Doctor Appreciation

By Sarah Duggan on March 23, 2017

The saying goes, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but sometimes an apple isn’t enough to ward off illness and it times like those, it’s prudent to have a doctor you trust just a phone call away.

Every year on March 30, the United States observes National Doctor’s Day to celebrate the contribution of physicians who serve our country by caring for its citizens. The first-ever Doctor’s Day was March 30, 1933 in Winder, Georgia. Eudora Brown Almond, the wife of Dr. Charles Almond, decided to set aside a day to honor physicians. This first observance included the mailing of greeting cards and placing flowers on graves of deceased doctors.

In 1958, a Resolution Commemorating Doctors’ Day was adopted by the United States House of Representatives and in 1990; legislation was introduced in the House and Senate to establish a national Doctor’s Day. This legislation received overwhelming approval from both sides and on October 30, 1990, President George Bush signed the resolution designating March 30 as “National Doctor’s Day.”

 Doctor’s Day is just around the corner and you still have time to send a greeting card

(in accordance with the first-ever celebration) to the doctor or doctors of your choice. I intend to not only thank my personal doctors that support my family, but also Meadowlark’s very own Medical Director, Dr. Matthew Floersch, for his dedication to Meadowlark, its staff, residents, guests and families.  I am especially thankful for specialty doctors – most recently those that specialize in prenatal care and the delivery of babies!

Happy Doctor’s Day! See you next week and thanks for stopping by!