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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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1,013 554
J.D. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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724 580
Leonard McCoy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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623 518
John Carter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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809 450
Christopher Turk is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
carlybobarly added Dr. Chris Turk

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954 451
Perry Cox is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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853 388
James Wilson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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584 450
Doogie Howser is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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537 432
Doug Ross is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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721 426
Thirteen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
willyboymcoy added Thirteen House Universe

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607 436
Mark Greene is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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487 405
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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Miranda Bailey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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

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Robert Chase is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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946 379
Cristina Yang is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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

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

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

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465 278
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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Dr. Nick is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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

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

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Michaela Quinn is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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Heathcliff Huxtable is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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Dr. Addison Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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Dr. Henry Blake 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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Jack Shephard is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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Susan Lewis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
KarynLake added Susan Lewis

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

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

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Abby Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
KarynLake added Abby Lockhart

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214 208
Frasier Crane is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
MiaTune added Frasier Crane

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

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

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

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

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Eric Foreman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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

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Alex Karev is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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Simon Tam is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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Niles Crane is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
MiaTune added Niles Crane

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214 249
Beverly Crusher is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
ryanmcw added Beverly Crusher

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425 127
Mark Sloan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
slaft added Mark Sloan

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109 337
Lanie Parish is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors