1. Michaela Quinn, MD (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman)
Specialty: Trailblazing and Hand Dirtying
No doctor rocks the suede vest and frontierswoman attitude quite like Dr. Quinn. When the local influenza epidemic starts and the roads are blocked with snow, you’ll want this Medicine Woman to be answering your house call.
6. Miranda Bailey, MD (Grey’s Anatomy)
Specialty: Bull S*** Police
Even when there’s a shooting, bus crash, odd groin injury, and infectious break-out all at once, Dr. Bailey is not cowering in the corner, sighing loudly about a hospital crush. She treats patients, rolls her eyes at the melodrama, and spits out hilarious nuggets of truth.
7. Gregory House, MD (House)
Specialty: Gruff Love
He’s nuts, but also solves impossible medical cases with impeccable timing. So on the days you have a rare African beetle lodged in your digestive tract and everyone thinks you have leukemia, he’ll be around to crack jokes.
9. Addison Montgomery, MD (Private Practice)
Specialty: One-On-One Relationship Maker
Dr. Montgomery knows what she’s doing, in case you’re in the baby-making market. She also has red hair, which, in TV language, means she’s a “fiery whippersnapper” and translates to so many sassy stares.
10. Doogie Howser, MD (Doogie Howser, M.D.)
Specialty: Naive Optimism and Boyish Charm
If only Al Gore had invented the internet in the early 90s, Doogie would have a blog full of #teenageproblems about juggling medicine and acne. Turns out, he’s also a good doctor (and that theme song could probably save lives.)
11. Doug Ross, MD (ER)
Specialty: Classic Charm
George Clooney, ahem, Doug Ross is everyone’s favorite impassioned doc. Which has nothing to do with his handsome face. Definitely not because he’s handsome at all.
12. [BONUS] Leo Spaceman, “MD” (30 Rock)
Specialty: Tickling Your Funny Bone
What Dr. Spaceman lacks in actual skill or degrees from an accredited medical institution, he makes up for in…bizarre commitment? As long as he doesn’t have to operate on anyone, he’s great to keep around for a healthy dose of entertainment.