Her treatment is regarded as marking the beginning of psychoanalysis.Breuer observed that whilst she experienced 'absences' (a change of personality accompanied by confusion), she would mutter words or phrases to herself. begins the series as a staff intern, progressing to resident and then attending physician. was a recurring character in Season 9, though he was still considered to be the protagonist of the episodes in which he appeared. D.'s best friend, a surgical attending physician and later chief of surgery. Turk's name is based on that of real-life physician Jon Turk, a medical consultant for Scrubs. Mc Ginley portrays Percival "Perry" Ulysses Cox, a senior attending physician at Sacred Heart, the hospital's residency director, and eventually chief of medicine in Season 8 ("My Cookie Pants"). Cox frequently suggests that this harsh treatment is intended as conditioning for the rigors of hospital life. Cox is sarcastic and bitter, with a quick, cruel wit, normally expressed through frequent and sometimes incredibly long rants in which he viciously attacks almost every character on the show. in college and medical school, and the two have an extremely close relationship, described in the Season 6 episode "My Musical" as "guy love." He is married to Carla Espinosa. Mc Ginley, to return for Season 9 as a regular cast member. considers Cox his mentor despite the fact that Cox routinely criticizes and belittles him.Kelso, who says, "Oh Perry, you are so edgy and cantankerous, like House without the limp." This is further explored in "My House," during which Cox acquires a temporary limp.At the end of the episode, through a series of circumstances, Dr. Elliot is driven by a neurotic desire to prove her abilities to her family (in which all of the men are doctors), her peers, and herself. At the end of that season, she briefly leaves to take an endocrinology fellowship, which ends five days later after her research partner finds the cure to osteogenesis imperfecta, the disease they are researching. She tells Turk that if she were lucky enough to get married and have enough money to stop working, she would "walk out of this place and never look back." Judy Reyes portrays Carla Espinosa, the hospital's head nurse, who acts as a mother figure to the interns, often hiding their mistakes from their attending doctor.
Our goal is to connect lonely hearts from all over the globe and facilitate the interaction between potential lovers. claims that Turk got his middle name from his father's love of donuts. "dramatic slow running"; pretending to be a "multiethnic Siamese doctor"; and pretending to be the "world's most giant doctor." They own a stuffed yellow Labrador retriever named Rowdy, which they treat like a live dog. Donald Faison was the only original cast member, besides John C. both attended The College of William and Mary, Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence's alma mater. was Turk's best man and is the godfather of Carla's and his child, Izzy.Mc Ginley says in the Season 1 DVD bonus features that Dr.Cox's habit of touching his nose is a homage to Paul Newman's character in The Sting, although Cox also uses it as a sign of irritation on occasion, rather than just a sign that "it's going to be OK," as it was used in the film. Cox has also been compared to Gregory House (although Cox's character was created several years before House's) by Dr.