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      Season 1 – Presidio Med

      2002 Drama List
      27% 15 Reviews Tomatometer Bucking the medical trend toward impersonal care, the doctors at Presidio Medical Group set bureaucracy aside and put their patients first, forming trusting, longterm relationships. Although their personalities sometimes clash, all of the doctors seek the best possible care for their patients. Read More Read Less
      Presidio Med — Season 1

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      Despite its talented cast, Presidio Med is nothing more than a mushy and formulaic medical drama.

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      Episodes

      Previous Episode 1 Aired Sep 24, 2002 This Baby's Gonna Fly Doctors working at a San Francisco hospital practice medicine and try to cure their personal problems. In this episode: Drs. Lanning and Keating team up to save a newborn baby. Details Episode 2 Aired Sep 25, 2002 Second Chance A firefighter (Dylan Walsh) implores Dr. Collette to treat his best friend, in spite of her aversion to burn cases; hoping to repair her marriage, Dr. Brennan asks Dr. Kokoris to leave Presidio Med and return to Greece. Details Episode 3 Aired Oct 2, 2002 Do No Harm A pregnant patient's teenage daughter tells Keating that she wants to get her tubes tied; a man's only hope for a liver match is his imprisoned brother. Details Episode 4 Aired Oct 9, 2002 When Approaching a Let-Go Drs. Slingerland and Jordan diagnose a serious heart condition in a cable-car worker; Dr. Keating begins reviewing sperm donors. Details Episode 5 Aired Oct 16, 2002 Secrets Dr. Brennan's young patient doesn't know the truth about his medical condition; Dr. Keating finds a sperm donor. Details Episode 6 Aired Oct 23, 2002 Milagros Drs. Kokoris and Slingerland spar over whether to amputate the leg of a diabetic patient (guest star Red Buttons); Dr. Collette performs a facelift on an aging actor (guest star Corbin Bernsen). Details Episode 7 Aired Oct 30, 2002 Once Upon a Family Jumping to conclusions, Dr. Keating calls child abuse authorities after discovering bruises on a boy's back. Details Episode 8 Aired Nov 13, 2002 Pick Your Battles A tough surgeon (Christine Baranski) fights with Dr. Kokoris over a patient and tries to have him fired. Details Episode 9 Aired Jan 17, 2003 Suffer Unto Me, the Children The hospital is flooded with patients delivering premature babies; an inexperienced resident oversees her first delivery. Details Episode 10 Aired Jan 22, 2003 With Grace Dr. Brennan deals with tough emotions as her marriage deteriorates and she treats a girl who has leukemia. Details Episode 11 Aired Jan 24, 2003 Breathless Dr. Keating believes a gay teenager's injury is the result of a suicide attempt; a patient grows weary of waiting for a lung donor. Details Episode 12 Aired Jan 1, 2006 Good Question Dr. Lanning tries to perform an unorthodox procedure to help a woman become pregnant by her HIV-infected husband. Details Episode 13 Aired Jan 1, 2006 Best of Enemies Letty discovers Dr. Terry Howland (Christine Baranski) is an alcoholic and may be performing surgery while intoxicated. Details Episode 14 Aired Jan 1, 2006 Cascading Dr. Jackie Collette is visited by a college friend who had survived cancer, but learns it has returned during a routine checkup. Details Next
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      Previous Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic A stellar cast, including Dana Delaney, Blythe Danner and Anna Deavere Smith, but melodramatic medicine. Feb 10, 2021 Full Review Tom Shales Washington Post [Dana] Delany dominates the ensemble without seeming to try, but there are no weak links except for the script, which is light on surprises and heavy on clockwork crises. Mar 12, 2020 Full Review Ken Tucker Entertainment Weekly "Presidio" features a terrific cast including Anna Deveare Smith, Blythe Danner, and Dana Delaney, but its pilot mires them in soap-opera melodrama or ignores them for the younger cast members in relentless pursuit of a young demographic. Jan 8, 2020 Full Review Scott D. Pierce Deseret News (Salt Lake City) And "Presidio Med" boasts a fabulous cast - if only they had a better script to dig into. Jan 6, 2020 Full Review David Zurawik Baltimore Sun Presidio Med... is the worst kind of new fall series. It's the kind that makes you crazed about the way network television can waste tremendously talented performers in the worst sort of formulaic, assembly-line mush. Jan 6, 2020 Full Review Tobias Peterson PopMatters Presidio Med diverges further from ER in that it is, oddly, more conservative. Jan 6, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews Next
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      Season Info

      Director
      Christopher Chulack, Nelson McCormick, Lesli Linka Glatter, Jack Bender, Charlie Haid, Gloria Muzio, Laura Innes, Dianne Houston
      Executive Producer
      John Wells, Lydia Woodward, Christopher Chulack
      Screenwriter
      Lydia Woodward, Joseph Dougherty, Chris Mundy, John Wells, Lisa Zwerling, Nell Scovell, Karyn Usher
      Network
      CBS
      Rating
      TV-PG
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Sep 24, 2002
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