It’s a cliche phrase, but laughter really is the best medicine. Not only does the simple act of laughing or smiling relieve built-up tension in your muscles, laughter also releases endorphins, which, in turn, reduces stress hormones.
When Autumn Moses had to go to Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, to treat her strep throat, her sisters were nervous. Autumn’s doctor saw their worried looks as they waited in her room and decided to do something about the long faces.
Setting his phone on the hospital bed, he turned on some music and started to dance! It didn’t take long for Autumn and her sisters, Winter and Kristlynn, to join in with Dr.
Chima Matthew’s moves. The siblings’ mom filmed the whole interaction and shared it online. People were quick to encourage this kind of treatment. Being at a hospital is rarely a happy experience, and the fact that this doctor took time out of his day to put a smile on these girls’ faces is so special.
Since being posted by Wolfson, the video has been seen nearly 9 million times. Watch it below to see the joy Dr. Chima brought to his little patients. Autumn’s mom said that she had never seen a doctor who was so natural with children.
Since he went viral, Chima has created a social media page so that people can follow all the fun he has with his patients. Follow him here and be sure to share his incredible bedside manner today.
This is how people reacted to this post:
Bonnie Davis Maculaitis – Bedside manner means everything to both young and old alike, but most especially a child. Good for this Dr. always keep that heart.
Ronaa Davis – Way to go Doc. We need more Doctors and nurse like this going the extra mile to make kids and people feel better even when they are sick.
Joe Glover – That’s one cool doctor and it’s great that he cares and understand the fears in a child and takes the time to play and talk and let them ask questions and learn what is going on with them and why they are seeing a doctor and when it comes to kids always great to talk and let them understand what is happening and why understanding their fears is understanding your fears and that is cool about this doctor he is the best at his job and as a person your the best
Maggieb Mn – that’s compassion exceplifiied. They will remember the cool doctor who took care of their sibling that day. Hats off to him and others who go that extra mile
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