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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1,107 775
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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903 764
Leonard McCoy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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1,239 752
J.D. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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783 688
John Carter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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1,168 596
Perry Cox is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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984 603
Christopher Turk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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1,039 546
James Wilson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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1,236 487
Miranda Bailey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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854 574
Thirteen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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768 563
Mark Greene is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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658 581
Doug Ross is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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692 591
Doogie Howser is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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1,273 478
Cristina Yang is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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582 526
Sherman T. Potter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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562 534
Trapper John McIntyre is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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678 486
Robert Chase is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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714 527
Lisa Cuddy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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606 590
Zoidberg is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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574 500
B. J. Hunnicutt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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1,193 451
Meredith Grey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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478 374
Doctor Watson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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564 387
Allison Cameron is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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430 618
Dr. Nick is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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834 459
Dr. Addison Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors