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.
Premiere Date: July 20, 2000
Genre: Medical Drama
Parental Guidance Rating: TV-PG or TV-14
Monday-Friday at 4P.M. Eastern/Pacific (3P.M. Central/Mountain) Seasons 1-4 Repeats
Sundays at 9P.M. Eastern/Pacific (8P.M. Central/Mountain)
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):
5933 W. Slauson Ave
Culver City, CA 90230
Rosa Blasi c/o
Santa Monica,CA 90408-3277
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