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Strong Medicine (2000–2006)

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Tough female doctors treat an exclusively female clientele at the Rittenhouse Women's clinic, tackling female-centric issues and trying to make the world a better place in a male-dominated society.

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Series cast summary:
 Dr. Luisa 'Lu' Delgado (131 episodes, 2000-2006)
 Receptionist Lana Hawkins (131 episodes, 2000-2006)
 Midwife Peter Riggs, R.N. (131 episodes, 2000-2006)
 Chief of Staff Dr. Robert Jackson (108 episodes, 2000-2005)
 Dr. Nick Biancavilla (88 episodes, 2000-2005)
 Dr. Andy Campbell (59 episodes, 2002-2005)


Dr. Luisa Delgado ran the South Philly Women's Clinic so that poor women could get the medical help they needed. Dr. Dana Stowe did medical research on cancer to help women. Together they now run a women's clinic at Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Hospital to help all women. Written by Dr. Jekyll

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Rosa Blasi and Jenifer Lewis are the only cast members to appear in every episode. Rosa Blasi, Jenifer Lewis, and Josh Coxx are the only cast members to appear in every season. See more »


There is an episode where a 16-year-old girl overdoses on cough syrup. Throughout the episode, the doctors refer to the drug in cough syrup as "DMX". The psychoactive ingredient in some cough syrups is dextromethorphan hydrobromide, commonly called "DXM". See more »


Chief of Staff Dr. Robert Jackson: [after Delgado made him explain why a certain drug was illegal to a patient] Dr. Delgado, don't you ever pull another stunt like that again.
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Rosa Blasi is the best actress ever!
23 March 2004 | by (Racine, WI USA) – See all my reviews

This show is the best show ever.. Rosa Blasi is the best actress ever! I hope the show is on for years to come and I hope the rumor that Mark is killed off in season 5 is not true! I also hope that Janine Turner will guest star on this seasons in at least one show, because that would be the best guest star ever on the show! A lot of fans miss her and would love to see her back on the show even if it is just for one episode! Also I would like to say that I will watch this show for as long as it is on, because there is no other show quite like it! I mean who doesnt want a doctor just like Lu? I know that if my doctor was just like Lu I would never be hesitant to go and get checked out! Even a doctor like Dana would be great or even Andy! I mean they are all wonderful doctors!

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