From Wikipedia, National Doctors Day is a day celebrated to recognize the contributions of physicians to individual lives and communities. The date may vary from nation to nation depending on the event of commemoration used to mark the day. In some nations, the day is marked as a holiday. Although supposed to be celebrated by patients and benefactors of the healthcare industry, it is usually celebrated by health care organizations. Staff may organize a lunch for doctors to present the physicians with tokens of recognition. Historically, a card or red carnation may be sent to physicians and their spouses, along with a flower being placed on the graves of deceased physicians.
Happy Doctors Day 2021
We wish all Doctors and Health Professionals in Doctor’s Day much Happiness and Smiles In your Life as you fill in your Patients Life, You are a True Doctor, Happy Doctor’s Day “Medicine Cure Diseases, But the Only Doctor Can Cure Patients – Carl Jung
A gift of wishes on this Doctor’s Day, Today!
Hats off to The Doctors
For Their Hard Work!
Happy Doctors Day
Warm Wishes on a Doctors Day to
All the Doctors
Who Work so Hard to Restore
The Health of their Patients,
And Bring Back the Lost Smiles.
Happy Doctors Day
For those in health care,
The past year has been one of the most difficult ever,
Presenting countless challenges and obstacles for all of us to overcome.
But while this unparalleled pandemic has tested us, a constant throughout DakterBari has been the steadfast leadership from our volunteer Doctors.
Now we share our collective heartfelt gratitude during this Doctor’s day.
Why Happy Doctors day?
National Doctors’ Day, we recognize, honor and thank the physicians throughout our communities. Over the last year, they have given their time selflessly to care for patients affected by COVID-19. They have been our heroes on the frontlines of a global pandemic, and thanks to them, there is hope for a healthier future. Join us as we share our appreciation for their dedication to their patients and profession and wish a “Happy National Doctors’ Day” to our alumni, faculty, staff, and future physicians.
Doctors Day, March 30, 2021
March 30 is Doctors’ Day, an annual observance aimed at appreciating physicians who help save our lives everywhere. The holiday first started in 1933 in Winder, Georgia, and since then it’s been honored every year on March 30 which was the first anniversary of a doctor using ether anesthesia by Dr. Crawford W. Long. Today we continue to celebrate medical advances like these and thank all doctors everywhere who’ve spent so much time and energy mastering their field of expertise.
Traditions of the Day
Gratitude towards doctors is extended beyond a verbal ‘thank you’ on Doctors’ Day. Patients or former patients and their families send thoughtful notes, flowers, and personalized gifts to their doctors who have saved their lives or made life easier for them through their treatment.
Doctors’ Day won’t be complete without bingeing on doctor-centered shows like “Grey’s Anatomy,” “E.R,” “Scrubs,” “General Hospital,” and more. There is also a lot of talk and discussion on the lifestyle of doctors and the issues they face on online forums.
A Survey by the Numbers Doctors Thinking on Doctors day
82% – The percentage of doctors in a committed relationship.
21% – The percentage of doctors whose spouse is also a doctor.
76% – The percentage of doctors whose religion/belief helps them cope with stress.
1–3 – The number of close friends most doctors have.
4% – The percentage of doctors who have no close friends.
700,000 – The estimated number of doctors in the U.S alone.
2003 – The year when Hallmark started printing cards for Doctors’ Day.
60 hours – the estimated number of hours worked per week by a doctor.
$794.4 billion – the physician and clinical services expenditure in the U.S. in 2020.
6,000 – The number of times sponges or other instruments is left inside patients by doctors every year.
History of the Doctors Day
Eudora Brown Almond, the wife of a doctor in Georgia, believed her husband and other physicians deserved more recognition for their hard work and set out to make this idea a reality. The first observed Doctors’ Day occurred on March 30, 1933, exactly 91 years after Dr. Long’s remarkable discovery.
Almond mailed greeting cards to all local physicians and their wives, and she put flowers on the graves of deceased doctors, including Dr. Long. The flowers were red carnations, which would later become the representative flower for the national holiday. A few other local doctors’ wives even assisted Almond in preparing a celebratory luncheon so their husbands’ work in healthcare could be publicly appreciated.
The tradition of delivering greeting cards to physicians, both alive and dead, has continued throughout the years and is still a common way of celebrating this holiday today. The red carnation is also still popularly used to say “thank you” to doctors for their work in medicine.
Doctors’ Day was unofficially celebrated for many years before it became a legal holiday. On March 30, 1958, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted a resolution that commemorates Doctors’ Day and on October 30, 1990, George W. Bush signed the legislature after approval from both the House and the Senate.
However, other countries celebrate their doctors on a different day than we do, often to recognize an important physician from their country. Spain, Cuba, and Argentina celebrate on December 3 to commemorate Dr. Carlos Juan Finlay’s birthday, who famously identified mosquitos as the cause of yellow fever. India celebrates on July 1 to commemorate the birthday of Dr. B. C. Roy, who also sadly died on that date.
Doctors Days around the World
|India||National Deworming Day||The day aims at eradicating intestinal worms also know as Soil-Transmitted Helminths (STH), among Children in the age group of 1-19 years||February|
|Vietnam||Doctors’ day||Celebrating Doctorss’ and their valuable service||February 27|
|Russia||International Day of the Doctor||One of the oldest and revered professions in the World celebrated in Russia||First Monday of October|
|Canada||FND Awareness Day||A Day for raising awareness of Functional Neurological Disorder||April 13|
|South Africa||Pregnancy Awareness Week||This observance aims to strengthen pregnancy education and stress important issue that promotes a healthy pregnancy and safe Motherhood||February 10-16|
FAQs about Doctors Day
How do people celebrate Doctor’s Day?
There is no right way to celebrate Doctors’ Day and luckily, you have many traditions to choose from. You can host a celebratory luncheon or recognition ceremony if you like to go big or simply give your local physicians a treat or “thank you” note.
What do you write in a Doctor’s Day Speech?
Write something heartfelt that lets your local doctor know how much you appreciate their hard work. A simple “thank you” will be sure to put a smile on any hardworking doctor’s face.
How Do You Thank a Doctor?
Buy your doctor an appreciation gift, such as flowers, a greeting card, or tasty treats to thank them. However, you can also thank the physicians in your life without spending money by thanking them personally and encouraging those around you to do so as well.
Are You Doctors or Health Professionals? Just Remember Doctors Day in the Future!