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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 Midwife Peter Riggs, R.N. 131 episodes, 2000-2006
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 Dr. Nick Biancavilla 88 episodes, 2000-2005
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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 »

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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 »

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Jesse Campbell: Why can't they just say it in English? I have scoliosis. I have to wear a back brace.
Dr. Andy Campbell: What the doctor was saying is that the brace hasn't been helping like he thought it would.
Jesse Campbell: So you mean I won't have to wear the brace any more?
Dr. Andy Campbell: Well...
Jesse Campbell: Give it to me straight, doc.
Dr. Andy Campbell: You're going to need an operation.
Jesse Campbell: [shocked but soft] Wow.
Dr. Andy Campbell: Providing the operation goes well, you won't have to wear the brace.
Jesse Campbell: You mean providing I live.
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entertaining, albeit typical Lifetime fare
6 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

Produced by Whoopi Goldberg, Strong Medicine is an immensely popular show, currently starring Rosa Blasi and Patricia Richardson. Both are very strong actresses. The rest of the cast is peppered with interesting characters and good acting as well. Jenifer Hawkins is particularly enjoyable as Lana, who always speaks of herself in the third person. The talented Phil Casnoff plays the head of the hospital.

Strong Medicine is a real women's show, and why not - it's on Lifetime, after all. It's preachy and talky as all get-out. Somehow it manages to entertain quite often with compelling stories. It just hits its messages a little too hard. But I imagine if you don't have much medical education and you're a fan of this show's, you've picked up a lot of valuable information. That is, after all, one of its objectives, and it succeeds admirably.


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