From SiriusXM’s Doctor Radio – Laughter is the best medicine

Dr. Billy is a Red Nose Doc, part of Healthy Humor’s flagship program that uses juggling, comedy, magic and music to inject laughter and fun into the hospital environment. Dr. Billy oversees a team of six Red Nose Docs at CHOC Children’s Hospital. They round on patients in the emergency department, clinics, as well as the hematology/oncology and neurology units. Dr. Billy appeared on SiriusXM’s Doctor Radio to discuss:

  • How the Red Nose Docs support the notion that a child’s medical condition shouldn’t interfere with the joys of being a kid
  • The training and performance background typical of Red Nose Docs
  • How the generosity of Southern California philanthropists Ralph and Sue Stern brought the Red Nose Docs program to CHOC, and how their matching gift will help cement the program’s future at the hospital
  • How laughter helps children cope with cancer and other medical conditions