Red Dirt Diaries: Local Doctor Sings To Patients

Friday, January 29th 2016, 6:19 pm
By: Karl Torp

Studies have shown that singing can help you live longer. For one Edmond doctor, its medicine he prescribes each day.

“He sings all day, everyday” said Nurse Corey Dean about Dr. Corey Finch.

Dr. Finch can be heard belting out an assortment of songs to his co-workers and patients.

“It makes it easy to calm a patient, and it calms me,” said Dr. Finch at his clinic at 178th and Portland.

The doctor said his voice is an effective distraction, especially if a patient is getting a shot.

Dr. Finch got his voice from his mother, who forced him to sing in the choir at a young age. Now at his NW OKC clinic, medicine and melody haven't stopped.

“Having that extra touch kind of helped,” said Janel Randell who has been bringing her 9-year-old to Dr. Finch since he belted out “Hakuna Matata” from the Lion King on his first visit.

“You start off with a hum, and hum turns into a song, and sometimes they sing with you,” said Dr. Finch.

The young doctor stayed in medical school after being offered a recording contract to sing full-time.

Now, he sings hits from Bruno Mars and Pharrell Williams for free.