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Strong Medicine 

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:
Rosa Blasi ...  Dr. Luisa Delgado 131 episodes, 2000-2006
Jenifer Lewis ...  Lana Hawkins 131 episodes, 2000-2006
Josh Coxx ...  Midwife Peter Riggs, R.N. 131 episodes, 2000-2006
Philip Casnoff ...  Chief of Staff Dr. Robert Jackson 108 episodes, 2000-2005
Brennan Elliott ...  Dr. Nick Biancavilla 88 episodes, 2000-2005
Patricia Richardson ...  Dr. Andy Campbell 59 episodes, 2002-2005
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Storyline

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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Hope in every heartbeat.

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Official Sites:

Lifetime

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 July 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doctoras de Philadelphia See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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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 »

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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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Dr. Dylan West: Oh, no! We're flooding! This damn water pump keeps going out.
Araya: That's a titanic amount of water!
Dr. Dylan West: Would you just go get some towels and a broom?
Araya: Hell, no, I'm abandoning ship!
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entertaining, albeit typical Lifetime fare
6 March 2005 | by blanche-2See 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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