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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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Did You Know?


In this episode it is Jesse's 16th birthday, but in season 3 episode 8 she was 15, which means she was 15 for over a year. 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 »


Dr. Luisa 'Lu' Delgado: You guys make people feel like crap, which is what you are to me. What you did wasn't enough to get you arrested, but it damn well should be.
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Excellent series
31 January 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Strong Medicine is an intelligent drama dealing with issues from a women's perspective, not seen very often on TV. The story lines are full of thoughtfully resolved problems that I have experienced in my life. I can see if I were younger, it would help me understand why things go the way they do in life. I like the various characters, and the wide diversity in terms of their ethnic and economic background. I also like that they generally support each other, develop friendships, and understand them. The characters are not cardboard, and I really wish it were put on network television. It was hard to find it, and the friends I've recommended it to, love it as well. I'm glad there is not too much gore, as the ER series has started to have, so I can learn about hospital life without seeing body parts and lots of blood.

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