Strong Medicine


Omissions - The need for a kidney transplant forces a young woman to consider taking an organ from her father, the same man who was sent to prison for raping her mother.
Dr. Luisa “Lu” Delgado (Rosa Blasi) dedicated her life to her free, inner-city women’s clinic. Dr. Dana Stowe (Janine Turner) graduated from Harvard to become the city’s finest female health specialist. Once they decide to combine practices, their diverse clientele leads to unexpected tension in the waiting room.


  • Season

S1/EP 1 - Pilot

A doctor from a financially strapped women's clinic is asked to partner with a wealthy Philadelphia hospital.

S1/EP 2 - Pre-existing Conditions

A family's much anticipated surrogate birth is disrupted by the discovery of a rare birth defect; Lu discovers that a sick patient was deceived by her doctor.

S1/EP 3 - Misconception

A prominent TV anchorwoman asks Dana to help her get pregnant; an HIV positive mother removes her four-year-old son from his anti-AIDS medication.

S1/EP 4 - Second Look

An old friend approaches Dana about some risky reconstructive surgery.

S1/EP 5 - Performance Anxiety

Dana must decide whether to put an unidentified patient into a deep coma in order to save her life; Lu discovers a high school basketball star has been using performance-enhancing drugs.

S1/EP 6 - Drug Interactions

Suspicious injuries to his wife lead Dana to suspect that Robert may have beaten his wife; Lu is approached by a drug addict who wants to be sterilized in order to collect a $200 reward.

S1/EP 7 - Do No Harm

An influential city council member is critically wounded when gang rivalry leads to gunfire at the clinic; Peter uncovers a disturbing truth about a patient's past.

S1/EP 8 - Miracle Cure

Dana faces an ethical dilemma after diagnosing an airline pilot with an irreversible brain disorder; Lu's diagnosis of a young girl with Tay Sachs Disease uncovers a secret about her mother's past.

S1/EP 9 - Dependency

Dana counsels a prominent citizen to leave her abusive husband; Lu discovers a social worker who's been stealing her a young client's medication to feed her own addiction.

S1/EP 10 - Brca1

The failure of her latest breast cancer research puts Dana in a difficult spot; Lu fights for a patient to get the time off she needs to have chemotherapy.

S1/EP 11 - Brca2

As Dana takes a leave of absence in order to help with her mother's breast cancer, Lu agrees to take over her workload, and quickly stirs up trouble.

S1/EP 12 - Brainchild

A Parkinson's sufferer presses Dana for an experimental treatment; Peter falls for a painter whose severe migraine headaches are a source of inspiration, while Marc reveals that his girlfriend is an alcoholic.

S1/EP 13 - Second Opinion

Dana uncovers a teenage girl's ritual circumcision, while Lu faces off against the harsh bureaucracy that refuses to recognize a patient's painful chronic disease.

S1/EP 14 - Side Effects

Dana is asked to defy a husband's wishes when his wife secretly asks for surgery to repair their son's birth defect; the cost of treating a homeless woman's schizophrenia has tragic results.

S1/EP 15 - Fix

Dana treats an old friend's heroin addiction, while Lu presses a deaf couple to consider potentially risking surgery for themselves and their young daughter.

S1/EP 16 - Blessed Events

As Dana looks for the truth behind a patient's puzzling pregnancy, Lu uncovers a hospital employee's fatal disease on Christmas Eve.

S1/EP 17 - Maternity

As Dana treats a nursing mother's severe depression, Lu uncovers a housing project's environmental health hazard that could lead to some innocent tenants being evicted.

S1/EP 18 - Complications

Dana discovers two pregnant women who unknowingly have the same mate; an epidemic of sexually transmitted disease at Marc's school costs a sixth grade teacher his job.

S1/EP 19 - Child Care

A popular video game designer's fatal illness exposes a rift between her mother and her husband; Lu is pressed to provide an untested treatment for an autistic child.

S1/EP 20 - Drugstore Cowgirl

Dana discovers a fatally ill priest is actually a woman; Lu finds that an ex-convict's sickle cell symptoms have made her a suspect in a murder.

S1/EP 21 - Wednesday Night Fever

An all night clinic session brings Lu face to face with a mother whose child was kidnapped from her womb and a rapist seeking treatment for the wounds he suffered during his latest assault.

S1/EP 22 - Mortality

As Lu struggles with stopping a patient's hunger strike, the loss of a baby during childbirth causes Dana to consider leaving the clinic.

S2/EP 1 - History

An aunt's battle with cancer takes Lu back to the founding of the South Philadelphia Women's Clinic.

S2/EP 2 - Adverse Reactions

Robert refuses to hire an obese woman as his assistant; a female Army officer refuses to seek treatment for Gulf War Syndrome in order to salvage a promotion.

S2/EP 3 - Gray Matter

As Lu tries to salvage an AIDS-infected nurse's job, Dana discovers that an old high school nemesis's religious visions are being caused by a brain tumor.

S2/EP 4 - Attachments

Lu and Dana are at odds when the parents of conjoined twins refuse to sacrifice one child in order to allow the other to live.

S2/EP 5 - Relief

Dana is demonized for causing a professional baseball player to miss an important game; Lu helps a sick concert pianist make an important audition.

S2/EP 6 - Donors

An embryo donor's death confronts Dana with an ethical dilemma; Lu tries to keep a heart transplant candidate's hopes alive

S2/EP 7 - Impaired

Dana squares off with a pregnant mother who refuses to give up alcohol; Lu tries helping a mother whose Alzheimer's Disease could make it hard to care for her disabled son.

S2/EP 8 - Systemic

Lu finds herself in trouble with the law and the community after stopping a diabetic from being beaten by the police; Dana's former fiancée contracts a fatal form of breast cancer.

S2/EP 9 - Hot Flash

A political candidate endangers her own life by refusing an abortion; Nick's misdiagnosis causes a couple to be suspected of abusing their adopted son.

S2/EP 10 - Control Group

Lu uncovers a case of survivor's guilt that has led to a young woman's eating disorder; Dana is pressured to make sure Robert's wife gets an experimental drug to treat her MS.

S2/EP 11 - Rebirth

As she discovers that an old friend is now homeless, Dana suspects a difficult adopted teenage girl of threatening her mother.

S2/EP 12 - Zol Zein Gezint

Dana struggles to explain how a mistake has left a black couple with one white twin baby boy; Lu uncovers the secret being kept by a prominent Rabbi and his wife.

S2/EP 13 - Accidents

An ice skater's Olympic hopes are jeopardized by medicine to control her epileptic seizures; Lu squares off against a controversial talk radio personality who also happens to be the father of Marc's girlfriend.

S2/EP 14 - Silent Epidemic

Dana diagnoses an Amish teenager with Mad Cow Disease; Lu's efforts to help an unlicensed daycare facility to remain open have dangerous repercussions.

S2/EP 15 - Bloodwork

Lu stands up for a patient whose job is in jeopardy because of genetic testing; a pregnant mother suspects her teenaged son's suspected of abusing drugs, only to find that the symptoms are that of lead poisoning.

S2/EP 16 - Black 'n Flu

While Lu's unexpected illness suggests that she might be pregnant, Lu faces an outbreak of a deadly, and highly contagious, disease in a college dorm.

S2/EP 17 - Precautions

Lu tries tracking down a missing baby, she discovers that the mother is a wanted criminal; Dana reluctantly agrees to appear in a commercial for the hospital, only to find herself being replaced by an actress.

S2/EP 18 - Shock

A strike cripples operations at Rittenhouse.

S2/EP 19 - Rape Kit (Valentine's Day)

A blood shortage at the hospital exposes the long hidden secrets.

S2/EP 20 - Type and Cross

A blood shortage at the hospital exposes the long hidden secrets.

S2/EP 21 - Trauma

As Lu struggles following her rape, Dana is forced to turn to her attacker for help in saving a patient's life.

S2/EP 22 - Recovery Time

Lu's life spins out of control following the grand Jury's refusal to indict Dr. Kilner for rape.

S3/EP 1 - Positive

As Dana looks for someone to help her have a baby of her own, Lu is forced to deal with the potentially deadly consequences of providing a teenage girl with contraceptives.

S3/EP 2 - Outcomes

Dana's efforts to save a girl's life with fetal stem cells may jeopardize the clinic's government funding; Lu suspects that a young girl's breathing disorder is actually a result of her mother's efforts to be seen as a hero.

S3/EP 3 - Stages

Lu treats a woman whose immune system disorder is threatening her ability to be a mother; Dana tries to convince a popular minister to stop trying to hide the fact that she's going blind.

S3/EP 4 - Heartbeat

Dana agrees to help a teenage cancer patient die, Lu's assumptions about a patient's bruises spark violence.

S3/EP 5 - Compassionate Release

As lax prison medical care leaves an inmate fighting for her life, Dana is called on to perform a delicate in utero procedure to repair a fetal heart.

S3/EP 6 - Discharged

As Dana's efforts to adopt reveal that the baby has an older sister, Lu seeks to cure a homeless girl's seizures.

S3/EP 7 - Admissions

Dana's replacement, a spit and polish Army physician, rubs Lu the wrong way.

S3/EP 8 - Contraindications

A woman learns her miscarriages are the result of her own mother's taking a powerful drug during pregnancy; Lu and Andy square off over using a drug to help an addict from dying after an overdose.

S3/EP 9 - Family History

A woman claiming to be Lu's half-sister arrives at the hospital suffering from lung cancer; Andy discovers a horrible secret behind a four-year-old girl's irreversible coma.

S3/EP 10 - House Calls

Andy is asked to help save the life of an old West Point classmate who is aboard the international space station.

S3/EP 11 - Flesh and Blood

As Andy finds herself caught between a concerned mom and her schizophrenic daughter, she warns Lu that a patient's arm may be infected with a deadly, flesh-eating bacteria.

S3/EP 12 - Blush

Lu's treatment of a woman's chronic pain runs up against the patient's history of drug addiction.

S3/EP 13 - Deterioration

As three of Andy's patients contract a life threatening infection; Lu struggles with an outbreak of chicken pox.

S3/EP 14 - Poison

A patient's mysterious symptoms lead Andy and peter to suspect foul play; Lu confronts some still-raw memories of her own rape when she's asked to castrate a paroled sex-offender.

S3/EP 15 - The Philadelphia Chromosomes

As they vie to deliver the first baby of the New Year, Lu's young cancer patient is arrested for being a terrorist, while Andy treats an arthritic woman who needs her hands to speak.

S3/EP 16 - Pms, Lies and Red Tape

An old childhood friend turns to Lu for help when his mother takes ill; Andy is determined to help a young woman overcome a potentially crippling condition in order to qualify for ROTC.

S3/EP 17 - Orders

Her father's illness forces Andy to consider exposing some secrets that could damage the Army's reputation; Lu questions a court order to remove a newborn from her mother who's been accused of murdering her first child.

S3/EP 18 - Blocked Lines

As Andy looks to solve the mystery of a patient's West Nile Virus, Lu helps a young boy and his mom cope with his fatal illness.

S3/EP 19 - Intensive Care

Problems at home lead to Andy being struck in anger by her husband.

S3/EP 20 - Addicted to Love

Andy tells her children about Les's abuse; Lu uncovers a sorority's drinking problem.

S3/EP 21 - Degeneration

A couple is faced with having to decide which of their two ailing children will receive a life saving operation.

S3/EP 22 - Risk

Lu's efforts to help a depressed patient is complicated by her arrest for refusing to cooperate with a murder investigation; Andy and Les reunite for their daughter's surgery, while Robert faces a demon from his past.

S4/EP 1 - The Hero Heart

As her boyfriend's fatal gunshot wounds force Lu to make some difficult choices, a bubble baby's survival is jeopardized by problems with an important clinical trial.

S4/EP 2 - Emergency Contacts

As she and Andy square off over the adoption of a teenage girl's baby Lu's chance to have her rapist brought to justice is upended by doctor-patient privilege.

S4/EP 3 - Heartbeats and Deadbeats

As the friction on an experimental heart procedure turns to attraction for Andy and Dr. Morton, a young patient's need for a bone marrow transplant exposes a mix up at the hospital five years ago.

S4/EP 4 - Rash Decisions

Andy diagnosis of leprosy endangers a rising chef's restaurants and TV career; Lu's inadvertent comments lead to a police officer being accused of murdering her lesbian lover and colleague on the force.

S4/EP 5 - Breathing Lessons

A seven-year-old girl's fear of going home with her dad leads Lu to suspect child abuse.

S4/EP 6 - Misdiagnosis Murder

Doctor-patient confidentiality is put to the test when Lu must treat a pregnant patient for spousal abuse; an aging male doctor's bias against women threatens a young patient's life.

S4/EP 7 - Bad Liver

Andy turns one patient's liver transplant into a chance to save someone else too; Lu suspects that that an ex-con's case of syphilis has pushed him to attempt suicide.

S4/EP 8 - Vaccinations

A hospital aide's smallpox vaccination places her young daughter in danger of dying.

S4/EP 9 - Temperatures Rising

As a deadly heat wave takes its toll, Andy struggles with how to tell her children that she's dating.

S4/EP 10 - Speculum for a Heavyweight

As Lu tries to convince a female boxing champion that continuing to fight could prove fatal, Andy gets some bad news about her own health.

S4/EP 11 - Maternal Mirrors

An overworked Lu is suspected in the mysterious death of a twenty-year-old student; Andy discovers that Jesse has been sneaking around with an older boy.

S4/EP 12 - Jeaneology

As Andy looks for the cause behind the poisoning of a society matron and a working class mom, a woman is reluctant to donate a portion of her healthy liver to save her alcoholic mother's life.

S4/EP 13 - Skin

Andy and Lu question taking a porn magnate's two million-dollar donation; an expensive sixteenth birthday party for Jesse is threatened by Les's unexpected demand for alimony.

S4/EP 14 - Live And Let Die

Lu struggles to honor a terminal cancer patient's wish to commit suicide; a dinner with Dr. Morton's parents reveals how little thy know about Andy.

S4/EP 15 - Coming Clean

An accident victim emerges from a coma with no memory of the man she's about to marry; Andy uncovers an elderly patient's dangerous drug addiction.

S4/EP 16 - Prescriptions

As Lu suspiciously eyes the clinical trial of a drug that could cure nicotine addiction, a complication following heart surgery jeopardizes an advice columnist's future.

S4/EP 17 - Seize The Day

At Christmas, Andy helps a teenage girl with cystic fibrosis compete in the state spelling bee, Lu fights for the rights of a schizophrenic mother to determine the best treatment for her epileptic daughter.

S4/EP 18 - Ears, Ho's And Threat

Andy sympathizes with a Pakistani princess who is being readied for a marriage arranged by her family; Lu looks to an experimental medication to help a Holocaust survivor suffering from Alzheimer's.

S4/EP 19 - Weights And Measures

Marc worries about a classmate who is being abused by her boyfriend; Andy counsels an obese couple about their radical weight loss surgery.

S4/EP 20 - The Real World Rittenhouse

As the staff at Rittenhouse is being interviewed for a promotional videotape, Nick faces a difficult decision to get his sister's domestic partner treated for Lupus.

S4/EP 21 - Identity Crisis

As the hospital starts to undergo a takeover, Andy is told that a patient is wanted for a twenty-five-year-old murder.

S4/EP 22 - Quarantine

A suspected SARS case sparks a quarantine at Rittenhouse.

S5/EP 1 - Positive Results

Lu's budding relationship with Ben is upended when he tests positive for HIV.

S5/EP 2 - Touched By An Idol

A pop star's effort to help a critically ill fan spawns accusations of sexual abuse; a widow demands that her late husband's sperm be frozen in exchange for allowing his organs to be harvested for transplants.

S5/EP 3 - Omissions

The need for a kidney transplant forces a young woman to consider taking an organ from her father, the same man who was sent to prison for raping her mother.

S5/EP 4 - Cape Cancer

A female bodybuilder refuses to allow Lu to perform a C-Section; a romantic weekend leads Andy to uncover a popular beach town's public health crisis.

S5/EP 5 - Fractured

As Lizzy's broken leg puts Andy's ex-husband at odds with her new suitor, an elderly patient's death lands Peter at the center of a murder investigation.

S5/EP 6 - Goodbye Slash Rest In Peace

A terminally ill woman's attitude about her impending death upsets her caretaker sister; Andy suspects that a breast cancer survivor has a body image disorder.

S5/EP 7 - Healing Touch

Andy is accused of failing to treat a racist patient; a patient's tumor is cured by a ten-year-old faith healer.

S5/EP 8 - Bleeding Heart

Andy struggles with her endorsement of a friend's new diet book; Lu treats high school students who show all the symptoms of having been poisoned.

S5/EP 9 - Prophylactic Measures

Lu's physical exams at a film set uncover an underage porn star; Andy struggles to cope with the aftermath of Milo's death.

S5/EP 10 - Life In The Balance

A drive-by shooting leaves a young woman dependent on her estranged sister, a world champion gymnast, for a liver transplant; Kayla and Andy worry after a resident at the hospital attempts suicide.

S5/EP 11 - Like Cures Like

As Kayla teams up with a handsome neurosurgeon to perform a risky experimental surgery, a rare Avian flu outbreak casts suspicions on the owner of a small poultry business.

S5/EP 12 - Cinderella In Scrubs

Lu and Andy are on opposite sides when a recovering drug addict seeks to regain custody of the daughter she abandoned; a patient's aggressive cancer prompts Andy to encourage her to sue her doctors.

S5/EP 13 - Body Mass Increases

The pregnancy of his high school girlfriend has Marc suspected of being the father; Andy takes action to change the diet of Lizzy and her classmates at school.

S5/EP 14 - Selective Breeding

Andy is tricked into helping a couple produce a male son so that they can inherit a family fortune; Lu proposes a difficult choice in order to treat a ten-year-old patient's psychosis.

S5/EP 15 - Graft

With Lu facing an ethical dilemma over treating a young burn victim, Lizzy's Halloween prank exposes illegal trafficking of body parts in the hospital morgue.

S5/EP 16 - A Dose Of Reality

As an outbreak of rabies hits the neighborhood, Lu becomes embroiled in an insider trading investigation while Andy looks for a way to deliver a strong warning about drunk driving to Jesse and her classmates.

S5/EP 17 - Code

Lu fights for a leukemia patient's right to be paid for her contribution to medical research, while a life-saving surgery threatens to derail Andy's appointment to be the hospital's new Chief of Surgery.

S5/EP 18 - Foreign Bodies

Lu and Andy race against the clock to get a pregnant woman from Paris to Philadelphia before her mother has to undergo potentially life-threatening surgery.

S5/EP 19 - Virgin Birth

Christmas at Rittenhouse finds a surrogate mother faced with the decision to care for a brain-damaged baby, as a dysfunctional family rallies around a sick little girl.

S5/EP 20 - First Response

Accident victims are treated by Rittenhouse ER surgeon Vanessa Burke and her paramedic sister, Katie.

S5/EP 21 - Implants, Transplants, And Cuban Aunts

Helping a pregnant woman leads Lu into the middle of an alien smuggling ring; Andy tries to persuade a beauty pageant contestant to forgo using breast implants.

S5/EP 22 - Cutting The Cord

As Andy's confirmation hearing for Surgeon General forces her and her colleagues to be on their best behavior, Lu breaks up with Jonas after learning that his company is relocating to South America.

S6/EP 1 - New Blood

After discovering that her new partner is an old nemesis from early in her medical career, Lu is left to die when a mugger shoots her for the engagement ring she's been given by Jonas.

S6/EP 2 - Feeling No Pain

As Dylan struggles to keep a heroin-addicted patient from using a contaminated drug supply, Lu diagnoses a young patient with a rare genetic disorder that keeps her from feeling any pain.

S6/EP 3 - Clinical Risk

As Dylan gambles on a risky experimental treatment for a new patient's MS, Lu treats a young boy following a police officer's Taser attack.

S6/EP 4 - Differentials

As Lu is forced to try and decide which of two critically ill siblings will get the life-saving kidney transplant that they both need, Dylan treats a college dean whose views on women in science have caused an uproar.

S6/EP 5 - Dying Inside

As a pair of high school students with Legionnaire's Disease has Dylan baffled, Lu becomes a willing hostage when prison inmates riot over shoddy medical care.

S6/EP 6 - The Y Factor

As Lu delivers twins who were fathered by two different men, Dylan's efforts to help a teenage steroid user backfire.

S6/EP 7 - Paternity Test

The arrival of an old college girlfriend brings with it a big surprise for Dylan.

S6/EP 8 - Infectious Love

Dylan falls for a beautiful medical researcher, only to have her work jeopardize her life.

S6/EP 9 - Gsw: Gunshot Wedding

As Lu's wedding day finally arrives, Dylan and Araya are taken hostage in a deadly courthouse showdown.

S6/EP 10 - Family Practice

After cutting short their honeymoon so Lu can care for some Costa Rican children, Jonas is charged with securities fraud; Kayla suspects a woman of poisoning her young son, while Nick returns to Rittenhouse.

S6/EP 11 - Broken Hearts

As Lu struggles to stand by Jonas, Dylan lobbies to get a Down's Syndrome patient a heart transplant.

S6/EP 12 - It Takes A Clinic

As Dylan works to treat the Governor's seizures, Lu lobbies to save a retarded woman on Death Row.

S6/EP 13 - Agony And Ecstasy

As Lu and Jonas face hard choices after tests indicate that their baby may have a serious genetic defect, a patient at the clinic faces charges of welfare fraud after DNA tests indicate that her children couldn't possibly be hers.

S6/EP 14 - Chief Complaints

As Kayla is drawn into a competition for the chief resident's post, Lu is caught in the middle when a teenaged girl refuses to donate a kidney to save the life of her older sister.

S6/EP 15 - Promising Treatment

To solve a family's financial problems, Lu encourages a woman to sue her mother, whose smoking during pregnancy caused her to be born with cerebral palsy.

S6/EP 16 - Rhythm Of The Heart

As Kayla balks at Peter's diagnosis of a high school athlete's fatal heart condition, Lu realizes that her prescription for antibiotics has caused a patient to develop a life-threatening skin disease.

S6/EP 17 - Unorthodox Treatment

As Lu explores an unorthodox treatment for a little girl's heart condition, Dylan struggles with a patient who believes her cervical cancer is God's punishment for an extramarital affair.

S6/EP 18 - We Wish You A Merry Cryst-meth

As a blind super athlete's attentions threaten to come between Kayla and Peter, Christmas finds Lu looking to keep three young siblings together following the death of their drug-addicted mother.

S6/EP 19 - My Sister, My Doctor, Myself

An unexpected visit reveals a long-ignored truth about Kayla's estranged twin sister, and Dylan tries to preserve a woman's chances of having a baby by transplanting her ovaries into her arm.

S6/EP 20 - Baby Boom!

The treatment of a bank robber's gunshot wounds sparks a hostage crisis when his girlfriend comes looking for him with a bomb strapped to her body.

S6/EP 21 - Dr. Thorton, Hears A Who

During a surprise visit by Araya's grandparents, Dylan and Lu disagree over what to do after a promising new drug for Parkinson's disease begins exhibiting problems.

S6/EP 22 - Special Delivery

As a shooting victim’s deathbed statement places Dylan in danger of a gang reprisal, Jonas’ efforts to help those who lost money in the collapse of his company triggers a series of events that endangers the lives of Lu and their unborn baby.