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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2,105 659
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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1,094 754
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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893 743
Leonard McCoy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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1,222 731
J.D. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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772 671
John Carter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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1,152 580
Perry Cox is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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972 587
Christopher Turk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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1,027 534
James Wilson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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1,204 477
Miranda Bailey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

10
839 561
Thirteen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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11
757 550
Mark Greene is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

12
687 577
Doogie Howser is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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648 568
Doug Ross is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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1,240 469
Cristina Yang is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

15
574 516
Sherman T. Potter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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553 523
Trapper John McIntyre is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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668 478
Robert Chase is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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702 517
Lisa Cuddy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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597 579
Zoidberg is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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567 489
B. J. Hunnicutt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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1,165 442
Meredith Grey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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473 364
Doctor Watson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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555 380
Allison Cameron is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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427 606
Dr. Nick is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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809 453
Dr. Addison Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors