Top fictional nurses and docs YOU want to get trapped in an elevator with


Shutterstock | bikeriderlondonShutterstock | bikeriderlondon

Sure, Hollywood messes up medicine all the time, but that doesn’t mean that our favorite fictional doctors and nurses aren’t pretty cool (and, okay, often very attractive!). We asked our Facebook fans who they would choose if they had to spend four hours trapped in an elevator with a fictional doctor or nurse. The votes are in (congrats Dr. House!)—check out the responses, from practical to funny to touching, below!

Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie), House: 22 votes
I have to go with House…he would be entertaining and enlightening, and when he became an asshole (and we know he would!), I’d ask for one of his pills and nod off until help came!
—T. Lucky

Gregory House, because he’s incredibly intelligent, and we think alike. Very much alike, actually. But we’d need a piano and he’d have to use his actual voice (because who doesn’t love an English accent?), then I’d make him sing symptoms for hours. Swoon.
—K. Prejean

Definitely Dr. House! His sarcasm is the sexiest trait! He says what most nurses wanna say, but he can get away with it!
—C. Roark

Capt. Benjamin Franklin “Hawkeye” Pierce (Alan Alda), M*A*S*H: 7 votes
Hawkeye from M*A*S*H. Martini, anyone?
—C. Deeney

Hawkeye Pierce from M*A*S*H. I know that’s odd considering I’m only 26…but I grew up watching reruns of that show with my dad and he got me the entire series as a gift when I graduated with my nursing degree. That show was the first hint in my life that I wanted to be a nurse. Even in the direst circumstances, humor and caring when mixed with excellence in medical skills can make for the best medicine. Hawkeye is the original, the classic, and it doesn’t get any better!
—M. Freeman

Dr. Derek Shepherd, aka “Dr. McDreamy” (Patrick Dempsey), Grey’s Anatomy: 6 votes
It would have to be Dr. McDreamy, of course. I’d need him to steady my pulse… 😉
—M. Martinez

Dr. Doug Ross (George Clooney), ER: 5 votes
Paging to the elevator stat, George Clooney, aka Dr. Doug Ross!
—B. Webster

Doug Ross (George Clooney) from ER because he is hot!
—L. Tilmon

Clooney to look at and House to talk to…
—S. Strickler

Jackie Peyton (Edie Falco), Nurse Jackie: 5 votes
Nurse Jackie. “Quiet and mean, that’s my people.” 😉
—A. Belgarda

Nurse Jackie. She would just be cracking me up the whole time.
—B. Tessier

Hunter “Patch” Adams (Robin Williams), Patch Adams: 5 votes
Dr. Patch Adams…cuz laughter is the best medicine.
—S. Major

Dr. Patch Adams!! He is the reason I am in healthcare and I fully respect and love all that he stands for!
—K. Cupec

The Wild Cards
Dr. Elizabeth Corday (Alex Kingston) from ER…I loved how they wrote her character’s approach to medicine and surgery, and applied those same philosophies to her own lifestyle as well. And I think the bonus is that I could tolerate listening to her English accent the entire time we were trapped in that elevator while we were conversing about WHATEVER!
—N. Lawrence

Dr. Beverly Crusher (Gates McFadden) and Data (Brent Spiner) from Star Trek: The Next Generation because they could “beam us out” of there!
—R. Neville

Lexie Grey (Chyler Leigh) from Grey’s Anatomy! I have to know why she continues to swoon over Mark Sloan, and if she is still in love with him, then she needs to just tell him now before it is too late!!!
—J. Raymond

Christina Hawthorne (Jada Pinkett Smith) from HawthoRNe. While the series may not have been super realistic, she was such a fantastic patient advocate and an inspirational role model for this student nurse! She made me want to be an RN so I could be more like her.
—L. Sorensen

Dr. Elliot Reed from Scrubs—Sarah Chalke is HOT!
—T. Steele

Dr. Who, because he could use his sonic screwdriver and fix the elevator.
—Lenile Sargent

Dr. Peter Benton (Eriq La Salle) from ER. He’s sexy, arrogant and a nice guy at heart. We would have a very nice conversation. He would tell me some of his secrets that no one else knows. Then we would be friends for life. Aahhhhhh. If only….
—C. Estelle

Who would need a doctor? I would be able to get out of the elevator faster than four hours. Nurses actually do the thinking!!! LOL!
—T. Escalante

If you had to spend four hours trapped in an elevator with a fictional doctor or nurse, who would you pick and why?


Check Out These 11 Vintage Photos Showing The Aura Of Nurses

Previous article

Sticker Shock Jolts Oklahoma Patient: $15,076 For Four Tiny Screws

Next article

You may also like


  1. I really like reading through an article that will make people think.
    Also, thank you for allowing for me to comment!

  2. This design is spectacular! You certainly know how to keep a reader
    amused. Between your wit and your videos,
    I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Wonderful job.
    I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more
    than that, how you presented it. Too cool!

  3. Generally I do not read article on blogs, however I wish to say that this
    write-up very forced me to try and do so! Your writing taste has been amazed me.
    Thank you, very nice article.

  4. Good day! Do you know if they make any plugins to protect
    against hackers? I’m kinda paranoid about losing everything I’ve worked
    hard on. Any tips?

  5. I got this web site from my pal who shared with me regarding this web site
    and now this time I am browsing this web site and reading very informative articles or reviews at this time.

  6. I read this piece of writing fully about the comparison of
    most up-to-date and previous technologies, it’s remarkable article.

  7. Admiring the persistence you put into your website and detailed information you present.
    It’s nice to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same out of date rehashed material.
    Great read! I’ve bookmarked your site and I’m including
    your RSS feeds to my Google account.

  8. My partner and I absolutely love your blog and find many of your post’s to be exactly I’m looking
    for. can you offer guest writers to write content to suit your needs?
    I wouldn’t mind writing a post or elaborating on a lot of the subjects you write concerning
    here. Again, awesome website!

  9. Ahaa, its fastidious dialogue concerning this post at
    this place at this web site, I have read all that, so at
    this time me also commenting at this place. quest bars quest bars

  10. Thanks on your marvelous posting! I truly enjoyed reading it, you could be a great author.I
    will be sure to bookmark your blog and will often come back
    later in life. I want to encourage you to continue your great posts,
    have a nice weekend! asmr asmr

  11. Hello it’s me, I am also visiting this site daily, this web page is truly good and
    the visitors are genuinely sharing good thoughts.
    scoliosis surgery scoliosis surgery

  12. Hi there! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any
    trouble with hackers? My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing several weeks of hard work due to
    no data backup. Do you have any methods to protect against hackers?
    cheap flights cheap flights

  13. Awesome things here. I am very glad to look your article. Thanks so
    much and I am having a look ahead to touch you.
    Will you kindly drop me a mail? quest bars quest bars

  14. What’s up Dear, are you actually visiting this web site on a regular basis,
    if so then you will without doubt get pleasant know-how.
    scoliosis surgery scoliosis surgery

  15. Can you tell us more about this? I’d love to find out more details.
    ps4 ps4 games

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in Scrubs