Top 10 Best Shows about Doctors and Nurses on Streaming

By Romey Norton
Published: October 26, 2022 (Last updated: February 21, 2023)

This article discusses the Top 10 Best Shows about Doctors and Nurses on Streaming that you must watch. Check out and bookmark these recommendations.

While hospitals might not be our favorite place to be, there is something about watching their fast-paced drama on television that gets us hooked and demanding more. From real-life documentary-style series to dramas, there are a lot of options out there if you are someone who is interested in watching medical dramas. In these series, both the conditions and the characters are complex, and we get investigative stories into how we can make someone better. This might bring fear and comfort to viewers, but either way, they are worth watching. Here is a list of ten series available online that you should check out.

Top 10 Best Shows about Doctors and Nurses on Streaming

Grey’s Anatomy (2005)

This forever-running, Emmy-winning series, Grey’s Anatomy, is probably the most well-known and popular medical drama ever released. It chronicles the lives of several residents and interns at Seattle Grace Hospital (later named Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital) as they’re training to become skilled doctors. This series takes a lot to watch; filled with drama, it will have you laughing and crying in each episode.

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Doctor Foster (2015) 

Partially inspired by the story of the Greek mythological figure Medea, Doctor Foster follows Gemma Foster (Suranne Jones), a doctor who suspects that her husband is being unfaithful. When she investigates, however, she unearths secrets that lead her down a dark path. Filled with intrigue, drama, and excellent acting, this is one to add to your list.

Call The Midwife (2012)

This poignant period drama tells the story of a group of midwives who work in the poverty-stricken East End of London during the 1950s and ’60s. Call The Midwife is an emotional roller-coaster, starring Jessica Raine, Miranda Hart, Helen George, Bryony Hannah, and Laura Main, and they give out a remarkable performance. 

Life (2018)

Starring Lee Dong-wook, Cho Seung-woo, Won Jin-ah, Lee Kyu-hyung, this series, Life,  surrounds the trouble that ensues at a university hospital when the director dies of a heart attack and his replacement clashes with staff. Filled with romances, drama, and quirky, fun characters, this is an exciting and enticing medical drama.

Ratched (2020)

This one is for the horror-psycho thriller fans out there. Remember the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest? This dark psychological thriller explores what happened to the cruel asylum nurse Ratched. This takes place before the film and reveals the origin story of Mildred Ratched. Starring the American Horror Story actress Sarah Paulson, Finn Wittrock, Cynthia Nixon, and Jon Jon Briones, Ratched is a must-watch.

Chicago Med (2015)

Ever heard of the amazing Dick Wolf? Chicago Med is the third part in his Chicago trilogy, following the medical staff at the fictional Gaffney Chicago Medical Centre. We see the staff reacting quickly to all sorts of medical emergencies while balancing their personal lives. With an array of characters and storylines, audiences are taken on emotional and thrilling journeys. There is also a crossover as we get characters from Chicago P.D and Chicago Fire, so this is a great franchise to get involved in.

Medical Police (2020)

Medical Police is about two doctors who uncover a virus that could cause a pandemic breakout. (It might be a bit too close for comfort now, but it’s a good series if you’re not sick of hearing about the pandemic) Hired as government operatives, they must participate in the worldwide search for a cure. Lola Spratt (Erinn Hayes) and Owen Maestro (Rob Huebel) must deal with more than they signed up for when they discover profound secrets and conspiracy. Combining crime and medicine, this series is good for those viewers who enjoy investigation and intrigue.

Virgin River (2019)

Set in the tranquil Virgin River, Melinda Monroe relocates from the big city to serve as a nurse and midwife in a small-town village after answering an advertisement for a job with Vernon “Doc” Mullins, with the hopes of a fresh start. While Virgin River is classed as a romance drama, there are still many depictions of healthcare-related difficulties that a small community could face, both must use their knowledge and expertise to help patients in need throughout the series. Drama and romance are always a good combination.

24 Hours in A&E (2011)

This series is a real-life reality show based in St. George’s Hospital in South-West London, one of the UK’s busiest accident and emergency departments. Each episode of 24 Hours in A&E follows patients, doctors, and treatments, and each one is filled with drama, love, and loss. Warning: some parts can be gruesome and upsetting to see. This series is for those of us who want to see what happens in real life in hospitals. 

Diagnosis (2019)

Diagnosis is one to watch for those viewers who like real-life documentary-style series. In this, we follow Dr. Lisa Sanders as she diagnoses mysterious and rare medical conditions based on her New York Times Magazine column. Sort of like a real-life Dr. House. With seven episodes, there is a lot to see and factually learn from this series.

And that’s it, the Top 10 Best Shows about Doctors and Nurses on Streaming! What are your recommendations? Comment below.

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