Since the dawn of television and film, doctors have been portrayed as one of two things: They are either psychotic monsters capable of great evil, or they are healers who possess a seemingly superhuman ability to help their patients overcome anything. Fortunately, the latter is more interesting than the former, which is why most of the doctors seen on television and in movies are incredible people who accomplish great feats in difficult situations.
There have been thousands of fictional doctors created over the years, but not every made-up physician is as talented as the others in their field. Some stand above the rest and become some of fiction's best characters. These are the doctors we all wish existed in the real world. At the very least, they inspire true medical professionals to try to emulate their successes.