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Chicago Med Fans Have Noticed A Huge Problem With The Show's Doctors

"Chicago Med" continues to be one of the most talked about shows in the medical procedural genre. The latest spin-off in the "One Chicago" franchise, the series is the brainchild of "Law & Order" creator Dick Wolf. Although plenty of viewers probably watch "Chicago Med" as a standalone show, the show has frequent crossovers with its sister series "Chicago P.D." and "Chicago Fire." 

Evidently, ardent fans of the franchise continue to show up in droves when the series airs on Wednesday nights. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the viewership of "Chicago Med" routinely beats out the likes of "The Good Doctor," "Transplant," and genre-champion "Grey's Anatomy." The series focuses on the hard-working ER doctors, nurses, and staff at the fictional Gaffney Chicago Medical Center. 

In an interview with Screen Slam, Dr. Andrew Dennis, the medical consultant and advisor for the series, discussed the lengths to which "Chicago Med" goes to ensure medical accuracy. The doctor said, "I try to give them as much reality as it goes, as it relates to the storyline, the scripting, the lines ... the procedures that they're doing, the medicine as it stands as a whole." Other medical professionals like YouTube star Dr. Mike have commented that the "One Chicago" spin-off is one of the most medically accurate shows currently airing. 

While the show may aim for medical accuracy, many fans have noted that doctors on the series tend to conduct themselves in a rather surprising manner.

Chicago Med fans think the doctors lack compassion

On the r/ChicagoMed subreddit, one user aired their frustrations over the doctors' lack of compassion toward their patients. In their post, this user specifically cited an instance where a 14-year-old gave birth in an alley. According to this user's interpretation, Dr. Choi (Brian Tee) and other doctors were "all so quick to condemn her." This user also specifically complained about an instance in which Dr. Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) specifically ignored a patient's wishes.

Other users quickly agreed with the poster's assessment that the doctors in the series are "harsh" and "[lack] sensibility." In one response, u/ljpwyo confirmed that the doctors on the show regularly act judgmental, saying, "They are. It's a non-realistic show, Manning is a pain in the a**, and the only one we like is Dr. Charles. Yet, I never miss an episode." 

Just like the original poster, other users began to complain about Dr. Halstead, one of the leading physicians at Gaffney. "I just started watching too and I completely agree! I just finished the DNR ep and I'm pissed ... I already see what type of person Halstead is," wrote u/Aggravating_Scale_30. Complaints about this specific moment refer to a scene in Season 1, Episode 9 ("Choices"), in which Dr. Halstead revives a patient despite a 'Do Not Resuscitate' request. Notably, this is not the only scene in the franchise to earn itself a top spot in the worst things the Halstead brothers have ever done in the "One Chicago" franchise.