Dr. Parks also encourages other physicians who are budding musicians to step into the limelight. She points to several peers who perform with the St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra.
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Dr. Parks says she’s fortunate to be part of the symphony choir, which is known for its vocal and artistic quality. Members must audition every year. To keep her voice in shape, she never skips a rehearsal or private voice lesson.
“Physicians practice in a stressful environment,” she says. “Having an outlet is very important. [Music] is something you can do lifelong, as an amateur or professional. It’s been very cool.”
Carol Patton, a freelance writer based in Las Vegas, Nev., writes the Rheum After 5 column for The Rheumatologist.