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wdm1219inpenna

Posted:
3/10/2019 6:34:28 PM

Rank the doctors Bedside manner

1. B.J.
2. Hawkeye
3. Potter
4. Charles
5. Trapper
6. Henry
7. Frank (naturally)

Do you agree with these rankings? I'd love to hear yours.

phantomeagle

Posted:
3/13/2019 10:04:53 PM

Great list.

I think you're spot on.

Charles, even though he was an arrogant jerk at times, genuinely cared for the patients. Look at the way that he ended up helping Hawk in "Point of View" immediately after he was angry about pictures in his diary that Hawk had drawn. He also tore up a story that was going to be shown in "Stars and Stripes" which could've easily led to the possibility of him getting home.


He really shined in "Morale Victory" He was distressed when a gifted concert pianists had lost some dexterity in his right hand, so he showed him that he still had the music in him.

That's caring.

sparky58

Posted:
4/23/2019 1:29:38 PM

Not to debate, but I think Potter was most sensitive, he always seemed to find a way to greet each patient, See "Point of View" (forgotte=n anniversary" and the kid he taught Fly Fishing to. Plus the soldier that felt guilty for asking for his boots after the Korean soldier died from hypothermia. and so on. Plus Winchester was involved as well, especially on the episode where he saves the leg of the guy who lost dexterity in his hand and later finds out that he's a concert pianist. Plus when he's concerned with patients when they face death. Not that the other doctors were not, well except for Frank that is!

Klinger

Posted:
4/24/2019 3:19:31 PM

wdm1219inpenna wrote:
1. B.J.
2. Hawkeye
3. Potter
4. Charles
5. Trapper
6. Henry
7. Frank (naturally)

Do you agree with these rankings? I'd love to hear yours.

Did Henry even do rounds?
It seems the focus on the patient content early on was with Hawkeye, and in later years more doctors were shown.

I think Charles is under-rated as he was not showy, but quietly understood his patients - such as with the pianist patient.

sparky58

Posted:
5/1/2019 9:32:55 AM

Klinger wrote:
Did Henry even do rounds?
It seems the focus on the patient content early on was with Hawkeye, and in later years more doctors were shown.

I think Charles is under-rated as he was not showy, but quietly understood his patients - such as with the pianist patient.

Agreed, Like when the Chinese POW cuts the Joan Van Ark character (Hawk's "Married" love interest) that causes the GI to die that was Trapper's Patient "So you're getting all that juice you need?" Hawk: "That's not what we're here for" Frank did check on some patients, like when Hawk asks him to listen to a patient's heart and sedates him at the same time? He falls over on the patient! Also is the time that BJ, Hawk and Sydney all re-create the battlefield for the medic that loses his little brother "Stevie", that guy deserves all kinds of kudos for his guest acting on that one! Henry did one great round, as well as others when he came all the way back to Korea from Japan to check on "very sick" Radar! But yes, is no telling how often Hawk, Trap, BJ let a ship out a day or two early or late to ride with their "buddy" over the years!

Big Daddy O'Reilly

Posted:
5/6/2019 3:23:38 PM

I can't really rank them individually, however I would say that Hawkeye certainly comes in at top tier on the list, with perhaps Potter being underneath him.

Other upper tier doctors would be Trapper and B.J.: you could tell they were dedicated to their work and wanted to see their patients pull through, but they weren't as conversive with their patients like Hawkeye and Potter were.

Charles would be lower tier: he wasn't completely dismissive, but he certainly lacked the care and compassion that the previously-mentioned doctors possessed when dealing with patients.

And, of course, Frank is completely bottom tier: he's even been reprimanded by other doctors or personnel for being a heartless jerk and lacking any form of bedside manner whatsoever.

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