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As with any large teaching hospital, there are a lot of doctors that appear in "House." Two of the doctors we see most often are Dr. Wilson and Dr. Foreman. Who are they and what is their relationship to Gregory House?
Dr. James Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard) is the department head of oncology, which is his specialty. His job is of great importance to him. He also values his friendship with House. House, as we are all aware, is not very sociable. That makes Wilson's other friends on the staff, of which there are many, question why he counts House's friendship with such value.
Some of the things Wilson has done for House include covering up House's addiction to Vicodin, which has since been overcome, and going along with many suggestions for treatment that defer from the normal style of care. Not only is Wilson a friend, he is a consultant and adviser. One of his quotes more or less sums it up: "Guilt can be your friend."
On a personal note, he is Jewish. He has been married. We're never quite certain if he is going to go back with his ex-wife or not. Dr. Wilson drives a Volvo S80, of which he is quite fond. His favorite type of music is jazz. He absolutely does not like to discuss anything to do with statistics or numbers.
Dr. Eric Foreman (Omar Epps) is a neurologist. He is the assistant department head of diagnostic medicine. More than likely, Foreman did better in his medical training than any of House's other staff. He attended Johns Hopkins Medical School, carrying a 4.0 grade average.
Although part of the team, Foreman is frequently uncomfortable with the non-routine methods used by House. He left at the end of the third season, concerned that he was becoming more like House than he wanted to be. At New York Mercy Hospital, he went against the standards. He was fired, although he saved a patient's life. His superiors were to be obeyed, regardless, and Foreman could not do that.
Other hospitals chose not to pick him up because of the supposed stigma his working with House created. Dr. Cuddy at Princeton Plainsboro agreed to hire him back. In Season 6, House quit his position, resulting in Foreman being made department head of diagnostic medicine. He stepped down when House returned.
Foreman feels comfortable enough to offer suggestions to House, but carries out the plan regardless of the decision.
On a personal note, he had a minor skirmish with the law at 16, and was arrested for breaking and entering. He never got into drugs. His parents are together, and he has a brother. Something happened to cause his mother not to travel. Foreman's father is extremely religious, leading to a bitter comment: "He's not proud of me, he's proud of Jesus."