St. Elsewhere is a medical drama series that aired in 1982 which is about the personal and professional lives of the doctors at St. Eligius Hospital. The series follows the fictitious St. Eligius teaching hospital, which was considered a low end hospital with outdated equipment. Although the cast changed through out the seasons many doctors set the stage for intertwiing stories including Dr. Wayne Fiscus (Howie Mandel), Dr. Donald Westphall (Ed Flanders), Dr. Mark Craig (William Daniels), Dr. Robert Caldwell (Mark Harmon), and Dr. Phillip Chandler (Denzel Washington). Episodes follow a realistic approach of what it must have been like to work in a inner city hospital with low funding.