Strong Medicine

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Their worlds couldn't be more different but their commitment and passion brings them together. Strong Medicine is a sometimes intense, sometimes hilarious medical drama that takes us inside the world of street level medicine. Dr. Dana Stowe, a Harvard graduate who devotes her life to finding a cure for cancer, and Dr. Lu Delgado, a single mother whose disdain for "the system" has her battling bureaucracy and the budget-concerned chief of staff Dr. Robert Jackson, come together to start The Rittenhouse Women's Health Clinic in Philadelphia. Saucy receptionist Lana Hawkins, attractive Nurse Peter Riggs, and ER Doctor Nick Biancavilla also work in the clinic. Dr. Stowe leaves the clinic to care for her adopted children in season 3 and is replaced by former Army Colonel Dr. Andy Campbell who immediately begins a duel with Lu but after working together for a while, they become close friends. After season four, Nick is transferred to another hospital and Andy takes on Intern Kayla Thorton. Then, in the shocking end to season five, Andy is appointed Surgeon General of the United States and leaves the hospital. Now, Doctor Dylan West has taken Doctor Campbell's place. Strong Medicine is both tough and tender, pulling your heart-strings one moment, making you laugh the next, and even making you hold your breath during each episode. The theme song is sung by Jenifer Lewis and a friend. Show Info: Premiere Date: July 20, 2000 Genre: Medical Drama Parental Guidance Rating: TV-PG or TV-14 Show Times Weekdays Monday-Friday at 4P.M. Eastern/Pacific (3P.M. Central/Mountain) Seasons 1-4 Repeats Weekends Sundays at 9P.M. Eastern/Pacific (8P.M. Central/Mountain) New Episodes Saturdays at 11P.M. Easter/Pacific (10P.M. Central/Mountain) Season 5 Repeats Lifetime Broadcast History July 2000-March 2002---Sunday 9P.M. March 2002-May 2004------Sunday 10P.M. June 2004+--------------------Sunday 9P.M. Strong Medicine fan mail (send separate letters for separate cast members-use the below address for Rosa Blasi): Strong Medicine 5933 W. Slauson Ave Culver City, CA 90230 Rosa Blasi c/o P.O.Box 3277 Santa Monica,CA 90408-3277 Be sure to go to http://tvshowsondvd.com/showinfo.cfm?showID=4033, Register, and vote for Strong Medicine to be released on full season DVDs. Also, sign this petition to bring Strong Medicine out on DVD (it has nearly 1000 signatures)! http://www.petitionthem.com/default.asp?sect=detail&pet=863 Upcoming Sunday 9/10P.M. (8/9c) Repeat Episodesmoreless
Rosa Blasi

Rosa Blasi

Dr. Luisa "Lu" Delgado

Joshua Cox

Joshua Cox

Nurse Peter Riggs

Tamera Mowry

Tamera Mowry

Dr. Kayla Thorton (Seasons 5-6)

Jenifer Lewis

Jenifer Lewis

Lana Hawkins

Patricia Richardson

Patricia Richardson

Dr. Andy Campbell (Episode 51-110)

Brennan Elliott

Brennan Elliott

Dr. Nicholas "Nick" Biancavilla (Seasons 2-4; recurring previously)

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • STRONG MEDICINE

    10
    This Medical show never came to Canada. . Just finished watching all the shows on Netflix. This is the best medical programs that I have seen. It is both educational and addictive.
  • One of the best medical shows-and I only have 3 drama-medical shows that I've ever liked!

    9.0
    I loved this show (Strong Medicine) and enjoyed the down-to-earth main Dr's (Turner and Blasi), as well as the morality and the great stories. I'm astonished that there is no place on the web that is replaying the episodes. I was totally addicted!
  • The best show for families to watch together, young and old. Very informative & addictive. Powerful stories of true situations happening in our world today. It brings laughter & tears! Best Reality Show Ever Made! Brillant!moreless

    10
    The Most Powerful, informative & addictive show that brings true situations (happening in lives today) to life. You will cry, laugh and cover your mouth from emotions stirred up. It educates and informs about topics and issues dealing with health, relationships and life that some have never known was real and/or could deal with. My Favorite, was the episode where Dr. Lu was raped and they showed the actual rape kit procedure being performed. I have never seen that shown before. My daughter seen for the first time what women go through, for real.. I cried, since it brought back feelings I had went through.. That is Just ONE example of how REAL the show is.. Love It! My 13 year old is also addicted to the show. Our only complaint is that it is no longer on Liftime cable channel! We are devistated that our mother/daughter strong medicine dates are over!moreless
  • excellent show best on T.V. ROSA BLASI IS ACES SHE'S THE SHOW THE SECONDARY DOC BE IT JANINE TURNER/RICHARSON/OR SHRODER FOR ROSA TO SHOW HER TALENTS!!!!!!!!!!!! WHEN IS THE SHOW COMING BACKmoreless

    10
    excellent real drama better tan e.r. in its hay-day



    please bring back the show i will watch it at any time of the day rosa blasi is aces even when janine turner departed

    and then richardson departed the show did not miss 1 beat

    pleas advise as to who i need to contact to assure that s/m comes back to a television in my home ED KHAMIS/E-MAIL/EDKHAMIS@AOL.COM
  • Luvin it!

    10
    This show really was such a great precursor to shows like House and Greys Anatomy. I'm very glad that it had a nice 7 years running. The writers for this show were absolutely brilliant but towards the end it started feeling a little empty, not quite like a hospital at all.

    I was personally loving that the cute tall white guy was with a black chick, Tamara Mowry. It gave me such hope...moreless
  • THIS WEEK'S ROUNDUP COVERS A HEAPING HANDFUL OF SCATHINGLY FUNNY BRITISH SERIES--A PERFECT CURE FOR YOUR CHILLY WINTER BLUES. RELEASES FROM GREAT AMERICAN SHOWS LIKE ANDROMEDA, VIVA LA BAM, AND STRONG MEDICINE ROUND THINGS OUT FOR WHAT AMOUNTS TO A VERY SATISFYING LIST.

    January 10, 2006 DVD Releases

  • RICK SCHRODER IS SELLING HIS HOUSES IN COLORADO AND ARIZONA, AND WILL MAKE HIS NEW HOME ON A RANCH IN TOPANGA, CALIFORNIA.

    Strong Medicine's Rick Schroder makes a move to the Los Angeles area

    • Marc - almost stabbed?
      Going crazy, I remember there being an episode in which Marc was almost stabbed (I believe while he was working) seen here at the ...
      02/24/12
      1
    • SM on DVD!
      The dvd will be out 1/10 2006! [url]http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=4408[/url]
      07/31/11
      9
    • Season 3 Ep. 13 Deterioration
      Hi, I was wondering, maybe someone remeber this episode and poem (precisely title and author) quoted by Andy and Jesse? It caught...
      07/08/09
      1
    • Who's Your Favorite Doc??
      My favorite doc is Andy. She totally had a tough side to her, but she showed that she acan be very sensitive. Plus, she kept a str...
      12/29/08
      21
    • any news on SM on dvd?
      i've only seen the first season on dvd, are the others going to be released or has anyone heard anything?
      12/29/08
      1
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    Drama

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    Medical, Thrillers, Psychological