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Strong Medicine

First Response (Season 5, Episode 20)
TV Episode | Drama

In this failed spin-off pilot of the series, Dr. Vanessa Burke, the new chief of trauma at Rittenhouse pulls strings to get her adoptive ex-convict sister a job as a paramedic; meanwhile, Lu searches for a bone marrow donor for a infant.
Director
Dave Thomas (opening title sequence)
Writers
Tammy Ader (creator) | Whoopi Goldberg (developer)
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Updated Jan 16, 2005

Release date
Jan 16, 2005 (United States)
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Rosa Blasi
Dr. Luisa Delgado Dr. Luisa Delgado   See fewer
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Jenifer Lewis
Lana Hawkins Lana Hawkins   See fewer
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Josh Coxx
Midwife Peter Riggs, R.N. Midwife Peter Riggs, R.N.   See fewer
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Philip Casnoff
Chief of Staff Dr. Robert Jackson Chief of Staff Dr. Robert Jackson   See fewer
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Patricia Richardson
Dr. Andy Campbell Dr. Andy Campbell   See fewer
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Hector Luis Bustamante
Officer Wyatt Officer Wyatt   See fewer
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Warren Davis
Johnny Johnny   See fewer
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Paul Dillon
Frank the Truck Driver Frank the Truck Driver   See fewer
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Debbie Fan
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Lisa Gerstein
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Nichole Hiltz
Katie Burke Katie Burke   See fewer
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Suzanne Krull
Aileen Aileen   See fewer
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Josh Kuhn
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Susan Leslie
Bonnie Bonnie   See fewer
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Mickey Maxwell
Dr. Gallese Dr. Gallese   See fewer
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Faruq Tauheed
Timothy Timothy   See fewer
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Sam Trammell
Kiko Ellsworth Kiko Ellsworth   See fewer
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Luna Lauren Velez
Dr. Vanessa Burke (as Lauren Vélez) Dr. Vanessa Burke (as Lauren Vélez)   See fewer
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Matthew Yang King
Dr. Matt Linn Dr. Matt Linn   See fewer
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