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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2,120 671
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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1,100 766
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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897 757
Leonard McCoy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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1,230 744
J.D. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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774 682
John Carter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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1,162 590
Perry Cox is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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981 597
Christopher Turk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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1,033 541
James Wilson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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1,225 482
Miranda Bailey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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844 569
Thirteen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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760 559
Mark Greene is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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652 576
Doug Ross is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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688 586
Doogie Howser is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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1,258 472
Cristina Yang is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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579 522
Sherman T. Potter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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557 530
Trapper John McIntyre is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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672 484
Robert Chase is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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707 524
Lisa Cuddy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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602 586
Zoidberg is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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571 497
B. J. Hunnicutt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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1,183 446
Meredith Grey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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476 371
Doctor Watson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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560 386
Allison Cameron is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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429 613
Dr. Nick is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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824 457
Dr. Addison Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors