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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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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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Dr. Luisa 'Lu' Delgado: You need someone who knows the streets, and you don't know jack.
Dr. Dylan West: And you do?
Dr. Luisa 'Lu' Delgado: As a matter of fact, Jack happens to be a very good friend of mine.
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Very Good Show!
27 February 2004 | by QueenMakeda84See all my reviews

I would recommend anyone to watch this show. Lifetime has an eye for brilliant ideas when it comes to their shows. The storylines are real and open up the viewer's mind to the frailty of life and how other people are coping with things you can't imagine. I lost touch with it a little after Dana left because I didn't think I'd be accustomed to the mom from Home Improvement as her replacement. I don't quite remember why Dana left. I think she wanted to have kids? Anywho, Dr. Delgado is awesome and puts her opinions out there for the world to know. Even in medicine, there are systems of inequality and I like that they let you know that. I love Lana's character and how she fits into the equation. Their lives are pretty interesting too, but the show focuses on the neglected needs of women which is what is really interesting. What's good for the goose isn't necessarily good for the gander.


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23 July 2000 (USA) See more »

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