President-elect Barack Obama has approached television medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta to be the country's next surgeon general.
Gupta hosts "House Call" on CNN, contributes reports to CBS News, and writes a column for Time magazine.
Of course, Gupta is more than just a doctor on TV.
He's also a neurosurgeon and is on the faculty at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, and during the Clinton administration, he was a White House fellow and special adviser to then-first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.
But his television persona is by far what he is best known for, which got us thinking - what other TV doctors might make a good surgeon general?
Check out our eight TV doctor picks.
We're particularly torn between Doogie Howser, MD, and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, but you make the call.