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Nobody can deny that Grey’s Anatomy is a unique show. Because of its blend of intense emergency situations, interpersonal conflicts, and steamy sex scenes… ABC’s hospital drama has stood the test of time… but it is far from the only show with these elements. Even if Grey’s Anatomy is coming to an end, there are plenty of other medical TV shows worth watching while you wait for more medical content to come your way.
If you like Grey’s Anatomy’s real-life medical dramas, you’ll love Netflix’s Lenox Hill and NY Med, which take viewers behind the scenes at real-world hospitals. If you prefer to watch doctor-on-doctor dramas like Private Practice or General Hospital, those might be better fits for you. Scrubs might be your jam if Grey’s Anatomy’s heartbreak is getting to you, but be warned: even though Scrubs is a comedy, it has been known to hit viewers in the feels.
Grey’s Anatomy may be one of the top medical dramas of all time, but there are a slew of other shows that you may enjoy even more… or at the very least just as much as Grey’s. 21 medical shows to watch, many of which can be streamed via subscription or can be purchased on popular platforms like Amazon and iTunes.
1. Lenox Hill
Has Grey’s Anatomy ever made you wonder how realistic surgeons’ lives are depicted on the show? Lenox Hill, a Netflix original series, makes an attempt to address this issue. Follows the lives of four doctors at New York’s Lenox Hill Hospital as they try to find a work-life balance while also performing life-saving surgeries on patients.
2. The Good Doctor
Surgeon-themed television shows abound on ABC, not just Grey’s Anatomy. Following an autistic surgeon named Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore), the film The Good Doctor, is based on a Korean television show. Expect a suspenseful story with a happy ending that defies medical profession stereotypes.
The Good Doctor has episodes on ABC.
3. The Resident
The Resident, like Grey’s Anatomy, has never shied away from tackling controversial social issues like racism and classism in medicine. Matt Czuchry, best known for his role on Gilmore Girls, plays Conrad, a cocky doctor who believes he has the answer to everything. First-year resident Devon introduces him to the darker side of privatized health care, and he is forced to confront it.
Fox broadcasts new episodes of The Resident throughout the week. Hulu has all of the episodes available for viewing.
4. New Amsterdam
Seeing how Seattle Grace Memorial Hospital has progressed for the better has been fascinating over the years. Dr. Max Goodwin, the new medical director of one of New Amsterdam’s oldest public hospitals, has a thorny but positive desire to bring about change. However, he causes a stir by abolishing the organization’s outmoded hierarchy and treating everyone who requests it.
New Amsterdam’s most recent episodes can be viewed on NBC or Hulu if you have a subscription. YouTube TV has all of the episodes available for viewing.
5. Chicago Med
Grey’s Anatomy is to Seattle what Chicago Med is to Chicago. Gaffney Chicago Medical Center serves as the setting for the show, where a team of highly skilled doctors handle the most difficult cases. The show’s creator, Dick Wolf, is also the man behind Law and Order: SVU.
On Hulu, NBC, and YouTube TV you can catch up on the latest Chicago Med episodes that have been released. You can purchase individual episodes of every show on YouTube.
6. NY Med
Grey’s Anatomy’s best feature is meeting and falling in love with new patients along the way, and NY Med does the same with real-life patients. Even though it’s another medical documentary, this one focuses on the bonds formed between hospital staff and their stubborn patients. Their personal and professional lives become increasingly entwined because they spend so much time apart.
Grey’s Anatomy was the longest-running medical drama on television until it was surpassed by Grey’s Anatomy in 2019. This is a great show to watch if you want to spend a lot of time with interesting characters. There are over 331 episodes. Bonus: Doug Ross and Carol Hathaway’s love story laid the foundation for Meredith and Derek’s enduring romance.
8. Code Black
In Grey’s Anatomy Season 2, an episode where a patient was admitted with a live bomb inside him, a code black was called. Code Black, on the other hand, is always that intense! Following doctors working at one of America’s busiest ERs for three seasons, the show sheds light on the high demand for emergency medical care.
9. Body Of Proof
However, despite Grey’s focus on surgeons, you may find yourself wondering what other high-stakes medical jobs look like after watching the show. You should check it out if that applies to you. The show centers on Dr. Megan Hunt, a renowned neurosurgeon who was involved in a fatal car accident and killed a patient as a result of her injuries. After that, she vows to become a brutal medical examiner, brawling with both police and medical professionals.
10. Private Practice
The spin-off series of Grey’s Anatomy OB/GYN Addison Montgomery, Private Practice, is a must-see if you liked the character. The show follows Addison as she moves to Los Angeles to pursue a career in medicine as a private practice doctor. Grey’s Anatomy, so there will be plenty of angst, smoldering flings, and heartbreaking turns.
11. The Night Shift
It’s true that the Grey’s Anatomy doctors have it tough, but at least the overnight shifts are a thing of the past! The Night Shift follows T.C. Callahan, a doctor on call at all hours of the night who takes on difficult cases no one else is willing to touch. As a result, save the tissues you saved from your last rewatch of Grey’s Anatomy for when you meet him.
12. Saving Hope
Saving Hope’s supernatural twists will appeal to fans of Grey’s Anatomy’s more surreal episodes (such as Mere’s meditation on death or everything in the musical episode). When you first start out, you are chief of surgery. When Charlie Harris collapses and goes into a coma, his fiancée Alex is left to take care of business while trying to save her fiancé’s life. A part of him somehow floats away from his body and becomes aware of everything that is happening in the hospital while also questioning his own existence.
13. The Mob Doctor
It’s hard to imagine what Meredith would be going through if she was a doctor fighting the mob at the same time. Dr. Grace Devlin, a promising Chicago surgeon forced to work for a Southside gang to pay off her brother’s gambling debts, is the protagonist of The Mob Doctor. In a good way, it’s a lot.
14. General Hospital
You’ll never have to wait for the next episode of General Hospital because it airs every week. There have been over 14,000 episodes of the soap opera since its inception in 1963. Port Charles General Hospital serves as the setting for this soapy medical drama that has everything you could want in a medical drama.
General Hospital’s most recent episodes can be seen on ABC.
15. Pure Genius
When James Bell, a Silicon Valley billionaire, decides to build an opulent hospital to help others by treating rare diseases, it’s called Bunker Hill Hospital. The show not only features medical cases of the week, but it also focuses on other professions in the medical field that are equally important. A former gang member and a 3-D programmer assist in the treatment of patients as part of the ensemble.
When the Seattle Grace Memorial doctors solve medical mysteries on the show, it’s always exciting to watch. On House, there are even more. Hugh Laurie plays Dr. Gregory House, a grumpy doctor with a Sherlock Holmes-like ability to solve any case that seems insurmountable. Expect him to be anything but a nice guy.
It’s possible to watch all eight seasons of House on Amazon Prime, NBC, or YouTube TV.
M*A*S*H is a must-see if you’re looking for another classic medical drama. A medical outpost during the Korean War uses dark humor to cope with its situation in this film, which is based on the 1970 film of the same name. Grey’s Anatomy’s clever blend of comedy and drama is present here as well.
18. Royal Pains
Doctor Hank Lawson, a rising star in the medical community, is exiled from New York City after being falsely accused of the death of an important hospital official. He is now forced to treat wealthy patients in the Hamptons. When he begins treating the city’s less fortunate residents, he finds himself torn between the privileges his wealthy clients grant him and his moral obligation. An intriguing look at the relationship between wealth and medicine, it’s utterly captivating.
Grey’s Anatomy is well-known for its ability to take viewers on an emotional rollercoaster ride. To sum it up, Scrubs could be just the thing you’re looking for after finishing a rewatch and needing a boost of energy. The lighter show focuses on best friends J.D. and Turk as they navigate the ups and downs of becoming doctors in a humorous way.
Grey’s Anatomy is full of memorable and sometimes unlikely friendships between its characters, from the Twisted Sisters to Bailey and Webber. Nip/Tuck revolves around two doctors: Sean, a family man, and Christian, a playboy. They form an unlikely friendship. It’s impossible to predict what will happen when they put their surgical skills to the test together.
21. Nurse Jackie
Nurse Jackie is yet another medical drama with a fascinatingly nuanced female lead at its core. Edie Falco plays Jackie Peyton, an experienced ER nurse who is also dealing with family issues and a substance abuse problem. Jackie Peyton is played by Falco. She’s willing to bend the rules to achieve her goals, just like the Grey’s doctors.
Nurse Mildred Ratched is right up there with Meredith Grey as one of the most recognizable medical figures — but for very different reasons. Ratched, the prequel series to One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, tells the origin story of the film’s iconic villain, complete with chilling Ryan Murphy-style camp. On top of all that, it shows how abysmally medical cases were handled back then.
23. Hart of Dixie
Character Zoe Hart, the main character in Hart of Dixie, has nearly as much family drama as Meredith Grey does in the book. Her medical practice in Bluebell, Alabama, has been left to her by a father she never met. The show begins with her discovering this news. Reluctantly, she agrees to see what the small town has to offer, but she soon learns there’s more to it than meets the eye.
The work of surgeons and paramedics is inextricably linked, as Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19 have shown in crossover episodes. This is especially evident in the 9-1-1 series, which follows the efforts of first responders across Los Angeles. Because it’s a new episode of a currently airing show, you can expect even stranger cases in the near future.
25. The Surgeon’s Cut
The Surgeon’s Cut will appeal to fans of Grey’s Anatomy who prefer the show’s bizarre medical cases to the show’s romantic subplots. This four-part docuseries follows a different surgeon from around the world as he performs groundbreaking surgery. This group of professionals, which includes neurosurgeon Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa as well as pioneering fetal surgery Professor Kypros Nicolaides, will make you appreciate their work.
An underrated new medical drama, Transplant has a lot of heart and is well worth your time. The show centers on Syrian refugee Dr. Bashir Hamed, who has to redo his training after arriving in Toronto, Canada. It is up to Bashir to learn the medical norms in Canada and create a new life for himself, even though he is well-versed in them.
Hulu and Peacock both have Transplant episodes available for on-demand viewing.