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


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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?


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