I just found out about this great holiday a few months ago, however, National Doctor’s Day has been celebrated throughout the country since 1933.
The first Doctors’ Day observance was held March 30, 1933, in Winder, Ga. The idea came from Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles Almond, who decided to set aside a day to honor physicians. The first observance in 1933 included mailing greeting cards to physicians, and placing red carnations on the graves of deceased doctors.
This grassroots operation continued until the United States House of Representatives adopted a resolution commemorating Doctors’ Day on March 30, 1958. In 1990, legislation was introduced into the House of Representatives and Senate to establish a National Doctors’ Day. The day of recognition received near unanimous approval and former President George Bush signed a resolution designating March 30 as National Doctors’ Day, with the first official celebration occurring in 1991.
Today patients and office staff celebrate National Doctor’s Day by sending cards to their doctors, and letting them know how much their hard work and dedication to patient care is appreciated. If you end up in one of our offices today, make sure to let our doctor’s know just how much we appreciate them!
Thank you Dr. Norwood, Dr. Limb, Dr. Lokanis, and Dr. Duldulao, for all that you bring to our clinics, and our patients!