What’s Your Favorite Medical TV Show?

Some of TV’s most popular shows have featured medical drama. Many of us are familiar with Grey’s Anatomy, ER and M.A.S.H. Then there were the Johns Hopkins documentaries Hopkins and Hopkins 24/7. But what about Marcus Welby, M.D., Dr. Kildare and Doogie Howser? Don't forget these: Trapper John, M.D., Chicago Hope, Scrubs, St. Elsewhere, Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman and House. Share your favorite medical TV show.

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Anita October 3, 2013 at 2:16 pm

I haven't watch too much since...M.A.S.H. ...Hawkeye, Radar, Holahand. It was good ole fun.


Regina Martin October 2, 2013 at 8:44 am



Kate Hall October 2, 2013 at 7:39 am

I love "Bizarre ER" and "Untold Stories of the ER" on Discovery Health! You never know what kind of craziness you will see on those shows.


Tina October 2, 2013 at 7:11 am

House and M*A*S*H*


Cymantha (Cy) Governs September 26, 2013 at 2:38 pm

I can't believe there aren't more votes for "ER"! In college, everything stopped Thursday nights. We'd laugh our way through the sitcoms and cry our way through "ER." I remember getting to a very late night play rehearsal that just turned into a community sobfest thanks to "the baby episode" (fans will know which I mean).

When I began my work-life, I looked forward to the Thur. night stress release of a good cry thanks to "ER." It lost its way around the time Romano lost his arm (to a helicopter?), but it was good for longer than most. And I still hold dear Dr. Mark Greene's very good advice to his daughter: "Be generous."


Beth September 26, 2013 at 12:31 pm

House is a top pick and St. Elsewhere. And yes...I watch a little Doc McStuffins too!


Diana Ennis September 26, 2013 at 11:54 am

St. Elsewhere and Mash remain my favorites.


Lori September 26, 2013 at 10:36 am

I loved St. Elsewhere!


MEL September 26, 2013 at 10:21 am

My toddler and I love to watch Doc McStuffins together on the Disney Junior channel. A little girl who's mother is a doctor, is able to "heal" her toys when she puts on her magic stethescope. Worth a watch for those with young kids!


diane September 26, 2013 at 10:02 am

My favorites:
St Elsewhere and China Beach


Roy Shipley September 26, 2013 at 9:59 am

I always thought ER was the best medical drama. For comedy, you can't beat the British sitcom from the early seventies, Doctor in the House.


Minke September 26, 2013 at 9:33 am

SCRUBS, even though thet insist on hanging that chest x-ray up--- BACKWARDS! I also love DOC MARTIN, so warm and fuzzy


F.R. September 26, 2013 at 9:06 am

"Monsters Inside Me" is definitely the best medical show on TV. The rest of the shows are just about interpersonal conflicts and relationships. I also very much like "The Incredible Dr. Pol" as it pretty accurately portrays the cases seen by a general veterinary practice.


Deborah Statom September 26, 2013 at 9:02 am

MASH and Doogie Howser!


adair September 26, 2013 at 8:19 am



Rhonda Malkowski September 26, 2013 at 8:17 am

Grey's Anatomy--that is why I named my little girl Addison!


Amy September 26, 2013 at 7:53 am



Jack Walter September 26, 2013 at 7:16 am

Dr. Kildare was a definite favorite when I was a child, but does anyone remember Ben Casey?


Elizabeth Rodriguez September 26, 2013 at 7:03 am

My favorites are Chicago Hope and definetely House.


RAMoore November 16, 2013 at 7:52 pm

Two thumbs UP for Chicago Hope. Oh, how I miss the days of great storylines!
Let's Konceal the Karadashians!


Lois Phelan September 26, 2013 at 7:01 am

Lately been watching "Doc Martin", British comedy/drama about a surgeon who gets sick at the sight of blood and works as a GP in a small town.


Laura Gandy September 26, 2013 at 6:53 am

My favorite of all time is "Emergency!" The adventures of Johnny and Roy led me to make a career choice that I won't ever regret.


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