Today is officially “National Doctors Day” and we would like to salute all of our exceptional and dedicated physicians who spend their days caring for our patients with grace, dignity and compassion!
National Doctor’s Day 2016, honoring the work of doctors across the United States, is traditionally celebrated every year on March 30.
According to DoctorsDay.org, “It is a day to celebrate the contribution of physicians who serve our country by caring for its’ citizens.”
The first Doctor’s Day was observed on March 30, 1933 in Winder, Georgia, when Eudora Brown Almond – wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond – decided to set a day aside to honor physicians. In 1990, the House and Senate officially declared March 30 “National Doctor’s Day.”
Traditionally, people celebrate the day by going out of their way to thank their doctors, mailing greeting cards, and sending flowers. The red carnation is commonly associated with the National Doctor’s Day.