Rank the Trek doctors...

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  1. uniderth

    uniderth Commodore Commodore

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    McCoy
    EMH
    Crusher
    Bashir
    Pulaski

    Are here on Roddenberry's Isle!
     
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  2. Nyotarules

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    In order of who I found entertaining

    The EMH
    Dr Phlox
    Dr McCoy
    Dr Pulaski
    Dr Crusher
    Dr Bashir
     
  3. Brennyren

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    1) McCoy. A wonderful mix of irascibility, concern, and good old Southern charm.
    2) The EMH. Nuanced and complex. It was fascinating to watch him grow as a character.
    3) Crusher. Strongly professional, but with intriguing facets.
    4) Bashir. Interesting and well-played. But frankly I liked him better as an intelligent but naive young man who was learning, than as a genetic superman.
    5) Pulaski. Too much of a dead-straight adaptation of McCoy, right down to the arguments with Spock/Data. But Diana Muldaur, while a capable actress, doesn't have a fraction of De Kelley's charm -- and when (like McCoy) a major facet of your character is being argumentative, that matters.
    6) Phlox. While his quirks were sometimes amusing, I really only have one word for the doctor of "Dear Doctor": Airlock.

    I haven't watched enough of Discovery to place Culber. Honorable mentions to Dr. M'Benga and Dr. Boyce, two interesting medicos I would have liked to see more frequently.
     
  4. Tim Thomason

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    I assume you want to limit this to medical doctors on Starfleet (Earth or Federation) ships or facilities. I furthermore limited the list to those who appeared onscreen (and not just mentioned or okudagrams). I've bolded the hero ship/station doctors:
    1. Leonard McCoy (Kelvin Timeline)
    2. Leonard McCoy
    3. Doctor M'Benga
    4. Doctor Selar
    5. Hugh Culber
    6. Beverly Crusher
    7. Dalen Quaice
    8. Karen Loews
    9. Miranda Jones
    10. Jeremy Lucas
    11. Philip Boyce
    12. Doctor Kalandra
    13. Doctor Martin
    14. Elizabeth Lense
    15. Julian Bashir
    16. Christine Chapel
    17. Sarah April
    18. Nambue
    19. Doctor Sanchez
    20. Mark Piper
    21. Karen Tracy
    22. Elizabeth Dehner
    23. Doctor Girani
    24. Helen Noel
    25. Doctor Phlox
    26. Katherine Pulaski
    27. Commander Carter
    28. Arthur Coleman
    29. The Doctor
    30. Toby Russell
    31. Leonard McCoy (mirror universe)
    32. Doctor Phlox (mirror universe)
     
  5. BillJ

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    McCoy, then the EMH and Claire Finn... then the rest.
     
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  6. flandry84

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    Mc Coy’s southern charm?
    True the character is a product of the time in which he was created but he never struck me as a sophisticated twentieth,never mind a twenty third century citizen.
    The Vulcan baiting and the sheer stubborn wrong-headedness of his behavior makes him my least favorite medico.
     
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  7. The Wormhole

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    If you're bolding doctors from the hero ships and station, shouldn't M'Benga, Selar, Martin, Chapel, Dehner, and Noel be bolded? They all served on the Enterprise or Enterprise D, which are definitely hero ships.
     
  8. Tim Thomason

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    I was bolding Hero Doctors on Hero ships (i.e. main characters or their equivalents if they stayed on). Otherwise 20 of the 32 names would be bolded. I didn't word it very well, or at all, though.
     
  9. The Wormhole

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    Then at the very least, Chapel was a recurring regular on TOS, she at least should be bolded.
     
  10. Tim Thomason

    Tim Thomason Commodore Commodore

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    She was a nurse. She was a Doctor in TMP, but not the main one. I'll remove the bolding if it bothers people.
     
  11. Mr. Laser Beam

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    1. Phlox
    2. Culber
    3. Crusher
    4. McCoy
    5. Bashir
    6. EMH

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    99. Pulaski
     
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  12. Pondwater

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    McCoy, Crusher, Pulaski and then all the rest...
     
  13. Bry_Sinclair

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    She was going to be the CMO of the relaunched Enterprise until Kirk bullied his way back into the centre seat.
     
  14. Satron

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    Pulaski
    McCoy (Prime first, Kelvin second)
    EMH
    Bashir
    Crusher
     
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    McCoy as Chapel's second? That would have been nice to see.
     
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    EMH
    Crusher
    Bashir
    McCoy
    Phlox
    Pulaski
     
  17. BillJ

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    I couldn't even guess who most of these characters are.
     
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  18. The Wormhole

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    Without referencing Memory Alpha, the ones I can identify (skipping the bolded ones, since we all know them)
    M'Benga: Operated on Spock when he was injured in TOS A Private Little War
    Selar: Accompanied the away team to Graves World and looked after Ira Graves in TNG The Schizoid Man. Also mentioned in multiple TNG episodes
    Dalen Quaice: A friend of Beverly Crusher's, TNG Remember Me.
    Miranda Jones: Travelling with the Medusan Ambassador, TOS Is There in Truth No Beauty
    Jeremy Lucas: A friend and writing correspondent of Phlox. First mentioned in Enterprise Dear Doctor, not seen until Cold Station 12
    Martin: Another Enterprise D doctor, took over sickbay when Crusher was incapacitated in TNG Violations.
    Elizabeth Lense: A medical school rival of Dr. Bashir's, visited the station at some point in DS9 season 3, can't remember the episode.
    Christine Chapel: Well, we all know who she is.
    Sarah April: First CMO of the Enterprise, Robert April's wife, seen in TAS The Counter-Clockwise Incident.
    Nambue: CMO of the Shenzhou, Discovery The Vulcan Hello.
    Elizabeth Dehner: Psychologist on the Enterprise, became infected with the same abilities as Gary Mitchell, TOS Where No Man Has Gone Before.
    Helen Noel: Another psychologist, had a relationship with Kirk, TOS Dagger of the Mind.
    Toby Russell: Medical specialist brought in to operate on Worf's spine, TNG Ethics.
     
  19. JonnyQuest037

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    Dr. McCoy.

    Then there are some other ones.
     
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  20. Greg Cox

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    McCoy
    EMH
    Crusher
    Bashir
    Phlox
    Pulaski

    Reserving judgment on Culber because we're only nine eps into the show and he's only been prominently featured in a few of them since DISCO is not really an ensemble show.