Inspired by true events, follows the hardships and professional challenges of female doctors who decided to open a new medical center, Women's Medical Arts, in response to health care system not addressing many problems of female patients.

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1989   1988  
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 Dr. Joanne Halloran / ... (18 episodes, 1988-1989)
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 Dr. Eve Calvert / ... (18 episodes, 1988-1989)
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 Dr. Paul Jared (18 episodes, 1988-1989)
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 Dr. Leo Rosetti (18 episodes, 1988-1989)
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 Marilyn McGrath N.P. (18 episodes, 1988-1989)
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 Dr. Cory Banks (18 episodes, 1988-1989)
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 Dr. Nathan Solt (12 episodes, 1989)
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 Alice Swanson R.N. (12 episodes, 1989)
Debra Jane Mitchell ...
 Nurse Deborah (8 episodes, 1988-1989)
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Inspired by true events, follows the hardships and professional challenges of female doctors who decided to open a new medical center, Women's Medical Arts, in response to health care system not addressing many problems of female patients.

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Doctors who give a damn.

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In an attempt to make the show more appealing to the audience in its second season, the actors were given more input in the script writing and the last name of Kate Mulgrew's character was changed from Springsteen to Halloran, while the last name of Laura Johnson's character was changed from Autrey to Calvert. See more »

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This was a great show....
13 March 2006 | by (Virginia, US) – See all my reviews

...and I really enjoyed it. Which is probably why it got cancelled so quickly. It was the precursor to the ensemble cast medical shows like "ER" and "Chicago Hope." Rather than being set in a hospital, "Heartbeat" took place in a women's OB-GYN clinic. It had all of the requisite situations; pregnancy, infertility, abortion, rape, lesbians, sexual tension between the doctors, you name it. Kate Mulgrew was excellent, as usual, with her take-no-prisoners attitude that has served her well in just about every role she has played. Lynn Whitfield was a gem, as was Laura Johnson and Gail Strickland. If, for some odd, remote chance, this ever pops up on TV, give it a look. It will probably seem a little dated now, but it was an excellent show for its time.


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