March 30 is National Doctor’s Day. According to the cause’s website:
National Doctors’ Day is held every year on March 30th in the United States. It is a day to celebrate the contribution of physicians who serve our country by caring for its’ citizens. The first Doctor’s Day observance was March 30, 1933 in Winder, Georgia. Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, decided to set aside a day to honor physicians. This first observance included the mailing greeting cards and placing flowers on graves of deceased doctors. On March 30, 1958, a Resolution Commemorating Doctors’ Day was adopted by the United States House of Representatives. In 1990, legislation was introduced in the House and Senate to establish a national Doctor’s Day. Following overwhelming approval by the United States Senate and the House of Representatives, on October 30, 1990, President George Bush signed S.J. RES. #366 (which became Public Law 101-473) designating March 30th as “National Doctor’s Day.”
From WKRG in Tampa, Florida:
The American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) urges all Americans to recognize the commitment, sacrifice, and hard work of our country’s physicians on National Doctors Day. This national day of celebration each year falls on March 30th, and it celebrates the essential role that physicians serve in all of our daily lives and to thank them for their contributions to our public health.
We all rely on physicians to keep us healthy, deliver our newborns, and help make us comfortable later in life, and National Doctors Day is one small way that we can give thanks to these talented men and women,” said Ken Flowe, M.D., FAAEP, MBA, president of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc.(AAPS), the governing body of ABPS.
“If you have a close relationship with your physician, or have been touched by a particularly helpful and understanding physician recently, be sure to reach out and say thank you. Even a small sign of gratitude is extremely rewarding, as it will help your physician keep perspective about why they have spent so much time and energy mastering their field of expertise,” he added.
We hope you take a moment today to appreciate all of the doctors in your lives, including ours! Let them know you appreciate all of the time and effort they take to help make sure you are healthy.