Fictional docs have long been the staple of television, now the real ones are getting some attention.

Tonight PBS will air the the latest installment on “Doctors’ Diaries,” an ongoing documentary of Harvard Medical School graduates, that chronicles the lives of seven physicians over 22 years.  Tara Parker-Pope at The New York Times blogs about the series today.

CBS is distributing a syndicated television series titled The Doctors, a one-hour talk show with real physicians, which debuted in September. The show airs on several CBS owned-an-operated stations, including WCBS-TV in NYC.

Doctor Videos Online

NBC is organizing and syndicating a huge amount of videos about medical its portal the NBC Digital Health Network.

At Beet.TV, we have launched our own series featuring physicians at top teaching hospitals and private practices who speak candidly about disease, prevention and their personal approach to medicine and patient care.

Health is a quickly growing sector in online video consumption, and it is clear that interest in “real doctors” is on the rise.

I’ve posted a video of Elizabeth Poynor, a gynecologic oncologist.  She speaks about the difficulty in detecting ovarian cancer.  Here is the post on BeetMedicine.TV.

— Andy Plesser, Executive Producer