Inspired by true events, follows the hardships and professional challenges of female doctors who decided to open a new medical center, Women's Medical Arts, in response to health care system not addressing many problems of female patients.

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1989   1988  
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Series cast summary:
Kate Mulgrew ...  Dr. Joanne Halloran / ... 18 episodes, 1988-1989
Laura Johnson ...  Dr. Eve Calvert / ... 18 episodes, 1988-1989
Darrell Larson ...  Dr. Paul Jared 18 episodes, 1988-1989
Ben Masters ...  Dr. Leo Rosetti 18 episodes, 1988-1989
Gail Strickland ...  Marilyn McGrath N.P. 18 episodes, 1988-1989
Lynn Whitfield ...  Dr. Cory Banks 18 episodes, 1988-1989
Carmen Argenziano ...  Dr. Nathan Solt 12 episodes, 1989
Julie Ronnie ...  Alice Swanson R.N. 12 episodes, 1989
Debra Jane Mitchell Debra Jane Mitchell ...  Nurse Deborah 8 episodes, 1988-1989
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Inspired by true events, follows the hardships and professional challenges of female doctors who decided to open a new medical center, Women's Medical Arts, in response to health care system not addressing many problems of female patients.

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Doctors who give a damn.

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

23 March 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

HeartBeat See more »

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Runtime:

(17 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This show is considered to be the first US series to feature a lesbian as one of the main characters - nurse practitioner and one of the three hospital's founding partners Marilyn McGrath. See more »

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This was a great show....
13 March 2006 | by drebaSee all my reviews

...and I really enjoyed it. Which is probably why it got cancelled so quickly. It was the precursor to the ensemble cast medical shows like "ER" and "Chicago Hope." Rather than being set in a hospital, "Heartbeat" took place in a women's OB-GYN clinic. It had all of the requisite situations; pregnancy, infertility, abortion, rape, lesbians, sexual tension between the doctors, you name it. Kate Mulgrew was excellent, as usual, with her take-no-prisoners attitude that has served her well in just about every role she has played. Lynn Whitfield was a gem, as was Laura Johnson and Gail Strickland. If, for some odd, remote chance, this ever pops up on TV, give it a look. It will probably seem a little dated now, but it was an excellent show for its time.


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