By day they perform biopsies and colonoscopies. At night they rock the house.
They’re DNR, the area’s only physician-assisted classic rock band. Four of the 8 members are doctors, and they’re as adept with an ax as they are with a knife. In fact, Bob Altbaum — a Westport internist and the band’s keyboardist/vocalist — has just been named a “Top Doc” by Connecticut Magazine.
That’s no small honor. The publication asked 2,000 doctors who they’d recommend to a loved one. This is Altbaum’s 5th consecutive appearance on the list.
Two other DNR members — Norwalk’s Andrew Parker (ear, nose and throat specialist/lead singer) and Fairfield’s Richard Frank (cancer specialist/saxophonist) — were also named “Top Docs.”
Also in the band: Westport’s Fred Ury. He’s a bass guitarist/lawyer. Go figure.
DNR is a long-time Levitt Pavilion, charity affair and private party favorite.
Their name — medicalese for “Do Not Resuscitate” — is an inside joke. I hope.