We are celebrating our Physicians and all Physicians who help to save lives everywhere!
March 30th- National Doctor’s Day!
Celebrating Doctors, Surgeons, Physicians, Nurse Practitioners
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.
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.
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.
Another notable Doctor’s Day celebrated around the world is the International Day of the Doctor.
Did you know!
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.
2/3rd – the number of Doctors who do not participate in a 401(k) plan despite high participation rates by hospitals.
While doctors love to diaagnose and help alleviate your problems, they also want you to stay healthy too!!
Continue practicing your daily routines- stay hydrated, exercise and regenerate with balanced meals. Your doctor will thank you.