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85 year old patient sings ode to Rochester cardiologist

Stanley Thurber recently had two stents placed in his heart at the Sands-Constellation Heart Institute. (Photo: Rochester Regional Health)

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - An 85-year-old man from Medina is singing the praises of a Rochester cardiologist - literally.

Stanley Thurber recently had two stents placed in his heart at the Sands-Constellation Heart Institute.

The doctor who performed the procedure, Dr. Tejan Patel, struck a deal with Stanley while he was recovering.

Stanley would have to write him a song in order to get discharged. Stanley has been singing since he was five years old, so he wrote a song up in about 30 minutes that was ready to record.

The resulting song is a wonderful ode to Dr. Patel and a joy to hear Stanley sing in his clear, ringing baritone voice.

Stanley also wrote a song for his nurses and sang to the reception desk upon discharge.

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