Dr. Ming Wang has loved to ballroom dance for many years. Although he first began ballroom dancing as a necessity during the Cultural Revolution in China, it has become one of his passions and today, he loves to teach others how to ballroom dance. In the photo above, Dr. Wang is with the Lake Providence Dance Club in Mt. Juliet.
He was forced to fervently practice ballroom dance to avoid deportation when he was younger. He dropped out of school after the 9th grade to hone his artistic skills. He, like many other children, took up the arts to avoid the devastating effects of the Cultural Revolution.
Even though ballroom dancing was first a survival instinct for Dr. Ming Wang, the philosophies of dance cross over into his career as a LASIK eye surgeon.
“Ballroom dancing has served a much bigger purpose in my medical career…it has taught me how to better connect with my patients, ” Dr. Ming Wang writes in his autobiography From Darkness to Sight. The drive and focus that ballroom dancing involves, coupled with the sensitivity required to perform with a partner has helped Dr. Wang find a greater connection to his patients.
“When insurance companies and modern technology erect barriers between doctors and their patients, this sensitivity [learned from dancing with a partner] allows me to overcome those barriers and to listen, care, and more fully connect with my patients,” he writes.
About Lake Providence in Mt Juliet
Lake Providence is a 55+ adult community in Mount Juliet. It is located just outside of Nashville, but still close to everything you need like shopping, medical care, entertainment, cultural and historic attractions. The resort-style community is just over 1,000 homes and offers great amenities to keep you active and make it easy to stay involved, make friends and enjoy life!