a doctor’s improv rx: jive aces ‘bring me sunshine’

Recently I took an ancient friend to visit her doctor. He’s famously late keeping appointments because he famously spends A LOT of time with each patient, whatever he feels is necessary to really hear and address their concerns, which, as we all know, is pretty unusual these days. His patients are happy to wait.

At the end of the visit, he unexpectedly wrote me a prescription. “Check this out”, he said.

“Can I blog it?”

“Sure”, he said, “spread it around.”

It is an instant mood lifter, just about whatever your predicament might be.

It made me think of what doctors, and others,  can do besides lab tests and drugs to help their patients heal…

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10 Responses to a doctor’s improv rx: jive aces ‘bring me sunshine’

  1. anna 08.30.2012 at 10:20am #

    totally needed. :)

  2. Lederer 08.30.2012 at 5:36pm #

    Great !

  3. BELLAH 08.30.2012 at 11:17pm #

    What a GREAT DOCTOR!!!!
    I’d wait all day to see him if I had to go to the doctor.
    And what a great prescription!!!
    Way to go Doc!!!
    Bellah

  4. nina 08.31.2012 at 4:28am #

    my daughter just started drum lessons with a fantastic teacher who seems to be the most optimistic, sweetest guy on earth, and he is in several jazz and lindy hop bands. i told him, the other day, there is no way to be depressed listening and dancing to this music. i hope this goes viral!!!

  5. S'Marie Ditlevsen 09.03.2012 at 12:59pm #

    My kind of doctor – let’s get more of these.

  6. Susana Mijangos 09.03.2012 at 2:22pm #

    If i need a sunshine during my day… this song is just perfect for give me exactly that i need :D

  7. Robin Hogarth 09.04.2012 at 2:57am #

    Wonderful! This is the way to sort out any problem – it starts with your attitude – well done to the doc!

  8. Dom Fox 09.05.2012 at 8:27am #

    Why is a doctor telling patients to get involved with a group that promotes Scientology? Check out the truth about Jive Aces.

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/woman/real_life/4416712/Brit-Scientology-victim-tells-of-anguish.html

  9. Sally 09.05.2012 at 2:55pm #

    The doc recommended watching the video not getting ‘involved’ with them.

  10. Cmac Seattle 08.31.2013 at 4:49am #

    He is my doc here in the US, AND WE WAIT ALL DAY IF WE HAVE TO FOR HIM, HE IS THE BESTTTTT!

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