What is National Doctor’s Day?
National Doctor’s Day is a day of celebration, appreciation, and reorganization of physicians across the United States. National Doctor’s Day was officially made a national day by President George H.W Bush in 1991. A red carnation is the symbol of Doctor’s Day.
Cardiologist – focuses on the treatment of the heart and blood vessels of the cardiovascular system.
Surgeon – trained in general surgery, or specialized types such as orthopedic, neurosurgery or cardiac surgery.
Psychiatrist – focuses on the treatment of the patient’s mental health and well-being.
Dermatologist – focuses on the treatment of diseases and conditions of the skin, on any part of the body.
Otolaryngologists – focuses on sinus problems, allergies, head and neck cancers.
Ophthalmologist – focuses on treatment for diseases or disorders of the eyes.
Obstetrician/Gynecologist – focuses on women’s healthcare including, pregnant women and surgeries of the reproductive organs to repair abnormalities or remove cancers.
Pediatrician – focuses on patients from infancy through the age of 18.
5 Interesting Facts About Doctors
1. In 2012 nearly 700,000 doctors were employed.
2. Doctors work at least 60 hours a week.
3. There are over 50 different types of doctors.
4. The average debt loan of new physicians is $150,000.
5. Nearly half of all medical school grads are women.
Gift Ideas to Celebrate National Doctor’s Day
• Make or buy a thank you card to favorite doctor of yours, showing your appreciation.
• A creative poster, showing your gratitude for having that doctor’s help.
• Buying balloons or flowers will definitely brighten up the doctor’s day
Support a local doctor, and show them how much they are appreciated in their community. A smile can definitely make a difference.