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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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Hope in every heartbeat.

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Official Sites:

Lifetime

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USA

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English

Release Date:

23 July 2000 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Rosa Blasi and Jenifer Lewis are the only cast members to appear in every episode. Rosa Blasi, Jenifer Lewis, and Josh Coxx are the only cast members to appear in every season. 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

Jesse Campbell: Why can't they just say it in English? I have scoliosis. I have to wear a back brace.
Dr. Andy Campbell: What the doctor was saying is that the brace hasn't been helping like he thought it would.
Jesse Campbell: So you mean I won't have to wear the brace any more?
Dr. Andy Campbell: Well...
Jesse Campbell: Give it to me straight, doc.
Dr. Andy Campbell: You're going to need an operation.
Jesse Campbell: [shocked but soft] Wow.
Dr. Andy Campbell: Providing the operation goes well, you won't have to wear the brace.
Jesse Campbell: You mean providing I live.
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Overlook the flaws and be entertained!
4 February 2005 | by dodgerdivaSee all my reviews

Yup, Strong Medicine does go "over the top" frequently, but what hospital show or courtroom or detective/police drama hasn't? And yes, it also flaunts a decidedly feminist perspective, but what else would you expect from Whoopi Goldberg on Lifetime TV?

Strong Medicine is not intended to reflect reality all the time, because if it did, it would either be too gory or too boring to have entertainment value. The acting is very credible, the writing is creative and sensitive and the direction is first-rate though not unusually clever for an emergency room show.

Rittenhouse Hospital doesn't exist (I did a quick search) and its characters and patients are fictitious. But the entertainment industry asks us to suspend our logic and common sense every day for the sake of, well...being entertained. And we do it gladly.

So sit back and relax and watch "Lu", "Andy Campbell" and the rest of the Rittenhouse staff tackle fascinating women's health issues with their usual confidence, expertise and sense of humor -- and OK, a bit more schmaltz and drama, just for fun.


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