Tag Archive | Private Practice

TV doctors #8 – Dr. Naomi Bennett

Dr. Naomi Bennett (Audra McDonald) on ABC's Private Practice

Naomi Bennett, M.D. was the OB/GYN fertility specialist and bestie to Addison Montgomery on ABC’s Private Practice, the first Grey’s Anatomy spin-off from creator Shonda Rhimes.  First played by Merrin Dungey in the backdoor pilot, then by Audra Montgomery through Season 4, there was plenty of drama between her and her ex-husband, played by Taye Diggs.

The 1st Naomi Bennett (Merrin Dungey), ABC

TV doctors #6 – Dr. Otis Cole, Off the Map

Otis Cole (played by Jason Winston George) was “tough, plain-spoken, and highly respected at Clinica Cruz del Sur,” according to wetpaint.com.  Off the Map, another creation of Shonda Rhimes (Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice), although critically acclaimed, only lasted one season on ABC.

Dr. Otis Cole, "Off the Map" (Jason Winston George), ABC

TV doctor #2

Dr. Sam Bennett (Taye Diggs) from Private Practice (TV Guide/ABC)

Dr. Sam Bennett (Taye Diggs), cardiothoracic surgeon, founding member of the Oceanside clinic, and pop author on ABC’s Private Practice.  Like most of the night-time medical dramas, it’s all about the passion, with the glitz of a SoCal medical practice as a backdrop.  But we watch this show for the hotties and the drama.  Diggs’ portrayal of Dr. Bennett made TV Guide’s “15 Hottest TV Doctors.”  Oh the heat!  Oh the drama!