Presidio Med

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Presidio Med
Presidio Med.jpg
Genre Medical drama
Created by John Wells
Lydia Woodward
Written by Zoanne Clack
Joseph Dougherty
Chris Mundy
Nell Scovell
Karyn Usher
John Wells
Lydia Woodward
Lisa Zwerling
Directed by Christopher Chulack
Nelson McCormick
Starring Dana Delany
Oded Fehr
Anna Deavere Smith
Paul Blackthorne
Julianne Nicholson
Sasha Alexander
Blythe Danner
Composer(s) Martin Davich
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 14 (11 aired)
Executive producer(s) Christopher Chulack
John Wells
Lydia Woodward
Producer(s) Michael Hissrich
Chris Mundy
Nell Scovell
Andrew Stearn
George Young
Jonathan Zurer
Cinematography Anthony R. Palmieri
Kevin Thompson
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 44 mins.
Production company(s) Lydia Woodward Productions
John Wells Productions
Warner Bros. Television
Distributor CanWest Global Communications
Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Original network CBS
Original release September 24, 2002 (2002-09-24) – January 24, 2003 (2003-01-24)

Presidio Med is an American medical drama that aired on CBS from September 2002 to January 2003. The series centers on a San Francisco hospital. It was created by John Wells and Lydia Woodward, who also created ER.


Bucking the recent medical trend toward impersonal care, the doctors at Presidio Medical Group set bureaucracy aside and put their patients first, forming trusting, long-term relationships. Although their personalities sometimes clash, all of the doctors seek the best possible care for their patients.

Regular cast[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

In 2004, actress Hallie Kate Eisenberg was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series in the category Guest Starring Young Actress for her performance as Grace Rothman in the episode "With Grace".

International broadcast[edit]


No. Title Directed by [1] Written by Original air date Prod.
code [1]
U.S. viewers
1 "This Baby's Gonna Fly" Christopher Chulack N/A September 24, 2002 (2002-09-24) 475178 8.7[2] 6.3/10[2]
Dr. Lanning and Dr. Keating team up to save a newborn baby in distress. Meanwhile, Dr. Keating must grapple with a medical scare that could affect her own ability to have children. Dr. Brennan returns from her yearly foreign medical mission, known as "Doctors Without Borders," where she has been having an affair with a Greek physician. Upon her return, she must help a man deal with the impending death of his father, who has cancer. Dr. Slingerland enlists Dr. Jordan to help him convince a zealous high school football coach of his urgent need for heart surgery. At the same time, Dr. Colette brazenly begins her new job by bullying an HMO to approve surgery for an elderly woman.
2 "Second Chance" Christopher Chulack Lydia Woodward September 25, 2002 (2002-09-25) 175701 12.8[2] 9.0/15[2]
Dr. Jackie Collette struggles with her reluctance to treating burn victims when a critically burned firefighter needs her help. Meanwhile, Dr. Brennan refocuses on making her marriage work and attempts to make it easier by asking Dr. Kokoris to leave Presidio Med and return to Greece.
3 "Do No Harm" Lesli Linka Glatter John Wells III October 2, 2002 (2002-10-02) 175702 7.9[2] 5.5/9[2]
Dr. Lanning and Dr. Keating work together to help a troubled young girl who asks to be sterilized. Meanwhile, Dr. Jordan and her physician husband, Dr. Roback, argue over how to get a mother to take her obese boy's weight issue seriously.
4 "When Approaching a Let-Go" Nelson McCormick Joseph Dougherty October 9, 2002 (2002-10-09) 175703 7.2[2] 5.1/9[2]
Drs. Slingerland and Jordan diagnosis a cable car worker with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and a heart problem, Dr. Keating looks for doctors who will fertilize her eggs, and Dr. Colette learns that the fire fighter she treated for burns is in love with her.
5 "Secrets" Charles Hald Nell Scovell October 16, 2002 (2002-10-16) 175704 7.0[2] 5.2/9[2]
Rae tries to get the parents of a 10-year-old boy to tell him he has Sickle-Cell Anemia.
6 "Milagros" Gloria Muzio Lydia Woodward October 23, 2002 (2002-10-23) 175705 7.1[2] 5.2/9[2]
Two doctors fight over whether they should remove the leg of a diabetic patient.
7 "Once Upon a Family" Christopher Chulack Chris Mundy October 30, 2002 (2002-10-30) 175706 7.4[2] 5.4/9[2]
Letty and Matt work together on a patient, Dean Carvell, who suffers severe heart problems due to a previous car accident. Dean's lover and son clash over his treatment, which doesn't seem successful. Finally, Dean must choose whether or not to continue being resuscitated. Meanwhile, Harriet unites a wealthy, infertile 42-year-old woman who desperately wants a child with a troubled, pregnant teenager, Ellen O'Neal, who wants to give up her baby for adoption. But problems with Ellen's father and teenage boyfriend could jeopardize the transaction. After suspecting parental abuse when she sees a boy's bruises, Jules later questions her decision to call Children's Protective Services. And each of the Presidio Med doctors passes an obnoxious chronic patient, Francis Weinod, on to the next unwitting physician.
8 "Pick Your Battles" Laura Innes Joseph Dougherty November 13, 2002 (2002-11-13) 175707 5.8[2] 4.0/7[2]
Dr. Kokoris operates on another patient; A fitness instructor complains of muscle problems and learns he has something different.
9 "Suffer Unto Me the Children..." Christopher Chulack John Wells III January 17, 2003 (2003-01-17) 175708 7.1[2] 4.7/8[2]
Patients delivering prematurely, flood the hospital.
10 "With Grace" Lesli Linka Glatter Zoanne Clack,
Karyn Usher &
Lisa Zwerling
January 22, 2003 (2003-01-22) 175709 7.4[2] 5.0/8[2]
Rae diagnoses Grace Rothman, a spirited nine-year-old girl with leukaemia. Initially confident that she can heal Grace, Rae feels like a failure when the treatments don't work as planned. Meanwhile, as her marriage to Sean continues to deteriorate, Rae finds herself more attracted to Kokoris.
11 "Breathless" Jack Bender Lydia Woodward &
Joseph Dougherty
January 24, 2003 (2003-01-24) 175711 6.1[2] 4.6/7[2]
A teenage boy is treated after falling off the roof, in what is suspected as a self inflicted injury, after he reaveals that he is gay. And the life of a patient on the waiting list for new lungs is explored.
12 "Good Question" Dianne Houston Zoanne Clack,
Karyn Usher &
Lisa Zwerling
Unaired 175710 N/A N/A
To help a healthy woman become pregnant by her HIV-infected husband, Harriet suggests an illegal new procedure called sperm washing in order to reduce the patient's risk of infection. Harriet refuses to relent when hospital administrators forbid her from performing the unlawful procedure. Meanwhile, Letty's patient, a middle-aged man, dies during an uncomplicated heart surgery. Although the deceased's Orthodox Jewish father refuses to approve an autopsy due to the family's religious convictions, Letty requests a court order so she can determine what went wrong. Also, Jackie discovers that a patient desiring a tummy tuck suffers from an eating disorder.
13 "Best of Enemies" Nelson McCormick N/A Unaired 175712 N/A N/A
Letty's strong camaraderie with the hospital's driven attending surgeon, Dr Teresa Howland (recurring guest star Christine Baranski), is tested when Howland displays signs of stress. As Howland's symptoms worsen - and she confides a painful personal tragedy - Letty suspects that her friend's problem may be more serious than she is admitting. Meanwhile, Jackie is irritated by a handsome young intern, Anthony Bolesky, until she realizes that the brash but capable doctor reminds her of herself. And Harriet is amused by Adrian Ramsey (Tom Arnold - "Roseanne," "True Lies"), who donated sperm 18 years ago and wants to meet the now grown children he fathered.
14 "Cascading" Peter Ellis N/A Unaired 175713 N/A N/A
Dr Collette's best friend returns to San Francisco and learns that there is a strong chance her cancer is active, with a very slight presence of a tumor. Meanwhile Jackie's relationship with Dr. Bolesky is taken to the next level.


  1. ^ a b From the United States Copyright Office catalog: "Public Catalog - Copyright Catalog (1978 to present) - Basic Search [search: "Presidio Med"]". United States Copyright Office. Retrieved June 25, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v "Episode List: Presidio Med". Retrieved October 17, 2014. 

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