When you think of doctors, you may remember the pediatrician you had growing up, or may also consider a surgeon who performed an important procedure or a cardiologist who helps you manage a heart condition. You may even think of an oncologist who has guided you or a loved one in a battle against cancer. No matter what physician you focus on, you likely consider this person to be a trusted ally in your health care journey.
With these medical professionals in mind, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center is proud to honor them and the work they do. On March 30, we celebrate National Doctors' Day, a day that is set aside to appreciate the efforts that doctors make every day.
National Doctors' Day dates back to 1933. Eudora Brown Almond, whose husband was Dr. Charles B. Almond, had the idea to mark a day to honor physicians. The tradition was first honored by sending greeting cards to physicians and placing flowers on the graves of doctors who had passed away. Then in 1958, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted a resolution to commemorate Doctors' Day. Decades later, the House and the Senate approved legislation to establish National Doctors' Day, and President George H. W. Bush signed it into law on October 30, 1990.
Today, the National Doctors' Day Organization raises awareness and encourages people to honor their physicians. How can you do that? Take time to tell your doctors how much you appreciate their advice and good judgment. Send a card or an email, or talk to them in person at your next appointment.
At Aventura Hospital, we boast some of the best physicians in the nation. We offer specialists in oncology, cardiology, orthopedics, behavioral health, and many other fields. You can count on them to carefully assess your condition and provide the high-quality care you require.
If you need a physician referral or want help scheduling an appointment with one of our doctors, just give us a call. The Consult-A-Nurse staff is available 24 hours a day and can be reached at 1-888-256-7692.