Doctors' Day 2013
Honor your doctor with a special gift and help support healthcare in your community.
National Doctors’ Day is March 30.
If the dedication, expertise and compassionate care of a Geisinger doctor have made an impact in your life or the life of someone you love, we invite you to honor that physician in a special way this March. Doctors’ Day is an opportunity to let physicians know how they have touched your life, and a chance to make a contribution that honors their work.
This Doctors’ Day, pay tribute to the extraordinary doctors of Geisinger’s past, the doctors who are saving lives today, and those who will be here to protect and heal our community long into the future.
- Make a gift in honor of your doctor. Click to donate online today .
- Thank a doctor. Use the form below to send a message of thanks to your doctor (please include your name unless you wish to remain anonymous):
Which Geisinger doctor would you like to thank?
Tributes from Satisfied Patients
Dear Androniki Bili, MD, My family and I will be forever grateful for all that you and your staff have done for me. I'm still pain free, and haven't missed a day of work in over two years! Thank you!” ~ Donnasue O.
Dear Drs. Joseph Emrich and Adil Khan, if it were not for prayers of the faithful, my own trust in God and the two doctors in the Neurology Department at Geisinger, I would not be alive today. I had brain tumor surgery in 2010. My life has indeed changed since that time, but each day and each moment are so amazing because I am alive. I was treated with the utmost of respect and dignity by these gifted doctors and I am forever grateful. I would recommend anyone in need of a physician to please see a doctor from the Geisinger group of professionals. We are so fortunate to have Geisinger doctors as part of our community and lives. Thank you for all you have done for me.
~ Gail P.
Dear Dr. Emily Moore Feldmann, Just wanted to say thanks for being an awesome "kid" doctor. You know how to get down to my level and make seeing the doctor not so bad. Thank you for being a great and caring doctor - I am so glad you are mine! ~ Rachel E.
Dear Drs. Woods, Kemberling and Heid, Dr. Woods replaced one of my heart valves and thanks to these three men and their wonderful care I have had a remarkable recovery. Thank you GMC for having such great doctors on your staff. ~ Marilyn B.
Dr. Perez, There really are not enough words to adequately thank you for the wonderful care you have provided to Logan for many years. We tell everyone what a great doctor you are and are happy to be able to honor you on Doctors’ Day. You are simply the best doctor our family has ever had. In our eyes you have been a major positive factor in the quality of Logan's life. We sincerely thank you for your knowledge, dedication and caring. ~ Penne W.
Dear Dr. Wilson, I am grateful every day for the help you provided. Thank you for being at Geisinger and doing the work that you do. ~ Deborah B.
Dear Dr. Greg Burke, Thank you for your kind, compassionate and knowledgeable care during the past sixteen years. I am so grateful to have you as my doctor. ~ Rosemary D.
Dear Dr. Michael Ryan, Thank you for the care and compassion you give to not only my children, but every child you come in contact with. Geisinger is very fortunate to have you on their team. ~ Candace B.
Dear Dr. Ira Stanley Frye, Thank you for your kindness, compassion, professionalism, humor. You are one in a million! ~ Constance H.
Dr. Hottenstein, I just wanted to thank you for taking excellent care with all my health. You are a wonderful caring doctor. Thank you and have a nice day. ~ Sharon C.
Dear Dr. Kozma, Thanks for being such a great PCP. You answer all our questions and concerns. You also laugh at Steve's jokes. ~ Stephen K.
Dear Dr. Randle Storm, Thank you for helping me with my A-Fib. Your professionalism and genuine concern were appreciated. ~ Eddy S.
History of Doctors’ Day
The first Doctors’ Day observance was March 30, 1933 in Winder, Georgia. Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, decided to set aside a day to honor physicians. This first observance included mailing greeting cards and placing flowers on graves of deceased doctors. The red carnation is commonly used as the symbolic flower for National Doctors’ Day.
Following overwhelming approval by the United States Senate and the House of Representatives, on October 30, 1990, President George H.W. Bush designated March 30th as “National Doctors’ Day.”