I want this doctor if I have surgery!
Some doctors have better bedside manner than others, but certainly Dr. William Sloan took the prize last month for harmonious interaction with his patient.
Dr. Sloan, a urologist and amateur violinist, played several duets with his patient, Sergio Vigilato, a professional musician who sang and played on an acoustic guitar, just before going into the operating room for surgery at Dignity Health Glendale Memorial in the Los Angeles area. The two played duets, including “Tennessee Waltz.” They might have continued all day long if not for the fact that several surgeries were scheduled for the day. It’s certainly a beautiful interaction to behold, and to me, it illustrates many of the fundamental reasons why we play music: