Doc (2001 TV series)

Doc is an American medical drama with strong Christian undertones starring Billy Ray Cyrus as Dr. Clint "Doc" Cassidy, a Montana doctor who takes a job in a New York City medical clinic. It ran from March 11, 2001 to November 28, 2004 on Pax TV. Although set in New York City, all the episodes were shot in and around Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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GenreMedical drama
Created byDave Alan Johnson
Gary R. Johnson
StarringBilly Ray Cyrus
Andrea C. Robinson
Richard Leacock
Theme music composerBilly Ray Cyrus
Opening theme"Stand Still"
ComposerJack Lenz
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes88
Executive producers
  • Ken Hanes
  • Marilyn Stonehouse
  • Dave Alan Johnson
ProducersLarry A. McLean
George Bloomfield
Production companiesPebblehut Productions
Paxson Entertainment
Original networkPAX TV
Original releaseMarch 11, 2001 (2001-03-11) –
November 28, 2004 (2004-11-28)

Plot summaryEdit

Doc follows rural doctor Clint "Doc" Cassidy who has taken a position at Westbury Clinic, a small medical center in New York City. Doc is a young Christian bachelor from the mountains of Montana, who brings his small-town values and ideology to an environment that seems to lack familiarity with them.

Supporting characters include the doctors, nurses and other staff of Westbury Clinic; a 10-year-old orphan, Raúl García; and a young couple, Nate and Beverly Jackson, who live in the same apartment building as Clint.


Each episode has three interconnecting plot lines; the predominant plot line follows Clint and his involvement in the lives of his patients. Another plot line involves Clint's relationship with his clinic coworkers, and the third involves the Jackson family. In later seasons, the Jackson family plot line or the clinic plot line is occasionally left out in preference to the predominant Clint one. The plot lines are then resolved at the end of each episode, when Clint writes an email to his guardian, Doc Johansson, back in Montana.


Westbury ClinicEdit

  • Dr. Clint "Doc" Cassidy (Billy Ray Cyrus) is a kindhearted doctor from Montana who has moved to New York to work at Westbury Clinic, a medical center adjacent to the local hospital. He initially left Montana to be with his girlfriend Samantha (Claudette Mink), but he breaks up with her in the pilot because they're from different worlds. Clint has a love for God and for people, making him a popular doctor at the clinic. He often likes to insert some bits of wisdom from Montana into the clinic team's activity. It is mentioned in some episodes that Clint's parents died when he was young; he was taken in by his hometown's doctor, Doc Johansson. This adoption leads to Clint's love for medicine. He is the show's main character.
  • Nancy Nichols (Andrea C. Robinson) is a young nurse who is smart, energizing, and a bit vain. She possesses good bedside manners, common sense, and a sharp wit. She isn't afraid to speak her mind. Nancy's parents divorced when she was 12, and Nancy had a touching reunion with her mother, who had cancer at the time. This reunion, and the mother eventually succumbing to her cancer, were the focuses of two episodes of the shows. She and Clint have a mutual relationship that is thefocus of several episodes. Clint proposes to her in the final episode and she says "yes".
  • Dr. Derek Hebert (Derek McGrath) is a portly, witty, insightful doctor who is a very good friend of Clint's. Derek is friends with all of the clinical team (with the exception of Dr. Crane) and, despite his soft-spoken personality, never afraid to get involved in anything the clinic is involved in. Derek has a wife, Nellie, and a daughter, Gracie. He fears small rodents, especially rats and mice.
  • Donna Dewitt (Ruth Marshall) is the clinic-hospital administrator. She combines a warm heart with a focus on the bottom line. Her occasional role as an antagonist as a result of her goal of cutting costs contrasts with her warmth, approachability and unfailing support of the rest of the staff.
  • Dr. Oliver Crane (Ron Lea) is frequently the antagonist of the series. He is egotistical and selfish, and usually more concerned with his individual convenience and getting recognition from peers (especially outside of the clinic) than with his patients. He is also a schemer in a sense, trying to get money and compliments, but these almost always fail. But despite his mean, outspoken personality, Oliver did soften slightly toward the end of the show's run.
  • Tippy Williams, later Tippy Doss (Paula Boudreau), appears in the pilot episode, and joins Westbury later in the first season. She thinks differently than most people, and often comes across as a bit of a dimwit. She keeps the team on their toes in a silly, geeky way, but shining through Tippy's somewhat woolly mind is a heart of gold that loves, sacrifices, and longs to learn.

Jackson FamilyEdit

  • Nate Jackson (Richard Leacock) is an officer with the New York Police Department. Nate Jackson is initially skeptical of Clint's country ways, but the two become close friends quickly. Nate is also a building supervisor, and arranges an apartment for Clint. He affectionately gives Clint the nickname "Country".
  • Raul Garcia (Tyler Posey) is an orphaned boy who is 8 years old when the series starts and around 11–12 when it ends. He and his single mother were homeless, and they slept in the basement of a New York church before Mrs. Garcia became ill and died. Despite attempts to take Raul into custody by his abusive father, Raul ends up getting adopted by Nate and Beverly Jackson. He is a normal preteen boy who gets instruction on making wise choices from and his parents and from Clint, among others.
  • Beverly Jackson (Tracy Shreve) is Nate's caring, conscientious wife who teaches at Raul's school. She gets pregnant in the first half of season three and gives birth to baby Mattie at the season's end.

Other supporting charactersEdit

  • Justin (Demetrius Joyette) is Raul's best friend from school. They're good friends who often hang out together. Justin is a bit younger than Raul and sometimes lacks his older friend's good sense.
  • Elliot (Taylor Abrahamse) is an aspiring violinist, but somewhat of a nerd. Raul and Justin are reluctant to hang out with him at first, but they soon come to learn that he is a good friend indeed.
  • Steve "The Captain (later 'Major')" Doss (Kevin Jubinville) is a soldier in the U.S. Army who falls in love with Tippy and eventually marries her. He is generally good-natured and very army savvy (he speaks in the manner of a soldier on duty), but he has a tendency to be turgid and act irrationally.
  • Jelly Bean (Kenny Robinson) and Junior (Billy Otis) are street Peddlers and good friends of Clint's. When they first met they tried to rob Clint but he stopped them and helped them change their ways.
  • Dr. Harley Johanson (Neil Dainard) Is a mentor and friend to Clint Cassidy. He lives in Montana and is one of Clint's Best friends. Clint sees Harley as a father figure. Clint often e-mail's Harley at the end of each episode. He appears in 23 episodes.

Notable guest starsEdit

  • Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman appears in the season two episode "Fearless", as Raul's music teacher, Daniel Parson
  • Cyrus' real-life daughter Miley Cyrus appears in three episodes; her on-screen acting debut in the Pilot (Part one; uncredited) as Kylie in season two, episode eight (credited as Destiny Hope); and in season four, episode six as Raul's friend; Cyrus's daughter Noah Cyrus appears in six episodes as Gracie Hebert
  • Michael Cera appears in two season two episodes as Max, a distraught preteen boy whose parents are on the edge of divorce
  • Sue Thomas appears in season five, episode seven
  • Christian singer Jaci Velasquez appears in the season five episode "Nip, Tuck & Die"
  • Christian singer CeCe Winans appears in season three, episode seven as Rosalyn Franklin, a poor Black widow whose young son has leukemia


Season 1 (2001)Edit

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
"Pilot"George BloomfieldGary R. Johnson & Dave Alan JohnsonMarch 11, 2001 (2001-03-11)
33"Family Matters"George BloomfieldDave Alan JohnsonMarch 18, 2001 (2001-03-18)
44"All in a Day's Work"E. Jane ThompsonGary R. JohnsonMarch 25, 2001 (2001-03-25)
55"You Gotta Have Heart"Larry McLeanJoan Considine JohnsonApril 1, 2001 (2001-04-01)
66"The Ride"George BloomfieldEd TivnanApril 8, 2001 (2001-04-08)
77"Captain Supremo: Have Tights, Will Travel"Eric TillGary R. JohnsonApril 22, 2001 (2001-04-22)
88"The Art of Medicine"Larry McLeanKen HanesApril 29, 2001 (2001-04-29)
99"You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello"George BloomfieldJoan Considine JohnsonMay 6, 2001 (2001-05-06)
1010"Love or Money"Larry McLeanGary R. JohnsonMay 13, 2001 (2001-05-13)
1111"Face in the Mirror"Terry IngramJohn PoseyMay 20, 2001 (2001-05-20)

Season 2 (2001–02)Edit

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
121"Blind Alley"Barry BergthorsonDave Alan JohnsonSeptember 9, 2001 (2001-09-09)
132"I've Got a Secret"Dave Allen JohnsonBrad MarkowitzSeptember 16, 2001 (2001-09-16)
143"Second Opinion"J. Miles DaleE.F. WallengrenSeptember 23, 2001 (2001-09-23)
154"Home is Where the Heart is"TBATBASeptember 30, 2001 (2001-09-30)
165"Easy Money"TBAEd TivnanOctober 7, 2001 (2001-10-07)
176"Garbage In, Garbage Out"TBATBAOctober 14, 2001 (2001-10-14)
187"First Impressions"TBATBAOctober 28, 2001 (2001-10-28)
198"No Time Like the Present"TBATBANovember 4, 2001 (2001-11-04)
"Some Gave All"TBATBANovember 11, 2001 (2001-11-11)
2211"Gypsies, Janitors and Thieves"TBATBANovember 18, 2001 (2001-11-18)
2312"Tis the Season"TBAGary R. Johnson & Dave Alan JohnsonDecember 16, 2001 (2001-12-16)
2413"All in the Family"TBATBAJanuary 6, 2002 (2002-01-06)
2514"Busy Man"TBATBAJanuary 20, 2002 (2002-01-20)
2615"My Boyfriend's Back"TBATBAFebruary 10, 2002 (2002-02-10)
2716"Fearless"TBATBAFebruary 17, 2002 (2002-02-17)
2817"Queen of Denial"TBATBAFebruary 24, 2002 (2002-02-24)
2918"Citizen Crane"TBATBAMarch 3, 2002 (2002-03-03)
3019"Love of the Game"TBATBAMarch 24, 2002 (2002-03-24)
3120"Karate Kid"TBATBAMarch 31, 2002 (2002-03-31)
3221"The Commercial"TBATBAApril 28, 2002 (2002-04-28)
3322"My Secret Identity"TBATBAMay 5, 2002 (2002-05-05)
3423"Time Flies"TBATBAMay 12, 2002 (2002-05-12)
3524"Complicated"TBATBAMay 19, 2002 (2002-05-19)

Season 3 (2002–03)Edit

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
361"Full Disclosure"TBATBASeptember 15, 2002 (2002-09-15)
372"On Pins and Needles"TBATBASeptember 22, 2002 (2002-09-22)
383"Stroke of Luck"TBATBASeptember 29, 2002 (2002-09-29)
394"See No Evil"TBATBAOctober 6, 2002 (2002-10-06)
405"Nobody"TBAStory by : Joan Considine Johnson & Billy Ray Cyrus
Teleplay by : Joan Considine Johnson
October 13, 2002 (2002-10-13)
416"Full Moon Rising"TBATBAOctober 20, 2002 (2002-10-20)
427"The Price of a Miracle"TBATBANovember 3, 2002 (2002-11-03)
438"Second Time Around"TBATBANovember 10, 2002 (2002-11-10)
449"The Producers"TBATBANovember 24, 2002 (2002-11-24)
4510"Man's Best Friend"TBATBADecember 8, 2002 (2002-12-08)
4611"A Clear and Present Danger"TBATBAJanuary 5, 2003 (2003-01-05)
4712"Don't Ask, Don't Tell"TBATBAJanuary 12, 2003 (2003-01-12)
4813"Angels in Waiting"TBATBAFebruary 2, 2003 (2003-02-02)
4914"Lost and Found"TBATBAFebruary 9, 2003 (2003-02-09)
5015"Welcome to New York: Part 1"TBATBAFebruary 16, 2003 (2003-02-16)
5116"Welcome to New York: Part 2"TBATBAFebruary 23, 2003 (2003-02-23)
5217"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"TBATBAMarch 9, 2003 (2003-03-09)
5318"Safety First"TBATBAApril 13, 2003 (2003-04-13)
5419"The Checkered Flag"TBATBAApril 27, 2003 (2003-04-27)
5520"Evaluate This"TBATBAMay 4, 2003 (2003-05-04)
5621"While You Were Snoring"TBATBAMay 11, 2003 (2003-05-11)
5722"And Baby Makes Four"TBATBAMay 18, 2003 (2003-05-18)

Season 4 (2003–04)Edit

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
581"Westbury: The Final Conflict"Stephan FanfaraGary R. Johnson & Dave Alan JohnsonOctober 5, 2003 (2003-10-05)
592"The Way We Were"Stefan ScainiGary R. Johnson & Kim Beyer-JohnsonOctober 12, 2003 (2003-10-12)
603"The Candidate"Stephan FanfaraLance Kinsey & Joan Considine JohnsonOctober 19, 2003 (2003-10-19)
614"Pick Your Poison"Larry McLeanKim Beyer-Johnson & Dave Alan JohnsonNovember 2, 2003 (2003-11-02)
625"Rules of Engagement"Larry McLeanJoan Considine Johnson & Gary R. JohnsonNovember 9, 2003 (2003-11-09)
636"Men in Tights"Stephan FanfaraGary R. Johnson & Robert J. BrunnerNovember 16, 2003 (2003-11-16)
647"Donny's Millions"Holly DaleGary R. Johnson & John PoseyNovember 23, 2003 (2003-11-23)
658"Swing Shift"TBAMary HanesDecember 7, 2003 (2003-12-07)
669"No Pain, No Gain"Stephan FanfaraGary R. Johnson & Robert J. BrunnerJanuary 11, 2004 (2004-01-11)
6710"Who Wants to Be a Millionaire"John BellMary HanesJanuary 18, 2004 (2004-01-18)
6811"Modelrageous"Larry McLeanKim Beyer-Johnson & Lance KinseyJanuary 25, 2004 (2004-01-25)
6912"Arsenic & Old Spice"Don McCutcheonGary R. Johnson & Stephen BeckFebruary 8, 2004 (2004-02-08)
7013"Leader of the Band"J. Miles DaleLance Kinsey & Robert J. BrunnerFebruary 15, 2004 (2004-02-15)
7114"Till Death Do Us Part"Ron LeaJoan Considine JohnsonFebruary 22, 2004 (2004-02-22)
7215"Searching for Bonnie Fisher"TBAGary R. Johnson & Stephen BeckApril 4, 2004 (2004-04-04)
7316"Wedding Bell Blues"TBATBAApril 11, 2004 (2004-04-11)
7417"Daddy Dearest"Stephan FanfaraGary R. Johnson & Dave Alan JohnsonApril 18, 2004 (2004-04-18)
7518"Breaking Away"J. Miles DaleKen Hanes & Brad MarkowitzApril 25, 2004 (2004-04-25)
7619"Eminent Domain"Stephan FanfaraGary R. Johnson & Robert J. BrunnerMay 2, 2004 (2004-05-02)
7720"The Great Wall"TBAKen Hanes & Stephen BeckMay 9, 2004 (2004-05-09)
7821"Choices of the Heart"TBATBAMay 16, 2004 (2004-05-16)
7922"He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not"Dave Alan JohnsonGary R. Johnson & Dave Alan JohnsonMay 23, 2004 (2004-05-23)

Season 5 (2004)Edit

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
801"Get Me to Church on Time"Stephan FanfaraJoan Considine JohnsonOctober 3, 2004 (2004-10-03)
812"Wake-Up Call"Larry McLeanKim Beyer-Johnson & Gary R. JohnsonOctober 10, 2004 (2004-10-10)
823"Blindsided"Holly DaleMary HanesOctober 17, 2004 (2004-10-17)
834"Lights, Camera, Medicine"J. Miles DaleJean Considine & Joan Considine JohnsonOctober 24, 2004 (2004-10-24)
845"Nip, Tuck & Die"Don McCutcheonHomer TaylorOctober 31, 2004 (2004-10-31)
856"The Family Tree"Ken HanesStory by : Robert J. Brunner
Teleplay by : Dave Alan Johnson & Kim Beyer-Johnson
November 7, 2004 (2004-11-07)
867"The Last Ride"Larry McLeanJean Considine & Joan Considine JohnsonNovember 14, 2004 (2004-11-14)
878"Happy Trails"Holly DaleGary R. Johnson & Dave Alan JohnsonNovember 21, 2004 (2004-11-21)
889"Til We Meet Again"TBAGary R. Johnson & Dave Alan JohnsonNovember 28, 2004 (2004-11-28)


Doc was broadcast on PAX TV and has Christian undertones. It was written by Dave Alan Johnson and Gary R. Johnson. The producers and writers were also involved with the series Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye. PAX TV, which had become Ion Television, resumed airing reruns October 1, 2007, only to take it off the air again November 16, 2007.

It was rebroadcast throughout 2005 on Network Ten in Australia on Saturday mornings at 4:00am.

During 2006, Doc was shown on the Canadian Showcase cable television specialty channel, Monday through Friday at 10:00am and 6:00pm. It also aired in Spanish on Mexico's National Broadcast channel at 10:30 pm Sunday through Friday. As of June 2012, it airs on VisionTV weekdays at 2 p.m.

In the United States, Doc has aired on Gospel Music Channel and on Hallmark Channel. It began airing on BYUtv weekdays at Noon and 6 PM January 16, 2012.

GetTV reran the series from July-September 22, 2017.

Home mediaEdit

On February 3, 2004, PAX Home Entertainment (Distributed by Ventura Distribution) released Season 1 of Doc on Region 1 DVD.[1]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-09-01. Retrieved 2009-08-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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