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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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1,863 534
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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959 645
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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1,090 616
J.D. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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773 634
Leonard McCoy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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683 573
John Carter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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868 498
Christopher Turk is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
carlybobarly added Dr. Chris Turk

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1,024 501
Perry Cox is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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913 440
James Wilson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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582 480
Doug Ross is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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668 479
Mark Greene is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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618 498
Doogie Howser is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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764 474
Thirteen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
willyboymcoy added Thirteen House Universe

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513 449
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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1,020 420
Miranda Bailey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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492 446
Trapper John McIntyre is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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1,045 414
Cristina Yang is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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608 401
Robert Chase is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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637 436
Lisa Cuddy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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505 426
B. J. Hunnicutt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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526 508
Zoidberg is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
carlybobarly added Dr. John Zoidberg

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980 393
Meredith Grey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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396 308
Doctor Watson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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503 313
Allison Cameron is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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386 533
Dr. Nick is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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375 449
Dr. Hibbert is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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599 553
Izzie Stevens is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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691 400
Dr. Addison Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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343 396
Michaela Quinn is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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

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371 296
Dr. Henry Blake is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
clash1977 added Col. Henry Blake

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385 340
Hershel Greene is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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270 385
Susan Lewis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
KarynLake added Susan Lewis

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318 431
Jack Shephard is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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927 317
Dr. Derek Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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238 435
Christian Troy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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238 231
Frasier Crane is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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349 308
Abby Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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319 198
Elliot Reid is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
Ag47 added Elliot Reid

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184 403
Marcus Welby is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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297 227
Dana Scully is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
slaft added Dana Scully

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478 346
Dr. Drake Ramoray is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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455 150
Alex Karev is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
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504 206
Lexie Grey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
Ag47 added Lexie Grey

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416 342
Eric Foreman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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151 209
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137 421
Simon Tam is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors

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495 147
Mark Sloan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
slaft added Mark Sloan

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225 225
Niles Crane is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
MiaTune added Niles Crane

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230 272
Beverly Crusher is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors
ryanmcw added Beverly Crusher

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115 362
Lanie Parish is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest TV Doctors