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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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Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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

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

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687 549
Leonard McCoy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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583 492
John Carter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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Perry Cox is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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761 428
Christopher Turk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
carlybobarly added Dr. Chris Turk

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794 360
James Wilson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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

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Thirteen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
willyboymcoy added Thirteen House Universe

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

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Mark Greene is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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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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Trapper John McIntyre is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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Robert Chase is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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Miranda Bailey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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Cristina Yang is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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B. J. Hunnicutt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
clash1977 added B. J. Hunnicutt

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Lisa Cuddy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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

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Dr. Nick is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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Allison Cameron is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
mmses added Allison Cameron

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Meredith Grey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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Doctor Watson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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Dr. Hibbert is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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Izzie Stevens is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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Heathcliff Huxtable is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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Dr. Addison Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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Michaela Quinn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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Susan Lewis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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Hershel Greene is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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Christian Troy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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Dr. Derek Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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Jack Shephard is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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Dr. Henry Blake is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
clash1977 added Col. Henry Blake

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Elliot Reid is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
Ag47 added Elliot Reid

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Abby Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
KarynLake added Abby Lockhart

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Eric Foreman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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Frasier Crane is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
MiaTune added Frasier Crane

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Simon Tam is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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Lexie Grey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
Ag47 added Lexie Grey

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Marcus Welby is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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Dana Scully is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
slaft added Dana Scully

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Dr. Drake Ramoray is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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Alex Karev is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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Lanie Parish is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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slaft added Quincy MD Jack Klugman

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Mark Sloan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
slaft added Mark Sloan

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196 237
Beverly Crusher is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
ryanmcw added Beverly Crusher

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275 82
Jackson Avery is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
VeryCloseTalking added Jackson Avery