Doctors The Greatest TV Doctors  

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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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1,067 727
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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1,193 706
J.D. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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869 717
Leonard McCoy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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752 649
John Carter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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1,124 565
Perry Cox is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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946 571
Christopher Turk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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1,001 515
James Wilson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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1,162 464
Miranda Bailey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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815 546
Thirteen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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741 532
Mark Greene is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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673 559
Doogie Howser is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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631 550
Doug Ross is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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1,188 458
Cristina Yang is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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566 501
Sherman T. Potter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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545 505
Trapper John McIntyre is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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650 464
Robert Chase is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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687 503
Lisa Cuddy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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579 565
Zoidberg is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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558 477
B. J. Hunnicutt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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1,115 433
Meredith Grey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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456 351
Doctor Watson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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540 368
Allison Cameron is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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418 594
Dr. Nick is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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776 445
Dr. Addison Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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409 510
Dr. Hibbert is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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657 638
Izzie Stevens is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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386 438
Michaela Quinn is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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360 759
Heathcliff Huxtable is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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406 339
Dr. Henry Blake is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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1,057 344
Dr. Derek Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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420 389
Hershel Greene is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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300 430
Susan Lewis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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347 478
Jack Shephard is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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550 176
Alex Karev is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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588 235
Lexie Grey is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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279 273
Frasier Crane is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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542 386
Dr. Drake Ramoray is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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253 476
Christian Troy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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377 341
Abby Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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586 169
Mark Sloan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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352 236
Elliot Reid is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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211 440
Marcus Welby is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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338 263
Dana Scully is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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439 137
Jackson Avery is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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182 237
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436 389
Eric Foreman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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143 460
Simon Tam is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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383 150
Arizona Robbins is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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253 259
Niles Crane is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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