TV doctors #9 – Dr. Miranda Bailey
Residents called Dr. Miranda Bailey “the Nazi” for her tough exterior and even tougher demands. Now an attending surgeon at Seattle Grace, this role is a central character on the hit TV franchise Grey’s Anatomy (thank you Shonda Rhimes!). And Chandra Wilson’s portrayal has won her a SAG and several Emmy nominations. How she handles the turmoil around her interns is a weekly joy to watch.
TV doctors #8 – Dr. Naomi Bennett
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.
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.