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List Rules 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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1,827 509
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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942 628
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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1,076 598
J.D. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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756 619
Leonard McCoy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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670 557
John Carter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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857 482
Christopher Turk is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
carlybobarly added Dr. Chris Turk

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1,009 486
Perry Cox is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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894 425
James Wilson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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573 465
Doug Ross is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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655 466
Mark Greene is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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609 486
Doogie Howser is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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751 461
Thirteen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
willyboymcoy added Thirteen House Universe

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506 438
Sherman T. Potter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
clash1977 added Dr. Sherman T. Potter

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994 414
Miranda Bailey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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483 436
Trapper John McIntyre is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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1,015 406
Cristina Yang is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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600 388
Robert Chase is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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620 425
Lisa Cuddy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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497 418
B. J. Hunnicutt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
clash1977 added B. J. Hunnicutt

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512 497
Zoidberg is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
carlybobarly added Dr. John Zoidberg

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389 300
Doctor Watson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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955 387
Meredith Grey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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496 305
Allison Cameron is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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380 528
Dr. Nick is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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592 541
Izzie Stevens is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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371 445
Dr. Hibbert is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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675 393
Dr. Addison Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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337 390
Michaela Quinn is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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334 655
Heathcliff Huxtable is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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365 291
Dr. Henry Blake is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
clash1977 added Col. Henry Blake

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376 337
Hershel Greene is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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267 379
Susan Lewis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
KarynLake added Susan Lewis

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310 425
Jack Shephard is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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903 314
Dr. Derek Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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237 429
Christian Troy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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234 227
Frasier Crane is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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346 304
Abby Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
KarynLake added Abby Lockhart

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315 190
Elliot Reid is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
Ag47 added Elliot Reid

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182 398
Marcus Welby is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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288 224
Dana Scully is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
slaft added Dana Scully

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471 341
Dr. Drake Ramoray is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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445 147
Alex Karev is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
george-samakovlis added Alex Karev

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492 203
Lexie Grey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
Ag47 added Lexie Grey

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409 338
Eric Foreman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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148 206
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135 416
Simon Tam is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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481 144
Mark Sloan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
slaft added Mark Sloan

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221 221
Niles Crane is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
MiaTune added Niles Crane

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226 268
Beverly Crusher is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
ryanmcw added Beverly Crusher

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113 359
Lanie Parish is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors