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For the Minutemen leader in Fallout 4, see Preston Garvey.

You're hurt. Fortunately, this is a medical clinic. Why don't you let me take a look at that.

Doctor Preston is the doctor of Rivet City in the year 2277.

Background[edit | edit source]

Preston was born in 2227. Aged 50, he is a kind old man who enjoys nothing more than tending to the sick and injured. He genuinely loves helping people and is well-liked and respected among the citizens of Rivet City. On occasion, he has had to work closely with Janice Kaplinski, whom he considers to be his close friend. They have a father-daughter type of relationship. He tries to get her to lighten up and interact with people more.[1]

Daily schedule[edit | edit source]

Dr. Preston can be found in Rivet City clinic on the Upper Deck during most of the day.

At 7:00 AM he goes to the Weatherly Hotel to eat for one hour.

Interactions with the player character[edit | edit source]

Interactions overview[edit | edit source]

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This character is essential. Essential characters cannot be killed.
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This character drops an ear when killed (Contract Killer).
This character is a doctor.
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This character is a merchant. Caps: yes
Sells: consumables
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This character is involved in quests.

Quests[edit | edit source]

Effects of player's actions[edit | edit source]

If one puts the modified FEV in Project Purity, Preston informs the player character that Rivet City is burning corpses in Broken Steel.

Inventory[edit | edit source]

* Preston cannot die, and this key can only be obtained by pick-pocketing.

Notable quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "Don't get any cute ideas. Security is just a shout away."
  • "You're hurt. Fortunately, this is a medical clinic. Why don't you let me take a look at that."
  • "Oh, I'd like to help, I really would. But I don't know the first thing about this place's history. Don't let my age fool you; I may have been around for a while, but I didn't spend all that time here!"

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Doctor Preston appears only in Fallout 3.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

If you ask Dr. Preston for chems, he will reply with, "...I'm a doctor, not a dealer," an homage to Dr. McCoy from the original Star Trek series.

References[edit | edit source]

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