon's Crossing is an American medical drama series starring Andre Braugher. The series was loosely based on the experience of real-life physician Jerome Groopman and his book The Measure of ...more
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Medical Investigation is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2000s Medical TV Shows
Neal McDonough, Kelli Williams, Christopher Gorham

Premiered: 2004

Medical Investigation is an American medical drama television series that began September 9, 2004, on NBC. It ran for 20 one-hour episodes before being cancelled in 2005. The series was ...more

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Strong Medicine is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2000s Medical TV Shows
Rosa Blasi, Janine Turner, Tamera Mowry

Premiered: 2000

Strong Medicine is a medical drama with a focus on feminist politics, health issues and class conflict, that aired on the Lifetime network from 2000 to 2006. The series was created and produced ...more

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Presidio Med is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2000s Medical TV Shows
Dana Delany, Sasha Alexander, Blythe Danner

Premiered: 2002

Presidio Med is an American medical drama that aired on CBS from September 2002, to January 2003. The series centers on a San Francisco hospital. It was created by John Wells and Lydia Woodward, ...more
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Everwood is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2000s Medical TV Shows
Treat Williams, Gregory Smith, Emily VanCamp

Premiered: 2002

Everwood (The WB, 2002) is an American drama television series created by Greg Berlanti. A widowed brain surgeon (Treat Williams) from Manhattan moves his young son (Gregory Smith) and daughter ...more

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Doc is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2000s Medical TV Shows
Billy Ray Cyrus, Derek McGrath, Richard Leacock

Premiered: 1975

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MDs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2000s Medical TV Shows
Jane Lynch, Rainn Wilson, Michaela Conlin

Premiered: 2002

MDs is an American television medical drama that aired on ABC in 2002. It starred William Fichtner as Dr. Bruce Kellerman, Jane Lynch as Aileen Poole, and John Hannah as Dr. Robert Dalgety. The ...more
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City of Angels is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2000s Medical TV Shows
Gabrielle Union, Maya Rudolph, Vivica A. Fox

Premiered: 2000

City of Angels is an American medical drama television series which ran for two seasons on CBS during the 2000 calendar year. It was network television's first medical drama with a predominantly ...more
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Three Rivers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2000s Medical TV Shows
Alfre Woodard, Alex O'Loughlin, Katherine Moennig

Premiered: 2009

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Bodies is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2000s Medical TV Shows
Keith Allen, Susan Lynch, Preeya Kalidas

Premiered: 2004

Bodies is a British television medical drama produced by Hat Trick Productions for the BBC. Created by Jed Mercurio, the series began in 2004 and is based on his book Bodies. In December 2009, ...more
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Casualty is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2000s Medical TV Shows
Henry Ian Cusick, Robson Green, Simon MacCorkindale

Premiered: 1986

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Green Wing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2000s Medical TV Shows
Sally Bretton, Oliver Chris, Olivia Colman

Premiered: 2004

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