Meet the 'Dancing Doc' who makes sick kids smile with his energetic moves in sweet videos

Mary Scott
Dec 20, 2018
07:18 P.M.

Laughter, they say, is the best medicine, and this doctor proves it further with the effect of his dance moves.


One look at 42-year-old Tony Adkins and you’d assume he’s an accomplished basketball player or a celebrated wrestler, thanks to his bulging biceps.

Then, when you see him dance, you’d think you were wrong and concluded he is just a dancer after all. Not for once would the thought of him being a doctor cross your mind.

“I will definitely continue to dance with my patients."

Well, this pediatric neurosurgery physician from California believes that laughter is the best medicine. He doesn’t just talk the talk; this amazing doc walks the walk, or better still, dances as well.

 Facebook/Tony Adkins

Facebook/Tony Adkins

He first did it to cheer up one of his patients who had just gone through surgery and the medic from Orange County, California, has not relented ever since, dancing his way through every patient and every case.

He has, in no time, earned the title “Dancing Doc” owing to his unique style of dancing to a catchy song to enliven his young patients. Adkins says that dancing with patients has “clinical value” and allows him to assess them more accurately.


The “dancing doc” has warmed his way into the hearts of his young patients as they specifically request for him to attend to them. He can lighten up the moods of the children who are downcast as a result of their medical challenges.

These kids enjoy the wit and charm with which he dances thereby making his aim of seeing them smile and excited a reality.

Adkins, who is also an Army Veteran, has never taken up dancing professionally.

“I’m not formally trained in dance, but I’ve always loved music and movement.”


It is, however, his pleasure when he dances to brighten up the moods of the youngsters. “I will definitely continue to dance with my patients – it’s become an integral part of my treatment and care for children,” he added.

Adkins’s gestures have not gone unnoticed as he has become widely recognized. Not only is he a favorite among patients, but he’s earned himself quite the fan base on social media with several of his Facebook videos going viral.

If nothing, this “dancing doc” deserves countless accolades for his humane and hospitable gestures towards easing the pain of the children.



Like Adkins, 29-year-old Brandon Rogers also became an internet sensation after auditioning on “America’s Got Talent” in 2017 and wowing everyone with his rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “Ribbon in the Sky.”

Rogers earned the title "Singing Doctor" and was even able to do the seemingly impossible: get a raving review from the show creator, Simon Cowell.

Sadly, Rogers lost his life in a car accident that same year, but the world continues to remember him for his incredible talent and the lives he saved as a doctor.

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