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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1,034 703
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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1,163 681
J.D. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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843 691
Leonard McCoy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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734 627
John Carter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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1,092 548
Perry Cox is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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928 553
Christopher Turk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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974 493
James Wilson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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799 527
Thirteen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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1,124 455
Miranda Bailey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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723 517
Mark Greene is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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618 529
Doug Ross is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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656 544
Doogie Howser is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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1,147 448
Cristina Yang is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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549 484
Sherman T. Potter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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528 489
Trapper John McIntyre is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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637 445
Robert Chase is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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675 483
Lisa Cuddy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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565 545
Zoidberg is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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545 460
B. J. Hunnicutt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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1,080 425
Meredith Grey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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435 339
Doctor Watson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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528 356
Allison Cameron is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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Dr. Nick is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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399 493
Dr. Hibbert is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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753 435
Dr. Addison Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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638 619
Izzie Stevens is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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374 426
Michaela Quinn is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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353 733
Heathcliff Huxtable is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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396 325
Dr. Henry Blake is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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414 373
Hershel Greene is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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1,024 339
Dr. Derek Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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290 417
Susan Lewis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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342 463
Jack Shephard is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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527 170
Alex Karev is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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567 227
Lexie Grey is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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271 261
Frasier Crane is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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249 465
Christian Troy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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528 374
Dr. Drake Ramoray is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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371 330
Abby Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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347 225
Elliot Reid is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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206 428
Marcus Welby is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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558 165
Mark Sloan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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330 253
Dana Scully is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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175 228
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421 131
Jackson Avery is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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428 379
Eric Foreman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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139 449
Simon Tam is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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363 146
Arizona Robbins is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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246 248
Niles Crane is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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