The fifth daughter of a wealthy Boston physician, Michaela Quinn defies the conventions of post-Civil War society by following in her father's footsteps. After his death, 'Dr. Mike' leaves Boston and moves to the frontier town of Colorado Springs, where she finds the citizens less than thrilled by the concept of a woman doctor.
Last Episode06x22 A New Beginning Aired: May. 16, 1998
Dr. Mike's elation at Colleen's acceptance to medical school quickly turns to disappointment when Colleen chooses to marry Andrew instead. A …
Series Fun Facts
- For authenticity, the show was shot all on site at the Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills, Calif. except for a couple of episodes.
- Rev. Timothy Johnson proposed to Michaela Quinn in order to adopt children from the orphanage train. She refused. He then proposed to the new school teacher, Louise Chambers. She accepted but…
[show]Rev. Timothy Johnson proposed to Michaela Quinn in order to adopt children from the orphanage train. She refused. He then proposed to the new school teacher, Louise Chambers. She accepted but Rev. Johnson broke it off when he discovered she didn't want children.
- Executive Producer Beth Sullivan and fellow Dr. Quinn star Jim Knobeloch (Jake Slicker) were married in real life during the run of the show. They have since divorced.